Building & Construction News

R152m national road project underway

  • 03-12-2021
  • Moneyweb

The South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) has confirmed that construction of the R81 national road from Munnik to Ga-Sekgopo in Limpopo is set for completion by the end of January 2022.

Sanral says the R152 million construction co...

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Private investment in infrastructure would push SA into an upswing

  • 03-12-2021
  • Business Live

The economic recovery since the height of the Covid-19 crisis has been striking. Barring a severe fourth wave of infections and lockdown restrictions, SA’s real GDP could breach its pre-pandemic level by the third quarter of 2022, a mileston...

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Noteworthy uptick in confidence among main contractors in building sector

  • 02-12-2021
  • Moneyweb

The confidence of main contractors in the building industry improved significantly in the fourth quarter of 2021, driven by an increase in building activity and profitability.

The latest FNB-Bureau for Economic Research (BER) building co...

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All “cisterns” go for quality training in plumbing installations

  • 02-12-2021
  • The Content Engine

Tjeka Training Matters’ quality training programmes have become an important channel for leading manufacturers and suppliers of materials, equipment and tools to introduce their products to up-and-coming artisans. In turn, this is helping to...

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'Core' building sector index rises in 4Q2021

  • 01-12-2021
  • Bizcommunity.com


The FNB/BER Building Confidence Index was marginally lower in 4Q2021 at 34 after slipping to 35 in 3Q2021. The "core" building sector index, excluding the hardware retailers and building material manufacturing sector, rose to 27 ...

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Treasury bans Beitbridge fence contractors from doing business with govt for 10 years

  • 01-12-2021
  • News 24

Contractors who scored R21 million before doing any work on the poorly-built Beitbridge border fence have been slapped with a notice banning them from doing business with the government for the next 10 years.

Magwa Construction and Proft...

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Holidaymakers head to Durban despite Covid-19 beach ban

  • 18-12-2020
  • IOL

Durban - Hundreds of holidaymakers have been driving towards Durban and the N3 Toll Concession said traffic volumes began steadily increasing from around 5am on the Day of Reconciliation. Before midday on Thursday, a total of 1 900 vehicles had be...

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The generational first-time home buyers surge – an indication of recovery for the property market?

  • 18-12-2020
  • Property Wheel

The current prime lending rate of 7% is a phenomenon the South African property market has not witnessed in decades. Accompanying this is the resurgence of younger generations of first-time buyers entering the residential space and a reality the prop...

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Cracks in building industry

  • 17-12-2020
  • Sunday World

Johannesburg – Data from Statistics SA have laid bare the tough year the construction industry has had to endure. Key findings from the selected building statistics of the private sector as reported by local government institutions show that the v...

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‘Compromised’ R4 billion Tshwane tender cancelled

  • 17-12-2020
  • The Citizen

The tender was meant to run over a three-year period and was focused on the corporate hire of general construction vehicles, yellow plant equipment, refuse removal vehicles, specialised equipment and machines for the municipality. The Tshwane met...

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