NEWS CONSTRUCTION SECTOR OF SOUTH AFRICA 15.01.2015
The housing conditions inherited by the new government in South Africa and the challenge they present. It draws on primary and secondary sources, and on interviews with some of the key actors involved in housing policy. It goes on to consider the implications of the struggle under apartheid for improvements in living conditions, and to review developments in housing policy in the 1980s and early 1990s. The policies emerging from the first year of the new government are described, and the implementation of policy in the first two years is reviewed.
This article reports on a study which charts the planning policy transfer activity between the Netherlands and other countries. The study reveals that many foreign ‘policy tourists’ are impressed and inspired by Dutch planning achievements. However, policy transfer efforts based on Dutch examples of planning have rarely resulted in concrete actions or hard outcomes abroad. Differences in culture, social setup, language, planning legislation and financial resources, as well as the failure to involve political elites in transfer processes, are potential obstacles to embedding Dutch planning policies elsewhere.
Concrete products machines manufacturers will be hosting its second international product fair aimed at showcasing the latest technology and new trends in the construction and building industry.
Manufacturer of block and brickmaking machines South Africa in partnership with the Concrete Manufacturers Association has manufactured a robust abrasion testing machine to assist customers in complying with the new South Africa.