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Why does South Africa stumble so often?

by Richard Jansen van Vuuren All those wonderful feelings and memories of the Soccer World Cup seem so distant lately. In just two years since the event the construction industry and government have been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons....

Limpopo looters brought to book

Law enforcement processes and other forensic investigations were under way in Limpopo, “ensuring that any wrongdoing is identified and necessary action taken against individuals involved”, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said in Parliament on...

Sexwale ruffles private sector’s feathers

The Master Builders South Africa (MBSA), a national organisation representing the building industry, is none too pleased with Tokyo Sexwale’s proposal for a state construction company. “We are very concerned with the proposition tabled...

R185m upgrade for East London airport

The Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) has invested R185m in an East London airport runway upgrade project, the largest expenditure in the airport’s history, airport manager Michael Kernekamp said. The project to rehabilitate...

State housing company rejected

Building industry organisations and experts are “very concerned” about the government’s intention to consider establishing a state-owned construction company. “This is just another hair-brain scheme,” Llewellyn Lewis, the principal consultant at...