Efficient project management reduces costs, drives innovation in property construction

East Africa continues to grow as an attractive investment prospect for both international investors looking for favourable returns and global organisations establishing their presence in the region. Despite being open for business, the region can present challenges for companies that may lack the sufficient in-country knowledge and local expertise needed to derive cost-efficient solutions without…

R28 road upgrade complete

Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport, Dr Ismail Vadi, has officially opened the rehabilitated multimillion rand R28 road in Westonaria, south of Johannesburg. The MEC said the single carriageway provides a bypass for road traffic from the south of Johannesburg to the N12 and the North West province. “This is an important route as it…

Top 5 power tool trends to watch

Did you know that the first ever power tool is said to be a hand-powered lathe that was created by the ancient Egyptians? Then in 1859 the modern power tool was created when an electric motor was combined with a manual drill – and revolutionised the industry. Over the years power tools have continued to…

Can South Africa learn lessons from the mega mistakes of Eskom’s mega projects?

Kusile and Medupi power stations continue to come under fire as poorly managed and ill-designed, remaining years behind completion dates amidst drastically rising costs that now stand at R300bn, by conservative estimates. Despite being the most expensive projects in the world, these stations are reportedly failing in reliability, achieving a 40% rate at best. Professor…