Construction & Mining

South African construction prices forecast to rise by 7.4 per cent in 2017

Portside Tower construction 2012MMQSMace, a leading South African cost consultancy business, and Stellenbosch University’s Bureau for Economic Research (BER) have forecast a South African construction tender price growth of 7.4 per cent in 2017, including 5.3 per cent inflation, and an 8.8 per cent increase in 2018, including 5.1 per cent inflation

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Asphalt plant reduces production costs

AsphaltThe use of asphalt is considered a key element for an effective road building process, contributing to economic savings as well as environmental protection for sustainable road construction

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World Bank to fund construction of US$30mn complex in Kenya

ComplexThe World Bank announced a grant of US$30mn fund for the construction of a complex in Nairobi in Kenya, which will consist of four office blocks covering 35,000 sq m area, a 500-seater auditorium and a service building

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Dangote Cement records 12.6 per cent sales volume increase across Africa

Stockage de ciments

Dangote Cement, Africa’s largest cement producer, has announced its unaudited results for the six months ended 30th June 2017, posting a 12.6 per cent increase in sales volume across Africa

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Rwanda to assemble Volkswagen electric cars to control air pollution

VolksThe German car manufacturer Volkswagen has planned to set up an assembly plant to introduce electric cars in Rwanda, aiming to supply environmentally friendly model vehicles after different studies revealed that vehicles emissions are mostly causing air pollution in Rwanda, especially in Kigali

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