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Crystal Lagoons sets eyes on Kenya for further expansion in SSA

Multinational water-innovation company Crystal Lagoons has signed its first deal in Africa - a 1.5 hectare lagoon in the new Blyde Riverwalk

2 days ago

Self-financing modular homes for the rural poor

Globally, access to adequate housing remains a huge problem that governments battle to solve, billionBricks provides a self-financing solution...

By Bongani Shweni 15 Jun 2017

Can you redevelop a big city like Lagos without displacing the poor?

Urban planner Lookman Oshodi seems to think it is possible...

14 Jun 2017

TCI Apparel unveils sustainable design centre

Trade Call Investments (TCI) Apparel opened its new design centre in Epping, Cape Town. With industry-leading, conscious fashion the new centre is set to be a prime example...

12 Jun 2017

MBAWC awards three top future master builders

The Master Builders Association of the Western Cape (MBAWC) has bestowed cash prizes and awards on three students studying towards qualifications in the built environment at the University of Cape Town...

12 Jun 2017

Integrated clean technology solutions can help solve water issues

At this stage, we must conceive we all have a shared responsibility towards water conservation. What is needed is an integrated approach to resolving these current challenges...

By Songo Didiza 8 Jun 2017

Advances in green building changing construction industry

With carbon dioxide emissions continuing to be a major environmental concern, we decided to take a look at some of the most interesting advances in green building...

By Cala van der Westhuizen 7 Jun 2017

Tackling environmental challenges with the help of a 100 city network

As Cape Town continues to experience the worst drought on record, the city has the opportunity to implement solutions that will not only address this acute environmental shock but also strengthen the fabric of the city overall...

By Michael Berkowitz 6 Jun 2017

Eco-building trend puts companies on the map

Green-rated buildings are putting companies on the map in terms of both physical presence and eco-friendly footprint, while eco-aware architecture is rapidly becoming en vogue...

6 Jun 2017

Vision 2030 Summit to address national development plan issues

The Vision 2030 Summit will address all issues relating to the national development plan and aims to build the community of South Africans joining the country's leaders, both in government and the private sector...

5 Jun 2017

Research shows if you improve the air quality at work, you improve productivity

Corporate wellness programs focus on biometric screening, diet and exercise programs to improve health and productivity. However, new research has shown...

By Libby Sander 5 Jun 2017

Green space - how much is enough, and what's the best way to deliver it?

Half of the world's people now live in urban areas. This creates competition for resources and increases pressure on already limited green space...

By Anne Cleary and Ruth Hunter 2 Jun 2017

Fourleaf Estate receives EDGE final certification

PE's Fourleaf Estate residential development is the first residential project in Africa to meet the EDGE resource-efficiency standard and receive EDGE final certification from Green Building Council South Africa...

1 Jun 2017

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International

ArcelorMittal tipped to take over Italy's Ilva

A consortium led by global steel giant ArcelorMittal is tipped to take over Italy's troubled Ilva steelworks, one of the most polluting industrial sites in Europe, a source told AFP Friday, 26 May.

29 May 2017

As US mulls action on steel, foreign producers urge caution

Foreign steel producers on Wednesday, 24 May, called for prudence from the Trump administration as it considers possible actions to shield domestic companies from unfair imports on national security grounds.

26 May 2017

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.

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 22 May 2017

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

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