Building & Construction News

74% Of SMEs In Construction And Manufacturing Across Middle East And Africa Optimistic About Future Growth

  • 31-08-2021
  • Africa.com

*74% of the region’s small and medium businesses in construction and manufacturing are optimistic about the next 12 months, according to Mastercard MEA SME Confidence Index
*SME confidence levels were highest among businesses in retai...

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R2bn flagship project in jeopardy

  • 31-08-2021
  • Mail & Guardiam

Two years on, President Cyril Ramaphosa’s R2-billion flagship revitalisation project in the Eastern Cape’s debilitated Duncan Village township is in jeopardy after court action to halt it.

But this is only one of the many del...

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State failing business

  • 30-08-2021
  • Sowetan Live

Delays in the payment of contractors and suppliers within a month are stifling growth in black businesses and forcing some to close after the government failed to pay traders R4bn worth of invoices.

A 2020/2021 financial year National Tr...

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Developers propose massive dams to feed MMSEZ monster

  • 30-08-2021
  • Zoutnet

The findings of a second research report dealing with the water requirements of the proposed Musina Makhado Special Economic Zone (MMSEZ) was recently made available during a virtual media launch on 12 August. The report once again highlights the ...

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Construction VRP is either ‘dead’ or ‘alive and kicking’

  • 27-08-2021
  • Moneyweb

Depending on which construction industry body you speak to, the Voluntary Rebuilding Programme (VRP) is either “dead” or “alive and kicking”.

The future of the VRP was thrust into the spotlight when it emerged las...

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Khayelitsha site recommended for a police station seven years ago still stands empty

  • 27-08-2021
  • IOL

Cape Town - Seven years after the Khayelitsha commission of inquiry (KCOI) into policing released its findings and recommendations, the site where a police station was supposed to have been built in Makhaza still stands empty.

In the rec...

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Eskom wants to bank Thyspunt as 'strategic asset' for future nuclear power plant

  • 26-08-2021
  • Fin 24

Power utility Eskom has described Thyspunt in the Eastern Cape as a "strategic asset" that it wants to "bank" for future use as public hearings into its bid for a nuclear installation site licence got under way this week.

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RUBICON TO CONSOLIDATE IN ATTERBURY’S RICHMOND PARK

  • 26-08-2021
  • Property Wheel

Atterbury has announced that it plans to develop a new 9 300m2 distribution and office facility to consolidate Rubicon into new headquarters in Richmond Park, Milnerton, Cape Town.

The sustainable technology company will combin...

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Is it better to buy or build or plot and plan in South Africa?

  • 25-08-2021
  • Business Tech

Trying to decide whether to buy an existing home or to build is tough. An existing home will probably come with a landscaped garden, services installed, and all fitting decisions already made. If the Deeds Office does its thing, the transfer shoul...

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Getting a government tender by sending a WhatsApp message

  • 25-08-2021
  • My Broadband

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has uncovered staggering irregularities related to the Gauteng Department of Education’s tenders to clean schools.

Daily Maverick reported in January that the Gauteng Department of Educatio...

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