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SME building and construction industry in the doldrums, says CIDB survey

Construction industry in rapid decline as work wanes, ‘mafia’ takes over, warns Safcec 

BY: IRMA VENTER     8th April 2019 The South African construction industry is in a state of accelerated decline, says South African Forum of Civil Engineering Contractors (Safcec) CEO Webster Mfebe. This is caused mainly by a lack of new contracts flowing from government’s purse, as well as increased violence and thuggery on local... 

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South Africa’s President Can’t Keep the Lights On, Just as Elections Approach

 

South Africa’s President Can’t Keep the Lights On, Just as Elections Approach

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New 130,000sqm mixed-use Barlow Park Precinct is set to begin construction

The redevelopment of Barlow Park Precinct will start before mid-year. The R3-billion-plus project will transform this landmark Sandton Central site from a sprawling corporate park previously  housed Barloworld’s Corporate office, Logistics and Equipment head offices, into a vibrant modern mixed-use precinct.

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This South African super-strong brick is made from human urine - a world first

  • The world’s first ‘bio brick’ made from human urine has been unveiled at the University of Cape Town. 
  • The bricks are made in moulds at room temperature - better for the environment.
  • Chemically speaking, urine is “liquid gold”. 

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Top 4 concerns for South Africa’s emerging construction companies

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Energy Regulator to announce Eskom tariff decision on March 7 

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) will announce its decision on Eskom’s fourth multiyear price determination (MYPD4) application, as well as the State-owned utility's 2017/18 regulatory clearing account (RCA) submission on Thursday March 7. The determination will be released... 

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