Building & Construction News

List of the 20 tallest buildings in Africa in 2020

  • 21/10/2020
  • Briefly

Over time, Africa has managed to put up superb structures, including some of the tallest towers in the world. Starting with only a handful of major towns in Africa with skyscrapers, new developments have led to more cities with superstructures. The s...

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Illegal land occupations undermine effective functioning of local government across South Africa

  • 21/10/2020
  • Daily Maverick

In August the issue of land invasions came to the fore after the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) brought an interdict against the City of Cape Town for the manner in which the Anti-Land Invasion Unit (ALIU) unit was removing people who ...

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Empowering SMMEs in construction is a win-win situation

  • 20/10/2020
  • eProp

Small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) are the lifeblood of South Africa's economy. They make up 98 percent of businesses and employ between 50 and 60 percent of the country's workforce according to a post-covid report by McKinsey & Company d...

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Shack dwellers want a share of toilet building tender

  • 20/10/2020
  • Ground Up

A group of shack dwellers from Area 11 in Gunguluza, Uitenhage intend to submit tenders on several multi-million rand projects in the community. Area 11 is part of Uitenhage’s largest informal settlement, with over 3,000 shacks. Late on Monday,...

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Deconstructing South Africa’s construction industry performance

  • 19/10/2020
  • Mail & Guardian

The South African construction sector constituted 3% of the total nominal value added to the second quarter of this year’s [Q2:2020] gross domestic product (GDP). Construction’s contribution to GDP has ranged between 3 and 4 percent since Q1:2020 to ...

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Construction companies will close without work

  • 19/10/2020
  • IOL

CAPE TOWN - Many more construction and engineering companies will have to downsize or go out of business if the pronouncements by President Cyril Ramaphosa on plans for a massive surge in infrastructure investment do not materialise in the immediate ...

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Artist Impression

Construction begins on new d-school building

  • 16/10/2020
  • University of Cape Town News

Since its inception in 2015, the Hasso Plattner School of Design Thinking (d-school) has been temporarily located at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) V&A Waterfront campus. But now a new building for Africa’s first sc...

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South Africa: Boosting Infrastructure Projects

  • 16/10/2020
  • All Africa News

As South Africa gears to embark on a massive infrastructure drive, government has established Infrastructure SA and the Infrastructure Fund to prepare and package projects. "To ensure that there is active implementation of our infrastructure build...

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Eskom officials pocketed R44 million from build programme, says SIU

  • 15/10/2020
  • IOL

Parliament: The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) said on Wednesday it had found evidence of gratification to the tune of R44.4 million that flowed from contractors and sub-contractors at Eskom's new build projects to four officials at the power utili...

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Economic pinch puts spotlight on green building

  • 15/10/2020
  • IOL

South Africa’s construction industry has been hard got busy the pandemic and unexpected delays and disruptions resulted in increasing construction costs, which have had a knock-on effect for both developers and end-users. World Green Building Week...

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