Building & Construction News

UPDATE: Stage 1 load shedding risk remains high, Eskom warns

  • 31-07-2018
  • Fin24

The risk of Stage 1 rotational load shedding remains high for Tuesday evening as a result of the industrial action, but will only be implemented if absolutely necessary, Eskom said in an early-afternoon update. It said the electricity system rema...

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Works at the Stiegler’s Gorge water project in Tanzania 80% complete

  • 31-07-2018
  • Construction Review Online

Construction works at the Stiegler’s Gorge water project in Tanzania is now at 80% complete; this is according to the Ministry of Water and Irrigation. DAWASA Acting Chief Executive Officer, Dr Suphian Masasi confirmed the news and said that the p...

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Gautrain workers strike, services reduced The unionised workers are demanding a 10% increase in wages.

  • 30-07-2018
  • Moneyweb

Workers at South Africa’s high-speed Gautrain went on strike over pay on Monday affecting services to the country’s main airport, the capital Pretoria and commercial hub Johannesburg that caters for business commuters. The Bombela Operating Compan...

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South Africa launches new fit-for-purpose cement

  • 30-07-2018
  • Construction Review Online

A new fit-for-purpose ‘Sure’ product range cement has been launched in South Africa by PPC Cement South Africa; this is in line with their re branding and refocusing in over 100 years. PPC Cement South Africa MD Njombo Lekula confirmed the reports...

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Ramaphosa tells Putin the time's not right for nuclear

  • 27-07-2018
  • Fin24

South Africa’s nuclear energy expansion programme formed part of wide-ranging talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday afternoon, but no conclusion was reached on the matter, a spokesperson said. Russia has be...

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Motheo Construction awarded multi-million-rand DBSA contract

  • 27-07-2018
  • Bizcommunity.com

The Motheo Construction Group has been awarded a R145m contract by the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) for bulk services at the Tembisa Extension 25 mega-project for the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality. The project has been allocat...

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SA opens door to future Russian nuclear power deal

  • 26-07-2018
  • Moneyweb

‘Once we are clear that this is affordable for us to do, we are open for business including with Russia’ – Mashatile. South Africa cannot afford large-scale expansion of its nuclear power fleet but would still be open to future nuclear deals with ...

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Too early to consider lifting water restrictions, says DWS

  • 26-07-2018
  • Bizcommunity.com

While a report on the country's dam levels paints a stable water situation across the country, the Department of Water and Sanitation has warned that the country is not out of the woods yet. “Recent rains in parts of the country have given hope th...

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Train derailments cost Kumba R2bn in the first half

  • 25-07-2018
  • Moneyweb

Company declares force majeure due to shipment problems outside of its control. Six train derailments have cost Kumba Iron Ore R2 billion in lost sales opportunities in the first half of the year. “We are still waiting to hear from Transnet on ...

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South Africa to construct first green-certified hospital in Africa

  • 25-07-2018
  • Construction Review Online

The first green-certified hospital in Africa is set for construction in South Africa at a cost of US $34m; this is after Real estate investment trust Growthpoint Properties and private company Cintocare recently broke ground for its construction in P...

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