Building & Construction News

The cost of construction continues to rise in South Africa

  • 30/08/2019
  • The South African

Construction costs increase as the cost of building materials does too. The cost of construction has increased as data released by Statistics South Africa reveal construction price indices for March 2019, and the price index increased by 4,4% on t...

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Death of Motheo Construction founder has left void across industry and country

  • 30/08/2019
  • IOL

Pretoria - August has come and almost gone, with celebrations of Women’s Month having reverberated across the country. It is wonderful to see women recognised for who they are and the immense contribution they make every day. But, it is my content...

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M&R’s order book rockets on US project

  • 29/08/2019
  • Moneyweb

Sees further opportunity for oil and gas and underground mining platforms to grow order books. Murray & Roberts (M&R) grew its order book by 55% to R46.8 billion in the year to June, with near orders rocketing by 82% to R14.4 billion from R7.9 bil...

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Fuel prices set to rise again in September

  • 29/08/2019
  • IOL

Johannesburg - The price of diesel is looking set to increase by around 25 cents a litre from the beginning of September, while 95 Unleaded petrol is likely to increase by 10 cents a litre, but those filling up with 93 Unleaded could actually pay 3 c...

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SA will rely on coal for decades, key miner says

  • 28/08/2019
  • Fin24

Seriti Resources, poised to become Africa’s second biggest coal producer, is betting that South Africa will rely on coal for decades even as Africa’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases implements carbon taxes and is under pressure to improve air qua...

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Scottish Government funds the construction of world’s most powerful floating tidal turbine

  • 28/08/2019
  • Construction Review Online

Scottish engineering company, Orbital Marine Power (Orbital), has been awarded US $4.2m by the Scottish Government to assist in the delivery of the next generation O2 floating tidal energy turbine which is expected to be the ‘world’s most powerful fl...

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Community consultation is key to frustration in building sector

  • 27/08/2019
  • Bizcommunity.com

The construction sector is in dire straits. Due to slow economic growth many constructions companies are under immense pressure which includes retrenchments and possible business closure. In addition, the frustration is compounded by surrounding rura...

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Russia launches world’s first floating nuclear reactor

  • 27/08/2019
  • Construction Review Online

The government of Russia has launched the world’s first floating nuclear reactor power station (Akademik Lomonosov), which will sail 5,000km (3,000 miles) from the Arctic port of Murmansk to Chukotka in the Far East. The facility will have enough ...

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ANALYSIS: Eskom unveils next stage of restructuring and turnaround plan

  • 26/08/2019
  • Fin24

A leaked Eskom vision and strategy document, apparently prepared by the Boston Consulting Group for Eskom, has revealed the next steps of a long-awaited restructuring and turnaround plan for the embattled utility. The document was presented on Au...

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Construction of a new Cruise Terminal to begin soon in Durban, South Africa

  • 26/08/2019
  • Construction Review Online

Construction of a new cruise terminal dubbed Durban Cruise Terminal is set to commence at Durban port in South Africa; South Africa’s busiest cruise port, in November this year, and is set for completion in 2021. The US$ 2.8m port project will be ...

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