Building & Construction News

What can other cities learn about water shortages from 'Day Zero'?

  • 13-07-2018
  • Bizcommunity.com

Cape Town was set to run dry on April 12, 2018, leaving its 3.7 million residents without tap water. “Day Zero” was narrowly averted through drastic cuts in municipal water consumption and last-minute transfers from the agricultural sector. But th...

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Multi-million rand upgrade for Fisherman's Lane in Strandfontein

  • 13-07-2018
  • Bizcommunity.com

The City of Cape Town is spending R3.4m upgrading the Fisherman's Lane parking area in Strandfontein along the False Bay coast. The popular fishing spot has in the past had a troublesome relationship with the ocean, resulting in degradation of the se...

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Hundreds of homes to get electricity in Namibia

  • 13-07-2018
  • Construction Review Online

Hundreds of homes in Namibia are going to get electricity connection. The long wait by prospective applicants on council’s waiting to secure electricity is slowly being shortened as the electrification of about 322 erven, which was the stumbling bloc...

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JUST IN: Saudi Arabia pledges to invest R133 billion in SA energy sector

  • 12-07-2018
  • Fin24

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s ambitious plan to attract $100bn to kick start the country’s struggling economy got a major boost on Thursday, when Saudi Arabia committed to invest $10bn (about R133bn) in the country. This is expected to be invested in t...

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Multi-million rand upgrade for Fisherman's Lane in Strandfontein

  • 12-07-2018
  • Bizcommunity.com

The City of Cape Town is spending R3.4m upgrading the Fisherman's Lane parking area in Strandfontein along the False Bay coast. The popular fishing spot has in the past had a troublesome relationship with the ocean, resulting in degradation of the se...

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Kenya’s consumption of cement drops

  • 12-07-2018
  • Construction Review Online

The consumption of cement in Kenya has dropped to 1.4 million tonnes in the second quarter of the year. This is according to report from Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS), which states that the drop was majorly due to a persistent slowdown o...

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‘Basil Read can be rescued’

  • 11-07-2018
  • Moneyweb

Mining and development divisions seen as successful, sustainable. After engagement with funders, guarantors, creditors, employees and management, the business rescue practitioners (BRPs) appointed to manage the embattled construction subsidiary of...

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PPA21266 & PPA21267

9-hectare mall the focus of new Sky City Precinct

  • 11-07-2018
  • Bizcommunity.com

Currently underway 35km south east of Johannesburg, the R10bn Sky City Precinct is a retail and residential development including schools. The new Sky City Mall will open by 18 April 2019 as a 12,000m² community centre with 60 shops, set to grow to a...

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Design responsibility rested solely with M&R, witness testifies

  • 10-07-2018
  • Moneyweb

Grayston bridge collapse: lack of clarity as to why pylon wasn’t built. The person who drafted the design sketches of portions of the temporary works for the Grayston pedestrian bridge construction project never saw a design approved by a professi...

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Western Cape water restrictions remain in place

  • 10-07-2018
  • Bizcommunity.com

The Western Cape Department of Water and Sanitation says the prevailing water restrictions will remain in force until dam levels reach more than 85% as a collective average of the dams in the Western Cape. According to the latest dam levels assess...

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