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When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees.

90 Noscars and counting

90 Noscars and counting 11th Dec 2020 SGB-Cape is unwavering when it comes to health and safety. This is evident from the number of Noscars it has received from Nosa over the years. We chat to the company’s national HSE manager, Thabo Modumaela, about these accolades. WHICH NOSCAR AWARDS DID SGB-CAPE WIN THIS YEAR? We won a total of 18 awards at the 2019–2020 Noscar awards. This includes seven platinum Noscars, seven green Noscars and four international awards. One of […]

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Making the grade?

Making the grade? 11th Dec 2020 The construction industry is paramount in all economies across the globe, yet skills shortages are preventing this sector from reaching its full potential. Does it have to be this way? Memory Takawira, senior quantity surveyor at the Department of Public Works, says that the construction industry plays an important role in the national and global economies. In her research paper, “Addressing Skill Shortages in the South African Residential Construction Industry Through Automation – a […]

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Not just blowing it all up!

Not just blowing it all up! 11th Dec 2020 When you think of demolition, you might think of a massive building tumbling down in roaring flames … But there is a lot more to this niche sector within the construction industry. Kate Bester, contracts manager at Jet Demolition, which specialises in challenging demolition projects within industrial and large commercial spaces, says that it is not uncommon for a building contractor to also undertake demolition work. “It is up to clients […]

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