17 home builders deregistered for various contraventions

Seventeen contractors and builders have been deregistered from the National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) database of approved homebuilders for contravening the Housing Consumers Protection Measures (HCPMA) Act. The NHBRC said the offences committed by the builders/contractors included failure to enrol or register new homes, and failure to comply with the code of conduct and…

Construction industry should look to proven tech to weather difficult times

With South Africa’s construction sector under growing pressure as a result of slow government infrastructure spending and a tightening economy, construction companies should be looking at ways to streamline their business processes, improve cash flow management and tighten risk management. Those that sharpen internal processes and systems today will be best positioned for an upswing…

Siemens Atlas of Digitalization measures six cities’ digital readiness

Data from 21 indicators has been analysed in Dubai, Los Angeles, London, Buenos Aires, Taipei and Johannesburg to produce a digital readiness score, considering areas such as smart electricity and transport systems, internet connections and digital governance services. The score reveals the current level of maturity of each city’s digital infrastructure, and its preparedness for…