Building & Construction News

State’s infrastructure programme criticised for lacking details

  • 14-08-2020
  • Moneyweb

The government’s announcement about the first 50 out of 276 strategic infrastructure projects (SIPs) worth R360 billion has been criticised for lacking critical details and any meaningful background to encourage private sector support. Constructio...

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City of Cape Town launches online portal for built environment

  • 14-08-2020
  • Property Wheel

The City of Cape Town has launched an online resource portal for the built environment. The resource aims to provide clarity and guidance on the requirements of submitting building plans to the City and to keep the industry informed of the latest tre...

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They were relocated for the Nandoni dam. 22 years later they have still not been compensated

  • 13-08-2020
  • Ground Up

Over ten years ago the Public Protector said what steps needed to be taken. But the Department of Water and Sanitation has failed to implement them 33 villages were affected when construction started on Nandoni Dam in Limpopo in 1998. V...

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What to expect under SA's level 2 lockdown

  • 13-08-2020
  • IOL

Cape Town – With hospitals not as overwhelmed as expected, infections in the most-populous provinces on the decline and the country’s coronavirus recovery rate showing a positive trajectory, South Africans have been buoyed by reports of the imminent ...

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Frustrated property industry says Cape Town’s Deeds Office closure just a tip of the iceberg

  • 12-08-2020
  • Property Wheel

The Western Cape Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier recently called on the Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Land Reform Thoko Didiza to urgently intervene in the repeated and unnecessary closure of the Cape To...

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Building a new economy will take much more than the present proposals for structural reform

  • 12-08-2020
  • Daily Maverick

Current proposals for structural reforms and debt stabilisation will not lead to a “new economy” for South Africa. Realising a new economy requires the state to integrate stimulatory spending within a broader programme of structurally transforming th...

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Multimillion-rand development in Bo-Kaap shelved

  • 11-08-2020
  • IOL-Cape Argus

Cape Town - A multimillion-rand development planned for Bo-Kaap has been halted after Heritage Western Cape (HWC) granted provisional and provincial protection for 148 and 150 Buitengracht Street. Residents said the rich heritage and surroundings ...

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Africa's high density urban settlements: cut the red tape and slash the cost of housing

  • 11-08-2020
  • Bizcommunity.com

The challenges of informal settlements have once again been thrown into the spotlight in the midst of the current pandemic. Research has shown that some of the most at-risk populations and therefore the potential hotspots of Covid-19 are in informal ...

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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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