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SA steel production rose by 3.6% in February to 496,000 tonnes

South African steel production rose by 3.6% year on year (y/y) in February to 496,000 tonnes after falling by 4.2% in 2016 to an estimated 6.141-million tonnes (Mt), according to the World Steel Association (worldsteel)...

By Dominic Preuss 1 day ago

Plan to stave off water war in SA

Former World Bank vice-president Ismail Serageldin famously predicted that "the wars of the 21st century will be fought over water"...

By Dave Chambers 1 day ago

How man-made structures impact human survival

An art exhibition focusing on buildings, dwellings and man-made structures - and analyses how they impact on human survival - will be open to the public from 4-18 April at the Halifax Art Gallery in Joburg...

4 hours ago

Shift noted in nature of SA hotel development

The nature of hotel development in South Africa has shifted, says Wayne Troughton, CEO of HTI Consulting, along with the manner in which such developments are funded and owned...

4 hours ago

Investing in a circular water economy in SA

The UN World Water Development Report: Wastewater, the Untapped Resource indicates that for decades, people have been using fresh water faster than nature can replace it...

By Hermann Erdman 3 hours ago

Wealth Migrate enters SA property market

Global online real estate investment marketplace Wealth Migrate has announced its entry into the South African property market through its online investment platform...

2 days ago

#BrandManagerMonth: It's about matching insides to outsides

Based in more than 500 offices across 40 countries, the WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff brand employs approximately 36,000 people...

By Sindy Peters 1 day ago

RICS publishes new global professional statement on conflicts of interest

Following extensive industry consultation, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is tightening up requirements for RICS professionals and regulated firms...

2 days ago

Eskom completes Majuba repair

In 2014, in the midst of loadshedding, poor leadership and serious delays in the construction of two of its new-build power stations, a coal silo collapse at the Majuba power station simply added to Eskom's woes. Yet, the state-owned utility has pulled off a feat of efficiency by completing a permanent coal-handling solution in record time.

2 days ago

How recycled water could revolutionise sustainable development

By 2025, absolute water scarcity will be a daily reality for an estimated 1.8-billion people...

By Tamara Avellán 2 days ago

Stormwater harvesting could help South Africa manage its water shortages

In 2016, South Africa experienced one of the worst droughts in decades...

By Kirsty Carden and Lloyd Fisher-Jeffes 2 days ago

Groundwater can help alleviate CT's water shortage

The aquifers in the greater Cape Town area could offer some relief if the current drought conditions endure...

20 Mar 2017

PPC Imaginarium Awards announces 2016/2017 regional finalists

Fifty five finalists have been chosen from across South Africa as the PPC Imaginarium Awards reveals its 2016/2017 regional finalists...

20 Mar 2017

May the best furniture win

Furniture designers are set to battle it out at the annual Furniture Design Competition hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry (dti)...

17 Mar 2017

UJ creatives recognised in Industrial Design Challenge

Twenty third-year industrial design students from the the University of Johannesburg's Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture (FADA) were recently recognised at an exhibit at the Homemakers Expo Industrial Design Challenge...

17 Mar 2017

Making the case for CSP in SA's energy mix

In the past few months, the role of renewable energy has become a subject of intense debate...

By Siyabonga Mbanjwa 16 Mar 2017

Eskom, Coega sign agreement on nuclear

Eskom and the Coega Development Corporation (CDC) have signed a collaborative agreement on South Africa's nuclear new build programme...

16 Mar 2017

Eco-friendly digs for the modern nomad

The University of Porto (UPTEC), Portuguese startup Ecocubo has created a prefab perfect for travellers...

By Bo Bushwinkel 16 Mar 2017

Key areas to focus on for sustainability in the construction industry

In today's socioeconomic environment, with high unemployment rates and a massive skills shortage afflicting South Africa and other Southern African countries, companies in the construction industry who do not adequately focus on succession planning could find themselves without the required skills to take their companies forward...

By Tommy Strydom 15 Mar 2017

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