Building & Construction News

How dirty is the Cape Flats groundwater?

  • 29/03/2019
  • Bizcommunity.com

The groundwater we are extracting from the Cape Flats to augment drinking supply and make us more drought resilient, is too polluted to use without it being treated. Waste water treatment works such as this one in Strandfontein have been identified ...

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Dodoma stadium in Tanzania to become largest stadium in Africa

  • 29/03/2019
  • Construction Review Online

Tanzania is set to begin construction of Dodoma stadium which was proposed about 3 years ago during Moroccan King visit to the Nation at an estimated cost of US $100m. The Stadium will be strategically situated at Nanenane area along Dodoma- Morog...

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Bitter evidence of coal, diesel corruption

  • 29/03/2019
  • Terry Mackenzie-hoy

So, State-owned utility Eskom says it spent R140-million in March 2019 on diesel fuel for Ankerlig and Gourikwa gas turbine generation. Assuming that 70% of the diesel was used by Ankerlig, in the Western Cape, and that the diesel comes from the A...

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Civil construction goes from bad to worse as confidence hits record low

  • 28/03/2019
  • Fin24

The performance of the civil construction sector in South Africa has gone from bad to worse and the FNB/BER Civil Confidence Index fell to its lowest level on record in the first quarter of this year. This was after it remained largely unchanged ...

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Independent power producers catch a break

  • 28/03/2019
  • Moneyweb

Rights highlighted in court action intended to hinder them. In 2008 cabinet accepted that the use of coal as a power source would decline from 2030 onwards, and in 2011/12 the energy minister and the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Ners...

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Construction to start on R10 billion Cape Town Foreshore precinct

  • 28/03/2019
  • PropertyNews

Construction of the Amdec Group’s latest major mixed-use development in Cape Town, Harbour Arch, is scheduled to start in the next few weeks. As with Amdec’s award-winning mixed-use precinct in Johannesburg, Melrose Arch, this smart precinct is ba...

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What government should do to save the construction sector

  • 27/03/2019
  • Moneyweb

The investment industry bemoans the state of the construction sector while watching more and more contractors fold. Construction representative bodies are calling on government to help save the industry, but what can be done? Many commentators hav...

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Another SKA milestone reached with granting of environmental licence

  • 27/03/2019
  • IOL

Cape Town – The environmental licence for the construction of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Phase 1 to proceed in the Northern Cape has been granted. The Department of Science and Technology welcomed the adoption of the Integrated Environmental...

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Ahead of last Budget speech, Madikizela vows to turn WC into contruction site

  • 27/03/2019
  • Eyewitnessnews

Western Cape Human Settlements MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela said the provincial government is spending billions annually on major housings projects. CAPE TOWN - Human Settlements MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela will deliver his last departmental Budget sp...

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‘Extortionist epidemic’ on construction sites could cripple SA economy

  • 26/03/2019
  • Moneyweb

An industry is on the brink of collapse and, while appeals for help are being made, responses are slow. NOMPU SIZIBA: The construction industry is at the brink, with a number of key construction firms having gone into business rescue, and others...

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