The property and broader built environment sector has an important role to play in Africa’s growth, but it needs to be taken more seriously and prioritised.

New report sponsored by global law firm Baker & McKenzie finds that the funding gap for African infrastructure narrows to about USD25bn a year.

Road construction underway in the Sandton CBD is set to continue for most of 2016 with the City of Johannesburg investing R180 million in massive improvements to roads and pavements in Sandton Central - SA’s cosmopolitan financial and commercial hub.

Friday, 27 November 2015 12:40

City to inject R99m into infrastructure

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality will spend R99m on infrastructure projects like fixing potholes, resurfacing roads and servicing housing sites in Uitenhage.

According to John Truter, Chief Operating Officer, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Structures, Africa, there are three mega trends driving the commercial property industry.

Monday, 09 November 2015 13:51

No end in sight for construction sector woes

The collapsed pedestrian bridge on the M1 highway in Sandton is an unfortunate metaphor of what the sector is going through at present.

Joburg's inner city regeneration drive will receive a massive boost over the next three to five years, following the launch of a R5-billion project to build a new precinct in the CBD to house the offices of the Gauteng Provincial Government.

Friday, 13 December 2013 08:11

Economic Outlook for 2014

Ever since the global financial crisis of 2008 the world's advanced economies, that led the way into the crisis, have struggled to get back to their pre-crisis performances.

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University's new R116m Business School is the first in South Africa to receive official "green" design rating accreditation for a public and education building from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA).

Thursday, 23 February 2012 02:00

Not all infrastructure projects to be built

Not all of the R3.2-trillion of infrastructure projects under consideration would be built, says the National Treasury in its 2012 Budget Review

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