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South Africa has officially launched the Conradie Better Living Model Game Changer development which will see more than 3000 homes constructed with revolutionary new housing model.
Building plans passed are a strong indicator of the future health of the construction industry, and statistics for the South Africa private sector point to an economic shift down south.
An ongoing culture of nonpayment by local municipalities has exacerbated the water troubles South Africa faces, with the Department of Water and Sanitation currently owed R10.7-billion, Minister Nomvula Mokonyane revealed on Thursday.
Two South African buildings have been shortlisted for the international Arcaid Architectural Photography Awards 2017- one of the world's foremost photographic prizes. And Johannesburg's infamous but iconic Ponte Tower is one of them.
The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a private sector multicurrency line of credit of $100-million and R1.3-billion to South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC).
South Africa’s political turbulence has prompted 28% of surveyed local business executives to give the nation’s economy a pessimistic outlook for the year ahead, according to advisory firm Grant Thornton’s second-quarter International Business Report (IBR).
Despite ongoing political turmoil and an increase in policy uncertainty, South Africa made a surprise recovery in the 2017 edition of a global reputation study, rising four places to 45 out of 71 countries measured.
Industry does not view Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s new 14-point plan as likely to stimulate the growth South Africa desperately needs. Rather, economists are viewing it as a group of administrative measures that will only move to stabilise the battered economy.
The Southern Africa Readymix Association of Southern Africa (Sarma) continues to grow as producers seek to align themselves with the high-quality concrete that is a hallmark of its membership.
Bolloré Logistics teams recently secured two key cement plant construction projects in Nigeria and South Africa with one of the largest cement plant production companies in China.
Global leaders and representatives of Canada, France, Switzerland, China, South Africa and the US on Tuesday, questioned the ability of public sectors across the globe to develop proper infrastructure ecosystems.
As part of an enabling partnership between PPC subsidiary Ulula Ash and Eskom, two high-tech mobile science labs have been donated to Sibongamandla Secondary and Kriel High Schools in Mpumalanga.
BASF recently announced the appointment of Benoit Fricard as Managing Director of BASF South Africa and Country Cluster Head for Southern Africa.
Ratings agency Fitch affirmed South Africa's investment-grade credit rating at one notch above 'junk' on Friday but changed its outlook to negative from stable, warning that political risks could hurt growth.
South African Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has dismissed objections to the nation building two new coal-fired power stations.
Two construction workers were critically injured when scaffolding they were on collapsed in Sandton on Tuesday, paramedics said.
South Africa measures favourably in most indices bar economic growth, which the National Treasury has forecast will be 0.5% this year, a Moody's representative said on Tuesday.
Jeff Radebe, Minister in the Presidency for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation, held a meeting with a high-level Chinese delegation from the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of China on Friday afternoon.
Eskom on Saturday synchronised Unit 3 of the Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme on the cross-border of the Free State and KwaZulu-Natal.
Dangote Cement Plc, has declared an increased revenue of N442.09 billion in the last nine months, the Company’s financial report released on Thursday at the Nigerian Stock Exchange indicated.
CDE Global is the largest wet processing equipment manufacturer in the world and works with its customers to maximise their return on investment and gain significant competitive advantage while minimising environmental impact. Its commitment to developing its operations in Africa was motioned when the company established its office (CDE South Africa (Pty) Ltd) in South Africa and appointed Nicolan Govender as Regional Manager for Southern Africa.
Engineering and construction group SNC-Lavalin was awarded an engineering consultancy and support services contract by Qatar-based company Oryx Gas To Liquids (GTL), a JV between Qatar Petroleum (51%) and Sasol (49%) for its GTL complex at Ras Laffan Industrial City, in Qatar.
South Africa is making progress towards avoiding rating downgrades despite the economy not growing fast enough, FinanceMinister Pravin Gordhan told a trade union gathering on Wednesday a week before reading his mid-term budget speech.
The Lamu Port South Sudan Ethiopia transport corridor (Lapsset) project has received a major impetus after a consortium of international investors led by the Development Bank of South Africa (DBSA) said they will help finance the project.
The incoming president of the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa), Michael Pimstein, has called on employers affiliated to the body to adopt a proactive stance towards the upcoming 2017 wage negotiations.
We are living at a remarkable time in history, where history itself is changing, said futurist and strategy consultant Dr Graeme Codrington at engineering and environmental consulting firm Jones & Wagener’s 50-year celebration function in Johannesburg, last Thursday.
Kenyan cement manufacturers are exploring alternative market opportunities to guarantee their survival in a globalised and increasingly competitive market.
Part of agriculture and agroprocessing group Tongaat Hulett and the eThekwini municipality’s Bridge City mixed-use development is being earmarked for small business incubators, with the integrated rapid public transport network set to benefit existing and emerging businesses.
Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says government’s incentives have helped to leverage R57 billion in investments over the past year.
Government and state-owned companies (SOCs) are set to spend R865.4 billion on public sector infrastructure in housing, roads, rail, public transport, water,
As a delegation of South African Cabinet Ministers and business representatives prepares for the World Economic Forum’s (WEF’s) yearly meeting,
Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking (NCIB) and the Development Bank of Southern Africa‘s Green Fund (DBSA) has partnered to construct 400 green
Government’s investment in infrastructure will continue to grow, but not as rapidly as in the past, with the focus shifting to improving value for money in infrastructure delivery,
The City of Johannesburg has received a report of a third death following the collapse of a bridge over the M1 highway near Sandton.
The Department of Public Works (DPW) and its Property Management Training Entity (PMTE), has now moved into the second phase of the department’s turnaround plan,
The Gauteng Department of Human Settlements has introduced a new set of performance standards for contractors in a bid to manage under-performance in the industry.
Six young women will be involved in the construction projects come from Maitland Garden Village, Langa and Gugulethu after being appointed to be part of the Expanded Public Works Programme
The Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) has opened bids to interested parties, for construction of two 500-KWp photovoltaic (PV) solar plants at the upcoming Upington and Kimberley airports.
The World Population Bureau estimates that the population of Africa will rise from 1.1 billion in 2013 to 2.4 billion in 2050.
PwC has released a report indicating good growth in South Africa’s construction industry, making it even more balanced to support infrastructure development in the country.
Tenders are being prepared for two major oil-services infrastructure projects, collectively valued at around R10-billion, for the deep-water Port of Saldanha,
According to a CSIR study, renewable energy from South Africa’s first wind and solar projects delivered R800-million more in financial benefits for the country in 2014 than it cost.
PPC-released data shows Domestic cement sales grew 4.6% in Q3 of 2014 after contracting in the first two quarters, though sales for the full year were on track to come in lower than in 2013.
Cement manufacturer PPC Zimbabwe is positive its acquisition of an indigenisation certificate in 2012 will enable it to forge ahead of competition as the building industry improves.
Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu announced that government is planning to build 1.5-million houses in the next five years and has put new initiatives in place to improve the relationship between government and the private sector,
Local Karachi cement exporters are considering ending procurement of coal from South Africa and exploring options to import it from a Muslim country.
PPC Ltd. (PPC) has a shortlist of six candidates to succeed Ketso Gordhan as CEO and plans to make an appointment if shareholders vote to retain the board, Chairman Bheki Sibiya said.