Thursday, 25 July 2013 09:06

Province said to be wasting office space

Study by the Western Cape provincial government shows that the province's office properties make inefficient use of space and have higher costs per employee compared to the private sector.

The DPW signs property leases on behalf of government departments, but has never before had a formal discussion with the property sector about issues of mutual interest. 

Friday, 14 June 2013 12:08

Work cut out for SAPOA president

Moving SA’s multibillion rand commercial property industry out of the jurisdiction of the troublesome public works department to trade and industry will be one of Estienne de Klerk’s top priorities.

5000 people will move into the government subsidised housing rental units within 24 months, KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Human Settlements & Public Works Ravi Pillay said at the launch of the province’s five-year Rental Housing Strategic Plan in Durban today.

The investigation by public works of "prestige" projects such as the renovation of ministerial houses has been extended to Cape Town where about R100m was spent on renovating 11 ministerial houses‚ Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi said Tuesday.

The construction of a new Magistrates’ Court in Palm Ridge, near Alberton, has been completed by contractor Liviero which has also been awarded a number of government department public works tenders of late

Tuesday, 12 July 2011 02:00

Understand the industry rules and jargon

Emerging contractors should learn to be patient and understand the industry jargon and regulations, Deputy Public Works Minister Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu said.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010 02:00

Group Five eyes SA public works programme

Group Five says that it will target SA state's public works programme, specifically in the areas of power generation, transport, water and housing.

Friday, 17 June 2005 02:00

Bid to straighten crooked builders

Government and stakeholders in the construction industry are working together to ensure that fly-by-night builders and shoddy infrastructure in the province becomes a thing of the past

Friday, 09 February 2001 03:01

Tenders for State foreign property register

The information available to the State on its fixed assets has come a long way since 1994 when incomplete and disjointed property information was contained in a roomful of brown files,

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