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R1,4bn casino development in full swing

By: System Author     3rd December 1999 Top Casino Projects 

SA firm withdraws Swedish casino bid

By: System Author     3rd December 1999 South African company Global Resorts SA announced in November that it had pulled out of a bid to design, develop and operate four of six new casinos in Sweden. 

Casino industry boosts building sector in SA

By: System Author     3rd December 1999 Top Casino Projects 

Builders and State clash over new body . . .

By: System Author     26th November 1999 A dispute on the consultation process between government and industry broke out between the inter- ministerial task team on construction industry development and the Construction Industry Forum. 

New brewery takes shape

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Brewerie & Wineries 

Municipal headquarters, Gauteng

By: System Author     26th November 1999 The establishment of a new municipal headquarters complex 

Sector’s development is reconstructed

By: System Author     19th November 1999 Reconstruction & Development 

Trade Minister wants new office space

By: System Author     19th November 1999 Pending Cabinet approval, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will be establishing a new building which DTI Minister Alec Erwin hopes will be a ‘showcase of the South African economy’. 

Property development, Western Cape

By: System Author     19th November 1999 A Cape development group has unlocked a further 100 000 m2 of land 

New company set to help develop Africa

By: System Author     12th November 1999 The development arm of Ampros, Amtrad Developments, has joined forces with Africa Construction to establish Amtrad Africa Developments (AAD), a property-development company. 

It is now compulsory for builders to register

By: System Author     12th November 1999 On November 1 this year it became compulsory for all home-builders to register, and for new homes to be enrolled with the new National Home Builders Registration Council. 

Mixed-use development, Gauteng

By: System Author     12th November 1999 A portion of land adjacent to the residential component of the Thembi mixed development has been granted office rights. 

Subway and bridge, Gauteng

By: System Author     12th November 1999 Contractors are being invited to prequalify for a subway and relocation of a bridge. 

Golf course redevelopment, Western Cape

By: System Author     5th November 1999 Proposals are invited for the purchase and development of a 16 ha portion of the Athlone golf course. 

V&A Waterfront residential marina, Western Cape

By: System Author     5th November 1999 Stocks Coastal has started its bulk earthworks contract to prepare the site for the canal. 

Co-op housing project launched in Newtown

By: System Author     29th October 1999 The first official co-operative housing project in South Africa was launched as part of a R33-million housing development for the low-income market. 

Creation of R320-million Cape foreshore centre proposed

By: System Author     22nd October 1999 The development of a R320-million world-class convention, exhibition and cultural centre on Cape Town’s foreshore has been proposed. 

Local firm builds first airport bridge in glass

By: System Author     22nd October 1999 The first glass airport passenger-loading bridge ever to be made in South Africa is under construction. 

N$95m dam project on track

By: System Author     8th October 1999 Construction on the N$95-million new reclamation plant at Goreangab dam in Namibia is progressing well and due to come on stream in October 2000. 

Upturn predicted for SA building industry

By: System Author     8th October 1999 Based on contract documents sold by the Joint Building Contracts Committee this year, CEO Peter Bold is predicting a significant upturn in the building industry. 

Heat-exchange wind-tunnel radiates success

By: System Author     1st October 1999 Heating & Cooling 

Original ways of wiring-up buildings

By: System Author     1st October 1999 Electrically Speaking 

Amazing 20-metre statue from the year 981

By: System Author     1st October 1999 Tech Track 

Cape offered R3-million factory

By: System Author     24th September 1999 The headquarters of the R4-billion Capricorn Business and Technology Park in Muizenberg, Western Cape, has been completed. 

Bridge collapse hearing resumes

By: System Author     17th September 1999 The second stage of the Department of Labour’s hearing into the collapse of the Injaka bridge near Bush Buck Ridge, Mpumalanga, was resumed at the end of August following a two-month recess. 

R250-million John Ross highway upgrade

By: System Author     17th September 1999 Tenders for the first contract of the R250-million upgrade of the John Ross highway could go out as early as November this year. 

‘Arabisation’ continues for SA contractor

By: System Author     10th September 1999 The ‘Arabisation’ of South Africa’s leading contractor, Murray & Roberts, is continuing apace. 

Bloemfontein City

By: System Author     10th September 1999 Bainsvlei 33kV distribution centres and switching station 

Give us the go-ahead, say airport developers

By: System Author     10th September 1999 The financial backing for the proposed R3,2-billion Springs-Nigel International Airport (SNI) could become a reality within the next month but will definitely be in place by the end of the year. 

Building sector in recovery

By: System Author     10th September 1999 South African construction industry’s seems to be heading for the high road following its dismal recent past. 

New terminal a source of pride for citizens – Mbeki

By: System Author     10th September 1999 The latest stage in Airports Company South Africa’s developments at Johannesburg International Airport came to a high-profile climax when President Thabo Mbeki opened the airport’s new Terminal 1. 

Feb scheduling for new transmission line

By: System Author     10th September 1999 Construction on the second phase of the 400 kV transmission line stretching from Aries in South Africa to Auas outside Windhoek in Namibia is progressing ahead of schedule. 

Let us build fuel plant: Stumpf on pebble-bed

By: System Author     3rd September 1999 The State-owned Atomic Energy Corporation of South Africa is in an ideal position to build the fuel plant for the country’s first inherently safer nuclear power reactor, the much-celebrated pebble-bed modular reactor which could contribute an estimated R20-billion to South Africa’s... 

Africa’s women have been in construction for ages

By: System Author     3rd September 1999 While women in construction are generally praised for succeeding in a man’s world, Africa’s women were, in fact, making mud bricks and building and painting houses long before men were welcomed into the world of construction. 

New construction firm boss up-beat

By: System Author     3rd September 1999 Despite the recessionary conditions in the South African construction sector, one of the 

Construction board laws before year end

By: System Author     27th August 1999 Legislation to establish the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) will be gazetted later this year for enactment in parliament by early next year. 

Swazi road building begins in September

By: System Author     27th August 1999 Construction of the R89-million highway between Mbabane and Oshoek, which was awarded to WBHO Swaziland in July, is due to start at the beginning of September. 

 

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