Building & Construction News

The war between environmentalists and coal miners in Mpumalanga

  • 31-08-2018
  • Moneyweb

Environmental groups determined to block a coal mining project on protected land have had to step up security for their employees. South Africa has a shocking history of mines scarring the landscape and then being abandoned by the owners and left ...

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New-look Murray & Roberts upbeat about mining

  • 31-08-2018
  • Moneyweb

Share price drops further from R17 Aton offer. The share price of global engineering group Murray & Roberts (M&R) dropped by 1.16% to R16.13 on Thursday, following the announcement of the group’s annual results shortly before market close the prev...

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Giant mall takes shape

  • 30-08-2018
  • News24

A staggering R350 million is being spent on the development of a new shopping mall in Philippi. The fully-fledged mall, with some of the country’s leading retailers, along Govan Mbeki Road opposite the Philippi Magistrate’s Court, is expected to o...

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What the construction sector's dire state of affairs means for companies and the economy

  • 30-08-2018
  • Bizcommunity.com

The recent suspension of the shares of two South African construction companies, after they filed for business rescue, is a reflection of the distressed state of the country's construction sector. This sector - once a key part of SA's economy - is on...

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New R27m bridge over R300 now open

  • 29-08-2018
  • Bizcommunity.com

Redefine Properties and VDMV Property Group on Friday, 24 August, officially opened the upgraded Cilmor road bridge over the R300. The bridge is expected to further improve access to Brackengate 2, a logistics and light industrial business park locat...

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South Africa: Only 6 Percent of Joburg Bridges Are in Good Condition - JRA

  • 29-08-2018
  • allafrica

The City of Johannesburg says it is facing a major headache, after the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) said that out of the 902 bridges managed by the City, only 6% are in good condition. The remaining 94% need immediate intervention. "The city...

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Biophilia trend takes root in SA offices

  • 28-08-2018
  • Bizcommunity.com

Biophilia - humankind's innate connection with nature - is a trend growing more popular in South Africa's offices. Richard Andrews, MD of Inspiration Office, an Africa-wide office space and furniture consultancy, says biophilia helps explain why c...

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Ghana to construct the largest solar farm in Africa

  • 28-08-2018
  • Construction Review Online

Ghana is set to commence on a mega initiative of constructing the largest solar farm in Africa.This is according to the Chief Executive Officer of UBI Group, Salma Okonkwo, who announced plans to build it with an aim to to expand the company’s’ reach...

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Construction industry must collectively address non-payment of sub-contractors

  • 27-08-2018
  • eProp

The Master Builders Association (MBA) North says that the continuing trend of main contractors delaying payment of their sub-contractors – or defaulting altogether – is a symptom of the deteriorating health of the construction industry. The MBA is...

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M2 Karsene bridge closed off to motorists until 2019

  • 27-08-2018
  • IOL

Johannesburg - The Kaserne Bridge on the M2 freeway in Johannesburg will be closed from Monday and re-opened towards the end of 2019. This will affect thousands of motorists who use the road. Johannesburg Metro Police spokesperson Wayne Minnaar sa...

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