Building & Construction News

More name changes planned for South Africa – including major towns

  • 25-01-2022
  • Business Tech

The Eastern Cape Provincial Geographical Names Committee is considering a number of name changes for the province  – including several major towns.

The proposals, which were mooted in a meeting on Thursday (20 January), will u...

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Court rules on three key issues in tender award

  • 25-01-2022
  • Taranis

In a recent judgment handed down in the Free State High Court, it was ruled that Centlec (SOC) Ltd, a state-owned enterprise, which distributes electricity to people in certain parts of the province, erroneously awarded a tender after the validity...

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Tjeka Training Matters revolutionises construction supervisory training at NQF Level 4 and Level 5

  • 24-01-2022
  • The Content Engine

Construction Tenders are increasingly requiring evidence that Managers and Supervisors have completed the relevant National Qualifications. CVs of an experienced workforce alone are no longer accepted, although a large number of Construction Manag...

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Enos Mabuza construction delayed

  • 24-01-2022
  • Lowvelder

The upgrade to the major road first started in January 2020 and was originally set to be finished by October that year. However, two years later, construction is still ongoing. The City of Mbombela (CoM) stated that a new completion date was still...

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Inferior parts and components compromise SA’s entire plumbing value chain

  • 21-01-2022
  • The Content Engine

Plumbing systems consisting of sub-standard materials and components will not operate safely or hygienically despite how well they have been designed and installed. Yet, these products are still finding their way into business and industrial premi...

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Let's try again to fix it

  • 21-01-2022
  • Zoutnet

The dangerous pothole-infested D3715 Road has been the cause of numerous fatal accidents over the past few years and, after yet more “shoddy work” last year by the previous contractor, motorists and residents of the area are crossing t...

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Nelson Mandela Bay hits jobs jackpot at R73bn plant

  • 20-01-2022
  • HeraldLive

The site for the R73bn ammonia plant inside Coega’s Special Industrial Zone was unveiled yesterday with the promise of thousands of jobs for Nelson Mandela Bay residents.

Hive Hydrogen hopes to make the city the renewable energy ca...

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Construction progress

Ermelo's reguional shopping centre, Merino mall, to open October 2022

  • 20-01-2022
  • Property Wheel

Merino Mall in Ermelo, Mpumalanga, is currently under construction and scheduled for completion by October 2022.

Designed by award-winning MDS Architecture, a consortium of investors, including the Moolman Group and Abland, are developin...

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Alexkor facing criminal charges over Northern Cape mining operations

  • 19-01-2022
  • Ground Up

*  The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment has laid criminal charges against Alexkor for its operations on the Northern Cape coast.
*  The Department says the construction of “coffer dams” to hold bac...

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Mabopane-Pretoria line

R700 million spent on rehabilitation of vandalised Mabopane train line, says Mbalula

  • 19-01-2022
  • IOL

Pretoria – Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula said government has spent more than R700 million in rehabilitating and upgrading the infrastructure on the Mabopane train corridor in Tshwane, from the R1.4 billion announced last year by Presiden...

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