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What's driving Cape Town's water insecurity, and what can be done about it

In pre-colonial times the Khoisan called Cape Town, //Hui !Gaeb, the place “where clouds gather” and Camissa “the place of sweet waters”...

By Kevin Winter 11 Aug 2017

Habitat for Humanity, UN-HABITAT to host conference on African land governance, management

Land is integral to securing shelter, agriculture for food security, mobilising investments and for the sustainable management of resources...

7 Aug 2017

Property development in underserved areas is not for the faint of heart

Building in under-serviced areas is tough, but the socio-economic payoff makes it worthwhile in the long run...

7 Aug 2017

SRK Consulting applies rapid vulnerability assessment tool in City of Mbombela

SRK Consulting has developed a rapid vulnerability assessment (RVA) tool that has the potential to assist local governments in responding to climate change...

4 Aug 2017

CT revised development framework aims to reverse impact of apartheid spatial planning

The City of Cape Town has issued a draft revised Municipal Spatial Development Framework which outlines how it intends to transform the city's spatial form...

3 Aug 2017

Africa's cities face unique risks. What can be done to manage them?

Cities in sub-Saharan Africa are growing fast. Nigeria alone is projected to add 212 million urban dwellers by 2050...

By Sarah Colenbrander 31 Jul 2017

Damelin Benoni city students attend Africa's mega infrastructure show

Damelin Benoni City students and lecturers recently attended the annual African Construction Totally Concrete Expo at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand...

By Ashmika Chottu, Issued by Damelin 28 Jul 2017

How big business can help small entrepreneurs excel

A targeted programme to assist black entrepreneurs set up small businesses and co-operatives will fill a gap in the assistance currently offered to black industrialists...

By Tommy Strydom 24 Jul 2017

Abland, Tiber to develop mixed-use Sandton Gate precinct

Abland and Tiber have joined forces to develop the Sandton Gate precinct which will offer an office, retail, residential and lifestyle environment...

19 Jul 2017

New vertical residences in Eindhoven to be designed by MVRDV

This mosaic-like structure combines urban farming, housing and more in the Eindhoven city centre...

18 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Corobrik supports skills development, social upliftment in its CSI efforts

A core focus in the Corobrik CSI strategy is upskilling members of the communities in which it operates...

By Sindy Peters 17 Jul 2017

The next step in sustainable design: Bringing the weather indoors

A building's primary purpose may be to keep the weather out, but most do such an effective job of this that they also inadvertently deprive us of contact with two key requirements for our well-being and effectiveness: nature and change...

By Kevin Nute 14 Jul 2017

Rejuvenating inner cities cannot be at the expense of communities

Inner city rejuvenation has gained momentum globally over the last couple of years, says Hassan Shaikh, founder of Revolve, with a strong focus on brownfield sites (existing buildings) and repurposing these buildings into mixed-use spaces...

13 Jul 2017

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International

Nippon Steel swings to profit for April-June quarter

Japan's Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal said Friday, 28 July, it returned to profit in the April-June quarter thanks to brisk demand from the auto sector, but warned overproduction by China could hit its full-year earnings.

31 Jul 2017

One dead as under-construction Singapore highway collapses

SINGAPORE: One man was killed and 10 others injured in Singapore on Friday, 14 July, when a partially-built elevated highway they were working on collapsed, authorities said, a rare construction accident in the city-state.

17 Jul 2017

Utilities including nuclear firms hacked

WASHINGTON, US: Firms operating nuclear power plants and other energy facilities in the US have been hacked in recent months, the New York Times reported Thursday, 6 July.

10 Jul 2017

SA engineering proves its mettle at Phillippines mine

Three South African engineering firms were instrumental for designing and building headgear, shaft collar and winder house for a new service shaft at the Philsaga Mining Corporation in the Philippines owned by Medusa Mining.

6 Jul 2017

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