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  • The HardHat Professional posted an update in the group Group logo of Industry NewsIndustry News 3 weeks ago

    Ethekwini Municipality mayor Zandile Gumede says ageing infrastructure and clogged stormwater drains were not to blame for several mudslides and the damage and destruction to several homes and roads in Monday’s floods

    Infrastructure ‘not to blame’ for flooding | The Mercury

    DURBAN – Ethekwini Municipality mayor Zandile Gumede says ageing infrastructure and clogged stormwater drains were not to blame for several mudslides and the damage and destruction to several homes and roads in Monday’s floods. Gumede was answering questions during a media briefing hosted by the Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) at the Coastlands Hotel in Musgrave.

  • Thami Mthethwa posted an update in the group Group logo of Industry NewsIndustry News 1 month, 1 week ago

    LISTEN: CEO of Co-Arc International Architects Patrick McInerney speaks about the concept behind the tallest building in Africa .

    [LISTEN] The concept behind The Leonardo – Sandton’s new skyscraper

    The Leonardo in Sandton looks set to become the tallest building in Africa at 233 metres, surpassing the Carlton Centre’s 223 metres. The mixed-use development with 55 storeys will also include a sky deck. The luxury development has been hard to miss for anyone travelling close to Sandton, as the building has steadily increased in height over the past few months.

  • There is a lot at stake. In the immediate future it’s the jobs that will go and for the country’s long-term future, it’s the loss of skills

    EDITORIAL: Government has a crucial part to play in saving the construction industry

    Industry’s faults and shortcomings have been laid bare for all to see

  • The government is still struggling to provide adequate school infrastructure, a situation that affects the quality of education imparted to pupils, a survey by the department of basic education has found.

    School infrastructure is still largely inadequate

    Survey shows substandard infrastructure and lack of basic services continue to be barriers to quality education

  • Work is currently underway on some of the largest construction projects ever completed in Africa as the continent builds key infrastructure to support its fast-growing population.
    Below is a list of the top 10 major infrastructure projects in Africa.

    Top 10 largest construction projects in Africa

    Work is currently underway on some of the largest construction projects ever completed in Africa as the continent builds key infrastructure to support its fast growing population. Below is a list of the top 10 major infrastructure projects in Africa.

  • The Department of Water and Sanitation has set aside R341m for the resuscitation of all wastewater treatment infrastructure in the Vaal Triangle.

    R341m set aside to prevent pollution in the Vaal River – Water dept

    The Department of Water and Sanitation has set aside R341m for the resuscitation of all wastewater treatment infrastructure in the Vaal Triangle. The aim of the project is to prevent further pollution in the Vaal River.

  • Four highway projects – with a total value of almost R2.3 billion – are in limbo after Group Five and Basil Read hit a wall.

    These SA highway projects have been left half-finished after two construction giants went bust

    Four highway upgrade projects in the Western Cape, Limpopo and the Eastern cape remain unfinished after two large contractors filed for bankruptcy. Sanral is working with their insurers to find replacement contractors, or may issue tenders to complete the outstanding work. One of the projects, an upgrade to the N2 near Caledon, remains only 33% completed.

  • Thami Mthethwa posted an update in the group Group logo of Industry NewsIndustry News 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Group Five, one of the country’s flagship construction and engineering companies, last month joined a list of growing building firms to close down.

    It’s a sad farewell to another SA construction company | IOL Business Report

    JOHANNESBURG – Group Five, one of the country’s flagship construction and engineering companies, last month joined a list of growing building firms to close down. The company filed for business rescue and suspended its trading on the JSE, blaming severe cash-flow difficulties that had hit its operations for some time, resulting in major losses and financial constraints.

  • A business forum allegedly behind several armed attacks on construction projects worth over R25 billion has again denied any involvement in criminal activity after Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni was approached to intervene.
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  • Thami Mthethwa posted an update in the group Group logo of Industry NewsIndustry News 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    Criminals are said to have vandalized R25.5bn of construction projects across the country.
    [bpfb_link url=’https://www.moneyweb.co.za/news/south-africa/criminals-hinder-r25-5bn-of-sa-building-projects/’ title=’Criminals hinder R25.5bn of SA building projects – Moneyweb’…[Read more]

  • Thami Mthethwa posted an update in the group Group logo of Industry NewsIndustry News 2 months ago

    Group 5 needs 3.5 billion rands to surviive business rescue
    [bpfb_link url=’https://www.iol.co.za/business-report/companies/group-five-is-in-need-of-r36bn-just-to-survive-business-rescue-19942007′ title=’Group Five is in need of R3.6bn just to survive business rescue | IOL Business Report’…[Read more]

  • Six years ago a major development was announced in South Africa. Billed as a game changer, it was meant to alter the urban footprint of Johannesburg, Africa’s richest city, forever.
    [bpfb_link url=’https://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/757/188137.html’ title=’What a failed Johannesburg project tells us about mega cities in Africa’…[Read more]

  • There was a huge attrition of engineers either leaving the industry to join the advisory and banking sectors or alternatively emigrating to other parts of the world, warns Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa).
    [bpfb_link url=’https://www.iol.co.za/business-report/economy/sa-experiencing-large-exodus-of-engineers-19068168′ title=’SA…[Read more]

  • The City of Johannesburg says it repaired 45% of potholes within a week of them being reported last year – while it had a target of 80%.
    [bpfb_link url=’https://www.businessinsider.co.za/city-of-johannesburg-misses-pothole-target-and-gets-reporting-wrong-2019-1′ title=’The City of Johannesburg missed its target for pothole repairs by a large m…[Read more]

  • Thami Mthethwa posted an update in the group Group logo of Industry NewsIndustry News 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Sanral has conceded that the abandonment of the R1, 6bn Mtentu bridge project by the Aveng Strabag Joint Venture (ASJV) is a setback.
    [bpfb_link url=’https://www.heraldlive.co.za/news/2019-03-04-sanral-scrambles-for-new-contractor-as-multibillion-toll-road-stalls/’ title=’Sanral scrambles for new contractor as multibillion toll road stalls’…[Read more]

  • Thami Mthethwa posted an update in the group Group logo of Industry NewsIndustry News 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Sanral completely disagrees claims that the ASJV had lawfully terminated the contract because there were force majeure conditions on the ground. Sanral says the reality is that, as long as South Africa is grappling with poverty, people will always demand to be prioritised when projects are implemented in their area
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