Murray & Roberts

Investors dive into Murray & Roberts as Germany’s Aton makes takeover bid

German firm Aton intends to make Murray & Roberts an offer at R15 a share to all the group's shareholders

Competition Tribunal unearths more construction price rigging

Construction firm Murray & Roberts will have to pay another R64-million in penalties for tender collusion on projects including the Cape Town Stadium.

M1 bridge collapse kills two

At least two people have died after a temporary bridge over the M1 highway in Sandton, Johannesburg, collapsed.

Ripping off the state can be big business

Government is allowing the construction firms that colluded on mega-state projects to get off lightly, writes Lloyd Gedye.

Government wants more payments from colluding World Cup builders

The economic development minister says government is seeking a restitution package from colluding construction firms following a R1.5-billion fine.

Numsa ‘close to agreement’ to end strike

SA's biggest metals union is verging on a wage agreement with employers one week after embarking upon a strike, the department of labour says.

WBHO gets off lightly but Murray & Roberts left to stew

Construction company WBHO got off lightly for collusive tendering. But co-accused, Murray & Roberts's Concor company, will not be as lucky.

Construction: Collusion may be the industry’s fatal flaw

The state has been caught between a brick and a hard place in its crackdown on long-running cartels in South Africa’s construction industry.

State tender delays hurt construction

Recent results from South Africa's biggest construction firms have made it clear that delays in issuing large tenders are hurting the sector.

Eskom: The power(less) connection

While Eskom nestles on a R50-billion pile of money, everyone from manufacturers to residents are reeling as rising electricity prices hit home.

Letters to the Editor: September 30

The <i>M&G</i>'s readers weigh in on COP17, Percy Zvomuya's article on the wealthy elite of European football, <i>The New Age</i> and more.

R230-million to wreck a building company

Murray & Roberts's two top executives pocketed millions and left the company with a nearly R2-billion loss, writes <b>Lisa Steyn</b>.

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Cradock Four back to haunt De Klerk

Pressure is mounting on the NPA to charge the former president and others involved in political killings during apartheid

From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it