Construction of 2010 stadiums on track - LOC - With the FIFA 2010 World Cup drawing nearer, the Local Organising Committee on Tuesday assured MPs that construction of soccer stadiums was well on schedule.
Airport upgrades’ price tag rises as building costs escalate - Escalating construction costs significantly impacted the infrastructure upgrades of the Airports Company of South Africa (Acsa), and the envisaged spend of R19,3-billion between 2008 and 2012 had already risen by almost 14% to around R22-billion, owing largely to unprecedented inflation in building material costs.
By Bathandwa Mbola
Johannesburg - After staying in a backyard shack for more than 30 years, Harriet Mthembu, 78, is among the 720 people taking occupation of new RDP houses in Pennyville, near Soweto.
"I could not believe my ears when officials from the department contacted me to inform me that I have been allocated a house in Pennyville.
"I am happy that finally I have a place of my own," said Ms Mthembu, adding that she had lost hope of ever getting a house.
She is among the beneficiaries who applied for RDP houses in 1996.