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#AUW2017: Trends shaping the future of utilities

Marius Oosthuizen, a lecturer in strategic foresight at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), led delegates during the final keynote session of this year's African Utility Week in a scenario planning exercise, unpacking some of the trends shaping the future of utilities.

By Sindy Peters 1 day ago

#AUW2017: Buildings offer significant opportunity for energy efficiency

One of the many pertinent questions asked at this year's African Utility Week was...

By Sindy Peters 2 days ago

SA participates in national urban policy conference

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs deputy minister Andries Nel participated in the Second International Conference on National Urban Policy in France...

2 days ago

CT appoints first chief resilience officer

The City of Cape Town has appointed Craig Kesson as its first chief resilience officer...

19 May 2017

Zanzibar about to undergo mega transformation of the sustainable kind

Pennyroyal Gibraltar Ltd has announced the development of the Zanzibar Amber Resort, which will see the cluster of tropical islets forming Zanzibar undergo a mega transformation in terms of social upliftment and tourism...

19 May 2017

2017 Women in Construction Awards finalists revealed

The finalists in this year's Women in Construction Awards have been announced...

19 May 2017

All roads to sustainable energy lead to the sun

Humans consume 221 tonnes of coal, 1,066 barrels of oil, and 93,000 metric cubes of natural gas per second...

By Werner van Zyl 19 May 2017

#AUW2017: Innovative water management in Africa requires collaboration

Uganda's Minister of Water and Environment Sam Cheptoris kicked off proceedings in the Water track on the first day of this year's African Utility Week...

By Sindy Peters 17 May 2017

Interventions under way to mitigate Western Cape drought crisis

Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has stressed the need to urgently maintain infrastructure, repair leaks rapidly and to operate water systems more efficiently...

17 May 2017

Greenovate Awards Programme introduces new category

The Greenovate Awards Programme is introducing an engineering category to this year's awards...

16 May 2017

#FIDIC_GAMA2017: How engineers can help co-create a better Africa

African engineers have been relegated to filling in the technical blanks...

By Sindy Peters 12 May 2017

#FIDIC_GAMA2017: African engineers face a ‘wicked' trilemma

Addressing Africa's infrastructure deficit, according to the World Bank, will cost about $93bn a year...

By Sindy Peters 11 May 2017

In their rush to become "global", cities risk creating spatial apartheid

The first thing I saw when stepping out of the taxi was a sign advertising craft beer...

By Melissa Tandiwe Myambo 11 May 2017

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International

Seven factors to consider in hiring painting contractors for your office

If the physical appearance of individuals really matters in business, then it's reasonable to say that how good-looking your office is tells a lot about the business you get. One shouldn't be surprised when a shabby office attracts only low-budget, pain-in-the-behind clients.

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AkzoNobel rejects third PPG takeover bid

Paintmaker AkzoNobel on Monday, 8 May, turned down a third revised offer bid from US-based rival PPG, saying it still undervalued the Dutch company.

9 May 2017

Nippon Steel holds off profit target on price uncertainty

Japan's Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal said on Friday, 28 April, it would not give a profit target for the current fiscal year owing to uncertainty over prices for raw materials and finished products.

2 May 2017

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