Construction

Construction

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How often do we hear that the government is spending – or planning to spend – billions of rand on improving the country’s infrastructure and to provide better services to the millions of disadvantaged people that this country has managed to create over the years.

 

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Ekurhuleni, an amalgamation of nine towns, is planning a new integrated public transport system that will cost about R2-billion to complete and will take at least three years before it starts running.


So how can anyone explain this?  You build a number of low-income houses, using funds that have been provided to you for the purpose by the provincial or national government and, 17 years later, some of the houses are still waiting to have their roofs fitted or to be completed?


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Original reports into the collapse of the Tongaat Mall that suggested corruption within municipal corridors and improper building methods and shortcuts seem to be vindicated by the evidence coming out at the commission of inquiry into the Mall’s collapse that is currently taking place in Durban.


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Container’s ‘hanging’ off the side of a building and an old grain silos that have been converted to create student accommodation for youngsters who desperately need a place to stay while studying at any one of three universities in the immediate environs:  that’s Citiq’s answer to housing problems in Jo’burg.


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Either the Durban council is battling to get its building regulations in order or it is failing to enforce them because, whichever way you look at it, the council has been beset with problems related to illegal structures.


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South Africa has been a country of anomalies for what seems like time immemorial.  There have been tribal differences, racial differences, cultural differences and, if Maropeng is taken into the picture, even differences in the development of mankind itself.


Three floors of a mall in Tongaat collapsed on 20 November killing two people and injuring 29 in an accident that should never have happened.

 

Recklessness on South Africa’s roads – along with the poor condition of many provincial and local routes – is costing the country at least R306-billion a year according to President Jacob Zuma who opened a new road in Limpopo at the start Transport Month in October.


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Magazines

African Fusion

AfricanFusionAfrican Fusion, the official publication of the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW), aims to provide up-to-date insight into welding technology and the welding industry.

Capital Equipment News

Capital Equipment News is dedicated to the application of equipment and modes of transport that are used in the mining, construction, quarrying, and transport industries.

Construction World

ConstructionWorldConstruction World was first published in 1982 and has grown to become a leader in its field, offering a unique mix of editorial coverage to satisfy the diverse needs of its readers.

Electricity + Control

ElectricityandControlE + C publishes innovative, technical articles that provide solutions to engineering challenges in measurement, automation, control, and energy management.

Lighting in Design

LightingandDesignLighting in Design is a glossy, upmarket publication aimed at lighting professionals. It is the only B2B magazine in SA that is dedicated solely to the subject of lighting.

MechChem Africa

MechChemJanuary2017cover MechChem Africa supports African engineering and technical managers across the full spectrum of chemical and mechanical disciplines.

Modern Mining

ModernMiningEstablished in 2005, Modern Mining is one of SA's leading monthly mining magazines, noted for the quality and accuracy of its writing and the breadth of its coverage.

Modern Quarrying

ModernQuarryingModern Quarrying is firmly entrenched as a leading industry-specific magazine. It focuses on promoting the science and practice of quarrying and processing in southern Africa.

Sparks Electrical News

SparksElectricalNewsReadable and informative, Sparks Electrical News is the newspaper for those involved in installing and maintaining electrical supplies and equipment.

 
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