Building & Construction News

Turnaround times for construction applications reduced

  • 13-07-2020
  • Berea Mail

DURBAN - SYSTEM improvements made on development plan application processes within the City’s Development Planning, Environment and Management Unit have more than halved the expected turnaround times for applications. This was revealed during an E...

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“Empty promises by housing officials” trigger protests in Despatch

  • 13-07-2020
  • Ground Up

“It is easy for this government to shoot at us when we protest. But it is difficult to give us the houses we were promised since 2015” * Residents in Despatch have protested for many years about 116 failed cement foundations meant for RDP hou...

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Department of Public Works, Roads and Transport’s proposed budget cuts a blow for tourism

  • 10-07-2020
  • Lowvelder

MBOMBELA – The Department of Public Works, Roads and Transport’s (DPWRT) proposed budget cut from R2,5 billion in the 2010/20 period to R2,1 billion in the 2020/21 period has drawn criticism from the tourism sector. The department’s spokesperson, ...

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Mthatha field hospitals only ready in October, oversight body told

  • 10-07-2020
  • Daily Maverick

The Eastern Cape Legislature’s portfolio committee for health has requested the Department of Health to put a hold on a tender, due to close on Friday 10 July, for the construction of tent hospitals and field hospitals at seven health facilities as ...

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Angry road users will have to wait until April 2021 before N2 roadworks are completed

  • 09-07-2020
  • North Coast Courier

Frustrated motorists will have to continue using a single lane on two sections of the N2 between Ballito and Stanger as the completion date for the project has been pushed back to April 30 next year. Work began in February 2016, scheduled to be co...

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Eskom got it wrong, it is them who owes us – Stefanutti Stocks

  • 09-07-2020
  • Sunday World

Embattled construction firm Stefanutti Stocks has denied the contents of Eskom briefing document which said amongst other things, that the company been overpaid by Eskom in relation to certain projects. The company in a market update statement sai...

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Covid-19: R2 billion allocated to upgrade informal settlements

  • 08-07-2020
  • News 24

Government has allocated more than R2 billion to upgrade informal settlements in the hope of reducing Covid-19 infections through improved living conditions and better access to water and sanitation. Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Ministe...

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Gordhan names firms linked to R4bn Eskom overpayment, while NPA investigates former employees

  • 08-07-2020
  • Daily Maverick

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has written to ANC Chief Whip Pemmy Majodina naming contractors responsible for R4-billion overspend on the construction of Eskom’s Kusile power plant. Several former employees, Gordhan also revealed, are be...

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South Africa’s ‘alphabet soup recovery’ – and up to 1.5 million jobs lost

  • 07-07-2020
  • Business Tech

While the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) World Economic Outlook suggests a contraction of 8% in South Africa’s economy in 2020, the current rates of recovery from government lockdowns on various sectors could see a contraction of as much as 10% ...

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8 arrested for alleged fraudulent Kimberley health dept contracts worth almost R500m

  • 07-07-2020
  • The Citizen

The eight people were scheduled to appear in the Kimberley Magistrate’s Court on Monday. The Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation Unit arrested eight people aged between 29 and 64 in the Northern Cape on Monday morning for alleged fraud, corru...

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