Seven new projects to up Cape Town CBD value

2016-05-24 18:01

The Cape Town CBD has gained at least seven development projects since January 2016, according to the Cape Town Central City Improvement District.

Master Builders W Cape offers training

2016-04-11 12:11

The Master Builders Association of the Western Cape is offering a number of free training opportunities and the chance to gain employment.

Will things pick up again for SA's construction sector?

2016-03-22 10:00

Will things turn around for the construction industry? Experts give their views on the outlook for the sector.

Construction industry outlook improves - index

2016-01-14 16:25

Business confidence in the construction industry has increased marginally for the fourth quarter of 2015, according to the FNB/BER Civil Confidence Index.

Increased risk of massive construction lay-offs

2015-11-26 11:51

A survey shows the construction sector is taking strain as it battles lower revenue and a 54% profit drop, heightening the risk of massive lay-offs.

Young entrepreneurs eye construction empire

2015-10-02 20:43

A coincidental meeting between two young entrepreneurs from Durban has turned into a successful construction business which now employs 52 people.

Master Builders building skills

2015-09-02 18:17

There is a persistent shortage of skills in the South African construction industry, according to the Master Builders Association Western Cape.

Cement the new oil as Africa’s richest man takes on Lafarge

2015-08-25 09:16

Africa’s richest man is pushing to dominate its market for cement, the material at the heart of the continent’s infrastructure boom.

Tender price competition worst in years - index

2015-06-24 17:27

Tendering price competition is at its worst level since the end of 2011, according to respondents taking part in the latest FNB/BER Civil Confidence Index.

US housing construction surges to 7-year high

2015-05-21 08:33

US new home construction has jumped to its strongest pace in more than seven years in April, leaving behind the winter slowdown.


An expert’s solution – A plan to regenerate SA from bottom up

2016-05-19 07:51

Business and engineering have remedies for the economic and social chaos SA faces, says engineer Greville Wood.

Weakening in construction activity - index

2016-03-23 16:40

More than 70% of respondents in the latest FNB/BER Civil Confidence Index are dissatisfied with current business conditions.

 Student saves R10 000 on food living in res, claims developer

John Schooling says a student in one of the residences his company built saved R10,000 on her yearly food bill. According to Schooling, the student saved almost R1,000 per month on food once she lived in a communal residence.

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Construction transformation 'only window dressing'

2016-01-08 17:12

There is too much transformation window dressing in the construction sector, but these do not offer real change, says the chair of a construction company.

Dbn entrepreneurs share their road map to success

2015-10-10 08:00

Two young Durban entrepreneurs who "build dreams instead of houses" have been inundated with calls for advice and mentorship after they shared their story with Fin24.

Lafarge Zim struggles amid increasing rivalry

2015-09-30 11:10

Lack of major national projects and large commercial infrastructure projects has seen Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe post reduced revenues for the half year to end-June.

UK construction growth inches up in August

2015-09-02 15:27

A pick-up in house building has helped growth in Britain's construction sector speed up slightly, but the expansion remains weaker than last year's rebound

Group Five falls most in 8 months, profit halves

2015-07-27 15:39

Group Five has plunged the most since November 17 after saying fiscal full-year profit fell as much as 50%.

Growth in UK construction picks up

2015-06-02 11:45

Optimism among British construction firms has hit a nine-year high after Prime Minister David Cameron scored an unexpectedly decisive election victory.

‘Boom in construction won’t last’

2015-05-06 09:59

The proposed R800bn investment in infrastructure over the next three years will be a shot in the arm for construction, but should not be seen a panacea.

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