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Why megaprojects to deliver houses in South Africa might not work

In 2014, the South African government announced a new direction in housing policy...

By Richard Ballard and Margot Rubin 3 days ago

Biomimicry and the future of utilities

Claire Janisch, founder of Biomimicry South Africa, took to the podium at this year's African Utility Week to share how biomimicry could influence the future of utilities...

By Sindy Peters 21 May 2018

Why people should be at the centre when designing and delivering buildings of the future

Designers often get so caught up in the technology involved in buildings of the future, that they forget who a building is ultimately designed for: people...

4 May 2018

Thorsten Deckler calls on young architects to put themselves on the map

Keynote speaker at the recent 31st Corobrik Architectural Awards, Thorsten Deckler invited young architects to put themselves on the map...

3 May 2018

Making cities cooler is a no brainer - so why are we doing so little about it?

You walk through a park in a city on a warm day, then cross out to a narrow street lined with tall buildings...

By Tiziana Susca and Francesco Pomponi 2 May 2018

Laying the bricks for women empowerment

The National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) has held a women's roundtable as part of efforts to show its commitment to transformation in the human settlements and built environment sector...

2 May 2018

Sweden's new road powers electric vehicles - what's the environmental impact?

Sweden has built the first smart road that will allow electric vehicles to charge as they drive...

By Rick Greenough 26 Apr 2018

SA's 2018 Saint-Gobain MultiComfort House Students Contest winners revealed

Vahin Parmananda and Mthokozisi Sibisi from the University of KwaZulu-Natal were selected by a panel of industry experts as the local winning team...

25 Apr 2018

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...

23 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

New 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

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

Wild Coast toll road: new court battle looms

The SA National Roads Agency (SANRAL) has promised to respond by the end of the month to a legal challenge to the controversial R9bn N2 Wild Coast Toll Road from East London to Durban...

By Thembela Ntongana 10 Apr 2018

Five key lessons other cities can learn from CT's water crisis

Postponing Day Zero in Cape Town for 2018 comes as no surprise...

By Kevin Winter 6 Apr 2018

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