Building & Construction News

New township plans for Plastic View residents hampered by objections, Covid-19

  • 30/10/2020
  • IOL

Pretoria - Plans by the City of Tshwane to establish a new township called Pretorius Park Extension 4, to accommodate people living in Plastic View informal settlement, have been hampered by objections to the project and the impact of the Covid-19 pa...

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Another hard lockdown will be ’catastrophic’ for economy warns business

  • 30/10/2020
  • IOL

Durban - KWAZULU-NATAL business leaders and restaurant owners have lambasted even the remote notion of a second hard lockdown for the country, saying it would be “catastrophic” for the economy. This comes as Premier Sihle Zikalala’s spokesperson L...

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Mboweni confirms R100bn allocation to infrastructure spending

  • 29/10/2020
  • Moneyweb

Government has confirmed in its Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) its commitment of R100 billion over 10 years to the Infrastructure Fund, of which R18 billion is over the medium term. The MTBPS said this blended finance fund will comple...

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Construction resumes for Orchards Clinic: Six months to completion

  • 29/10/2020
  • Rosebank Killarney Gazette

Following years of delays, construction has resumed on the Orchards Clinic site at the corner of Louis Botha Avenue and Oaklands Road. Ward 74 councillor David Fisher welcomed the resumption of work on the proposed state-of-the-art clinic, which i...

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R745m Eskom Kusile corruption case postponed

  • 28/10/2020
  • IOL

Johannesburg – The case against four men implicated in a R745 million corruption case at Eskom's Kusile power station has been postponed to February next year. Former Eskom chief executive Abram Masango, erstwhile contracts manager France Hlakudi,...

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DIRCO buys useless land in New York for staggering R118 million

  • 28/10/2020
  • Briefly

- A recent report has exposed a scandal facing the international relations department involving the procurement of land in New York - The department allegedly paid R118 million upfront for a plot of vacant land in the city to house its operations...

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SA’s wind sector looks to power 9.3m homes by 2030

  • 27/10/2020
  • IT Web

Over the next decade, the South African wind energy sector has set an ambitious target of powering over 9.3 million households. This emerged from yesterday’s Windaba Virtual Conference, with the sector saying it is set to transform SA’s energy lan...

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River Club development ‘cannot be dealt with behind closed doors’

  • 27/10/2020
  • IOL

Cape Town - Lobby groups who have been fighting to preserve the River Club in Observatory have now taken up their fight with the City for giving approval to the Municipal Planning Tribunal (MPT). Housing advocacy group Ndifuna Ukwazi lodged an appeal...

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JSE reflects doubts about government’s infrastructure plan

  • 26/10/2020
  • Moneyweb

A lack of confidence in the government’s ability to deliver on its promised multi-billion rand infrastructure investment plan is being reflected in the lack of any major movement in the share prices of JSE-listed construction and construction materia...

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Three-way talks on Blue Nile dam dispute to resume Tuesday

  • 26/10/2020
  • Daily Maverick

A bitter dispute between the three countries over the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) remains unresolved even after the reservoir behind the dam began filling in July. “The resumption of the trilateral negotiati...

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