ARTICLES RELATING TO CONSTRUCTION

Unsold London homes under construction at record high

2017-04-25 11:10

The number of unsold London homes under construction has risen to a record as higher taxes and economic uncertainty damp demand for expensive properties.

Construction confidence edges up

2017-03-28 10:14

Confidence in South Africa’s construction industry has improved slightly in the first quarter of 2017 following a mild improvement in construction activity.

UK construction may weaken as Brexit inflation bites

2017-03-02 11:53

Britain’s construction industry has showed signs of weakness, with a gauge of demand dropping for a second month.

Black industrialists to earn R27bn in construction partnerships

2017-02-13 13:47

Seven construction firms will be concluding partnership agreements with emerging construction partner-companies, which will see them earn between R21bn and R27bn annually.

Sanral strikes back: Scrapping Gauteng e-tolls not the solution

2017-02-06 17:44

Sanral said it will support a call by civil rights body Outa to probe collusion within the construction industry.

Pityana launches scathing attack on Zuma, private sector

2017-02-02 12:58

Save SA convenor Sipho Pityana has not only criticised President Jacob Zuma at the Cape Town Press Club, but also called on business “to eradicate corruption in its own ranks".

World's highest bridge opens in China

2016-12-30 10:07

The world's highest bridge has opened to traffic in China, connecting two provinces in the mountainous southwest and reducing travel times by as much as three-quarters, local authorities say.

PICS: Inside Sasol’s new mega R2bn Sandton HQ

2016-12-07 10:14

Africa’s largest rooftop garden, a state-of-the art fitness centre, cafés and an art gallery are just a few features of Sasol’s new multi-billion rand head office in Sandton.

BBC lashes out at govt over development deal

2016-10-14 18:58

The Black Business Council says it doesn’t back the state's new development fund deal with major construction firms due to conditions the agreement falls short of.

Building confidence shows slight uptick

2016-09-15 12:43

Although the FNB/BER Building Confidence Index has risen back to first-quarter levels, over 60% of respondents are dissatisfied with current business conditions.

 

SA gets 'Rolls-Royce' of scissor lifts

2017-04-03 14:42

Africa’s tallest and most technologically advanced scissor lift, with a full working capacity of 27.5 metres, has arrived in Cape Town.

BBC lists transformation demands for construction sector

2017-03-03 11:56

The Black Business Council in the Built Environment has taken aim at seven construction companies over a settlement agreement aimed at ensuring transformation in the industry.

Average cost to build a new house up almost 7%

2017-02-17 18:56

The average building cost of new housing constructed in 2016 increased by 6.9% to an average of R6 614 per square metre, says a property analyst.

Group Five cautions about expected loss

2017-02-09 17:45

Group Five expects to report a loss per share and headline loss per share of at least 170 cents per share for the six months to December 2016.

Call for Sanral to probe construction firms for price-fixing

2017-02-06 14:21

Civil rights body Outa wants Sanral to take local construction companies to task over price collusion.

North West bonanza for Chinese

2017-01-29 06:01

Several unions are up in arms as cement producer PPC employs 242 Chinese workers for a R1.7 billion project in North West, rather than hiring locals.

Construction confidence at 4-year low

2016-12-14 12:14

The FNB/BER Civil Construction Index dropped 17 index points to its lowest level since 2012.

Winning Women: Determination and passion personified

2016-11-13 05:59

It’s been 10 short years since Sibongile ­Manganyi-Rath, born and raised in Soweto, founded the Indigo Kulani Group. Today it’s making a big impact in construction and property development across Africa, writes Sue Grant-Marshall

Construction profit margins fall but income rises 13.4%

2016-09-26 12:26

Profit margins in the construction industry dropped from a high of 4% in 2007 to 2.9% in 2014, but income lifted 13.4% from 2011 to 2014 to a total of R392.3bn.

Raubex won't carry risk for SA Fence and Gate venture

2016-09-02 17:01

Construction firm Raubex has reassured shareholders that it will not carry the risk associated with providing guarantees for its joint venture with SA Fence and Gate.

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