SA Builder September ‘2021

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DEPARTMENT BUILDING ON SOLID FOUNDATION

Specialist geotechnical contractor, Keller Geotechnics SA (Pty) Ltd, has completed the foundation work on the impressive Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) building in Pretoria, thus paving the way for the commencement of construction work on the multi-storey structure...


Lonsa chairperson Robin Vela

FIBRE CEMENT MANUFACTURER ACQUIRED

In a massive vote of confidence for SA’s struggling construction sector, Mauritian investment entity Lonsa Group Ltd has acquired the majority and controlling shareholding in construction material manufacturer Everite.

BUILD IT NAILS ITS NEW ESSENCE – YES WE CAN!

Back in 2019, Build it set out to refresh its brand and broaden its market appeal. It achieved this by launching a modern and more contemporary brand identity that is bolder, brighter and simply better, giving its stores a more refined, aspirational, yet approachable feel 


Lings Naidoo of Redflank

89% OF BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY RIOTS WERE SMMES 

Small businesses, already hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, have borne the brunt of the recent civil unrest that affected parts of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and Gauteng, accounting for 89% of the businesses impacted.

STORAGE OF CEMENT CALLS FOR SPECIAL MEASURES

Proper storage of cement is important to prevent heavy financial losses from cement absorbing moisture – not only by direct contact with water, but also from the air, as the material is hygroscopic. Poorly stored cement bags will either set as hard as stones or produce poor-quality concrete, warns John Roxburgh, senior lecturer at Cement & Concrete SA’s School of Concrete Technology.