Hardware retailers lead a fall in building confidence‚ a quarterly poll by Stellenbosch University's Bureau for Economic Research reports.
Motorists travelling on R305 between Stilbaai and the N2 can expect delays when the first stop/go lane closure starts this week for construction work to take place.
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.
General builder confidence declines from 46 to 44 in the first quarter of 2016, which is the result of a slowdown in building activity and increasing pressure on profitability.
The Department of Transport and Public Works Contractor Development Programme has made it possible for 15 emerging construction contractor-owners to successfully complete its 24-month Siyenyuka advanced accredited training and mentoring programme.
Fifteen owners of emerging construction businesses have successfully completed accredited training on how to run their businesses more effectively.
The Department of Transport and Public Works is making good progress with the resealing of a 27 km stretch of road on the R27 and an 8 km stretch of road on the M19 near Melkbosstrand.
A R178 million Department of Transport and Public Works project to rehabilitate and resurface sections of the R311 and R45 in the Moorreesburg area is progressing well.
Thousands of motorists will soon enjoy a better travelling experience on the R316 between Caledon and Bredasdorp after a R102 million investment by the Department of Transport and Public Works in resealing this road. Roadworks started in May 2015 and are scheduled to be completed by mid-May 2016.