Building prospects in doldrums despite slight confidence uptick

2017-09-19 12:36

Despite a slight increase in confidence, the building sector is likely to continue to perform poorly in the fourth quarter, according to the Building Confidence Index.

BEE in construction should be more than just ticking boxes

2017-09-12 05:00

It is not enough for the construction industry to simply comply with the minimum requirements of BEE, says Gregory Mofokeng of the the Black Business Council in the Built Environment.

UK manufacturing jumps, construction falls as quarter starts

2017-09-08 12:12

The UK economy has made a mixed start to the third quarter, according to output figures.

Group Five settles on new board after spat - report

2017-07-24 16:47

Shareholders have reached a compromise on Group Five's new board, selected at an extraordinary general meeting.

The builder of the future

2017-05-31 11:50

Moladi founder Hennie Botes has developed a way to build houses and social infrastructure faster and cheaper, without jeopardising the structural integrity of buildings.

Beware of cowboy builders

2017-05-14 06:49

Your smooth-talking builder may promise you the world, but you could end up in a world of pain, writes Angelique Ruzicka.

Price collusion settlement knocks Raubex profit

2017-05-08 11:15

Construction firm Raubex has reported a profit drop because of a programme which was part of a settlement agreement after it was found to have been involved in price collusion.

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.


Black contractors viewed with suspicion

2017-09-17 06:00

There is a culture of institutional suspicion in the construction industry as black contractors’ ability to undertake construction projects is being questioned.

Multi-year budget system mooted for construction sector

2017-09-11 12:54

The Department of Economic Development is consulting with Treasury on the possibility of a multi-year budget system to mirror the build cycle of mega constructions, says Ebrahim Patel.

AfriSam to eye other deals if tie-up with PPC fails

2017-08-06 06:58

A merger between cement producers AfriSam and PPC would result in hundreds of millions of rands in savings, says AfriSam’s acting CEO, Rob Wessels.

Construction confidence falls to lowest level in 6 years

2017-06-28 12:42

The FNB Bureau of Economic Research Civil Confidence Index fell to its lowest level in six years.

Battling to build

2017-05-14 06:57

Construction technologist says nepotism, a lack of knowledge and self-interest in government are shutting his company out.

Murray & Roberts cautions shareholders

2017-05-08 16:13

Murray & Roberts has advised shareholders that the results for the financial year ending will be impacted by additional costs.

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.

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