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Fairfax drops plan to buy PPC stake
Fairfax drops plan to buy PPC stake

PPC's share price fell 3% to R6.40 on Monday, 11 December, after it notified shareholders Canadian financier Fairfax would not proceed with a formal offer

By Robert Laing 9 hours ago

Shipping containers and commercial property - a sign of the times
Shipping containers and commercial property - a sign of the times

The development of shipping containers in the 1950s transformed the face of the transport industry

By Leon Breytenbach 1 day ago

It's time to recognise how harmful high-rise living can be for residents
It's time to recognise how harmful high-rise living can be for residents

The fire at Grenfell Tower has catapulted high-rise social housing into the public consciousness, in a way not seen since the 1960s

By Royce Turner and Andrea Wigfield 1 day ago

Barlow Park Campus in Sandton to be redeveloped
Barlow Park Campus in Sandton to be redeveloped

In one of the major unlisted real-estate transactions of 2017, Barloworld, Atterbury and African Rainbow Capital have partnered as co-investors in the redevelopment of the prime Barlow Park Campus, located at 180 Katherine Street, Sandton

By Alistair Anderson 8 Dec 2017

Engineering research in Africa is growing but it's still a patchy picture
Engineering research in Africa is growing but it's still a patchy picture

Africa's vast land mass and rich natural and mineral resources make it strategically important and an increasingly significant global player

By Swapan Kumar Patra 8 Dec 2017

Jilted PPC slides in morning trade
Jilted PPC slides in morning trade

PPC's share price fell 3.5% to R6.65 on Thursday morning, 7 December, after it informed shareholders it had been jilted on Monday by one of its three suitors, Dublin-based CRH

By Robert Laing 7 Dec 2017

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Who knew pee was valuable?

Liquid gold has been discovered at the University of Cape Town

By Dave Chambers 7 Dec 2017

Asrin begins construction of Chapel Towers in Zonnebloem
Asrin begins construction of Chapel Towers in Zonnebloem

Asrin Property Developers has begun construction on the Chapel Towers development in Zonnebloem, Cape Town

6 Dec 2017

UCT game-changers scoop first place in Greenovate Awards
UCT game-changers scoop first place in Greenovate Awards

Along with the inaugural Greenovate Engineering Award, environmental game-changers from the University of Cape Town (UCT) took first place in this year's Greenovate Awards

6 Dec 2017

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Made-in-Rwanda Expo ends with calls to buy local

The fourth edition of the annual Made-in-Rwanda Expo concluded yesterday with a call from leaders to embrace locally produced products

By Julius Bizimungu 6 Dec 2017

Let us not reinvent the wheel in the water sector, Nomvula Mokonyane urges
Let us not reinvent the wheel in the water sector, Nomvula Mokonyane urges

The call for private sector investment in the water sector does not mean the government has changed its policy

By Neels Blom 5 Dec 2017

Drought levy is about our survival‚ De Lille tells Capetonians
Drought levy is about our survival‚ De Lille tells Capetonians

Cape Town's proposed "drought charge" will pay for the survival of Capetonians‚ says mayor Patricia de Lille

By Aphiwe Deklerk 5 Dec 2017

Giuseppe Plumari named Nedbank Business Person of the Year
Giuseppe Plumari named Nedbank Business Person of the Year

CEO of Steyn City Properties Giuseppe Plumari was recently named Business Person of the Year at this year's Nedbank Business Excellence Awards

5 Dec 2017

Cape Town's City Hall closed for renovations
Cape Town's City Hall closed for renovations

Cape Town's City Hall is undergoing a major makeover and will not be available until July 2018

4 Dec 2017

Sustainable re-use and recycling work for heritage buildings and places too
Sustainable re-use and recycling work for heritage buildings and places too

The desire to preserve the special character and historical significance of unique places and buildings is at the heart of heritage preservation

By Jason Byrne and Tony Matthews 4 Dec 2017

Discovery lets your ideas take flight in 3D
Discovery lets your ideas take flight in 3D

To match its 5-Star - Green Star rating by the Green Building Council South Africa, Discovery's global headquarters in Sandton Central houses a striking 3D artwork that has people talking

1 Dec 2017

Greywater systems to save gardens (and property values) during dry summers
Greywater systems to save gardens (and property values) during dry summers

Greywater systems are an excellent way to keep your garden looking great, especially in times of drought or water restrictions, which will add to the aesthetic appeal of your home when you decide to sell, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.

1 Dec 2017

Virgin Active Collection Menlyn Maine
Virgin exercises its green credentials

Virgin Active Collection Menlyn Maine is the second of the health club group's facilities to be awarded a 4-star Green Star SA rating for interiors

30 Nov 2017

Artist's impression of the new liquid bulk terminal at the Port of Ngqura
Ngqura liquid bulk terminal development making headway

The construction of a new petroleum trading hub at the Port of Ngqura is making progess

29 Nov 2017

Report: Governments own most African infrastructure projects
Report: Governments own most African infrastructure projects

Governments remain the single largest developers of infrastructure projects - a common thread emanating from the 2017 edition of the Deloitte Africa Construction Trends Report

29 Nov 2017

Things are going south in the private building sector
Things are going south in the private building sector

Building plans passed are a strong indicator of the future health of the construction industry, and statistics for the South Africa private sector point to an economic shift down south.

28 Nov 2017

Louis van der Watt, Atterbury CEO; Morne Wilkin, CEO of Attacq; and Mike Jarvis, COO, Deloitte Africa
Sodding turning marks the start of construction for Deloitte's new Africa HQ

Construction on Deloitte's new Africa headquarters officially got underway with a sod-turning ceremony at Waterfall City, Gauteng.

27 Nov 2017

Assets in rest of Africa shore up PPC earnings
Assets in rest of Africa shore up PPC earnings

PPC chalked up soaring attributable net profit in the six months to September, nearly tripling it to R294m from R102m in the same period in 2016

27 Nov 2017

Could this magnesium oxide-based material help put an end to rampant shack fires?
Could this magnesium oxide-based material help put an end to rampant shack fires?

The Cape continues to experience rampant shack fires that devastate those with property in the informal sector

27 Nov 2017

Exploring the impact of using AI in the built environment
Exploring the impact of using AI in the built environment

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) recently launched a report exploring the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the built environment and its impact

24 Nov 2017

(L-R) Jerome Perils, Kenako Concrete MD alongside Sadick Davids, CDC business development manager - Metal and Manufacturing.
DTI, IDC fund Kenako Concrete

The R71m Kenako Concrete manufacturing facility, located in the Coega Special Economic Zone (SEZ), is the first black industrialist in Port Elizabeth to be funded by the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)

24 Nov 2017

Da'Realty revamps Sea Point shopping centre
Da'Realty revamps Sea Point shopping centre

The Adelphi Centre in Sea Point, Cape Town, is currently undergoing extensive renovations

23 Nov 2017

MBAWC now accepting bursary applications
MBAWC now accepting bursary applications

Applications for bursaries for the upcoming 2018 academic year from the Master Builders Association of the Western Cape (MBAWC) are currently open

23 Nov 2017

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Group Five sells a 50% interest in its steel pipe business

Construction firm Group Five said on Wednesday, 22 November, that it would sell its 50% interest in its steel pipe business, as part of broader strategy to shake up its portfolio

23 Nov 2017

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