Construction

Eskom can’t promise blackout-free winter

It is five o’clock in the evening and the computer dials at the nerve-centre of state electricity firm Eskom are cranking towards the red as millions of people get home and turn on their heating, hot water and cookers. In the next two hours, demand...

Numsa members to benefit from housing project

Hundreds of Numsa members in Nelson Mandela Bay are set to benefit from a housing project following the handing over of R43.7 million worth of prime piece of land to its leadership. Eastern Cape Department of Human Settlements MEC Helen...

Gordhan appeals to court following e-toll saga

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has made an unusual appeal to the Constitutional Court in a bid to set aside the high court order halting e-tolling. “At the heart of the dispute in this case, lies a fundamental issue regarding separation of...

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....

Low-cost housing built from polystyrene

Two of South Africa’s most pressing needs, namely the need for sustainable, low-cost housing and the need to divert recyclable materials away from the country’s landfill sites which are rapidly approaching their fill capacity, have found an...

No maintenance spells sure disaster

Like any other valuable asset, failing to maintain lighting and telecoms infrastructure will cost you more – and it may also cost someone their personal safety or their life. When it comes to structural integrity and electrical fitness of lighting...