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Shipping containers and commercial property - a sign of the times

The development of shipping containers in the 1950s transformed the face of the transport industry, but no-one realised at that time that it would take the building scene by storm some years later...

By Leon Breytenbach 9 minutes ago

Barlow Park Campus in Sandton to be redeveloped

In one of the major unlisted real-estate transactions of 2017, Barloworld, Atterbury and African Rainbow Capital have partnered as co-investors in the redevelopment of the prime Barlow Park Campus, located at 180 Katherine Street, Sandton...

By Alistair Anderson 2 days ago

Engineering research in Africa is growing but it's still a patchy picture

Africa's vast land mass and rich natural and mineral resources make it strategically important and an increasingly significant global player...

By Swapan Kumar Patra 3 days ago

Who knew pee was valuable?

Liquid gold has been discovered at the University of Cape Town...

By Dave Chambers 3 days ago

Jilted PPC slides in morning trade

PPC's share price fell 3.5% to R6.65 on Thursday morning, 7 December, after it informed shareholders it had been jilted on Monday by one of its three suitors, Dublin-based CRH...

By Robert Laing 3 days ago

Asrin begins construction of Chapel Towers in Zonnebloem

Asrin Property Developers has begun construction on the Chapel Towers development in Zonnebloem, Cape Town...

6 Dec 2017

Made-in-Rwanda Expo ends with calls to buy local

The fourth edition of the annual Made-in-Rwanda Expo concluded yesterday with a call from leaders to embrace locally produced products...

By Julius Bizimungu 6 Dec 2017

UCT game-changers scoop first place in Greenovate Awards

Along with the inaugural Greenovate Engineering Award, environmental game-changers from the University of Cape Town (UCT) took first place in this year's Greenovate Awards...

6 Dec 2017

Giuseppe Plumari named Nedbank Business Person of the Year

CEO of Steyn City Properties Giuseppe Plumari was recently named Business Person of the Year at this year's Nedbank Business Excellence Awards...

5 Dec 2017

Drought levy is about our survival‚ De Lille tells Capetonians

Cape Town's proposed "drought charge" will pay for the survival of Capetonians‚ says mayor Patricia de Lille...

By Aphiwe Deklerk 5 Dec 2017

Let us not reinvent the wheel in the water sector, Nomvula Mokonyane urges

The call for private sector investment in the water sector does not mean the government has changed its policy...

By Neels Blom 5 Dec 2017

Sustainable re-use and recycling work for heritage buildings and places too

The desire to preserve the special character and historical significance of unique places and buildings is at the heart of heritage preservation...

By Jason Byrne and Tony Matthews 4 Dec 2017

Cape Town's City Hall closed for renovations

Cape Town's City Hall is undergoing a major makeover and will not be available until July 2018...

4 Dec 2017

Greywater systems to save gardens (and property values) during dry summers

Greywater systems are an excellent way to keep your garden looking great, especially in times of drought or water restrictions, which will add to the aesthetic appeal of your home when you decide to sell, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.

1 Dec 2017

Discovery lets your ideas take flight in 3D

To match its 5-Star - Green Star rating by the Green Building Council South Africa, Discovery's global headquarters in Sandton Central houses a striking 3D artwork that has people talking...

1 Dec 2017

Virgin exercises its green credentials

Virgin Active Collection Menlyn Maine is the second of the health club group's facilities to be awarded a 4-star Green Star SA rating for interiors...

30 Nov 2017

Ngqura liquid bulk terminal development making headway

The construction of a new petroleum trading hub at the Port of Ngqura is making progess...

29 Nov 2017

Report: Governments own most African infrastructure projects

Governments remain the single largest developers of infrastructure projects - a common thread emanating from the 2017 edition of the Deloitte Africa Construction Trends Report...

29 Nov 2017

Things are going south in the private building sector

Building plans passed are a strong indicator of the future health of the construction industry, and statistics for the South Africa private sector point to an economic shift down south.

28 Nov 2017

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Can a tech company build a city? Ask Google

Sidewalk Labs, the urban innovation startup owned by Google's parent company Alphabet, has announced a partnership with the City of Toronto to develop a new waterfront precinct. Time to ask Google: can you build a city?

By Sarah Barns 20 Nov 2017

Jordan plans new city to ease crowding and congestion

Jordan has announced plans to build a new city east of the capital Amman in order to ease rising population density and traffic congestion.

7 Nov 2017

Saudi 'giga projects': tall ambitions, high risks

From a holographic lion to talking robots and flying taxis, Saudi Arabia has dazzled investors with plans for hi-tech "giga projects" - but sceptics question their viability in an era of cheap oil.

30 Oct 2017

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