Building & Construction News

Wayne Duvenage: R100bn Eskom bailout - the bitter pill we may be forced to swallow

  • 10-12-2018
  • Fin24

Eskom’s dire need to attract support for its recent indication of a R100bn state bailout requires greater transparency and explanation of its business plan. Of all the bailouts requested by a state-owned entity (SOE), Eskom’s recent hint of passin...

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3 court judgments that have changed the face of mining in SA

  • 10-12-2018
  • Moneyweb

Local communities find themselves in the driving seat. Three recent court judgments have radically altered the mining landscape. Two deal with the need for miners to engage with local communities and take a hardline stance on the eviction of local...

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Load shedding: Gordhan cracks the whip

  • 07-12-2018
  • Moneyweb

‘We have to serve South Africa better.’ Public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan on Thursday announced immediate plans to put an end to the load shedding that has been a daily occurrence countrywide since November 29 and threatens to gobble up a...

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South Africa’s US $144m Kathu solar park synchronized to the grid

  • 07-12-2018
  • Construction Review Online

South Africa’s 100MW Kathu Solar Park located in the Northern Cape, has accomplished its first synchronization to the national grid. Tech and engineering companies, SENER and ACCIONA Industrial announced the reports and said they have reached a cr...

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Load shedding: Gordhan cracks the whip

  • 07-12-2018
  • Unknown At This Stage

‘We have to serve South Africa better.’ Public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan on Thursday announced immediate plans to put an end to the load shedding that has been a daily occurrence countrywide since November 29 and threatens to gobble up a...

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Pinelands mixed housing project gets R6bn go-ahead

  • 06-12-2018
  • IOL

Infrastructure and buildings services company Concor Construction has been selected to build the R6 billion mixed housing project on the old Conradie Hospital site in Pinelands. This was announced by Premier Helen Zille on behalf of the Western Ca...

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Construction sector not so gloomy as activity builds

  • 06-12-2018
  • Business Day Live

Roelof Botha says the activity level in the building and construction sectors is improving. In sharp contrast to the gloomy picture painted by some of the country's largest construction companies, SA’s building sector appears to be improving, ...

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Free nationally recognised construction course for youth

  • 05-12-2018
  • IOL

Cape Town – Aspiring construction employees have the opportunity to obtain a nationally recognised qualification for free and earn money while they undergo their studies thanks to the Master Builders Association of the Western Cape (MBAWC). Now in...

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Construction underway on R10 billion Zimbali Lakes Resort

  • 05-12-2018
  • North Coast Courier

Bulk earthworks have already started paving the way for the 350 hectare mixed-use, multigenerational and pet-friendly estate. Golden spades dug into the rich red soil overlooking the Indian Ocean at the official ground breaking of the R10 billion ...

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Record fuel price cut expected in December

  • 04-12-2018
  • BusinessDay

An expected record fuel price drop in December will help ease inflation once again on the back of a stronger rand and lower oil prices. Motorists could see a R1.85 reduction per litre in the price of petrol, while diesel prices are expected to com...

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