Building & Construction News

Park construction halted as maintenance slides

  • 17-01-2022
  • Berea Mail

THE victory was short-lived for residents and stakeholders after a recently unveiled community park, on Charles Henwood Road in Mayville, was left unmaintained for months.

While the park features a chess table, an outdoor gym, a herb gar...

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Bidders are advised to remove government employees from their businesses

  • 17-01-2022
  • Taranis

With the overwhelming evidence contained in the Zondo Commission’s Report on manipulation of the public sector procurement system, the government has over the last while started to investigate those employees, who are also involved in busine...

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Plan for tallest building has stalled as talks continue between city and Durban Country Club over site

  • 14-01-2022
  • IOL

DURBAN - THE PLAN TO build the tallest building in the southern hemisphere in Durban has stalled, as negotiations continue between eThekwini Municipality and the Durban Country Club (DCC) over the earmarked site.

Details of the plan firs...

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NHBRC pilots online services platform for building services

  • 14-01-2022
  • Property Wheel

The National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) has piloted its online services platform for builder registration and renewal applications which will enable home builders, contractors, and property developers to submit their applications f...

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eThekwini changes building rules to prevent another UPL disaster

  • 13-01-2022
  • News 24

The eThekwini Municipality has amended its definition of a commercial building in an effort to avoid another United Phosphorous Limited (UPL) disaster.

The amendment seeks to clear up the ambiguity between what is a commercial building f...

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The City of Joburg is urging accredited architectural professionals to register on its building plan application online platform.

  • 13-01-2022
  • Property Wheel

A migration from paper-based to digital, which is currently being piloted, the Construction Permit Management System (CPMS) has been designed to optimise its construction permitting processes, seeking to enhance the operational efficienc...

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3km tunnel to run under City

  • 12-01-2022
  • Daily Dispatch

In February, Buffalo City Municipality will start the construction of a R1bn sewerage tunnel that will open the way for the development of housing projects in the city.



The R1.088bn tender was awarded in September 2021 to Cmc-concor....

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More legal compliances planned for government tendering

  • 12-01-2022
  • Taranis

National Treasury is still awaiting the judgment from the Constitutional Court, as to whether the 2017 Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Regulations (PPPFA), will be declared invalid or not, and up until such time, all organs of state and ...

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R8.8 billion construction funding for massive telescope — how South Africa will benefit

  • 11-01-2022
  • My Broadband

Infrastructure work at the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope site in South Africa’s Karoo is set to begin in 2022, and could see South African builders land substantial contracts.

Only six months after construction activities ...

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Department of Road and Transport to reconvene a public consultative meeting in ward 94 on K46 Road construction project

Department of Road and Transport to reconvene a public consultative meeting in ward 94 on K46 Road construction project

  • 11-01-2022
  • Fourways Review

The Department of Roads and Transport in Gauteng said it would closely monitor the progress during the construction of the K46 road, also known as William Nicol Drive which connects Fourways and Diepsloot.

Spokesperson in the department,...

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