Shifting focus: what makes good engineers great

Who are the civil engineers who will impact the most meaningful social, environmental, economic and sustainable change in South Africa? What’s the difference between a good engineer and a great one?....

Ten things I hate in construction

Writer and construction management consultant with 30 years’ experience, Paul Netscher, shares his dislikes in the construction industry. ....

Moosa Mahomed All too familiar with each point 7 days ago
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The industry is currently facing a major skills shortage, and with our working population continuing to age, how do we retain the knowledge of older... Show more

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Thami Mthethwa Peter Mullen this article should be of interest to you 1 week ago
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Peter Mullen Thanks Thami. This is really close to my heart. I cannot tell you how many jobs I have applied for, got on the short list and then told the agency... Show more 7 days ago
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Is the South African Construction Industry Affected by Modern Slavery?

South Africa's construction industry is lagging in the implementation of anti-slavery laws.  Most countries like the UK, Australia, Canada and the US have made modern slavery into law. The question i....

Samuel Charandura Hi,can you help me win the African Youth Award for Advocate of the year guys.www.africayouthawards.org/2018-africa-youth-awards…# 5 days ago
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Skhumbuzo Macozoma the chief executive of Sanral says finger-pointing at Sanral will not place a single shovel in the ground.

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Mentoring In the Construction Industry

It is very easy to register as a Construction Company in South Africa and for this reason many SMMEs are becoming Construction Contractors. However, many of them go into liquidation within the first y....

Tshepiso Mokoena What an informative and true reflection of what is going on in our field. I jave lived through what you are talking about (as an employee) and now... Show more 4 weeks ago
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Peter Vass We currently with a small scale project where smme appointments had to be made. The absence of a Mentor is evident as the critical tasks are at the... Show more 4 weeks ago
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Country at a Crossroads - a Response to Mid-term Budget Speech

On Wednesday 24 October 2018, South Africa’s brand-new Finance Minister, the honourable Mr Tito Titus Mboweni, delivered his first Medium Term Budget Policy Statement, MTBPS Speech, to the country.

Construction Corruption Hinders Mpumalanga’s Youth from Reaching Full Potential

There is nothing more beautiful than seeing the educated young South African achieving their goals and holding dear the opportunities they deserve based on their qualifications and hard work. However,....

Samuel Charandura There is nothing painful than seeing our learned youths failing to get jobs in the industry they have studied for.Insightful piece.Its us who must... Show more 1 month ago
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Why are Government Organisations Often Poor at Project Delivery?

Why are government organisations (national, state, city, town and state-run enterprises) often poor at project delivery? Paul Netscher, a construction management consultant and writer with 30 years of....

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SHARE YOUR OPINION : Legal remedy enough to deal with the “Construction Mafia?

In his article Advocate Wayne Pocock is recommending a legal remedy for Construction companies that have their projects stopped by the “Construction...

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