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Four SA highway projects in limbo  after two construction giants went bust

Four SA highway projects in limbo after two construction giants went bust

Four highway upgrade projects in the Western Cape, Limpopo and the Eastern cape remain unfinished after Group Five and Basil Read filed for bankruptcy. »

KZN Floods: What the Engineers have to say

KZN Floods: What the Engineers have to say

Residents in KwaZulu-Natal are still feeling the aftermath of the torrential floods. This follows unseasonable rain that hit the region earlier this week and resulted in severe damage to infrastructure and roads. Many residents have lost their homes and Government has instructed a task team to assist in the rebuilding of affected areas as well as in the provision of funds for these projects. “The ... »

Is enough being done to ensure successful delivery of Infrastructure projects?

Is enough being done to ensure successful delivery of Infrastructure projects?

The InfraCompass Report analysed 49 countries on their performance with regards to 6 Key Drivers Of Successful Planning And Delivery Of Infrastructure Projects. The countries analysed account for just over 90% of global GDP and slightly less than 75% of the global population. Approximately two-thirds of the countries are classified by the World Bank as ‘high income’ (also referred to as ‘developed... »

Is gatekeeping a solution to the crisis in the South African construction industry?

Is gatekeeping a solution to the crisis in the South African construction industry?

When discussing reasons why the so called “Construction Mafia” seems to have found traction within the South African Construction industry one of the reasons given by most Hardhat Professionals I interacted with is that it is easy in this country to start a Construction company,  there are no barriers to entry and that has led to none Construction Professionals flooding the industry.[r... »

Construction Mafia – What it the role of the CIDB?

Construction Mafia – What it the role of the CIDB?

When we published the press statement from Masters Builders Association South Africa (MBA) titled – A call for urgent goverment intervention to save the Construction industry  [rml_read_more]  Nqoba Nkabinde a Project Manager  responded to this post by asking  questions which were questioning the role of the CIDB on this new phenomenon called the”Construction Mafia” Here is the l... »