Building & Construction News

Eskom confirms 13 hours of stage 2 load shedding for Friday

  • 30-11-2018
  • Fin24

Eskom announced on Friday that it would implement 13 hours of stage 2 load shedding between 09:00 and 22:00. The rotational power cuts are "as a result of loss of additional units overnight". "Stage 2 calls for 2 000MW to be rotationally load...

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New mega players in North Coast property boom

  • 30-11-2018
  • Moneyweb

Spearheaded by two well-known but publicity-shy KZN magnates. One of the largest privately-owned stretches of coastal property in South Africa – covering some 5 089 hectare (ha) between Sheffield Beach and Blythedale on the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Nor...

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Why SA should get a R2 plus drop in the petrol price

  • 29-11-2018
  • Moneyweb

Therefore, the Department of Energy can afford to drop the slate levy for December. Fuel prices could fall by as much as R2.13c a litre bringing the price down to under R15 per litre for the first time May and the lowest petrol prices since the fu...

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'World's worst environmental disaster' set to be repeated with controversial new dam in Africa

  • 29-11-2018
  • Bizcommunity.com

Encompassing swathes of Ethiopia, South Sudan and Kenya, the Omo-Turkana Basin is one of the oldest landscapes in the world that is known to have been inhabited by Homo sapiens and is now one of the world's most extraordinary examples of ethnic diver...

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Stressing the benefits of PT in civil construction and real-estate sectors

  • 29-11-2018
  • Press release - The Content Engine

Innovation in the field of post-tensioning (PT) concrete has kept pace with the growth in global demand for the technology by both public-sector client bodies and private sector property developers.
It has allowed client bodies and their civil-en...

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Thuma mina. How Ramaphosa must sweeten the pot for the private sector

  • 28-11-2018
  • Bizcommunity.com

In his quest to stimulate the country's economy, President Cyril Ramaphosa has been actively courting the private sector to enter into meaningful partnerships with government by establishing an infrastructure fund. He says infrastructure expansion an...

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R76bn masterplan for KZN's North Coast taking shape

  • 28-11-2018
  • Bizcommunity.com

Private land owners within KwaZulu-Natal have come up with a R76bn masterplan for the province's North Coast - a plan already in motion through its first component, Zululami Luxury Coastal Estate within Sheffield Beach. “KwaZulu-Natal’s North Coas...

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CT signs R1.3bn loan with German bank to upgrade wastewater treatment plants

  • 27-11-2018
  • Bizcommunity.com

The City of Cape Town recently signed an urban wastewater management loan with the German government-owned KfW Development Bank to the value of approximately R1.3bn. The loan, offered at a fixed interest rate of 8.107%, will be used to finance the ex...

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South Africa to begin rehabilitation on Van Reenen’s Pass

  • 27-11-2018
  • Construction Review Online

South Africa is set to begin rehabilitation works for Van Reenen’s Pass, one of the country’s busiest and most dangerous routes on the N3 highway that connects Johannesburg and Durban. According to the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral),...

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Register your solar panel or face a R6,400 fine, Cape Town warns residents

  • 26-11-2018
  • Business Insider

Cape Town says it will fine residents R6,425.90 and disconnect their solar panels if it's not registered. The city says it needs to assure that the connections are safe, and does not interfere with the quality of electricity supply. Residents have ...

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