SOUTH AFRICA: KPMG office building project begins

Work has begun on the KPMG office building project by FWJK developers. With an estimated cost of US $33.19M, the offices are to be located on Christian Barnard street in Cape Town and will form the first row of the Roggebaai Office Precinct. Although the building will be shared with other tenants, KPMG will occupy […]

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SOUTH AFRICA: CDC plans sanitation upgrade for schools in Southern Cape

Coega Development Corporation (CDC) on behalf of the Department of  Education (DoE) in Eastern Cape of South Africa has set up a sanitation upgrade project for rural schools in the region at an estimated cost of US $10.41M. Through this project, 108 schools in Transkei will get 947 toilets as part of an initiative to […]

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SOUTH AFRICA: Scatec Power wins bid to build solar plants

Scatec Solar- a Norwegian solar power producer has won the bid for the construction of three solar power plants in Upington, Nothern Cape Province in South Africa. The plants will be built close to each other and will produce 285MW of electricity. This project is the fourth phase of the country’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Procurement […]

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South Africa to host annual African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo

All roads lead to Sandton Convention Centre, South Africa, from Tuesday, 12th May to Friday, 15th May 2015 for the annual African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo. Five unique experiences have been prepared for delegates to attend. They include: African Construction Expo, Totally Concrete Expo, Coatings for Africa, Housing for Africa and African Roads Evolution. […]

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SOUTH AFRICA: PwC reports growth in construction industry

Based on financial results of the top 10 construction companies on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), PwC- a professional network service provider released a report that indicates the spontaneous growth of South Africa’s construction industry. Andries Rossouw,PwC’s partner stated that the country has been facing financial constraints in the last three years, but this has not […]

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Architects and designers to gather in Johannesburg for Architecture ZA 2015

The South African Institute for Architects (SAIA) in collaboration with the Gauteng Institute for Architecture (Gifa) and the University of Johannesburg (UJ) is set to host South Africa’s architecture and design fraternities at one of Africa’s first and largest premier urban culture and design festivals,Architecture ZA 2015 (AZA2015). The programme themed Future City is scheduled to take […]

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SOUTH AFRICA: Two solar plants to be developed

To help improve on the concentration of solar capacity in South Africa, the Department of Energy has named two additional solar power projects: the Kathu Solar Park and Redstone Solar Thermal Project. They are expected to both have a capacity of 100MW. This will add to the other five active CSP projects that are being […]

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SOUTH AFRICA: 1.5million houses to be constructed in the next 5 years

At the beginning of the year, The Department of Human Settlements was allocated US$2.60bn to boost the state of housing in the country. About 1.5 million houses are to be constructed in the next 5 years. Lindiwe Sisulu- Head of the Department, announced that this project will help improve the relationship between the government and the private sector […]

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Behold this amazing masterpiece in Just 183 Square Feet Of Space

Designed and built by Johannesburg-based architect Clara da Cruz Almeida, INDAWO / lifePOD- a tiny 183-square-foot home is perfectly suited to the warm South African climate. Though the square footage isn’t much to work with, Almeida worked closely with Johannesburg-based interior and product design firm Dokter and Misses on the pod’s clever fold-out couches, fold-down table, and enclosed storage that allow the […]

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SOUTH AFRICA: Construction of Grosvenor square begins

Construction work has commenced at the Grosvenor Square designed by Tim Hughes. Located at the Century City in Cape Town, the US$10.95m worth office park will target small and medium tenants. With an area of 5364m2, the project will comprise of five buildings of A-grade low rise offices. These will be located around a picturesque courtyard, giving buyers flexible options for […]

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