ARTICLES RELATING TO CONSTRUCTION

Building in Africa moves from mining to malls

2014-04-14 13:23

Construction firms in sub-Saharan Africa are moving beyond mining work as demand rises for shopping centres and better roads, says Group Five CEO Mike Upton.

Surprise dip in construction confidence

2014-03-26 12:00

The increase in construction work in the first quarter of 2014 did not live up to expectations, according to an FNB index.

Grafton sees sustained Irish recovery

2014-03-05 13:38

Building supplies group Grafton says renewed activity in Irish construction appears to be sufficient to support a sustained recovery.

Group Five jumps on 40% earnings rise

2014-02-17 11:00

Shares of Group Five have rallied after the firm posted a 40% rise in first-half earnings and dividend, signalling a multi-year industry slump may be ending.

Grindrod in $989m Zambia railway deal

2014-02-03 12:21

Grindrod says it has clinched a deal to help build, operate and maintain a 590km railway connecting Zambia's copper belt with the Angolan border.

Construction sector on the mend

2014-01-22 12:00

Tendering price competition in the construction industry is at its lowest level since mid-2007, according to the latest FNB/BER construction confidence index.

UK construction PMI edges slightly down

2014-01-03 16:00

Britain's construction industry has done marginally better above economists' forecasts, helped by the biggest increase in commercial projects the past six years.

UK safety passports now in SA

2013-11-28 17:35

A Cape Town businessman has brought the concept of a safety passport to South Africa.

Eastern Cape creates most construction jobs

2013-11-11 13:30

The construction industry in the Eastern Cape now employs more people than the Western Cape and is third behind Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal .

Medupi boasts incident-free record

2013-10-17 19:29

There have been more than 4.5 million incident-free man-hours at Eskom's Medupi power station construction site, the company says.

Construction activity slows unexpectedly

2013-10-03 12:15

Industrial action likely weighed on construction activity during the third quarter, according to the latest construction confidence index.

Aveng expects solid improvement

2013-09-10 12:18

Aveng expects that its public sector infrastructure spend in South Africa will remain slower than anticipated.

Employers question building strike

2013-09-04 16:41

NUM is putting the cart before the horse with their actions in the building industry, says an industry body.

DA to access Medupi contracts

2013-09-02 13:21

Eskom has agreed to give the Democratic Alliance access to all its agreements with Medupi contractors, the opposition party says.

Construction industry has failed the youth

2013-09-01 11:16

There is a pool of bright young graduates whose talents are not being harnessed because of innovation challenges, says an expert.

Support for women in construction

2013-08-27 13:38

A new partnership wants to ensure that more is done to enable more women to achieve and succeed in the construction industry.

Construction workers demand 13% wage hike

2013-08-26 10:14

NUM members in the construction sector have downed tools, demanding a 13% wage increase, the union has confirmed.

Gigaba mum on Eskom's Medupi deals

2013-08-12 17:45

The DA has re-iterated its call for Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba to make public all agreements between Eskom and its Medupi contractors.

Fraud scandal rocks Medupi

2013-07-25 07:40

A top subcontractor at the R105bn Medupi power station is facing fraud charges relating to welding work for boilers, a report says.

Numsa seeks Medupi probe

2013-07-11 15:13

Numsa has called for an independent investigation into alleged collusion by construction companies at the Medupi power station in Limpopo.

Construction cartel may face NPA action

2013-06-26 15:35

The National Prosecuting Authority is looking into a probe of construction companies which were fined R1.46bn for collusion, a report states.

Aveng happy bid rig probe over

2013-06-24 15:22

Engineering and construction group Aveng says it is pleased that after nearly five years‚ the investigation into the construction industry has ended.

Patel: Rigged projects worth over R50bn

2013-05-07 22:03

The total value of construction projects being probed for collusion and price-fixing is higher than expected, says Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel.

Construction cartels to learn their fate

2013-04-23 16:08

Construction cartels could learn their fate on collusion allegations as early as June, the Construction Industry Development Board says.

