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Engineers could learn a lot from dance when designing urban transport

There is little more important for the sustainability of cities than the ways we move around them...

By John Bingham-Hall 1 day ago

Afrimat to feel pinch of economic slowdown

Afrimat, after mostly shooting the lights out in its results over many years, appears at last to have been stymied by the poor South African economy...

By Mark Allix 1 day ago

Why you need to get involved in the geoengineering debate - now

The prospect of engineering the world's climate system to tackle global warming is becoming more and more likely...

By Rob Bellamy 1 day ago

African tourism trends in the age of developing smart cities

Over the last eight years, travel and tourism has grown by 17.3% in the top 10 fastest-growing global destinations

By Elias Aad 2 days ago

China's green planning for the world starts with infrastructure

The United States is retreating from the global community under a president who rejected the Paris Climate Accords and denigrates NAFTA and NATO. This provides an opportunity for China to play a greater role in global affairs...

By Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley 2 days ago

How SA's urban sprawl trend is maintaining spatial divisions, resulting in poverty traps

According to Professor Edgar Pieterse, urban sprawl will continue to be encouraged if private- and public-sector land investment in our cities concentrates on keeping the haves away from the have-nots...

2 days ago

Discovery's new global HQ certified green

Discovery's new 112,000m2 global head office in Sandton Central has received a five-star Green Star rating by the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA)...

2 days ago

Girls4Tech looks to empower the next generation of problem-solvers

Coinciding with International Day of the Girl Child, Mastercard recently launched the African leg of its Girls4Tech programme...

2 days ago

Construction set to start on Umhlanga Arch

Last week saw the official ground breaking of A-grade catalytic development Umhlanga Arch in Durban...

3 days ago

Dutch open 'world's first 3D-printed concrete bridge'

Dutch officials toasted on Tuesday, 17 October, the opening of what is being called the world's first 3D-printed concrete bridge, which is primarily meant to be used by cyclists...

3 days ago

Bees in the city: Designing green roofs for pollinators

One in three bites of food that we eat relies on bee pollination...

By Catherine Howell, Jennifer Drake and Liat Margolis 3 days ago

Group Five spikes on Greenbay offer

Group Five's share price surged as much as 42% on Monday, 16 October, after it received an unsolicited firm-intention cash offer for its European assets and businesses from Greenbay Properties for R1.6bn...

By Mark Allix 3 days ago

Does South Africa's renewable energy plan signify progress or regression?

The energy industry breathed a huge sigh of relief recently when energy minister Mmamoloko Kubayi announced that power purchase agreements (PPAs) for renewable energy from bid windows 3.5 and 4 will be signed by the end of October 2017...

By Siyabonga Mbanjwa 17 Oct 2017

In need of hotel rooms, Seychelles' govt tells developers to begin projects or lose them

Eight out of 18 tourism projects excluded from a moratorium on large hotels in Seychelles could be reallocated if the project backers don't begin construction within a year...

17 Oct 2017

Green Star Leadership Awards recognises top buildings, professionals

The annual Green Star Leadership Awards winners were announced at the GBCSA 2017 Green Building Convention in Cape Town last week...

17 Oct 2017

Facelift underway at Ithala's northern region centres

Ithala has commenced a refurbishment programme to revitalise township and rural economies at its retail centres in Nongoma, Ulundi and Eshowe in northern KwaZulu-Natal...

Issued by Ithala Development Finance Corporation 17 Oct 2017

PIC bulks up interest in cement-maker PPC

Cement producer PPC said on Monday, 16 October, the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) had increased its shareholding in the company...

By Ann Crotty 17 Oct 2017

Fifth WoodEX for Africa exhibition set for July 2018

WoodEX for Africa 2018 will take place 11-13 July at Gallagher Estate in Midrand...

17 Oct 2017

Water Stewardship Summit focuses on closing SA's R30bn annual water infrastructure gap

Water, infrastructure and financial sector stakeholders met in Johannesburg recently for the third annual Water Stewardship Summit, addressing funding models to improve South Africa's water security...

16 Oct 2017

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International

Italy's high-rise forests take root around the world

As balconies bristle with tree branches and sunshine dapples the leaves of thousands of plants, two apartment buildings in the heart of Milan have almost disappeared under lush forest.

9 Oct 2017

Strikes delay construction of China's flagship BAIC SA plant

The government is feeling pressure from the Chinese state-owned R11bn Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Company (BAIC) vehicle plant being built in the Coega special economic zone near Port Elizabeth.

By Mark Allix 28 Sep 2017

Dubai developers unveil mega projects despite downturn

Property developers in Dubai showcased new multibillion-dollar mega-projects on Monday, 11 September, despite falling prices, in the hope of stimulating demand and helping to end a three-year market downturn.

12 Sep 2017

Six rules for rebuilding infrastructure in an era of 'unprecedented' weather events

Before Hurricane Harvey made landfall on 25 August, there was little doubt that its impact would be devastating and wide-ranging.

By Thaddeus R. Miller and Mikhail Chester 8 Sep 2017

Beyond the seas and centuries: Louvre Abu Dhabi opens in November

The Louvre Abu Dhabi - a universal museum with a focus on shared human stories across civilisations and cultures - will open its doors on 11 November 2017, the first of its kind in the Arab world. Located in Abu Dhabi, the opening celebrations will include a range of public programmes including symposiums, performances, concerts, dance, and visual arts by renowned contemporary and classical artists.

7 Sep 2017

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