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Mediclinic moves to new Stellenbosch hospital developed by Atterbury

Mediclinic has started operating from new medical facilities in Stellenbosch, purpose-built for the private hospital group by Atterbury and its partners to serve the growing burden of care in for the Winelands community. South African property developer and investor Atterbury began the development in May 2017 and delivered the new 16 000 m2 hospital in […]

Sisulu sets sights on expropriated land for housing developments

The Department of Human Settlements’ vision of human settlements policy is as relevant now as it was in 2004 when conceptualising it began, Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Lindiwe Sisulu emphasised during a pre-budget vote media briefing, on Tuesday. A significant element of the policy was the need to ensure housing developments were […]

MBSA to develop action plan to overcome construction sector challenges

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to address delegates at a Master Builders South Africa construction conference in September, where a joint action plan will be developed to deal with the sector’s challenges. The industry association said events like these were necessary considering the collapse of several large construction firms in recent months, leading to unprecedented […]

Durban rail corridor to benefit most from addition of standard gauge track

The freight corridor between Durban and Gauteng would benefit most from a standard gauge railway track being constructed next to the current narrow gauge track. The addition of the line would aid in the transport of mainly double-stacked containers, as well as various other commodities. Powered by WPeMatico

UCT researchers say road maintenance backlog exceeds R400bn

The cost of South Africa’s road maintenance backlog is nearing R417-billion, research undertaken by the University of Cape Town’s School of Economics academics Don Ross and Matthew Townshend have found. This is more than double the amount set out in the South African National Roads Agency’s Committee of Transport Officials’ (Coto’s) Condition and Budget Needs […]

Conference presentations tackle spatial development, transport planning issues

University of Johannesburg Professor Steven Friedman has called for an “urgent conversation” between people with technical expertise who understand planning and transport issues, to debate ways in which the country can begin to integrate its poor people into the country’s economic hubs. This conversation, he explained at the Southern African Transport Conference, on Monday, could […]