Building & Construction News

Converting empty offices into flats a growing trend - vacancies at 16-year high

  • 29-01-2021
  • Cape Talk

The Covid pandemic is changing the way we work. Africrest Properties is set to embark on one of largest conversions in SA. After nearly 10 months of lockdown, South Africa has 2.4 million square metres of empty office available. An October 202...

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Flood damage at Polihali dam in Lesotho expected to delay water delivery to SA

  • 29-01-2021
  • Eyewitnessnews

JOHANNESBURG - Temporary shelters and construction equipment for the Lesotho Highlands Water Project have been washed away by floods at the Polihali dam site in Mokhotlong. Heavy rainfall has filled up rivers and dams, causing flooding that has le...

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Lotto’s R26 million half-built Limpopo old age home

  • 28-01-2021
  • Ground Up

The construction of a multimillion-rand Lottery-funded old age home in a rural Limpopo village has been abandoned. Now thieves are stripping the buildings and stealing material from the site. Since 2017, almost R26 million has been paid to Mushumo...

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Bridge leaves residents helpless

  • 28-01-2021
  • Fourways Review

Paulshof– The 12th Avenue bridge is estimated to be completed at the end of February. Residents in Petervale, Bryanston and Paulshof have been left with both frustrations and feelings of helplessness due to a lack of service delivery. Residents...

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Lesufi shocked his department spent R430m on sanitizing schools and offices

  • 27-01-2021
  • IOL

Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi said he was shocked his department had spent about R430 million on decontamination, disinfection, deep cleaning and sanitization of schools and offices. Reacting to a report compiled by the Head of Departme...

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New dam possibly to be constructed in Onderberg

  • 27-01-2021
  • Lowvelder

Two of the prospective sites for the construction of a much-needed new dam in the Crocodile River catchment area are in the Onderberg. This dam will alleviate the shortage of water supply to the Lowveld and is set to be constructed by 2028. The De...

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R44bn development a key driver of job creation in city

  • 26-01-2021
  • Pretoria News

THE ONGOING R44 billion development node in the east of Pretoria, branded the East Capital, will assist the municipality to be a key driver of job creation in the country. This was the sentiment expressed by mayor Randall Williams, who said the pr...

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Bottling industry faces meltdown

  • 26-01-2021
  • Sunday Times

Glassmakers plead for end to booze ban for home consumption We have no evidence that sales for home consumption contribute to trauma cases in hospitals Mike Arnold CEO of Consol Glass Mike Arnold, CEO of Consol Glass, says if the latest ban o...

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Man Spends 12 Years Building Johannesburg in His Backyard from Recycled Materials

  • 25-01-2021
  • Interesting Engineering

The city features a replica of the FNB stadium built during the preparations for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. If the mountain will not come to you, then you must go to the mountain. Such is the case with a man in Africa that decided to...

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Polystyrene recycling increasing

  • 25-01-2021
  • Cape Business News

POLYSTYRENE recycling in South Africa increased by 19 % during 2019, thanks to the tremendous growth in end-markets using post-consumer polystyrene. According to the latest plastics recycling figures for the year ending December 2019 (released earlie...

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