Building & Construction News

No risk of drought this summer

  • 31-10-2018
  • Bizcommunity.com

Hydrologists from the Department of Water and Sanitation say the country will not experience drought over the next three months, even though below normal rains are forecasted. The experts met in Tshwane recently to discuss their state of preparedn...

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Can drone technology turn around the fortunes of the construction sector in SA?

  • 30-10-2018
  • Bizcommunity.com

Drone technology can turn around the fortunes of the construction sector, Gauteng Infrastructure Development MEC Jacob Mamabolo said on Monday, 29 October. Updating the media on progress made since the launch of the programme on 21 May, Mamabolo said...

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On the road to completion

  • 30-10-2018
  • The Witness

Preparation of final span for casting of deck slab on the Umhlathuze Bridge. Upgrading of 35 km of the N2 between Mtunzini toll plaza and Empangeni interchange on the North Coast, which started three years ago, is on track for completion at the end o...

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Why South Africa can’t make a massive shift to renewables – yet

  • 29-10-2018
  • Moneyweb

A major global energy transition is redefining the way electricity is generated and supplied. There’s a lively debate raging in South Africa about the extent to which renewables should replace coal, particularly given the threat of climate change....

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South Africa’s pinnacle building to host micro-living apartment

  • 29-10-2018
  • Construction Review Online

The Pinnacle building in Cape Town, South Africa is set to host 239 micro-apartments at a property development cost of US $42m. Emmanuel Germanis, Managing Director of Evolution Properties, confirmed the reports and described the pinnacle building...

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R162m housing project incomplete after over a decade

  • 26-10-2018
  • Bizcommunity.com

Beneficiaries of Msunduzi municipality's Wirewall Rectification Programme in Phase 4, Imbali, have been living in unfinished houses for years. Municipal spokesperson Ntobeko Ngcobo said the project started in 2007 to fix homes built by the provinc...

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Bidvest unit, Petredec unveil construction of R1bn LPG site

  • 26-10-2018
  • IOL Business Report

South Africa’s Bidvest Tank Terminals (BTT), a unit of Bidvest Group and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) firm Petredec on Thursday launched the construction of a R1 billion LPG import and storage facility in Richards Bay, north of Durban. The 22 600...

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Waterfall City to get two new hotels

  • 25-10-2018
  • IOL

Two new hotels are to be developed in Waterfall City, while City Lodge is considering expanding its existing 150-bedroom hotel in the precinct by 50 rooms. Giles Pendleton, the head of developments for listed Attacq, the developers of Waterfall, s...

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Ramaphosa to open R1bn train manufacturing plant in Benoni

  • 25-10-2018
  • The Citizen

The launch is part of the government’s 20-year modernisation programme aimed at revitalising the rail industry.

President Cyril Ramaphosa will tomorrow officially launch a new R1-billion train manufacturing factory at Dunnottar Park in Benoni ...

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Mini budget in a nutshell: Mboweni takes bull by the horns

  • 24-10-2018
  • Fin24

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s ambitious plan to kick-start the economy, fix state-owned companies, attract billions in investments, and restore policy certainty - all at the same time – has taken centre stage in the mini budget tabled by new Finance Mi...

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