Here’s why the majority of homes being built in SA now are flats or townhouses

2019-06-06 10:16

59.2% of all new residential properties constructed between January and March were flats and townhouses.

This start-up construction company wants to tune-up excavators with self-driving tech

They’re meant to do the basic menial tasks of drivers, so humans can focus on the more complex work.

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These SA highway projects have been left half-finished after two construction giants went bust

2019-03-29 05:37

Highway projects in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Limpopo are affected.

Group Five collapse signals SA construction demise

2019-03-12 18:59

South Africa’s construction industry is being demolished, says Janice Kew.

Raubex warns of 20% drop in earnings

2019-02-12 19:36

JSE-listed infrastructure development group Raubex is expecting its earnings per share and headline earnings per share for the year ending 28 February to fall by at least 20%.

The most impressive skyscraper of 2018 has the fastest elevator in the world. Take a look.

2018-12-17 07:40

Seoul's Lotte World Tower won the Emporis Skyscraper Award, which honors the top skyscrapers of the year.

Durban just launched a R1.14 billion highway interchange – with 4 levels and Africa’s longest flyover bridge

2018-11-01 13:27

Sanral and transport minister Blade Nzimande opened the new Mount Edgecombe highway interchange in Durban, which is set to ease the disreputable traffic in the area.

This South African super-strong brick is made from human urine - a world first

2018-10-24 16:18

Chemically speaking, urine is “liquid gold”.

This is what the R2 billion Jewel City development on the seedier side of Joburg’s CBD will look like

2018-10-10 16:14

City of Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba hailed the development as the “the largest in the Johannesburg CBD for some years.”

Group Five results hit by major loss in Ghana

2018-10-02 14:14

Diversified construction company Group Five has performed "materially below expectations" during the past financial year after significant losses on a major contract in Ghana.


Group Five puts three units up for sale in business rescue plan

2019-05-06 20:09

Group Five is preparing a sale of three of its biggest subsidiaries as the former South African construction giant strives to salvage what it can from bankruptcy proceedings

Chaotic cities getting you down? Enter sustainable precincts – SA's answer to the urban jungle

2019-04-21 08:43

In Dunkeld, Johannesburg, a mixed-use precinct development is rising. The goal: 14 000 employment opportunities and accommodation for 2 500 residents in a single environment where people can live, work and play.

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.

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.

The tallest skyscrapers of 2018 include a helipad, sky gardens, and an indoor skating rink

2019-01-01 09:02

The tallest skyscrapers build in 2018 are mostly in China, with the exception of a few giant structures in Philadelphia and Malaysia.

For R40 you can drive across Africa’s longest bridge – and get to Mozambique four hours faster

2018-11-14 12:18

The longest suspension bridge in Africa has officially been opened.

MEC on construction woes: Give investors value, not 'Stone Age' delivery methods

2018-10-30 19:42

Gauteng MEC for Infrastructure Development Jacob Mamabolo has questioned why government expenditure appears not to be lifting confidence in the ailing construction sector.

Finding value in the SA construction sector

2018-10-11 10:59

Many would agree that the good times are gone for local construction companies. But according to the experts, patience can reward investors – if they pick the right companies.

Group Five expects more jobs losses in EPC cluster

2018-10-03 22:13

Diversified construction company Group Five expects further retrenchments mainly within its Engineer, Construct and Procurement cluster, a spokesperson told Fin24.

Civil construction confidence remains in doldrums

2018-09-25 10:33

The FNB Bureau of Economic Research index for confidence in the civil construction sector for the third quarter is only marginally higher than for the second, reflecting that a majority of respondents are dissatisfied with prevailing business conditions.

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