Building & Construction News

Poor prognosis: Joburg’s public healthcare is in critical condition

  • 31-05-2021
  • Daily Maverick

Johannesburg’s public health services are on life support and the prognosis is poor. There are no signs of urgency to bring Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital (CMJAH) back on line to full function after a fire forced it to close...

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Mantashe has left South African Independent Power Producers out in the cold, and we’re giving up

  • 31-05-2021
  • Daily Maverick

Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe recently announced a raft of measures aimed at resurrecting the ailing state procurement of renewable energy. However, in a glaring omission, he failed to mention any intention to progress wi...

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Over 600 companies have closed this year, but the trend isn’t new. Here’s why.

  • 28-05-2021
  • Business Insider

Over 600 companies were liquidated in the first quarter of 2021 – a sharp increase from the first quarter of 2020 – following the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic. But while that number may seem steep, it's not clear that the nu...

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Understanding Local Content and Production in tenders

  • 28-05-2021
  • Taranis

The 2017 Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act Regulations (PPPFA), prescribes that in certain instances only, “Locally produced services or goods or locally manufactured goods”, which “Meet the stipulated minimum thresho...

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End in sight after almost 6 years as N2 roadworks nears completion

  • 27-05-2021
  • North Coast Courier

The project to realign the N2 at the northern ends of both the Umhlali and Umvoti River bridges broke ground in February 2016, where sharp curves were to be straightened to reduce the number of crashes. ...

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STEFANUTTI CONTINUES TO IMPLEMENT RESTRUCTURING PLAN

  • 27-05-2021
  • Property Wheel

Construction company Stefanutti Stocks has released its results for the year ended 28th February 2021, reporting reduced contract revenue from continuing operations to R5 billion (restated February ...

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Public Works to present draft infrastructure plan by June

  • 26-05-2021
  • Moneyweb

The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) is developing the National Infrastructure Plan 2045 (NIP 2045), which will provide investors with a clear picture of the government’s infrastructure plans for the next 24 yea...

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SA’s TCTA raises R15bn for Lesotho water project

  • 26-05-2021
  • Times Live

South Africa’s Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA) has raised just over R15bn ($1.09bn) in capital markets to continue construction of the Lesotho Highlands water project, the minister of water and sanitation said on Tuesday.



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De Lille warns crooks in construction industry will be dealt with harshly

  • 25-05-2021
  • Times Live

Public works minister Patricia de Lille has issued a stern warning to “crooks” implicated in corrupt activities within the built environment, costing the country billions, that they will be dealt with harshly.



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Illegal sand mining eroding Morocco’s coastline and tourism

  • 25-05-2021
  • Daily Maverick

A well-developed illicit transnational industry with links to Spain is putting vulnerable coastal ecosystems at risk. 

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