Building & Construction News

Bringing critical power distribution out of the dark

  • 31/01/2020
  • Bizcommunity.com

As the trend towards digitisation becomes pervasive across many industries and operations, the benefits offered to power distribution systems should not be overlooked. However, due to the aging infrastructure of facilities such as hospitals, airports...

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Moves afoot to rein in the ‘construction mafia’

  • 30/01/2020
  • Moneyweb

Prevention of Organised Crime Act may be used to deal with armed gangs that invade sites.

Moves are afoot to rein in the disruption of construction sites by the so-called ‘construction mafia’ or business forums through the use of the Preventio...

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Cape Town’s R4.4 billion stadium still costs the city R55 million a year to maintain

  • 29/01/2020
  • Business Insider

* Cape Town Stadium currently costs the city R55.1 million a year to maintain. * The City of Cape Town said it established an entity to manage the stadium in 2018, and costs have since dropped by 24.1% against an original budget. * The Ci...

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Moves afoot to rein in the ‘construction mafia’

  • 29/01/2020
  • The Citizen

The Prevention of Organised Crime Act (Poca) may be used to deal with armed gangs that invade construction sites. Moves are afoot to rein in the disruption of construction sites by the so-called ‘construction mafia’ or business forums through the...

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Eskom brings back former manager from Philippines to head Kusile construction

  • 28/01/2020
  • Fin 24

Eskom has brought back into the fold a former senior project manager at the company, who left to work at the Redondo Peninsula Energy company in the Philippines in 2017, to manage the Kusile construction project. Avin Maharaj was appointed as proj...

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Huge West Coast wind farm approved

  • 28/01/2020
  • Bizcommunity.com

The government has approved in principle the huge Boulders wind farm project on the West Coast peninsula near Paternoster, St Helena Bay and Vredenburg. The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) issued an environmental authorisa...

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Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality mulling higher water tariffs

  • 27/01/2020
  • Dispatch

Nelson Mandela Bay ratepayers could be hit hard in the pocket as higher water tariffs are on the cards if dam levels continue to drop. This is according to the city’s infrastructure and engineering executive director, Dr Walter Shaidi. With mai...

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Big Property Developments expected to fire up Cape Town

  • 27/01/2020
  • SacommercialpropNews

A number of new modern commercial and luxury residential developments, including hotels, are on track to come out of Cape Town’s soil, setting existing establishments in the area aflutter with dreams of tourist gold. Despite a tight economy, Cape ...

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Western Cape department fails to meet KwaFaku school construction deadline

  • 24/01/2020
  • IOL

Cape Town – The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has failed to meet its deadline to complete construction at KwaFaku Primary School in Lower Crossroads, which was made of styrofoam. As a result, many pupils who hoped to enrol were turned a...

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South Africa: Construction Is Booming North of Durban

  • 23/01/2020
  • allafrica

All of the biggest industries in KZN require sophisticated engineering skills. Marine engineering is a provincial strength. Property company Tongaat Hulett Developments won Visionary Client of the Year at an engineering awards event in 2017, a rec...

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