Building & Construction News

Should we turn the Sahara Desert into a huge solar farm?

  • 26-04-2019
  • Bizcommunity.com

Whenever I visit the Sahara I am struck by how sunny and hot it is and how clear the sky can be. Aside from a few oases there is little vegetation, and most of the world's largest desert is covered with rocks, sand and sand dunes. The Saharan sun is ...

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Parliament edges closer to Pretoria

  • 26-04-2019
  • IOL

Cape Town - The Public Works Department has identified possible construction sites for the relocation of Parliament from Cape Town to Pretoria. This emerged in a written response from Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi to a parliamentary question ...

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Kenya to construct a US $140m port in Kisumu County

  • 26-04-2019
  • Construction Review Online

Kenya has announced plans to construct a new port in the lakeside city of Kisumu county at a cost of US $140m as part of the joint standard gauge railway project. The development comes in the face of underutilization of the Kisumu port for years d...

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Construction industry should look to proven tech to weather difficult times

  • 25-04-2019
  • Bizcommunity.com

With South Africa's construction sector under growing pressure as a result of slow government infrastructure spending and a tightening economy, construction companies should be looking at ways to streamline their business processes, improve cash flow...

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Insurer offers tips to stay safe in heavy storms like #KZNFloods

  • 25-04-2019
  • IOL

Durban - The Auto and General insurance company has offered 18 tips about how members of the public can stay safe during heavy rain and floods. Heavy rains on Monday and Tuesday led to death and destruction in the Durban and greater KwaZulu-Natal ...

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Phase two of Polihali diversion tunnels in Lesotho set to begin in April

  • 25-04-2019
  • Construction Review Online

Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has announced the winning contractor to construct the Polihali diversion tunnels as it begins implementation of phase two Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP II). LHDA awarded SCLC Polihali Diversio...

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Gold worth billions smuggled out of Africa

  • 24-04-2019
  • Moneyweb

Customs data shows the UAE imported $15.1bn worth of gold from Africa in 2016. Billions of dollars’ worth of gold is being smuggled out of Africa every year through the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East – a gateway to markets in Europe, the ...

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World's tallest indoor waterfall completed at Jewel Changi Airport

  • 24-04-2019
  • Bizcommunity.com

The world's tallest indoor waterfall has been designed by Safdie Architects, reimagining the centre of the Jewel Changi Airport in Singapore as a major public realm attraction. Named the Rain Vortex, the new indoor structure was designed to transform...

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Seychelles: Report On and Design of New Dam in Seychelles to Be Ready in January

  • 24-04-2019
  • allafrica

The final feasibility report and detailed design of a new dam to be built in Grand Anse Mahe, a western Mahe district, is expected to be ready in January next year, said a project officer. An Italian-based company, Studio Pietrangeli, specialising...

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Red tape and political wrangling stymie SA's solar power projects

  • 23-04-2019
  • Fin24

Applications to generate more than 1000MW of small-scale solar power are sitting on the desks of the authorities but red tape and “political wrangling” are holding up the process of getting this new electricity onto the grid. This is equivalent t...

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