Building & Construction News

WBHO flags lower earnings

  • 20-08-2019
  • Moneyweb

Attributes fall to its roads upgrade project in Australia. Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon (WBHO), which for some time was almost the only shining light in the financially distressed JSE-listed construction sector, continues to take financial strain fro...

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What 4IR means in the context of South Africa

  • 20-08-2019
  • Bizcommunity.com

From the Internet of things (IoT) to Artificial Intelligence (AI) to smart cities, to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), the list of buzzwords is steadily growing with a shortage of tangible and visible planning on how this will change the lives...

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R3bn Dr Pixley Ka Isaka Seme Memorial Hospital nearly complete

  • 19-08-2019
  • Bizcommunity.com

Enza Construction is nearing completion of the R3bn Dr Pixley Ka Isaka Seme Memorial Hospital in KwaMashu. The hospital, named in honour of Dr Pixley Ka Isaka Seme who was one of the first black lawyers in South Africa and a founding member of the Af...

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Cape Town International Airport to undergo US $493m major facelift

  • 19-08-2019
  • Construction Review Online

Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) is set to undergo major renovation works that will see a new realigned runway done as well as revamped domestic terminals to give it a new and attractive look. An investment worth US $493m has been set aside for...

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City of Cape Town procurement process hobbling construction sector - industry body

  • 16-08-2019
  • Fin24

The Western Cape Property Development Forum says slow tender and procurement processes at the City of Cape Town are further crippling property development and the construction sector in the city, and has called for a detailed investigation by the Cit...

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SA cement producers apply for safeguards as imports undercut local industry

  • 16-08-2019
  • Bizcommunity.com

The Concrete Institute (TCI) has applied to the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) of South Africa to investigate the surge in imports of cement at low prices. TCI represents AfriSam (South Africa), Dangote Cement South Africa, Lafa...

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These 7 companies have been pegged as SA's next heavy hitters

  • 15-08-2019
  • News24

Seven majority black-owned small businesses have been selected as winners of the CEO Circle Entrepreneurs Award for being deemed high-potential enterprises "with the ability to grow into a significant company of R500m-plus in value". According to ...

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Mentorship crucial to building female strength in construction industry

  • 15-08-2019
  • Bizcommunity.com

Gender equality remains a particularly persistent issue in the male-dominated construction industry. In order to change the narrative, programmes that empower female employees, assisting them to grow and flourish, are vital, according to Liphu Januar...

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New Gauteng hospitals put on hold

  • 14-08-2019
  • HeraldLive

Gauteng premier David Makhura's promise to build two new hospitals in Hammanskraal and Soshanguve to alleviate pressure on the Jubilee and Dr George Mukhari hospitals may still be a long way off. The provincial government seemingly has no budget f...

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Police investigating second invasion of Bedfordview construction site

  • 14-08-2019
  • IOL

Police are investigating the second invasion of a construction site in Bedfordview by a company that has been accused of using intimidation to muscle in on work. The invasion happened last week and it is alleged that a firearm was pointed at an em...

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