Building & Construction News

ESG is an investment driver for real estate and construction

  • 30-07-2021
  • Business Live

The pandemic has reshaped the real estate and construction sectors. As organisations embrace remote or hybrid working models, the need for physical office space and industrial buildings is decreasing. Many companies, on both the occupier and owner...

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Readymix quality key to construction success

  • 30-07-2021
  • Cbn

It is no surprise that cost cutting is the order of the day in the construction sector, but this should not prevent contractors from ensuring that their readymix concrete is up to scratch.

“The manufacture and supply of readymix ne...

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SA construction industry engaging government on a master plan

  • 29-07-2021
  • Moneyweb

Construction industry stakeholders, including cement producer PPC and Master Builders South Africa (MBSA), are engaging with the Department of Trade and Industry and Competition (dtic) on the development of a construction industry master plan.
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SA coal industry urged to stand together in energy transition

  • 29-07-2021
  • IOL Business Report

WORLD Coal Association (WCA) chief executive Michelle Manook told the South African Coal Industry Day meeting held virtually yesterday that the industry must stand together and regain its voice as it transitions to a sustainable decarbonised futur...

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Seychelles halts construction of new tourism accommodation on La Digue

  • 28-07-2021
  • IOL

A moratorium on the construction of new tourism accommodations on La Digue, Seychelles' third-most populated island, will come into force August 1, said a top tourism official on Monday.



The halt on construction of tourism establ...

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Environmental degradation taking place in Matroosberg

  • 28-07-2021
  • IOL

Cape Town - Severe environmental degradation has led the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning to issue a directive for activities to cease at the Matroosberg Private Nature Reserve, Ceres and the neighbouring Valschgat Kloo...

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Zimplats plans solar plants for 185MW

  • 27-07-2021
  • Business Day

Zimplats, the Zimbabwean unit of Impala Platinum (Implats), plans to build two solar power plants with generation capacity of 185MW to power its operations, the country’s energy regulator said on Monday.

The Zimbabwe Energy Regulat...

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Lifting bar on power generation could sap infrastructure budget

  • 26-07-2021
  • Business Day

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement last month that the ceiling on electricity self-generation would be lifted from 10MW to 100MW was widely welcomed by industry, but there is a hidden drawback.

Many firms in mining and manufa...

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Why township malls should not be rebuilt

  • 23-07-2021
  • Mail & Guardian

The events of the past week have illuminated the frailties of our society. As a nation, we have been forced to face the dark underbelly of our structural inequality and the effect it has on our communities. By now, we all are aware that South Afri...

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