Building & Construction News

R350m investment in Nasrec Covid-19 field hospital 'a colossal waste of money'

  • 25/09/2020
  • IOL

Johannesburg - The Gauteng provincial government has been accused of “colossal waste of money” for its R350million investment in the Joburg Covid-19 field hospital in Nasrec Expo Centre, outside Soweto, which equated to R500000 a patient. The prov...

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Big questions loom over Gauteng’s billion-rand ICU field hospitals

  • 25/09/2020
  • Daily Maverick

The Gauteng government has spent hundreds of millions of rands on ‘barrack-style field hospitals’ in anticipation of a Covid-19 surge which has already passed, with most of these nowhere near close to completion. Doctors say these structures were al...

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Government’s credibility issues are affecting the civil construction sector

  • 23/09/2020
  • Moneyweb

A serious credibility problem with the government’s so-called “shovel ready” and bankable major infrastructure projects has been blamed for confidence in the civil construction industry remaining at near record low levels in the third quarter of this...

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Battery revolution prepares to take on noisy construction sites

  • 23/09/2020
  • Daily Maverick

At a project in northern Hong Kong, Gammon Construction Ltd. has swapped out diesel generators with massive lithium-ion batteries called Enertainers to power the giant cranes that erect high-rises. It’s yet another indication of how reduced cost and ...

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Taxpayers to fork out for Gautrain expansion

  • 22/09/2020
  • Business Tech

The expansion of Gautrain’s network must start soon if Johannesburg wants to remain a competitive city, says Gautrain Management Agency chief executive, William Dachs. Dubbed ‘Gautrain 2’, the expansion project that would see an additional 149km o...

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Travelling on the N3 this weekend? This is what you need to know

  • 22/09/2020
  • IOL

With most schools closing on Wednesday for the Heritage Day long weekend and many businesses following suit, the N3 Toll Route is expected to experience high traffic volumes as travellers make use of this opportunity to take their first holiday break...

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Sisulu directs departments to start paying invoices, finalise outstanding water use licences

  • 21/09/2020
  • The Citizen

Sisulu expects a report within 14 days of all outstanding invoices and applications of water use licences. Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation, Lindiwe Sisulu instructed her departments to start paying invoices that were due and w...

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Fact-finding mission launched to unravel how a world-class ecotourism project bombed in Eswatini

  • 21/09/2020
  • Daily Maverick

The Eswatini National Trust Commission splashed a cool R1.2-million of public and donor funding on a community-owned ecotourism project that never got off the ground, the Inhlase Centre for Investigative Journalism can reveal. The Mambane conserva...

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A tentative recovery in property market

  • 18/09/2020
  • IOL Business Report

CAPE TOWN - An interest rate cut yesterday would have provided some relief for the weak economy and boosted the housing market, although there are already tentative signs of a recovery in the sector, industry executives said. The South African Res...

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City of Cape Town appeals against provincial authorisation of R4-billion River Club development

  • 18/09/2020
  • Daily Maverick

The environmental authorisation given by the Western Cape government for a mega-development at the River Club in Observatory does not comply with provisions in the National Heritage Resources Act, according to a City department and the provincial her...

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