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AfDB debars construction company for fraudulent practices

The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Tuesday announced the debarment of Nigeria-based construction company Lutoyilex Construct and its MD Bamidele Obiniyi – also known as Bamidele Abayomi – for a period of 36 months. An investigation by the bank’s Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption found that Lutoyilex Construct engaged in fraudulent practices while bidding for […]

Sisulu promises traction in water sector

The Department Water and Sanitation is taking stock as it determines the required solutions for a sector fraught with major inequalities and unequal distribution, and an “inability to uphold the right of every South African to access water”. “South Africa’s water story is not a good one,” Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu […]

‘Monetisation’ of risks will be key to transitioning from climate awareness to resilience

The City of Cape Town’s ‘Day Zero’ water crisis of 2018, as well as the deadly Cyclone Idai, which ravaged parts of Mozambique and Malawi in March, has increased awareness about the need to begin investing in climate-resilient infrastructure. To transition from awareness to implementation, however, requires a “monetisation” of the climate risks, Mott MacDonald […]

Council pursuing sustainable initiatives for property sector transformation

The property sector achieved a mixed performance in terms of broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) over the past year, Property Sector Charter Council (PSCC) CEO Portia Tau-Sekati said on Thursday. She was speaking at the PSCC seminar, in Johannesburg, during which the entity’s ‘2019 State of Transformation of the Property Sector’ report was released. Powered […]

City of Joburg takes construction approvals system online

The City of Joburg (CoJ) will roll out a Building Application System to optimise the process of securing construction approvals and permits, thereby moving away from manual processes to a streamlined, efficient online solution.  This forms part of CoJ’s plan to bolster economic growth in the city and the country, CoJ Building Development Management operational […]

Garden Route Dam spillway on track for completion

Construction on the raising of the Garden Route Dam spillway is on track and is expected to be completed within ten months, George Municipality said in a statement on Friday.  Construction of the spillway kicked off in May and the old concrete spillway was demolished and a new drainage channel excavated.  Powered by WPeMatico