Building & Construction News

New Sandton skyscraper is the tallest building in Africa - it offers a view of Magaliesberg

  • 20-09-2019
  • Fin24

Africa’s tallest building is set to open next month as its developers seek to cash in on security fears and traffic jams by building a high-rise residential and retail complex in the heart of Johannesburg’s financial district. The Leonardo is a 23...

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Home builders to face huge fines for substandard work

  • 20-09-2019
  • Moneyweb

New bill extends NHBRC mandate, protection for consumers. Home building contractors may face fines of up to R1 million per unit for substandard work, should the Housing Consumer Protection Bill be enacted. The bill was published for public comm...

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Government owes construction contractors R5.5bn

  • 19-09-2019
  • Moneyweb

Paying late – or not at all – is leading to job losses and business failures. Government currently owes construction and building industry contractors about R5.5 billion and recent business failures and job losses in the sector have been blamed on...

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Circular cities of the world: what can green infrastructure do?

  • 19-09-2019
  • Bizcommunity.com

More than half of the world's population currently lives in cities while projections show an increase to two thirds by 2050. Many people living in small areas means large amounts of waste, high resource consumption and loads of energy use. We can com...

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Afrimat Construction Index data rises

  • 18-09-2019
  • IOL

CAPE TOWN – The Afrimat Construction Index (ACI) data for the second quarter continued to rise and the sector might be “out of the woods,” albeit off a low base, if the trend continues until the end of the year, economist Dr Roelof Botha said Wedne...

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Myths about timber construction: Setting the record straight

  • 17-09-2019
  • Bizcommunity.com

While timber construction has a relatively small footprint in South Africa, with its host of environmental and performance benefits, the building material is enjoying increasing popularity and interest among the general public and trade alike. Even s...

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Sanral gets R7bn loan from National Development Bank

  • 17-09-2019
  • IOL

CAPE TOWN – The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has received a shot in the arm after the BRICS National Development Bank (NDB) approved a R7 billion loan to the cash-strapped agency, payable in 15 years. Sanral said on Monday ...

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R161bn green-energy initiative takes shape

  • 16-09-2019
  • Moneyweb

The new entity will lend money to Eskom. A plan to establish the world’s largest green-energy financing initiative is being threshed out in South Africa, which needs to reduce its environmental footprint and find innovative ways to fund debt-stric...

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PE Airport will not be moving, says Acsa

  • 16-09-2019
  • Traveller24.com

A recent report that Port Elizabeth International Airport would be relocated to the Coega Special Economic Zone is incorrect, says Airports Company South Africa. Acsa together with the the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality says the long-term vision...

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Sanral puts out N2/N3 tenders worth billions

  • 13-09-2019
  • SANRAL

First batch of contracts worth billions of rands for the upgrading of the N2 and N3 will be put out to tender over the ensuing weeks, the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) announced today. This will include the upgrading of the N2 from ...

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