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A new empowerment model is key to rebuilding South Africas construction sector

A new empowerment model is key to rebuilding South Africas construction sector

South Africa is currently presented with a unique opportunity to rebuild the country’s construction sector in an inclusive way, enabling South Africa to successfully shift the dial on growth driven by a strong, diverse and globally competitive construction sector. Following South Africa’s 2019 elections, one of the key elements of the country’s new dawn is, “government’s intention to prioritise ca... »

How to inspire a workflow ecosystem that creates a sustainable work environment

How to inspire a workflow ecosystem that creates a sustainable work environment

Increased complexity in the workplace requires specialisation when it comes to successfully completing multiple projects within the strict confines of deadlines and budgets. Gareth Robb, Contracts Manager at GVK-Siya Zama, says that in light of this, it is vital to find effective ways to get things done as well as manage stress levels in a fast-paced working environment. Robb, recently attended th... »

Six trends shaping cities of the future

Six trends shaping cities of the future

With commercial and industrial office buildings consuming nearly 30% of the world’s energy, smart building innovation is essential in the fight against climate change.Although the pace of technological evolution in the built environment has been slower than other industries, the tide is changing. Across regions, cities are experimenting with ways to improve air quality, reduce congestion and provi... »

The role of SMEs in the construction and engineering sector and corporate accountability

The role of SMEs in the construction and engineering sector and corporate accountability

Small to medium entreprises are arguably the backbone of the South african economy.This is eveidenced by the StatsSA’s findings and the setupof a dedicated SME ministry for them.The construction sector is blooming with the rising of SME specialising in plumbing,engineering,architecture,surveying to name but a few. In the times where business is measured against how it impacts people construc... »

Engineering and Infrastructure in Dam Construction~Lessons from Vale Brazil .

Engineering and Infrastructure in Dam Construction~Lessons from Vale Brazil .

On Tuesday 28th, the mining company Vale withdrew from the UN Global Compact, the largest social and corporate responsibility network in the world. This information appears on Vale’s page on the site of the United Nations initiative. The multinational’s decision to withdraw from the Compact was taken after pressure from civil society. In February 2019, an international group of organisations forma... »