Building & Construction News

Zimbabwe: More Effort Needed to Upgrade Water Infrastructure

  • 28-05-2020
  • All Africa News

Eight years ago, more than 1 000 delegates from all African countries gathered in Cairo, Egypt to find ways of promoting cooperation, security, and ensure poverty reduction among member states through adequate provision of water. The meeting was m...

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MBA North launches new services to help construction get back to work

  • 27-05-2020
  • Bizcommunity.com

Reopening construction sites after the lockdown is set to be a challenging process, says Gerhard Roets, construction health and safety manager at Master Builders Association North (MBA North). In order to help the region's sector prepare for a return...

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The Case for Making South Africa’s Coal Fields a Renewable Energy Hub

  • 27-05-2020
  • SA People

South Africa is currently one of the world’s largest carbon emitters. And it’s increasingly being viewed as a pariah that isn’t contributing as much as it could to the international fight against global warming and climate change. With a lot of other...

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Renewable electricity suppliers gaining ground in South Africa

  • 26-05-2020
  • Tech Central

We can expect the debate about the future of electricity supply to reignite after energy regulator Nersa granted Eskom approval to increase prices to recover past expenditure to the tune of R13.3-billion and warnings that load shedding is bound to re...

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Lockdown Level 3: What’s in store

  • 26-05-2020
  • Daily Maverick

South Africa’s response to Covid-19 will significantly change under Alert Level 3 as all but high-risk sectors of the economy will be allowed to resume operating. The National Coronavirus Command Council is due to unpack its plans on Tuesday but here...

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FULL SPEECH: Ramaphosa outlines how life in Level 3 lockdown will look

  • 25-05-2020
  • The Citizen

Fellow compatriots, Ri perile, Dumelang, Sanibonani, Molweni, Ndi madekwana, Gooie naand, Good evening. It is exactly 10 weeks since we declared a national state of disaster in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Since then, we have implem...

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SA definitely moving to Level 3 lockdown 'soon', the question is how - deputy minister

  • 22-05-2020
  • Fin 24

Government is in the advanced stages of consultation with health and economic experts which will result in the country 'soon' shifting to Level 3 lockdown, according to Deputy Minister of Trade, Industry and Economic development, Fikile Majola. "T...

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Lockdown forcing construction sector to think more strategically about tech adoption

  • 21-05-2020
  • Bizcommunity.com

According to the results of a survey conducted by Construction Computer Software (CCS) amongst its clients, stakeholders and industry partners, the lockdown has compelled the construction industry to think more strategically about the adoption of tec...

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Construction industry capacity only operating at roughly 15% in Level 4

  • 20-05-2020
  • IOL

CAPE TOWN - Some 50 percent of construction industry capacity should be operational in Level 4 of the lockdown, but the actual percentage is much lower because necessary, but lengthy new health and safety administration issues have prevented the comp...

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Covid-19: More research needed on possible groundwater contamination from burial grounds

  • 19-05-2020
  • Bizcommunity.com

The recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV or Covid-19) has dramatically disrupted global economies and halted people's daily activities, probably for the first time in recent history. Currently, there is no report of any clinically appr...

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