The announcement on the 15 June 2018 that Basil Read Construction is applying for business rescue is a clear indication of the critical state of the construction industry, says Mohau Mphomela, Executive Director, Master Builders Association North.

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Inaugurated this month (November 2017) in Toronto, Canada, new Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors President, John Hughes (FRICS*), emphasises the fact that infrastructure is vital to the successful growth of sustainable cities.
According to Sean Blake, executive director of the South African Institute for Welding (SAIW), South Africa continues to import foreign welding skills because of the inability to meet local demand.
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Two key infrastructure projects – a 288 unit residential facility and the complete rebuild of the electricity substation – have been completed at the University of Zululand’s main KwaDlangezwa Campus.

Cape Town Mayor Councillor Patricia De Lille will deliver the keynote address at the FIDICGAMA 2017 Conference to be held from the 07th to 10th May 2017 at the International Convention Centre in Cape Town.

Marley Building Systems took to the floor at this year’s African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo with a compendium of local and international brand names since acquiring the Lafarge Gypsum SA business in November last year.

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The City of Jo’burg, the host city of the 2016 African Construction Expo and Totally Concrete Expo, held an investment breakfast on the third and final day of the event - which took place from 09 to 11 May at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, Johannesburg.

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Wednesday, 24 February 2016 11:31

R576m to upgrade William Nicol

The Gauteng Province is to upgrade William Nicol Drive up to the N14 freeway for R576 million as part of Gauteng’s infrastructure development plans.

Lack of capacity in governmental and professional structures tasked to implement infrastructure projects is one of the main challenges faced by the construction industry in Africa, resulting in issues with the delivery of quality products within the specified time and budget, payment issues and so on, says Frans Pienaar of Inyatsi Construction.

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Tuesday, 19 January 2016 13:05

New company structure Royal HaskoningDHV

International engineering and project management consultancy Royal HaskoningDHV has announced a simplified organisation and management structure.

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