Building & Construction News

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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Sanral says it cancelled 12 projects worth R12 billion because of non-compliant bids

  • 06-08-2020
  • Business Tech

The South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) says it is ready to implement R30 billion worth of construction projects as part of a call by president Cyril Ramaphosa for “shovel-ready” infrastructure development projects, to unlock South Africa’s ...

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New global standard launched to address mine tailings dam disasters

  • 06-08-2020
  • Business Maverick

The global mining industry produces mountains of waste – witness the mine dumps or slag heaps that ring Johannesburg, the City of Gold. Much of this waste winds up in tailings dams, which store the mix of water, minerals and chemicals used in the...

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Consol Glass halts R2.3 billion investment in South Africa due to alcohol ban

  • 05-08-2020
  • Business Tech

Consol Glass says it has suspended construction of a new R1.5 billion glass manufacturing plant in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng indefinitely, due to the reduction of the demand for glass products driven by the Covid-19 pandemic and government’s actions to slo...

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If SA wants infrastructure-led growth, construction needs its house in order

  • 05-08-2020
  • News 24

Allegations of corruption, fraud, and bribery continue to cast shadows over the construction sector. This is a global concern but is of specific relevance to South Africa as it becomes apparent that investment in infrastructure will be the primary ac...

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