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2018 PPC Imaginarium Awards open for entries

The fourth edition of the PPC Imaginarium Awards has officially opened for entries

14 hours ago

Rwanda concludes agreement for new Bugesera Airport

With the backing of the African Legal Support Facility, the government of Rwanda has taken a concrete step toward becoming a transportation hub for the East African region

11 hours ago

Allan Gray delivers Group Five shake-up

The eight new non-executive directors who secured appointment to the Group Five board at Monday's extraordinary shareholders' meeting are faced with the immediate prospect of releasing the details of hefty losses notched up by the construction company in the year to June

By Ann Crotty 1 day ago

Recent rainfall has had little impact as CT continues to face drought crisis

The drought conditions experienced in Cape Town has become the new normal for the city as a water-scarce region

1 day ago

Disruption anticipated at Standard Bank Top Women Conference

What's your next? As an entrepreneurial, ambitious woman, the best place to answer that question is at the must-attend event this Women's Month: the 2017 Standard Bank Top Women Conference

Issued by Topco Media 2 days ago

Is franchising services the silver lining in a stagnant economy?

The appeal of franchising is widespread. While other businesses often struggle to keep a positive cash flow in times of stunted economic activity, franchising remains resilient

By Sybrand Bezuidenhout 2 days ago

PPC CEO Darryll Castle leaves with immediate effect

Cement maker PPC announced on Monday morning, 24 July, that CEO Darryll Castle had "agreed to part ways", with immediate effect

By Robert Laing 2 days ago

WallpaperStore to pop up in Cape Town

Curated interior and lifestyle design marketplace WallpaperStore will be popping up in Cape Town in mid-September

2 days ago

Protection for steel not enough to prevent plunge in output

SA's steel production plunged 15.9% year on year in June to 458,000 tonnes after falling 3.5% in May to 561,000 tonnes, according to data collated by the World Steel Association

By Dominic Preuss 2 days ago

MBAWC welcomes guideline to 2014 Construction Regulations

MBAWC occupational health and safety manager Deon Bester says that while the recently published guideline to the 2014 Construction Regulations has provided clarity on certain definitions and sub-regulations, a number of items have not been addressed

2 days ago

Legacy project celebrates South African architectural history and heritage

A legacy project of Enterprises University of Pretoria has recently culminated in the publishing of a richly illustrated research report - NZASM Footsteps Along the Tracks: The Identified Extant Built Residue of the Nederlandsche Zuid-Afrikaansche Spoorweg-Maatschappij (1887-1902)

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 2 days ago

Damelin civil engineering students go on a field trip

Damelin Pietermaritzburg's civil engineering students were taken on a field trip to visit a construction site for the practical learning experience

By Nana Zuke, Issued by Damelin 2 days ago

SA's property developers and buyers under pressure

South Africa has been downgraded to junk status by two ratings agencies, meaning that an even weaker rand, higher inflation, mounting petrol and food prices as well as interest rate hikes are on the cards

By Jacques van Embden 3 days ago

ArcelorMittal SA remains on the ropes

SA government's long delayed decision to impose higher tariffs on certain steel imports has come too late for ArcelorMittal SA

By Giulietta Talevi 3 days ago

How big business can help small entrepreneurs excel

A targeted programme to assist black entrepreneurs set up small businesses and co-operatives will fill a gap in the assistance currently offered to black industrialists

By Tommy Strydom 3 days ago

Curtain-like exterior gives this new building a sense of always being in motion

The Shanghai Bund Financial Center is a collaboration between Foster & Partners and Heatherwick Studio

By Bongani Shweni 3 days ago

Drought and business: more action, less rhetoric

As a result of the drought, businesses in towns or cities do not have secure access to water to carry out their operations

By Dr Jo Burgess 3 days ago

Swift progress being made with Kenya's Tatu City

Kenyan mixed-use real estate project Tatu City is rapidly taking shape

21 Jul 2017

Why Tito Mboweni quit PPC's board

Tito Mboweni's unexpected resignation from PPC's board has prompted speculation that it might relate to an irreconcilable disagreement about the strategic direction of the cement producer

By Ann Crotty 21 Jul 2017

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International

One dead as under-construction Singapore highway collapses

SINGAPORE: One man was killed and 10 others injured in Singapore on Friday, 14 July, when a partially-built elevated highway they were working on collapsed, authorities said, a rare construction accident in the city-state.

17 Jul 2017

Utilities including nuclear firms hacked

WASHINGTON, US: Firms operating nuclear power plants and other energy facilities in the US have been hacked in recent months, the New York Times reported Thursday, 6 July.

10 Jul 2017

SA engineering proves its mettle at Phillippines mine

Three South African engineering firms were instrumental for designing and building headgear, shaft collar and winder house for a new service shaft at the Philsaga Mining Corporation in the Philippines owned by Medusa Mining.

6 Jul 2017

Self-financing modular homes for the rural poor

India houses the largest proportion of the global poor with no access to adequate housing and electricity.

By Bongani Shweni 15 Jun 2017

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