Building & Construction News

Sanral ready to implement R30bn worth of construction projects

  • 07/08/2020
  • Moneyweb

Relief is in sight for South Africa’s crisis-ridden construction industry, with the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) announcing on Thursday that it is ready to implement R30 billion worth of construction projects. Sanral said they form...

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R625m LA mansion from Netflix's 'Selling Sunset' designed in SA

  • 07/08/2020
  • Times Live

Selling Sunset, Netflix’s latest reality TV coup, converges around a cohort of real estate agents from the Oppenheim Group, which manages multimillion-dollar properties in and around Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. Given the show’s focus on prest...

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Sanral says it cancelled 12 projects worth R12 billion because of non-compliant bids

  • 06/08/2020
  • Business Tech

The South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) says it is ready to implement R30 billion worth of construction projects as part of a call by president Cyril Ramaphosa for “shovel-ready” infrastructure development projects, to unlock South Africa’s ...

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New global standard launched to address mine tailings dam disasters

  • 06/08/2020
  • Business Maverick

The global mining industry produces mountains of waste – witness the mine dumps or slag heaps that ring Johannesburg, the City of Gold. Much of this waste winds up in tailings dams, which store the mix of water, minerals and chemicals used in the...

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Consol Glass halts R2.3 billion investment in South Africa due to alcohol ban

  • 05/08/2020
  • Business Tech

Consol Glass says it has suspended construction of a new R1.5 billion glass manufacturing plant in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng indefinitely, due to the reduction of the demand for glass products driven by the Covid-19 pandemic and government’s actions to slo...

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If SA wants infrastructure-led growth, construction needs its house in order

  • 05/08/2020
  • News 24

Allegations of corruption, fraud, and bribery continue to cast shadows over the construction sector. This is a global concern but is of specific relevance to South Africa as it becomes apparent that investment in infrastructure will be the primary ac...

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South African Breweries cancels R2.5 billion in plant upgrades due to alcohol ban

  • 04/08/2020
  • Fin24

South African Breweries has pulled the plug on billions of rands in planned operational investments in South Africa due to the impact of the alcohol ban. On Monday, the Ab InBev-owned alcohol producer announced it had cancelled R2.5 billion in c...

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Western Cape's PPE tender report reveals R38 million paid to one company

  • 04/08/2020
  • News24

The Western Cape government has defended its decision to award a R38 million contract to a construction consortium that supplied over two million surgical masks to a single provincial department. The province's personal protective equipment (PPE) ...

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Disputed tender leaves residents of Eastern Cape municipality facing water crisis

  • 03/08/2020
  • IOL

Durban - A Durban-based Swedish energy company’s legal battle against an Eastern Cape municipality over an “unlawfully” awarded multimillion-rand water contract has highlighted that an entire town could soon be left waterless. The DA has called on...

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SA will beat Covid tender corruption by proactive publishing of procurement information

  • 03/08/2020
  • Daily Maverick

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on 23 July 2020 a variety of measures to deal with Covid-related corruption. Mere days later the media exposed that Madzikane II Thandisizwe Diko – the husband of presidential spokesperson Khusela Diko – had receiv...

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