YORK Timbers CEO Piet van Zyl on Monday dismissed the notion that the coming national elections would bring construction and infrastructure development to a standstill.Last week, flooring and water treatment company Accentuate’s CEO, Fred Platt, said that historically, elections in South Africa had seen bureaucrats slow down the roll-out of projects."I do not place too much credit on the idea that things slow during an election," Mr van Zyl said."The government does not tell me or the industry when to breathe. We have to work as partners but we find projects and keep them going," he said.York Timbers on Monday reported flat results for the year to June on Monday.Headline earnings per share fell from 42c to 33c.Its biological assets were revalued upwards by R30m, from R2.07bn to R2.1bn. Group revenue rose 1.7%, from R1.11bn to R1.13bn.Mr van Zyl said strikes and other market conditions had dampened York Timbers’ performance. "The market wasn’t very friendly to building and constructi...

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