Building & Construction News

Population growth presents key opportunity to reinvigorate the waste sector

  • 15-07-2019
  • Bizcommunity.com

The UN has estimated that the global population will near 11.3 billion by 2060. Populations in Africa are expected to experience just as much exponential growth - with the continent expected to reach over 2.5 billion by 2050, representing - quite int...

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New Procurement Bill and B-BBEE Regulations coming into effect.

  • 15-07-2019
  • Taranis

The Minister of Finance, Mr Tito Mboweni, announced during his Budget Speech in parliament, that government will promulgate the new Procurement Bill in the near future, and it will coincide with the implementation of the Amended B-BBEE Codes regulati...

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Public Works tenders will be open to public scrutiny, says De Lille

  • 12-07-2019
  • Moneyweb

Minister undertakes to speed up the renewal of leases, appeals to property sector to help root out corruption. In a move to curb corruption related to government leases, Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure Patricia de Lille has announced t...

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R18m allocated for Mpumalanga water shortages

  • 12-07-2019
  • Bizcommunity.com

The Department of Water and Sanitation has allocated R18m to JS Moroka Local Municipality to address water shortages in Mpumalanga. The municipality has experienced water supply challenges due to persistent drought resulting from low river flows and ...

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Opportunities remain abundant for SA's young construction entrepreneurs

  • 11-07-2019
  • Bizcommunity.com

Despite the real challenges it faces, the construction sector still offers young people a potentially lucrative career, says Rob Newberry, an industry veteran who is currently working with the Master Builders Association North on initiatives designed...

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South Africa to extend US $8.5m Elim Mall in Limpopo

  • 11-07-2019
  • Construction Review Online

South Africa is set to extend the US $8.5m Elim Mall in Limpopo with increased mall space. leading Pretoria-based shopping centre developers and investors, Twin City announced the reports. The project is being undertaken in partnership with the we...

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Eskom says carbon tax could cost R11.5 billion a year in 2023

  • 10-07-2019
  • Fin24

South Africa’s troubled state-owned power utility has yet another thing to worry about - a big carbon tax bill expected to kick in from 2023. Eskom, which has been forced to turn to the government for bailouts to meet its obligations, mostly burns...

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SA’s R416bn road maintenance backlog

  • 10-07-2019
  • Moneyweb

The cost to eradicate South Africa’s road maintenance backlog has more than doubled to R416.6 billion from about R197 billion in 2013. This is one of the conclusions reached in research conducted by Matthew Townshend, a transport economist and eco...

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Report on water shows City of Cape Town failed to spend R417m

  • 09-07-2019
  • IOL

Cape Town - Had the lack of rainfall persisted this season, the Day Zero scenario would have become a grim reality, as the City’s water augmentation programmes have fallen flat. In a report, the City’s water and waste department reveals it failed to...

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5 Things to avoid when drafting a construction contract

  • 09-07-2019
  • Construction Review Online

Drafting a construction contract is million times more difficult than signing it in seconds. There are many significant statements and conditions that you should indicate because if not, you will end up in a dispute or worse, in court trials. When th...

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