Changing the culture of the industry

The construction sector is undergoing major changes with more and more women successfully assuming positions once considered ‘male’ roles. Overcoming outdated stereotypes takes time, however. According to the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), by 2019 48% of the country’s construction enterprises were owned by women, but the CIDB January 2020 Construction Monitor – Transformation report…

CPHA faces charges of price fixing

The Competition Commission has filed charges with the Competition Tribunal against the Contractors Plant Hire Association (CPHA), and 22 of its members, for fixing rental rates for earthmoving machinery and plant equipment. On 21 February 2017, the competition commissioner initiated a complaint against CPHA and its members in terms of section 49(B)(1) of the Act…

New headquarters for Rubicon in Cape Town

Construction on a new 9,300sqm distribution and office facility for sustainable technology company, Rubicon, in Richmond Park, Milnerton, Cape Town begins in November this year. Source: Supplied Rubicon will combine its operations, currently spread across six different locations in the Mother City, into one tailor-made multi-million rand facility that includes a 7,900sqm warehouse and 1,400sqm…

Developers try to overturn sale of land for Cape Town housing development

Covid-19 triggered a plan to move families from overcrowded Dunoon informal settlements, but more than a year later, they’re still there. The Racing Park Developers’ Association wants to overturn the sale of industrial land to the Western Cape Human Settlements Department for housing 1,500 families from overcrowded informal settlements in Dunoon. Photo: Peter Luhanga /…

connecting communities for 20 years

This August, Bizcommunity celebrates 20 years at the forefront of business-to-business publishing in South Africa. Looking back to look forward On Monday, 20 August 2001, the very first Bizcommunity newsletters were dispatched, and with them a dream was realised. It was the vision of co-founders Andre Rademan and Ken van Ginkel to unite hubs of…