Community consultation is key to frustration in building sector

The construction sector is in dire straits. Due to slow economic growth many constructions companies are under immense pressure which includes retrenchments and possible business closure. In addition, the frustration is compounded by surrounding rural communities that often work for local construction companies. Janine Espin, managing director at Economic Development Solutions When a new project…

Katlehong Engineering School set to address skills shortage

The newly launched Engineering School of Specialisation in Katlehong is set to address the skills shortage and unemployment through public-private partnership. Launched on Tuesday, 20 August, by Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi, the school focuses on manufacturing, transport and logistics. The school is strategically situated in the Eastern Economic Development corridor, where the major industries…

Mentorship crucial to building female strength in construction industry

Gender equality remains a particularly persistent issue in the male-dominated construction industry. In order to change the narrative, programmes that empower female employees, assisting them to grow and flourish, are vital, according to Liphu January and Karmany Govender, junior site agents at GVK-Siya Zama. L-R: Liphu January and Karmany Govender, junior site agents at GVK-Siya…