 
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Basil Read CEO Marius Heyns says the 2013 financial year was a year of consolidation and stabilisation as the group reported strong financial results.

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Residential building slows - index

2014-03-18 12:53

The building sector reflects the increased pressure on households amid high levels of debt and the higher interest rate environment, according to an index.

Construction industry needs Govt plans

2014-02-18 17:02

The construction industry is grateful for the government's contribution, but it is disappointed that there are no plans for this to continue, says an expert.

Rate hike puts pressure on construction

2014-02-05 19:03

The pressure that the interest rate hike places on the construction industry can have far reaching consequences, says an expert.

Construction confidence index up

2014-01-22 20:30

The FNB/BER civil construction index increased from 51 to 66 points for the fourth quarter of last year, First National Bank says.

Residential building activity under pressure

2014-01-17 09:17

Levels of residential building activity for new housing showed very little change in the first eleven months of 2013, according to an expert.

Corruption monkey

2013-11-29 06:30

Mzwandile Jacks worries about collusion in SA's construction industry.

Lid stays on residential building activity

2013-11-22 09:04

Residential building activity continues to be influenced by household finances and major economic trends, according to an expert.

R300m for skills and small contractors

2013-10-24 19:44

Murray & Roberts has invested more than R300m to support skills and small contractors.

No plain sailing for building contractors

2013-10-03 20:00

Key themes at a conference for the building industry included transformation, government investment in construction, job creation and skills development.

Eskom's Medupi woes grow

2013-09-12 17:55

The Supreme Court of Appeal has upheld an appeal, refusing to allow Eskom to demand payment of certain guarantees in relation to the Medupi contract.

NUM warns of fake SMS messages

2013-09-05 08:29

Workers must disregard bogus SMS messages telling them the construction sector strike is over and they should report for work, the union says.

Union accepts construction wage deal

2013-09-03 09:32

Striking workers of the Building Construction and Allied Workers' Union have accepted the latest wage offer, according to employer organisation Safcec.

W Cape construction workers march

2013-08-28 14:50

Construction workers affiliated to the National Union of Mineworkers have marched to the Building Industry Bargaining Council in Cape Town demanding higher wages.

Construction firms reject pay demands

2013-08-26 14:46

Employers in the construction sector see wage demands by trade unions as unreasonable, the SA Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors says.

No half measures for construction pioneer

2013-08-15 13:55

As chief financial officer of Group Five Cristina Teixeira is the only woman CFO within the engineering and construction sector among listed companies.

Govt injects R202bn into economy in 2012

2013-07-31 12:14

Latest figures show that the government has spent more than R202bn on the economy in 2012, with the bulk of the money going into new construction projects.

Tribunal confirms settlement agreements

2013-07-22 18:54

The Competition Tribunal has confirmed settlement agreements reached with construction companies fined for collusive tendering.

Graft body: Charge construction colluders

2013-07-18 07:43

Criminal charges must be laid against directors of construction companies who were collectively fined R1.46bn for collusion, says Corruption Watch.

Positive outlook for construction

2013-07-04 12:05

A joint report about the state of construction in South Africa says recent construction activity has fallen, but firms expect an increase soon.

Basil Read settles on R95m

2013-06-24 15:44

Construction group Basil Read has reached a settlement agreement in the amount of R95m as part of the Competition Commission’s fast track settlement programme.

Building firms face R1.46bn bid-rig fine

2013-06-24 12:07

The Competition Commission is to fine 15 construction firms a total of R1.46bn to settle a multi-year investigation into bid-rigging.

New mall planned for Joburg CBD

2013-05-06 09:26

The big hole being dug in Newtown is the start of a R1.2bn retail and office development incorporating some of Johannesburg's most historic buildings.

Construction gains momentum

2013-04-19 10:53

A recovery in the construction sector gained momentum in the first quarter of 2013, according to First National Bank and the Bureau for Economic Research.

 
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