Building & Construction News

Blue Origin Is Building Its Own Private Space Station

  • 27-10-2021
  • IGN Africa

Blue Origin has announced plans to launch a commercial space station called Orbital Reef, which the company aims to open for business in the latter half of this decade.

As reported by Space.com, the Orbital Reef station will be buil...

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Plumbers stage sit-in at eThekwini Water and Sanitation offices over proposed changes to their contract work

  • 27-10-2021
  • IOL

DURBAN - At least 100 plumbers staged a sit-in outside the eThekwini Water and Sanitation Offices in the Durban City Centre yesterday.

The protesters waited for an official from the municipality to address them on the proposed changes to...

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Qualified plumbers help mitigate and eliminate risks

  • 26-10-2021
  • The Content Engine

The role of qualified plumbers transcends the design and installation, as well as maintenance and repair of plumbing systems by also efficiently managing the risks associated with all of these processes.

“Professional plumbing serv...

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Explosion of private solar and wind power for South Africa

  • 26-10-2021
  • My Broadband

Eskom announced on Tuesday that it had shared its Transmission Development Plan (TDP) for the period 2022 to 2031 with stakeholders during a virtual public forum.

This forms part of the power utility’s transmission licence requirem...

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Why do a joint venture when you could sub-contract?

  • 25-10-2021
  • Taranis

We are receiving weekly enquiries from bidders as to how to go about forming a joint venture and which partner’s details must be inserted on the tender forms, etc.

Upon closer assessment, we would advise these bidders to rather con...

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Construction All Risks Insurance a must for all property owners before renovating

  • 25-10-2021
  • Property Wheel

Before you bring a contractor on site when planning improvements to your residential or commercial property, you need to establish whether a ‘Construction All-Risks’ insurance policy is required.

Although standard building in...

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South Africa seeks R400-billion of finance for shift from coal

  • 22-10-2021
  • Tech Central

South Africa is seeking cheap finance for more than R400-billion of electricity infrastructure as part of its plans to move away from heavily polluting coal, a senior presidency official said on Thursday.

Through a funding facility ...

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Madiba’s former home transformed into Boutique Hotel, Sanctuary Mandela

  • 22-10-2021
  • Property Wheel

Nelson Mandela’s former home on 13th Avenue in Houghton, Johannesburg, has been transformed into a boutique hotel named Sanctuary Mandela.

Sanctuary Mandela was officially opened in September 2021 and the transformed and ...

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Long-awaited R6bn Natal Command site project takes shape

  • 21-10-2021
  • IOL

DURBAN - MORE than a decade after movie maker Anant Singh struck a deal to buy the prime Natal Command site for a film studio, eThekwini Municipality has invited members of the public to provide comments on the proposed rezoning of the land for a ...

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’Construction companies need to employ locals’

  • 21-10-2021
  • IOL

Residents in Forest Village, Eerste River, who are seeking work, handed a petition to a construction company about its hiring practices on Tuesday.

The petition was given to the management of Power Construction, who are building 800 hous...

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