President Cyril Ramaphosa has highlighted preparation - through the Infrastructure South Africa (ISA) project preparation roundtable - as the key to unlock South Africa’s post COVID-19 economic recovery.
Government will in the coming months expedite the implementation of at least 50 infrastructure projects with a total investment value of more than R340 billion.
Failure by construction industry players to comply with Covid-19 hygiene regulations and protocols could lead to site shutdowns which the industry can ill afford, says Databuild CEO Morag Evans, given that it was already in a severe slump prior to the outbreak of the pandemic.
The Master Builders Association (MBA) North has broadly welcomed President Ramaphosa’s vision of massive infrastructure spending as the “flywheel” of South Africa’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.
Reports of the demise of the construction industry in South Africa are greatly exaggerated, says construction giant Grinaker-LTA.
The sudden announcement of the lockdown by President Ramaphosa understandably raised serious and immediate concerns in the building industry.
A growing trust deficit between the government and the private sector threatens to derail efforts to turn around the struggling construction sector, but government is intensifying its efforts to build meaningful relationships with the industry.
14th August 2019 In a night celebrating Excellence in Engineering hosted by Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) and sponsored by Aon South Africa, leaders in the Built Environment gathered at the Vodacom Dome in Midrand to honour 25 years of democracy and celebrate the winners of the 2019 CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards – reshaping our future together.
Preparations are well underway for another spectacular occasion celebrating innovation, quality, outstanding workmanship and professionalism in the engineering industry as Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) and the engineering community get ready for the prestigious CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards.