Civil construction goes from bad to worse as confidence hits record low

2019-03-26 13:02

The performance of the civil construction sector in South Africa has gone from bad to worse, with the latest FNB/BER Civil Confidence Index reflecting the lowest confidence levels ever recorded.

A large glass tower is planned for Port Elizabeth to honour Madiba - here's what it will look like

2018-10-16 12:58

The tower’s design is inspired by the 27 years Mandela spent in prison.

5.5% pricier to build a house than a year ago – analyst

2018-06-23 15:24

The average building cost of new housing completed increased by 5.5% year-on-year in the first four months of 2018, while planned building activity declined in the same period.


2018-05-17 18:30

GIVEN the demand for housing across Cape Town, property owners are increasingly taking advantage of the opportunity by converting buildings into rental units.

Weak domestic growth forces Raubex to look abroad

2017-11-06 22:25

Weak domestic growth has seen construction company Raubex suffer a drop in revenue, operating profit and bottom line, leading it to find growth prospects internationally.

5 reasons volunteering is healthy

2017-04-24 14:46

Volunteering has many benefits and there is plenty of research to support this. Here are five reasons you should volunteer.

Conference on sustainable buildings in Africa

2017-01-25 16:25

A new conference in Nairobi will explore sustainability for Africa's buildings.

New building technique offers hope for SA housing shortage - CEO

2016-11-01 16:14

SA's housing shortage may be solved faster, cheaper and environmentally friendlier due to a technique that is widely used in Scandinavia and northern Europe.

SA competition head seeks building industry reform

2016-03-03 06:38

South Africa's competition commissioner has plans to seek 'serious reforms' in the construction industry years after the 2010 Soccer World Cup colluding scandal.

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.


Discovery is paying R23 million a month to rent its shiny new head office, which has a roof-top running track

2019-02-19 13:04

Property group Growthpoint is the majority shareholder of the building.


2018-09-06 16:30

ON Monday protesters in Kya Sands, Joburg said all hell would break loose unless local companies gave them jobs.

RICS signs MoU with Green Building Council SA

2018-05-31 17:53

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Green Building Council SA.

Residential building activity contracts

2017-11-21 08:00

Building activity in SA for new private sector-financed housing contracted in both the planning and construction phases, according to a property analyst.

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.

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.

Bursaries for Master Builders

2016-11-28 19:23

The Master Builders Association of the Western Cape is awaiting applicants for bursaries it has been providing for tertiary education for the past 11 years.

Radebe to address builders’ congress

2016-08-12 14:45

The annual Master Builders Congress will be taking place at the Durban International Convention Centre.

Bursaries offered in building industry

2015-11-11 14:03

Applications for bursaries offered by the Master Builders Association of the Western Cape for the 2016 academic year are open.

Affordability impacts residential building sector

2015-05-22 14:01

Although the biggest demand in SA is for small housing units, fewer are built due to affordability and changing lifestyles, says an expert.

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