Building & Construction News

Construction activity slumps to record low – Afrimat

  • 03-07-2020
  • Moneyweb

Q1 figures alarming, but sector expected to ‘rocket’ in Q3. The Afrimat Construction Index, a composite index of the level of activity within the building and construction sectors, plunged to a record low in the first quarter of this year despit...

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Construction of floating solar power plant in Seychelles delayed due to COVID -19

  • 03-07-2020
  • Construction Review Online

The construction of a floating solar power plant in Seychelles will be delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Located on the lagoon at Le Rocher, in the central Mahe district of Les Mamelles; the utility-scale floating solar PV system will be the firs...

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New Draft Tendering Law closed for public comment

  • 02-07-2020
  • Taranis

New Draft Tendering Law closed for public comment The period for public comment on the Draft Procurement Bill, has closed on 30 June 2020 and it will probably be promulgated through Parliament within the next six-months or so. Once passed, i...

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TURNAROUND TIMES FOR CONSTRUCTION APPLICATIONS SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED

  • 02-07-2020
  • Property Wheel

eThekwini Municipality has announced system improvements for the development plan application processes within the City’s Development Planning, Environment and Management Unit have more than halved the expectation turnaround times for these applicati...

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Sector sceptical about build plan

  • 01-07-2020
  • Sunday World

The embattled construction industry is sceptical about the government following through with the massive infrastructure spend plans announced this week. President Cyril Ramaphosa this week hosted the Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposiu...

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Ground Works

Boksburg to welcome new Country Mall development

  • 01-07-2020
  • Property Wheel

The trend of families moving (or considering doing so) out of busy city metropolitans to lesser congested environments and suburbs is likely to be more prevalent since lockdown proved just how versatile organisations can be in adopting flexible hours...

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Ferial Haffajee: Reading the signs, Eskom’s death spiral is about to speed up

  • 31-07-2019
  • Fin24

Like a man liberated from the yoke of economic correctness, outgoing Eskom CEO Phakamani Hadebe put a name on what’s happening at the electricity utility, Eskom – it’s in a death spiral, he said on Tuesday, as he presented the company’s annual statem...

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Eskom hit by ‘triple whammy’ as it reports massive loss

  • 31-07-2019
  • Moneyweb

Utility’s debt balloons from R390bn to R431bn. RYK VAN NIEKERK: Eskom reported a disastrous set of financial results today [Tuesday], and it clearly reflects the fiscal threat the utility poses to South Africa. Eskom reported a massive R20.7 bil...

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Job losses in mining and constructions sectors hurt employment stats

  • 30-07-2019
  • The South African

Significant job cuts in the mining and constructions industries have resulted in the highest quarterly increase in unemployed persons in South Africa since 2013. While six of 10 industries did show employment growth between Q1 and Q2 of 2019, incl...

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Company leaves R164 million housing project unfinished

  • 30-07-2019
  • Ground Up

No houses for some, unfinished houses for others in Mdantsane RDP project Nophakamile Qongwana is 75 years old. Two months ago she moved into an RDP house for the first time, even though the house in Daluxolo, Madantsane, was not finished. Sh...

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