Building & Construction News

Few signs of building and construction sector crisis abating

  • 18-10-2019
  • Moneyweb

Civil engineering segment sees confidence slump to record low in Q2. The crisis in the building and construction industries is showing little sign of abating. The latest Construction Industry Development Board’s (CIDB’s) small and medium enterp...

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Press Release: Efficient processes from GEZE help to streamline ambitious retail project

  • 17-10-2019
  • L2B

MAMS Mall, Mamelodi, Gauteng MAMS Mall is ‘the place to be’, so says the mall’s slogan. The expansive shopping centre covers 70,000 square meters, and is situated right in the middle of Mamelodi’s bustling informal settlement. The extensive m...

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Lengthy load shedding could finally 'junk' South Africa

  • 16-10-2019
  • Fin24

Eskom, which provides about 95% of the nation’s electricity, implemented power cuts on Wednesday amid maintenance problems. The rand weakened as investors fretted about the effect on economic growth. Power shortages have been a major constraint on...

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Council for Built Environment facing competition compliance challenges

  • 15-10-2019
  • Moneyweb

CompCom concerned its rules are exclusionary and won’t promote transformation. The Council for the Built Environment (CBE), the statutory overarching body that coordinates six councils in the built environment professions, is facing challenges in ...

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Concrete Institute to brief parliament on potential industry crisis

  • 15-10-2019
  • Bizcommunity.com

The cement industry, having to compete against cheap imports, has appealed to the Department of Trade and Industry's (DTI) International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) for support in the form of tariffs. This week it is taking...

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The climate change threat to Victoria Falls

  • 14-10-2019
  • Fin24

Receding water levels at Kariba Dam have meant the two countries that generate electricity from it have to look elsewhere for power supplies. But if climate change has its way, the two countries might lose another key economic contributor and major t...

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Kenya to begin construction of Mombasa Gate Bridge project in 2021

  • 11-10-2019
  • Construction Review Online

Kenya is set to begin construction of the Mombasa Gate Bridge project. Treasury acting Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yattani and the Japanese ambassador to Kenya, Ryoichi Horie, signed a loan agreement, paving the way for the construction of the bridge to b...

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Press Release: GEZE provides solutions, creating a Manhattan lifestyle on Cape Town’s foreshore

  • 10-10-2019
  • Leads2Business

An ambitious refurbishment project by renowned property developers Signatura, The Onyx exudes sophistication. Strikingly elegant, this renovation of the Nedbank head office is pioneering a Manhattan lifestyle on Cape Town’s foreshore.

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Some respite for Basil Read

  • 09-10-2019
  • Moneyweb

Business rescue practitioners still pursuing ‘substantial’ outstanding claims. Financially distressed listed construction group Basil Read, which is in business rescue, has achieved “significant positive victories” in its claims related to contrac...

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Institute for Timber Construction SA prepares for dormancy

  • 08-10-2019
  • Bizcommunity.com

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), the professional body for South Africa's engineered timber construction industry, has announced its resolution of dormancy as of 1 November 2019. The resolution was formally agreed upon at ...

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