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Kouga Wind Farm recognised for good environmental management practice
Kouga Wind Farm recognised for good environmental management practice

Kouga Wind Farm, situated outside Oyster Bay, has been recognised for its strides in environmental management good practice...

1 day ago

If coal power is becoming redundant, why are the Big Banks investing in it?
If coal power is becoming redundant, why are the Big Banks investing in it?

Environmental rights advocacy groups are questioning why major banks and state entities are investing in new-build coal-powered power station...

1 day ago

Salvaging construction waste with StoneCycling
Salvaging construction waste with StoneCycling

This Dutch startup collects demolition debris and recycles it for new buildings...

By Emile Uys 1 day ago

Greenacres R420m revamp to be completed midyear
Greenacres R420m revamp to be completed midyear

VA International Architects are nearing completion of the mammoth two-year, R420m upgrade of the Greenacres Shopping Centre...

1 day ago

Motheo, WBHO sign agreement
Motheo, WBHO sign agreement

As part of the Voluntary Rebuilding Programme (VRP) concluded with government in October this year, three major black-owned contractors have signed a development agreement with WBHO...

2 days ago

Group Five partners with UK's Aberdeen
Group Five partners with UK's Aberdeen

Group Five has partnered with a subsidiary of the UK-based Aberdeen Asset Management, as the JSE-listed engineering and construction group seeks to bolster its offshore profit line...

By Andries Mahlangu 2 days ago

Charging up developing nations with solar energy
Charging up developing nations with solar energy

Morocco, Singapore and India are investing heavily in the abundant power of the sun...

By Emile Uys 3 days ago

When planning falls short: the challenges of informal settlements
When planning falls short: the challenges of informal settlements

Informal settlements house around one-quarter of the world's urban population...

By Hesam Kamalipour et al. 3 days ago

Upgraded N14 freeway officially opened
Upgraded N14 freeway officially opened

Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport Ismail Vadi on Thursday, 1 December, officially opened an upgraded portion of the N14 freeway between Krugersdorp and Diepsloot...

3 days ago

Invicta CE resigns after just less than two years at helm
Invicta CE resigns after just less than two years at helm

Invicta announced on Monday, 5 December, that its CE Charles Walters had resigned, with effect from January...

By Andries Mahlangu 3 days ago

Nigeria, Morocco mull gas pipeline mega-project
Nigeria, Morocco mull gas pipeline mega-project

Nigeria and Morocco are in talks over a huge project to extend a West African gas pipeline to stretch up towards Europe, officials say...

5 Dec 2016

Max Edkins, climate change and communications expert at the World Bank’s Connect4Climate programme
Time to tell SA's renewable energy story

With South Africa's energy mix currently being decided and debated, experts and leaders in this space believe the time to champion renewable energy is now...

5 Dec 2016

Megatrends pose defence, security challenges - PwC report
Megatrends pose defence, security challenges - PwC report

The five megatrends that are widely believed to be shaping the future of our world are...

5 Dec 2016

Imperial builds pharmaceutical warehouse with ground-breaking passive cooling approach
Imperial builds pharmaceutical warehouse with ground-breaking passive cooling approach

The Imperial Logistics group faced the challenge of establishing a pharmaceutical regulatory compliant, temperature controlled storage facility that would not require a consistent supply of electricity...

5 Dec 2016

South Africa's water sector: a case study in state capture
South Africa's water sector: a case study in state capture

A lot of what is being presented as radical economic transformation initiatives in South Africa is simply state capture by a corrupt elite...

By Mike Muller 5 Dec 2016

Homes of the future
Homes of the future

How does one create a home across all sectors that provides the optimum use of space for a convenient modern lifestyle...

2 Dec 2016

Doing more with less room
Doing more with less room

Globally, the demand for urban living in cities has increased faster than the supply of urban spaces. Cape Town has not been exempt from this trend...

2 Dec 2016

Phase two of Lourensia Park starts January 2017
Phase two of Lourensia Park starts January 2017

Phase two of the Lourensia Park housing project in Somerset West is due to start in January 2017. The City of Cape Town turned the first sod this week on the R28.5m project...

2 Dec 2016

We can cut emissions in half by 2040 if we build smarter cities
We can cut emissions in half by 2040 if we build smarter cities

As a planet, we have some serious climate targets to meet in the coming years...

By Shobhakar Dhakal 2 Dec 2016

By Daniel Ladenhauf, Flickr, CC BY-NC
Our cities need to go on a resource diet

Cities are the epicentres of human activity. They cover less than 2% of the earth's land surface but generate about 70% of GDP...

By André Stephan et al. 1 Dec 2016

Quantity surveyors assist green building revolution
Quantity surveyors assist green building revolution

Climate change is no longer a speculation but a reality in our lives...

1 Dec 2016

Minister announces new Eskom Acting CEO
Minister announces new Eskom Acting CEO

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown says she has approved Eskom Board's recommendation to appoint the current Group Executive: Generation, Matshela Koko, as acting Group Chief Executive of Eskom...

30 Nov 2016

Struggling metal sector mum on details
Struggling metal sector mum on details

Amid paroxysms in the South African steel industry, Afrox said last week that it had reached agreement with ArcelorMittal SA regarding the early termination of a gas supply contract dispute...

By Mark Allix 30 Nov 2016

What will the cities of the future look like?
What will the cities of the future look like?

The UN predicts that around 70% of the world's population will live in cities by...

By Jamie Matroos 30 Nov 2016

SA's new energy plan sparks strong emotions. Here's why...
SA's new energy plan sparks strong emotions. Here's why...

The long-awaited updated South African IRP has been released for comment...

By Hartmut Winkler 30 Nov 2016

PwC report: SA's construction industry still under pressure
PwC report: SA's construction industry still under pressure

2016 has been a challenging year and South Africa's construction industry was not immune, with ongoing pressure on margins, lower revenue and lower order books...

29 Nov 2016

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Local supporters set to push the green transport agenda in Cape Town

Swisatec, architect and project managers behind Africa's first green village, Blue Rock Village in the Cape has collaborated with The Green Cab to push the green transport innovation agenda in Cape Town. Swisatec plans to integrate electric vehicle infrastructure as part of its green initiative...

29 Nov 2016

How to encourage affordable housing in CT's CBD
How to encourage affordable housing in CT's CBD

According to a new paper produced by UCT's Department of Construction Economics and Management, both realistic economic factors and policy changes have a part to play in increasing the viability of affordable housing...

29 Nov 2016

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