Building & Construction News

Johannesburg's construction cost inflation gets 6% hike

  • 21-09-2018
  • Bizcommunity.com

According to research conducted by Turner & Townsend, the cost of global construction is set to rise by 4.3% during 2018 compared to 4.1% in 2017. This increase is a result of the challenges developers face when it comes to the relevant skills needed...

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Tallest skyscraper in Africa to be constructed in Malindi Kenya

  • 21-09-2018
  • Construction Review Online

Watamu beach, in Malindi Kenya is set to host the tallest skyscraper in Africa overshadowing the Pinnacle Tower in Nairobi’s Upperhill area that stands at 70 storeys and 300 metres in height and as at now is the tallest skyscraper in the continent. ...

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Here is who got Sanral’s R1.65bn bridge tender

  • 20-09-2018
  • The Citizen Online

The state roads agency says the 580-metre bridge will be built near Lusikisiki over the Msikaba gorge. The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) announced on Thursday the awarding of the R1.65 billion tender for the second of two ...

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World Bank survey: Cape Town is ‘fastest in issuing permits and approvals’

  • 20-09-2018
  • Business Live

Joburg now performs well in registering property and getting electricity, which was an area of improvement, ease of doing business study shows Cape Town is SA’s fastest city in terms of issuing permits and approvals, a World Bank Group study on t...

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Public private partnerships may be the answer to SA’s water woes

  • 19-09-2018
  • Infrastructurene.ws

Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) at local, provincial and national government level could help to drive water infrastructure forward, according to construction and technology law firm MDA Attorneys. “With maintenance backlogs causing problems an...

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Buhari orders construction of rail infrastructure in major seaports

  • 19-09-2018
  • Construction Review Online

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has committed to rebuilding infrastructure that supports multimodal means of transportation from the ports to the hinterland. President Buhari has directed the linking of major seaports in the country to rail infras...

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Mozambique: Floodgates to Be Installed At Corumana

  • 18-09-2018
  • allafrica

Maputo — The reservoir behind the Corumana dam, on the Sabie river, in Maputo province, will almost double its capacity by December 2019, according to Mozambique's Minister of Public Works, Joao Machatine, cited by the independent television station ...

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Go sea life at Cresta

  • 18-09-2018
  • Biznews.com

As part of its two-year expansion and modernisation project, Cresta Shopping Centre will be launching South Africa's first and only mall-based aquarium early next year. Introducing over 30 species, shoppers will have the opportunity to "Imagine More"...

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The coal crisis at Eskom worsens

  • 17-09-2018
  • Moneyweb

Putting the uninterrupted provision of power at risk. Information received by EE Publishers indicates that the coal crisis at Eskom is worsening, with at least four and possibly more of Eskom’s 15 coal-fired power stations now having less than 10 ...

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Tanzania to benefit from a multi-million water project

  • 17-09-2018
  • Construction Review Online

Residents of Arusha, Manyara and Kilimanjaro regions in Tanzania is set to benefit from a grand water supply project aimed at at developing a transferable method for efficiently assessing and responding to water challenges facing supply chain stakeho...

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