Gauteng centralises building safety function
The Gauteng Provincial Government has announced the establishment of a high level provincial Occupational Health and Safety Steering Committee to centralise the safety function for all buildings accommodating government employees. “This will address the current practice where there is no central co-ordination to oversee compliance. It will change the... Read more
Long road ahead for women in construction
Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi says more work remains to be done for women to progress up the construction industry ladder. According to the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) statistics, there are 437 women-owned contractors in grades 7 to 9, which is only 1% of the total 40 065... Read more
Lane closures on the R75 between Port Elizabeth and Despatch
The South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) would like to notify travellers of the following lane closures scheduled to take place on the R75 between Port Elizabeth and Despatch from Monday, 28 May 2018 to Friday, 1 June 2018. The planned traffic accommodation is as follows: The... Read more
Section of R55 Quagga road closed
The Gauteng Department for Roads and Transport has advised motorists to use alternative routes and not to attempt to drive on the closed section of the R55 Quagga road. The provincial department said a short section of R55 Quagga road (northbound) between the Second and Third Avenue near Laudium... Read more
Otis South Africa appoints Nicolas Branly as its Service Director
Otis South Africa has appointed Nicolas Branly to the position of Service Director, reporting to the MD: Otis Africa, Daniel Daphne. Branly, who joined Otis France as Field Supervisor in 2009, holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Applied Economics from the University of Paris Dauphine, and MS Mechanical Engineering and... Read more
Energy efficiency a must for construction industry
Public Works Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko on Monday called on the construction industry to embrace innovative technologies that have superior energy efficiency performance compared to conventional materials. “Energy efficiency will contribute to sustainable development, while will contribute towards South Africa’s green building policy,” said Minister Nhleko following... Read more
Construction industry council deals with corruption
The South African Council for Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP) on Wednesday said it is dealing decisively with cases of corruption in the construction industry. The SACPCMP is a juristic body established by Section 2 of the Project and Construction Management Act (Act No 48 of 2000). It... Read more
Pay up says public works minister
Public Works Minister Nathi Nhleko has ordered officials in his department to urgently resolve all complaints of non-payment of contractors. These non-payment undermined the country’s development objectives, the minister said. “We will be perpetuating poverty and instability if we do not take deliberate steps to grow and develop contractors... Read more
SMMEs happy with BAIC SA plant implementation
The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) announced that the BAIC SA investment in the manufacturing facility is earmarked to be completed within the planned timeframes. However, to achieve this, the construction of the Chinese automaker’s plant will have to be accelerated. During Phase 1 of the project (site preparation), managed... Read more
Two multi-million rand projects get underway at Coega
The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) announced that work has commenced on two of the projects worth over R1-billion at the Coega IDZ. The CDC earlier this year announced that investment projects worth over R1-billion are ready for implementation in the Coega IDZ. The three projects which include an R650-million... Read more