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Blueprints ready for Cecilia Makiwane Gallagher Critical Care Hospital

  • 05/06/2020
  • Bizcommunity.com

The brainchild of Dr Johan Pretorius, a medical doctor and a director of the not-for-profit Universal Healthcare Foundation, 80 professionals across various fields have been working since early March on the blueprints for a dedicated emergency and cr...

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How government can help the construction sector recover from Covid-19

  • 04/06/2020
  • Daily Maverick

A forward-looking pipeline of planned projects and programmes of economic and social infrastructure is urgently required to help construction companies understand which infrastructure investments government is currently prioritising. Like most sec...

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‘Unprecedented’ increase in roadworks tenders

  • 03/06/2020
  • Moneyweb

Bids for projects totalling R25bn invited so far this year, says Raubex.

JSE-listed construction group Raubex has reported an “unprecedented” increase in road construction and rehabilitation tender activity, with R25 billion in tenders issued ...

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What are Incidentals in Tendering?

  • 02/06/2020
  • Gerrit Davids

The General Conditions of Contract (GCCs), 2010 edition, as used by all organs of state allow for a supplier to deliver services under changed conditions of contract, if and when, it may be required. After the award of a contract, in cases where t...

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NHBRC regional offices to resume, satellites phased in

  • 01/06/2020
  • Bizcommunity.com

While the National Home Builders' Registration Council (NHBRC) provincial offices will resume full service operations next Monday, 8 June, satellite offices will be phased in gradually.

The satellite offices are in Tzaneen, Witbank, Bethlehem,...

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SA construction industry: delayed payment causing division - industry body

  • 28/06/2019
  • News24

The issue of delayed or non-payment of subcontractors by main contractors, within the South African construction industry is occurring at a more frequent rate. As such, subcontractors are currently faced with the dilemma of either accepting work f...

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Basil Read cuts staff and moves offices in fight for survival

  • 28/06/2019
  • Business Live

Basil Read, which is fighting for survival after being forced into business rescue a year ago, says it has retrenched all staff who were not working on projects and will move out of its head office in Johannesburg to cut costs. Basil Read and some...

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Kenya court blocks East Africa’s first coal plant

  • 27/06/2019
  • Zululand Observer

Kenya’s environment court blocked Wednesday the construction of a coal-fired power station on the country’s idyllic Indian Ocean coast, in a move hailed as a major victory by campaigners fighting a years-long battle against the scheme. Nairobi (AF...

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Developer fulfils green goal

  • 27/06/2019
  • Fourways Review

WATERFALL – Balwin Properties registers over 16 000 units across seven of its built-to-sell and three of its rental developments. JSE-listed Balwin Properties recently announced their major achievement in their ongoing drive to fight climate chang...

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Group Five’s chairwoman, non-executives resign

  • 26/06/2019
  • Moneyweb

No reasons were provided for resignations. Group Five said on Tuesday its chairwoman had resigned along with three non-executive directors three-months after the South African construction company filed for creditor protection. Nonyameko Mandin...

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