Indeed, by 2050 all of Africa’s key sub-regions will have more than 50% of their population living in urban areas

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The last quarter of 2018 showed that while in the national outlook there was a rise in general building confidence, this was contrary to the... Show more

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Bob Hindle posted a new discussion10/01/2019

Discussion : SA Construction Industry in crisis

It would seem that our ‘world class’ construction industry is all but gone as our major contractors and consultants struggle to survive in the...

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Built Environment Consultant should stand up for themselves to earn respect

During the past year, I was asked to give my opinion in a matter where several contractors in the Western Cape had taken umbrage at the standard of the tender documentation, available for a reasonably....

This has the potential to add pressure to the existing skills gaps the construction industry is experiencing.

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In today’s environment; getting appointed on projects can be very challenging. The margins are lean and work is scarce. The emphasis is just getting the... Show more

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Drew Wilson Hi Grechan, I agree with your points made regarding knowing your contract like the back of your hand... the reality is that one really gets to know... Show more 2 weeks ago
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Construction Premier League in Distress; Here is Why We Should Worry

The Cream of South Africa’s once great construction industry is all but gone, or so it would seem  The following table summarises information gleaned from press releases made by the listed compani....

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Research into China funded infrastructure projects is confirming that African governments can learn from best practice in this area. 

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Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) has blamed constant collapse of buildings in the country on absence of law to regulate the practice of... Show more

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Thami Mthethwa But it makes sense to me with or without stats; the absence of governance leads to chaos and in this case collapse of buildings. 2 weeks ago
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Moosa Mahomed I agree with your statement; my call for stats is for understanding. There are a variety of reasons poor governance being 1. Root causes will help... Show more 2 weeks ago
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Thami Mthethwa I dont think they are blaming unqualified personel but rather the regulations that govern both qualified and unqualified personel 2 weeks ago
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