Building & Construction News

The only option for Eskom is one South Africa can’t afford

  • 19-06-2019
  • Moneyweb

The danger of the utility going bankrupt is growing. Eskom supplies 95% of the nation’s electricity. If it went bankrupt, the entire economy would be dragged down as well. The danger of that is growing: The utility has a mountain of debt, doesn’t ...

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From design to deconstruction, green building gains momentum in SA

  • 19-06-2019
  • Bizcommunity.com

Legaro Properties is no stranger to the green building industry with the lifestyle and commercial property developer scooping last year's GBCSA Award for highest rated green building in South Africa for its 78 Corlett Drive development in Melrose Nor...

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Jacobs construction site slab collapse inquiry postponed

  • 18-06-2019
  • News24

The imperial Logistics Construction Structural inquiry, into the slab collapse at a construction site in Chamberlain Road Jacobs, has been delayed due to a problem with the recording equipment in Durban on Tuesday. The enquiry was to sit at the M...

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Ekurhuleni's R102m city project an 'unfinished shoddy mess'

  • 18-06-2019
  • IOL

Allegations of shoddy workmanship in a R102million project involving the Development Bank of SA (DBSA) and Ekurhuleni Municipality have rocked a flagship inner-city project which should have been completed in January. Piled up rubble, unguarded ma...

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Gauteng moves to improve it's road network

  • 14-06-2019
  • eNCA

The Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport on Friday announced a pipeline of plans to improve and expand the province's road network. That's following a meeting between Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Jacob Mamabolo and the department's senior ...

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SA’s ‘megamall’ era to come to an end with Fourways Mall

  • 14-06-2019
  • The Citizen

Due to the boom of online shopping, as well as an ailing economy, it is unlikely that large shopping complexes will be built after Fourways Mall. Fourways Mall, which has been under construction since 2016, is set to be the last of an era of massi...

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Seychelles floating solar energy project moves into next phase

  • 13-06-2019
  • Bizcommunity.com

Africa's first utility-scale, private-sector funded floating solar project is continuing in the Seychelles on to its next implementation phase. The project, launched by the Seychelles Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change and the Seychel...

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What renewable energy and home improvement have in common

  • 12-06-2019
  • Bizcommunity.com

Should renewable energy developers invest in vocational training? Job creation? Home repair? The answer, based on best practice in emerging markets around the world, is unequivocally yes - with community investment designed to match local priorities....

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Angola signs MoU to develop a liquefied natural gas plant

  • 12-06-2019
  • Construction Review Online

The government of Angola through the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Petroleum, Ministry of Energy and Water and Ministry of Finance signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with New Fortress Energy LLC for the development of a liquefied natural ...

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5 tips for Eskom to fix its debt problem, from Greenpeace

  • 11-06-2019
  • Fin24

Debt-ridden power utility Eskom has recently lost its CEO Phakamani Hadebe, and apart from relying on another financial bailout from the state, it also needs to keep up with global transitions to cleaner energy. A study, commissioned by Greenpeace...

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