Building refurbishment projects are always a challenge. Unlike new builds, contractors are usually confronted by a host of “unknowns” that require careful planning and, just as importantly, the ability to adapt quickly to keep these projects on their critical paths.
Construction companies domestically are employing a new strategy to survive in a sector stunted by an economy that is not expected to grow at all.
Much is said about the apart heid structural constructs of spatial occupation, socially and economically, when it comes habitation, Bantustans not withstanding.
The Tanzanian based Bakhresa Group has appointed Verde Hotels from South Africa to develop and manage the total overhaul and upgrading of the old Mtoni Marine Hotel in Zanzibar, 2km from Stone Town. The brand new five star property will be known as Hotel Verde, Zanzibar’s greenest hotel.
A mixture of Corobrik’s facebrick and paver range has been used in the construction of the vibrant Century City Square, a R1 billion project of mixed-use development that forms the heart of the Bridgeway Precinct in Cape Town.
The brand new Khayelitsha Shared Services Centre, commissioned by the Department of Transport and Public Works for the provincial departments of agriculture, education, social development and health, is expected to be fully occupied by the end of May.
Subcontractors working on roadworks in the Eastern Cape down tools and block the entrance of a main contractor’s site office in an effort to get paid.
Transnet National Ports Authority has allocated R7 billion to build new port facilities to grow South Africa’s ocean economy.
In a presentation to the Standing Committee on Economic Opportunities, Tourism and Agriculture in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament, it was revealed that 40 000 jobs stand to be created in South Africa, thanks to the development of the Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone.