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...




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





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.



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”.



Top 4 concerns for South Africa’s emerging construction companies





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...