Building & Construction News

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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Witzenberg municipality wind farm project ahead of schedule

  • 26-06-2019
  • IOL Property

Cape Town – The foundations of 48 Perdekraal East Wind Farm turbines have been completed three weeks ahead of schedule. Situated in the Witzenberg Municipality, the 110MW wind farm spans 3 055 hectares and on completion at the end of next year wil...

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Construction of Rustenburg's Rapid Transport system halted

  • 25-06-2019
  • eNCA

RUSTENBURG - Construction of Rustenburg's Rapid Transport system has temporarily ground to a halt. This comes after the concrete roof an RRT station collapsed over the weekend. There were no injuries reported. The city has earmarked over R2-...

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Traders in disarray at Denneboom station

  • 25-06-2019
  • IOL

Pretoria - Informal traders at Denneboom station are again in limbo after mall developers allegedly switched off their electricity and dismantled containers, disrupting their trading. The Denneboom station hawkers are embroiled in a battle with th...

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Safer walkways for residents in Eastern Cape villages

  • 24-06-2019
  • RNews

East London - Twelve SMMEs created work for 120 people during the construction of pedestrian walkways on the R72 Section 3 to Section 4 between Birah River and Openshaw Village in the Eastern Cape. The South African National Roads Agency SOC LTD (...

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Resgen raises R4.2bn for Boikarabelo as final lender commits to Limpopo coal venture

  • 24-06-2019
  • miningmx.com

RESOURCE Generation (Resgen) today said it had secured the R4.2bn needed to complete construction of its thermal coal mining project Boikarabelo in the Waterberg. The Waterberg, in Limpopo province, accounts for around 40% of South Africa’s curren...

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