Building & Construction News

Kenya signs bill for modernization and construction of roads

  • 12/12/2019
  • Construction Review Online

Over the last ten years, the government has spent 1 trillion Kenya shillings for thr modernization and construction of its road networks. This has increased the country’s road network to more than 160 thousand kilometers from less than 60 thousand k...

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R320m Millroad Industrial Park set for completion

  • 11/12/2019
  • Bizcommunity.com

The final phase of Growthpoint Properties' 40,000m2 Millroad Industrial Park in Cape Town is set for completion this December. Developed in three phases, Millroad Industrial Park is a storage, warehousing and distribution park consisting of premium-g...

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Our groundwater is in peril as mismanagement of this vital resource continues

  • 10/12/2019
  • Daily Maverick

More than 700 global scientists, practitioners and experts in groundwater and related fields are calling for action to ensure sustainable climate adaptation and the protection of groundwater. The drought in many parts of South Africa has brought t...

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Lesotho Highlands Water Project tunnel reopens

  • 09/12/2019
  • Bizcommunity.com

The Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) tunnel has been re-opened with water already reaching the Saulspoort Dam in Bethlehem in the Free State. The water project was closed for two months to allow for inspection and maintenance. Human settleme...

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FNB/BER Building Confidence Index shows uptick in building activity in 4Q2019

  • 06/12/2019
  • Bizcommunity.com

The FNB/BER Building Confidence Index edged higher to 25 in 4Q2019 after a 20-year low of 22 in 3Q2019. The current level of the index indicates that only one in four respondents are satisfied with prevailing business conditions. Four sub-sectors ...

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Wage agreement is ‘killing jobs’ in Cape construction sector

  • 05/12/2019
  • Bizcommunity.com

An agreement that pays above industry average wages is being strongly contested by small building companies and sub-contractors who argue that it is unaffordable and will put them out of business. Big players and trade unions want everyone to pay the...

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Saint-Gobain Gyproc Brakpan plant self-supplying 30% of its water requirements

  • 04/12/2019
  • Bizcommunity.com

Taking into account South Africa's status as a water-scarce region, Saint-Gobain has been reviewing the water consumption patterns and levels of its operations in the country, including that of its Brakpan plant. After assessing different options,...

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Unit 2 of Medupi power plant in South Africa attains commercial operation

  • 04/12/2019
  • Construction Review Online

Unit 2 of the Medupi power station in South Africa is now commercially operational. South Africa state-owned power utility Eskom revealed the report and said that the unit will be part of Eskom’s generating output, contributing just under 800MW to th...

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SA growth dips as construction industry fails to pull out of recession

  • 03/12/2019
  • IOL

JOHANNESBURG – The South African economy slipped slightly in the third quarter after rebounding by a revised 3.2 percent in the second quarter of 2019, Statistics SA announced on Tuesday. The country’s mining, manufacturing and transport sectors ...

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No sign of recovery for Group Five construction company

  • 02/12/2019
  • Fin 24

Construction and engineering company Group Five says that there is "no realistic prospect" that its construction company will recover from the business rescue process, currently underway. The group on Monday issued an update on the business rescue...

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