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Corobrik’s face bricks used to create homes in Roodepoort’s Princess Plots Informal Settlement

17th March 2020 The first phase of the Princess Plots Informal Settlement Upgrade Project has seen 281 homes handed over to residents in this Roodepoort-based settlement, with the construction incorporating Corobrik’s dynamic Fynbos Geel and Fynbos Rooi clay face bricks. The project, which got underway in 2014,... 

BEKA Schréder launches versatile LED bulkhead

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th March 2020 The QVAL is a decorative yet versatile, high-performance and reliable LED bulkhead which outperforms all conventional wall mounted bulkhead luminaires by providing a bright and long-lasting light for outdoor wall mounted applications. The design ensures a discreet integration without compromising... 

Human Settlements dept reviewing its funding model – Sisulu 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     6th March 2020 Although the Department of Human Settlements has invested R124-billion in delivering 4.7-million housing units since 1994, the housing backlog in South Africa remains at about 2.3-million homes. Human Settlement, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu on Friday pointed out that South Africa... 

On-The-Air (06/03/2020) 

By: Martin Creamer     6th March 2020 South Africa’s biggest black-managed and black-controlled platinum mining company is taking steps to generate its own renewable electricity. Royal Bafokeng Platinum has a policy of giving all its employees the opportunity to fund their own dignified homes. South Africa is hopelessly short of... 

New Concor chief sees surge in issuance of large tenders as sign of possible construction turnaround 

By: Terence Creamer     19th February 2020 Newly appointed Concor CEO Lucas Tseki believes the strong flow of tenders in the last quarter of 2019 could signal that the domestic construction market is finally bottoming out. He is also cautiously optimistic that infrastructure-focused departments and State-owned enterprises (SOEs) are, at... 

Jungheinrich seeks to offer the best of both worlds in new counterbalance truck

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     31st January 2020 Intralogistics solutions provider Jungheinrich this week gave the media and clients a preview of the future of sustainable logistics, with attendees at the company’s Innovations & Highlights seminar, in Hamburg, Germany, given a sneak peek of a pioneer counterbalance truck, the P30i. Jungheinrich... 

Raubex

24th January 2020 Firmly entrenched as an Africa-based diversified heavy engineering company, Raubex Group continues to excel as a world-class player in the heavy construction sector, with a focus on infrastructure development. Founded by industry legend Koos Raubenheimer in 1974, the company has a proud record of... 

Planes, trains, autos eclipse miners in fabric of Canada market

By: Bloomberg     20th January 2020 Move over materials, there’s a new kid on the block. The C$300-billion industrials group has ousted miners and forestry stocks to become the third-most valuable collection of companies on Canada’s equity market, behind banks and energy. Comprised mainly of transportation, engineering and... 

Rio commits A$5m to new child care center

By: Esmarie Iannucci     9th January 2020 Diversified major Rio Tinto will commit up to A$5-million to develop a new state-of-the-art childcare centre in Tom Price, in Western Australia, in partnership with the Shire of Ashburton. The proposed facility will have capacity for 96 children and is projected to be open in 2021. It will... 

High-quality plastic bottle sorting with the STADLER Delabeler

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th January 2020 Plastic has become an indispensable feature of modern life, and has many redeeming qualities: it is flexible and strong, as well as light; it can be used in place of natural resources such as ivory or wood, and is very good for keeping foods fresh, just to mention a few. However, its durability... 

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