Construction World

The signing in April of 27 Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) worth R56-billion has finally resolved the lengthy renewable energy (RE) impasse in South Africa and demonstrates renewed impetus in the country’s RE journey.  It is the initial step of the Department of Energy’s new, clear RE roadmap, which has brought much needed certainty to national energy policy and will fast track investor confidence and boost growth in the economy.  

WoodEX for Africa, the only trade show in Africa dedicated exclusively to the timber and allied trades, is preparing to host a bumper edition show from 11-13 July 2018 at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg, due not only to near-full bookings, but its incorporation of the Deck & Flooring Expo’s inaugural event.

The results of Consulting Engineers South Africa's (CESA) Bi-annual Economic and Capacity Survey for the period June to December 2017 recently released indicate that expectations relating to industry confidence levels for the first six months of 2018 are still very positive increasing in the last six months of this year. This despite the slowdown in investment by Government and general economic conditions not facilitating growth in the sector with investment by government showing the biggest decline in 2017 since the financial crisis of 2009/2010.

South Africa’s new political leadership has brought new optimism to the South African construction industry - but the wounds of excess capacity still fester, says Norman Seymore, CEO of the Chryso South Africa Group and vice-president of Chryso globally.  Chryso SA is the parent company of a.b.e. Construction Chemicals.

By Richard Vries, GIBB Group CEO

South African Consulting Engineering companies are confronted with some fascinating trends that will shape our industry, now and in more so in the future.

Afrisam has shown its commitment to the concrete industry associations through its headline sponsorship for this years’ The Concrete Conference 2018 (TCC).

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