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.

Refurbishment of former Imax building in V&A Waterfront

2016-08-16 17:29

The extensive refurbishment and tenant fit-out of the V&A Waterfront’s Pavilion building, which previously housed the old Imax Theatre, have been completed.

Group Five shares rally on upbeat trade update

2016-08-01 13:26

Group Five's share price has rallied over 7% after the construction firm said it expects fully diluted headline earnings per share to be up to 70% higher than before.


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.

Jabu shines in construction industry

2016-08-30 19:57

Jabu Serithi has been promoted to becoming the first woman director to be appointed within GVK-Siya Zama.

UK construction shrinks as Brexit delays projects

2016-08-12 11:45

Construction has shrunk for a second month and there are signs of worse to come as firms put spending plans on hold following the Brexit vote.

Africa 'must grab construction opportunities now'

2016-07-15 17:29

The future of Africa will be unbuilt without the right transformation and if the general attitude does not change, says a construction expert.

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