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GBCSA shares water-saving tips

South Africa is the 30th driest country in the world, and water is becoming one of our most scarce resources...

24 Mar 2017

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 22 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

PPC partners DRC stakeholders to empower local communities

PPC Barnet has initiated a new technical training centre and a local farming project in the DRC with the aim of boosting employment and community economies in nearby villages surrounding the cement plant...

10 Mar 2017

Over R30m to transform home building industry

The National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) will be spending more than R30m in the new financial year in its efforts to bring about transformation in the home building industry...

10 Mar 2017

Four-star Green Star rating for Windhoek's @Parkside

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Africa has achieved a four-star Green Star rating in Namibia for FNB Namibia Holdings' @Parkside building...

9 Mar 2017

Integrating old, new at the refurbished Menlyn Park Shopping Centre

BILD Architects and Terra Ether Architects partnered to shape the look of the refurbished Menlyn Park Shopping Centre...

9 Mar 2017

Gauteng to convert public buildings into economic precincts

The Gauteng provincial government wants to convert some of its public buildings, including schools, clinics and hospitals into centres of economic activity; saying this could unlock R42bn in value and create 190,000 jobs...

2 Mar 2017

African urbanisation tops RICS Africa Summit agenda

With the continent having one of the fastest urbanisation rates in the world, Africa's cities need to brace themselves for millions more people over the next few decades...

1 Mar 2017

Morocco tops new survey on quality of African urban life

Four Moroccan cities, led by Marrakesh, ranked among the top 10 African cities for quality of life in a new survey published on Tuesday, 21 February...

23 Feb 2017

SA investors rising to green building challenge as globe heats up

Progressively, more South African property investors are rising to the challenge of mitigating climate change...

22 Feb 2017

The 20th century saw a 23-fold increase in natural resources used for building

The volume of natural resources used in buildings and transport infrastructure increased 23-fold between 1900 and 2010, according to our research...

By Heinz Schandl and Fridolin Krausmann 20 Feb 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa lags in sustainable energy policies

Sub-Saharan Africa trails the world in government policies that promote sustainable energy...

16 Feb 2017

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International

Lafarge loses Paris 'beach' deal over support for Trump wall

The City of Paris on Tuesday, 28 March, dumped French-Swiss group LafargeHolcim as supplier of sand for the makeshift "Paris Plages" beach over the company's readiness to supply cement for US President Donald Trump's controversial border wall.

1 day ago

Future Energy to address Africa's power potential

Regional power events in Africa, including EAPIC and WAPIC, have been renamed to Future Energy, in order to reflect the optimism and potential of the energy and power sectors on the continent.

24 Feb 2017

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