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New Spes Bona reservoir will feed these areas in Cape Town

The new Spes Bona reservoir cost the City of Cape Town R53m...

18 hours ago

Two SA women awarded Goldman prize for halting SA-Russia nuclear deal

Makoma Lekalakala and Liz McDaid are the recipients of this year's Goldman Environmental Prize...

14 hours ago

Cape water crisis highlights larger challenge for property owners, developers

Landlords and commercial developers will need to urgently rethink sustainability issues if they want their properties to remain attractive...

By Gary Palmer 16 hours ago

Millions of urban Africans still don't have electricity: here's what can be done

Urban communities often face many challenges in obtaining electricity access...

By Rebekah Shirley 19 hours ago

Battle lines drawn as PIC increases stake in M&R amidst hostile takeover bid

Aton's stake in M&R currently stands at 39.8%...

3 days ago

How does a city get to be 'smart'? This is how Tel Aviv did it

Smart cities, digital cities, virtual cities, connected cities. Are these just trendy buzzwords?

By Christine Steinmetz 3 days ago

Renée Minnaar wins 31st Corobrik Architectural Awards

Minnaar's thesis impressed the judges with its insightful way of tackling quintessentially South African issues...

19 Apr 2018

Closing the gender gap in SA by just 10% could achieve higher economic growth - report

Women currently hold 19% of tech-related jobs at the top 10 global tech companies...

19 Apr 2018

SRK encouraged by new DWS online water use licence system

Jacky Burke, leader of SRK Consulting's Water Use Licence Application (WULA) Group in Johannesburg hosted a workshop last month on the Department of Water and Sanitation's new online system...

18 Apr 2018

With smart cities, your every step will be recorded

Modern cities are brimming with objects that receive, collect and transmit data...

By Sara Degli-Esposti and Siraj Ahmed Shaikh 18 Apr 2018

Recent changes in government to have significant impact on construction sector

The country is currently experiencing a palpable positive mood of change since the recent changes in government...

By Njombo Lekula 17 Apr 2018

MBAWC hosts seminar seeking to reduce number of accidents on building sites

According to figures from the Federated Employer's Mutual Assurance Company (FEM), there have already been 412 accidents on Western Cape construction sites...

17 Apr 2018

Smart urbanism, sustainability in the spotlight at upcoming RICS Summit Africa

Scheduled for 30-31 May in Sandton Central, the 2018 RICS Summit Africa event plans to put the spotlight on smart urbanism and sustainability...

16 Apr 2018

SAPPMA stands fast on manufacturing standards

According to Jan Venter, CEO of SAPPMA, its board members decided during a recent strategic planning session to remain steadfast in their focus on quality...

16 Apr 2018

Smart cities in Africa? It's not just about ICT

As mass urbanisation continues across Africa, putting in place the fundamental infrastructure needed to build smart cities has never been more important...

By Eckart Zollner 13 Apr 2018

When in a mall's lifecycle should refurbishments be done?

There are a number of reasons why mall refurbishments are done - keeping up with current shopping centre trends, retail formats that erode traffic...

12 Apr 2018

Smart cities: Tapping into innovation networks

Many cities - an increasing number of major African metros among them - are beginning to outgrow themselves...

By Wayne Hull 12 Apr 2018

Uganda signs $4bn agreement to build a refinery

The government of Uganda has signed the contract for the construction of the $4bn oil refinery, offering further clarity on how the country's oil resources will be exploited...

By Jeff Mbanga 12 Apr 2018

Failed sanitation at schools violates children's rights

The death of five-year-old Lumka Mthethwa who fell into a pit latrine at her school in the Eastern Cape shook us all...

By Jay Bhagwan 12 Apr 2018

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