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Too soon to tell if uptick in building confidence will be sustained

The First National Bank (FNB)/Bureau for Economic Research (BER) Building Confidence Index (BCI) rose by three points to 25 in the fourth quarter. This was after the index receded to a 20-year-low level of 22 in the third quarter. Powered by WPeMatico

Global policy programme helps govts get infrastructure development right the first time

UK-based consultancy Mott MacDonald, the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and the UK Department of International Trade on Wednesday launched the Enabling Better Infrastructure (EBI) global policy programme. Various launch events were held concurrently across the world to launch the programme, which includes a report that sets out high-level principles for governments to consider when […]

CESA appoints new president

Industry body Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) on Tuesday inaugurated its new president Sugen Pillay for the next two years. He succeeds Neresh Pather. Powered by WPeMatico

South Africa to collaborate with Nigeria on road infrastructure

The South African government is to collaborate with Nigeria on developing road infrastructure in the West Africa country through the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) which is owned by Pretoria. This was confirmed by DBSA’s Hulisani Makhuvha on Monday as he addressed the media in the Nigerian capital Abuja on the sidelines of a […]

Saice appoints 117th president

Civil engineering industry body, the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (Saice) this week inaugurated its new president, Mopilwane Fana Marutla. Marutla is the hundred-and-seventeenth person to serve as the organisation’s president since its establishment in 1903. He previously served as Saice’s railway and harbour division chairperson. Powered by WPeMatico

South Africa’s GDP contracts 0.6% in third quarter

South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) contracted by 0.6% in the third quarter. However, on a year-on-year basis, the economy grew by 0.1%, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) statistician-general Risenga Maluleke told media on Tuesday. Powered by WPeMatico