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Group Five granted immunity from competition authorities for 15 construction projects 

By: Simone Liedtke     6th August 2018 The Competition Tribunal has approved a settlement agreement in terms of which construction company Group Five will receive immunity for cooperating with the Competition Commission’s investigation into the construction industry and disclosing its participation in 15 construction projects as a... 

Cargo Carriers cements its legacy in powders transportation

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd August 2018 South Africa’s embattled cement producers will continue to focus on improving operational efficiencies to ensure their survival in an extremely cautious economy that has brought many large state-driven civil-engineering infrastructure and private-sector property developments to a grinding halt.... 

Basil Read enters business rescue

By: Irma Venter     15th June 2018 Basil Read on Friday announced that it has entered voluntary business rescue, as provided for by Section 129 of the Companies Act. Shares in the construction group plummeted 94% in afternoon trade, from a high of 22c to a low of 1c. 

Open letter to Safa president

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     8th June 2018 Dear Dr Danny Jordaan Congratulations on your recent election for another term at the pinnacle of South African football administration. If there had been any doubt that you are a darling of our football-loving nation, it would have evaporated in the wake of your landslide victory – 234 out of... 

Personalised Experiences, Neighbourhood ‘Live Sites’ And Temporary Venues Help Create More Inclusive, Cost-Effective Olympic Games Predicts Arup

3rd May 2018 Design, engineering and consulting firm Arup, has been involved in some of the best-known sporting destinations from the Singapore Sports Hub, through to the Bird’s Nest Stadium and Water Cube in Beijing and many of the venues and long-terms plans for London 2012 and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic... 

Paragon celebrates 20 years of design excellence

7th December 2017 Leading architecture, interior design, and space-planning practice Paragon of Sandton, Johannesburg celebrates 20 years of design excellence this year. The company was established in October 1997 by Founding Directors Anthony Orelowitz and Henning Rasmuss. Since then, Paragon has grown into one... 

Open immigration regime central to S Africa’s growth

By: Robyn Wilkinson     13th October 2017 Countries seeking to promote economic growth and job creation tend to adopt policies that create flexible and open immigration regimes, contrasting with South Africa’s adoption of restrictive immigration laws, which when coupled with bureaucratic inefficiency creates a barrier to the entry of... 

Bongiwe Pityi

26th May 2017 This week we feature Bongiwe Pityi, GM of OR Tambo International Airport   

Sanral CEO looks to regain South Africa’s trust despite ongoing e-toll tussle 

By: Irma Venter     24th February 2017 Not too long ago, the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) was a firm darling among its peers. It was a well-funded State-owned enterprise (SOE) almost never under fire, seldom in retreat, grinding ever onward in its task to manage and expand the country’s road network. Then came... 

Sanral CEO looks to regain South Africa’s trust despite ongoing e-toll tussle

By: Irma Venter     24th February 2017 Not too long ago the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) was a firm darling among its peers. It was a well-funded State-owned enterprise (SOE) almost never under fire, seldom in retreat, grinding ever onward in its task to manage and expand the country’s road network. Then came... 

New Appointment Takes Cynthia Back To Her Free State Roots

8th June 2016 For Cynthia, who was previously a.b.e's Regional Manager in the Eastern Cape,  the appointment has taken her back to her roots as she started her career at a.b.e. in Bloemfontein as Resellers Consultant 16 years ago,  marketing the company's  products to hardware stores and builders merchants in... 

City of Johannesburg tackling poverty, unemployment

By: Anine Kilian     4th March 2016 Landfill waste, a lack of food security and unemployment are three of the major challenges that the City of Johannesburg (CoJ) aims to prioritise in its 2040 vision, said CoJ manager Trevor Fowler at a Johannesburg Investor Roadshow event held in Johannesburg on Friday. He noted that by 2040, the... 

Ethiopia signs $120m contract for stadium as it aims to host major soccer, athletics events

By: African News Agency      7th January 2016 Ethiopia is to construct a $120-million modern national stadium to boost its chances of hosting international and continental soccer tournaments. An agreement signed between the China State Construction Engineering Corporation Limited and the Ethiopian government this week, foresees the stadium... 

Chryso Southern Africa Sees Increasing Use Of Pigmented Or Coloured Concrete

25th November 2014 Pigmented or coloured concrete is being used increasingly in a broad range of construction applications in South Africa, from pipelines to roads and even stadia, Hannes Engelbrecht, General Manager: Marketing, Chryso Southern Africa, says. “The government’s commitment to a massive infrastructure... 

Vitrex Ablution Cubicles For Several S.A. Universities

29th April 2014 Vitrex, South Africa’s leading producer of enamel steel products for architectural applications, has recently completed contracts from several South African universities for the supply and installation of its Vitraflex vitreous enamel steel cloakroom cubicles. Cristian Cottino, Sales & Marketing... 

On-The-Air (14/02/2014) 

By: Martin Creamer     17th February 2014 ‘Mechanise or die’. That’s the message now being played out loudly and clearly to South Africa’s stricken mining industry' R21-billion is the value of cash being paid to shareholders of South Africa’s richest iron-ore mine; Mining industry agrees to devote 5% of its payroll to the development of... 

Rethink anticollusion laws where large projects are involved

By: Kelvin Kemm     2nd August 2013 There has been a big fuss lately around the topic of ‘collusion’ amongst a group of large construction companies. There have been many outraged comments in the newspapers about how these companies should be punished for the damage that they have caused to the public. One has to ask; what damage?... 

Civil engineering industry on road to recovery, wage talks looming in June

By: Irma Venter     4th February 2013 The South African Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors’ (Safcec’s) latest Economics Report shows that the South African civil engineering industry could achieve a nominal turnover of around R50-billion this year, the biggest since the heady days of 2008 and 2009, says Safcec president... 

E-toll must be set aside, court hears

By: Sapa     26th November 2012 The e-tolling of Gauteng's highways must be set aside because insufficient public consultation has taken place, the High Court in Pretoria heard on Monday. Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) lawyer Mike Maritz said the implementation of the tolls was unlawful. 

Company Announcement: Dimension Data and EES in partnership on 2014 Brasil World Cup stadia

28th September 2012 EES and Dimension Data have been formally appointed by the builder and operator consortium in Fortaleza Brasil to oversee aspects of the 2014 Brasil World Cup stadia design, and build criteria that ensure compliance with FIFA specifications 

South Africa needs to increase private sector’s infrastructure development role

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     4th May 2012 “The private sector is not being involved enough in the government’s infrastructure implementation plans. Further, the South African government must establish whether we are a developmental State or a capable State,” infrastructure development company Bigen Africa head Snowy Khoza says. 

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