Since 2016 the City of Johannesburg has embarked on an ambitious programme to renovate its iconic but dilapidated buildings throughout its suburbs, and while the 3 Alice Lane building was renovated by its owner, it continued this familiar trend of restoring older buildings in the City.
Following the required pause during lockdown, construction has once again resumed on the Old Cape Quarter luxury mixed-use development, located at the popular Cape Quarter Precinct in De Waterkant.
When South Africa went into a hard lockdown on 27 March, government’s aim was to use the time to ramp up the readiness of healthcare facilities and hospitals around the country in preparation of the expected COVID-19 peak.
The entire construction industry reopened on 1 June with the advent of Alert Level 3, largely as a result of the extensive lobbying by the Construction Covid-19 Rapid Response Task Team, which comprised Master Builders South Africa along with various other industry bodies.
The African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) on 14 April 2020, announced the debarment of China Zhonghao Nigeria Limited, a civil engineering company registered in Nigeria, for 18 months, for fraudulent practices.
Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) is hosting its annual Infrastructure Indaba on 11-12 March 2020 at the Spier Conference Centre, Stellenbosch.
Construction of the R12 million Helderfontein Outfall Sewer, situated in Riverside close to Fourways is nearing completion.
During a meeting of the KwaZulu-Natal Transport portfolio committee, held last week, it was revealed that it will take another 27 years for the province’s Department of Transport (DoT) to address the current backlog of more than 350 pedestrian bridges.
The depressed state of construction in South Africa means that tower cranes are usually rented rather than purchased, but there is a chance that this trend may start changing this year.