Building & Construction News

Western Cape dam levels continue to rise

  • 17-08-2018
  • Bizcommunity.com

While the country has seen a decrease in dam levels in the past week, the Western Cape continues to benefit from winter rains. According to the dam levels report issued by the Department of Water and Sanitation on Wednesday, less rainfall in the p...

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National government to "go after" housing officials, blacklist contractors for rotten buildings

  • 17-08-2018
  • Bizcommunity.com

The Department of Human Settlements earlier this week said it will be taking legal action against officials across the country who oversaw the construction of poor houses. It cited the construction of 162 duplex flats in Port Elizabeth, which were po...

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New Mining Charter is a lawsuit waiting to happen

  • 15-08-2018
  • Moneyweb

It will help transformation, but could kill the patient. The latest version of the Mining Charter, though better than the previous version, is an invitation to a lawsuit. Take for example the 1% ‘trickle’ dividend that must be paid after six ye...

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Sub-Saharan Africa construction sector shaken up by changes in government

  • 15-08-2018
  • Bizcommunity.com

Mace has released a new report providing its latest tender cost update for Sub-Saharan Africa. The report shows swiftly diverging fortunes for South Africa and Kenya, as changes in the political context drive the markets in different directions.
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Esor submits construction subsidiary to business rescue

  • 14-08-2018
  • Moneyweb

Adds to a growing list of construction firms that are fighting off liquidation. Small-cap Esor has become the second JSE-listed firm to submit its construction subsidiary to business rescue proceedings in two months amid a spectacular crunch in ca...

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Parkwood Housing project gets underway in South Africa

  • 14-08-2018
  • Construction Review Online

A team of engineers, planners and designers is to visit seven sites next week where social and affordable housing will be built for backyarders in Parkwood and surrounding areas, South Africa. This was announced by Western Cape MEC for Human Settl...

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Municipality vows to rebuild vandalised community hall

  • 10-08-2018
  • News24

ON Tuesday, Greater Kokstad Municipality (GKM) announced its plans to rebuild the JJ Mhlongo Community Hall for the benefit of the community. The community of Horseshoe Township in Kokstad has been using the hall to hold meetings despite the build...

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Aveng hobbled by M&R deal pull-out

  • 10-08-2018
  • Business Live

The outlook for heavily indebted, loss-making construction group Aveng is grim, given engineering group Murray & Roberts’s (M&R’s) decision to abandon its controversial bid to buy the 125-year-old company. This leaves Aveng in a perilous position....

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Vaal River sample results still pending

  • 08-08-2018
  • Bizcommunity.com

The Department of Water and Sanitation says the results on water samples taken for analysis following the fish kills in the Vaal River are still pending.

The department said it has recently been inundated with reports of fish kills in the Vaal...

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Kusini Water, Red Bull to launch desalination plant in Cape Town

  • 08-08-2018
  • Bizcommunity.com

Red Bull and Kusini Water recently announced the launch of a partnership that will see the development of a desalination plant at the V&A Waterfront later this year. The plant will be capable of producing 4,000 litres of fresh water an hour, or enoug...

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