Building & Construction News

M&R receives R285m Gautrain business disruption insurance payout

  • 30-06-2021
  • Moneyweb

JSE-listed multinational engineering and construction group Murray & Roberts (M&R) has successfully finalised a Gautrain business disruption insurance claim and received R285 million because of the low ridership levels on the Gautrain caus...

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Public warned not to fall for Marabastad accommodation scam

  • 30-06-2021
  • IOL

Municipal parastatal Housing Company Tshwane has warned against a scam targeting unsuspecting people looking for accommodation at the R525 million blocks of flats in Marabastad, currently under constructio...

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Changes planned for universities in South Africa – including fees

  • 29-06-2021
  • Business Tech

Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister Blade Nzimande says the development of a policy framework for the regulation of university fees is underway to ensure that fees are kept at affordable levels for all families that need assistance.<...

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Contractor gets government to agree to pay its bills

  • 28-06-2021
  • Moneyweb

Contractor Falcon Projects shows that it is possible to get government’s attention for non-payment of bills: exercise a lien over the property. A lien is a right to claim or keep possession of property belonging to another person until a deb...

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Cape Town social housing — the city has a comprehensive long-term strategy

  • 28-06-2021
  • Daily Maverick

In a recent Daily Maverick article, “Read More


Civil construction confidence slumps 38% in Q2

  • 25-06-2021
  • Moneyweb

Confidence in the civil construction industry slumped by 38% in the second quarter of 2021.

This is despite the government’s R340 billion infrastructure expenditure programme announced last year to stimulate the...

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No consequences yet for public works officials implicated in Beitbridge saga

  • 25-06-2021
  • Sowetan Live

No officials from public works and infrastructure have suffered any consequences for their roles in alleged wrongdoing in the procurement of the controversial R37m Beitbridge border fence.

Public works and infrastructure minister Patrici...

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Activity levels decline in the building and construction sector

  • 24-06-2021
  • Moneyweb

Activity levels in the building and construction sector declined in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the previous quarter but remained close to pre-Covid-19 levels.

The latest Afrimat Construction Index, a composite index of the lev...

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Lack of building plans delay repairs at fire-damaged Charlotte Maxeke hospital

  • 24-06-2021
  • News 24

  • No comprehensive building plans exist for Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital.
  • The lack of plans is delaying repairs on the fire-damaged building.
  • The provincial government is ...

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