Cement maker PPC says its exports into the rest of Africa are more buoyant, particularly into the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Major construction and engineering companies in SA bemoan the lack of significant public infrastructure spending, despite R4 trillion being earmarked for this over 15 years to drive basic service delivery.
Six million job opportunities are expected to be created through Phase 3 of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) by 2019, says the Department of Public Works.
SA's construction and engineering industry is told failure to comply with amended black economic empowerment codes by April 30 next year will leave them out of pocket.
Mazor expects its glass business and Hulamin Building Systems to deliver increased earnings in the year ahead partly due to a recovery in construction activity in Gauteng and the Western Cape.
Civil engineers and contractors want to put forward concrete proposals to the government to reform infrastructure development processes and foster closer ties.
CEO of PPC Ketso Gordhan calls for the reform of SA's infrastructure procurement processes and proposes the creation of professional oversight bodies to fast-track infrastructure projects.
SA and Lesotho ceremonially launch the second phase of a massive water transfer project, their biggest joint infrastructure investment.
Potholes are an indicator of poor maintenance and lack of technical skills and are the tip of the iceberg of South Africa's infrastructure problems.