Building & Construction News

How Does Covid19 Help Plan Your Renovation

  • 31-07-2020
  • Cape Business News

Imagine a family where both parents are working from home with two or three school-going children who need to do their schoolwork at home. This will mean having sufficient space to house more than one working space. If there is something that homeown...

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The vultures are circling the Covid-19 procurement trough: We must muzzle their beaks

  • 31-07-2020
  • Daily Maverick

If we thought the era of corruption institutionalised during the Zuma years was over, we were wrong. The Covid-19 crisis and the scramble by corrupt vultures to feed on the spoils has made that clear. Corruption may have been institutionalised du...

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Dumping, recycling at designated Ekurhuleni landfill sites helps the planet

  • 30-07-2020
  • Benoni City Times

The Ekurhuleni metro urges residents to make use of its many landfill sites to responsibly dispose of building rubble and refuse and for recycling. Ekurhuleni landfill sites for waste disposal and recycling: * Weltevreden, next to Main Reef ...

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Stefanutti swings into R1bn loss amid Eskom woes

  • 30-07-2020
  • Business Day Live

Construction and engineering firm Stefanutti Stocks swung into a R1bn loss amid claims from Eskom it was overpaid for its work at the Kusile power station project, which required it to make provision for unrecoverable costs at the project. The gro...

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South Africa's V&A Waterfront pushes ahead with incubator featuring local food, culture

  • 29-07-2020
  • IOL

Cape Town shopping mall V&A Waterfront said on Wednesday it was pushing ahead with a plan to develop a R63 million (US$3.8 million) multi-use facility featuring South African food and culture and expected to create new jobs. In a statement, it sai...

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Mamlambo Construction begins building water tower

  • 29-07-2020
  • Talk of the Town

When complete, the new 2.6 mega-litre concrete reservoir at Thornhill four-ways will stand 11-storeys high, so high that approval was required from the South African Aviation Authority to erect it. The reservoir will supply potable water to hundre...

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Construction of South Africa’s longest cable stayed bridge in good progress

  • 28-07-2020
  • Construction Review Online

Construction of South Africa’s longest cable-stayed bridge ‘Msikaba bridge’ is in good progress. This is after construction works were temporarily halted due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic which led to a nationwide lockdown. Workers on the...

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Government’s R340bn infrastructure investment announced, to acclaim… and misgivings

  • 28-07-2020
  • Daily Maverick

The government has gazetted infrastructure projects worth R340bn. Whether these see the light of day remains to be seen. The government has an appalling track record when it comes to big projects, but things might be changing. Roughly 50 strateg...

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Gauteng Health MEC denies involvement in PPE procurement corruption

  • 27-07-2020
  • News24

Gauteng Health MEC Dr Bandile Masuku denied claims in reports on Sunday that he was involved in influencing irregular Covid-19-related procurement processes. Sunday Independent reported that Masuku and his wife, Loyiso Lugayeni-Masuku, were linke...

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A look at the new proposed taxes for South Africa

  • 27-07-2020
  • Business Tech

Government’s Financial and Fiscal Commission has proposed a number of new ‘local government’ taxes to help address some of the financial issues facing the country’s municipalities. In a proposal document, published at the end of March, the commiss...

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