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ShelterTech Accelerator programme makes its debut in Africa
ShelterTech Accelerator programme makes its debut in Africa

The Habitat for Humanity Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter's ShelterTech Accelerator programme is making its Africa debut in Kenya...

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Former ANC Shell House HQ converted into low-cost residential development
Former ANC Shell House HQ converted into low-cost residential development

PASA, earlier this year, completed the conversion of the former ANC Shell House headquarters in Joburg into a 563-unit affordable residential development...

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Samsung joins forces with Habitat for Humanity
Samsung joins forces with Habitat for Humanity

Showing commitment to community upliftment, Samsung South Africa partnered with Habitat for Humanity South Africa...

1 day ago

KAAN Architecten completes Crematorium Siesegem nestled in Aalst landscape
KAAN Architecten completes Crematorium Siesegem nestled in Aalst landscape

Rotterdam- and São Paulo-based architectural firm KAAN Architecten has completed the new Crematorium Siesegem on the outskirts of Aalst, Belgium...

2 days ago

The Bo-Kaap Civic and Ratepayers Association opposes the construction of a 12-storey apartment block on Lion Street. Archive photo: Aidan Jones
Court stops Bo-Kaap residents from interfering with tower block construction

The Western Cape High Court has granted an interim interdict to the developers of a controversial 12-storey apartment block in the Bo-Kaap...

By Kelly Vinett 2 days ago

MBAWC offers free training to upskill building sector entrepreneurs
MBAWC offers free training to upskill building sector entrepreneurs

The MBAWC, in partnership with UWC, is offering a free Entrepreneurship for Contractors Development Programme from mid-February to mid-September 2019...

2 days ago

Institution to fast-track water use licences
Institution to fast-track water use licences

Water and sanitation minister Gugile Nkwinti is to establish an institution to accelerate the issuing of water use licences...

3 days ago

Vector Architects transforms old Chinese disused sugar mill into hotel
Vector Architects transforms old Chinese disused sugar mill into hotel

Beijing-based architecture practice Vector Architects has transformed an old disused sugar mill into a hotel, keeping the industrial structure of the complex in Yangshuo's mountains...

3 days ago

MIT, Munich Airport to develop LabCampus Innovation Center
MIT, Munich Airport to develop LabCampus Innovation Center

Munich Airport and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Senseable City Lab have signed a cooperation agreement to work together in the development of the LabCampus Innovation Center...

12 Nov 2018

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Water experts explore solutions to sector challenges

Water and sanitation industry players have been urged to tap into new local technologies and solutions that will address the service delivery challenges that plague the sector...

12 Nov 2018

Crisis proofing South Africa's water security
Crisis proofing South Africa's water security

No country or city can afford to be without a reliable source of water...

By Kevin Winter 9 Nov 2018

Are prepaid systems the solution to sustainable water management?
Are prepaid systems the solution to sustainable water management?

Unless there is a drastic overhaul in water planning and conservation in South Africa, demand for this critical, but scarce, resource will surpass supply by 2020...

By Shannon Vermaak 8 Nov 2018

New Pasarene Winery tasting room design inspired by swallow's nest
New Pasarene Winery tasting room design inspired by swallow's nest

Aimed at evoking the shape of a swallow's nest, the structure of the tasting room at the Pasarene Winery sensitively aims to complement its surrounding landscape...

7 Nov 2018

dhk completes Sable Park, the newest addition to the Bridgeways Precinct in CT
dhk completes Sable Park, the newest addition to the Bridgeways Precinct in CT

In accordance with the shifting floor plates, two systems of glazed façade have been installed over the three levels of office...

6 Nov 2018

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The market will be fine, but what about the city?

There is currently much debate on whether the Cape Town property market is overheated and whether the market will come tumbling down or not...

By Deon van Zyl 6 Nov 2018

Using borehole water for your business? Why ensuring quality is key
Using borehole water for your business? Why ensuring quality is key

The extreme drought and severe water shortage in the Western Cape had a significant impact on industries that rely on water for their operations...

6 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: Magnastruct to launch 100% fire retardant, affordable informal dwelling
#EntrepreneurMonth: Magnastruct to launch 100% fire retardant, affordable informal dwelling

Using MagnaBoards - a 100% fire retardant material, Magnastruct is currently in the planning stages of launching a self-assembling, affordable informal dwelling called the The Square...

By Sindy Peters 5 Nov 2018

Paragon Interface picks up international award for 1 Discovery Place
Paragon Interface picks up international award for 1 Discovery Place

The SBID International Design Awards celebrate all aspects of great design, from aesthetics to functionality...

5 Nov 2018

2018 Sassda Columbus Stainless Awards announced
2018 Sassda Columbus Stainless Awards announced

The judges felt overall winner ND Engineering was consistently impressive with a variety of projects in a number of different categories...

5 Nov 2018

Tallest in the world, India's Statue of Unity stands 182m high
Tallest in the world, India's Statue of Unity stands 182m high

Standing 182m high, the Statue of Unity in India, inaugurated on 31 October by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is now the world's tallest statue.

2 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: Be completely prepared, only fools rush in
#EntrepreneurMonth: Be completely prepared, only fools rush in

No fool in the slightest, Wendy Damon is the owner of Damp Control Cape. Not quite a rags-to-riches story, hers is still quite impressive...

By Sindy Peters 1 Nov 2018

Taps often run dry in Eastern Cape village
Taps often run dry in Eastern Cape village

Villagers in Ntshingeni outside Cofimvaba in the Eastern Cape say their standpipe taps run dry for weeks at a time...

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik 1 Nov 2018

Home-owners to register their off-grid energy installations or face stiff penalties
Home-owners to register their off-grid energy installations or face stiff penalties

The supply of electricity to the property may also be disconnected and only reconnected once the city is satisfied that the SSEG system is either disconnected, decommissioned or authorised...

31 Oct 2018

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No risk of drought this summer

Hydrologists from the Department of Water and Sanitation say the country will not experience drought over the next three months...

31 Oct 2018

Africa's roads are badly built, and there aren't enough. This can be fixed
Africa's roads are badly built, and there aren't enough. This can be fixed

One of the fastest growing economies in Africa, Ethiopia, has an ambitious plan to cut a green, sustainable path to becoming a middle-income country by 2025...

By Nathanial Matthews and Frank van Steenbergen 31 Oct 2018

AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation winners announced
AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation winners announced

The awarded projects for this round of the AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation 2017/18 all point to the future of environmentally conscious design...

30 Oct 2018

Can drone technology turn around the fortunes of the construction sector in SA?
Can drone technology turn around the fortunes of the construction sector in SA?

Drone technology can turn around the fortunes of the construction sector, Gauteng Infrastructure Development MEC Jacob Mamabolo said on Monday, 29 October...

30 Oct 2018

WSP in Africa takes home multiple awards at SAISC Steel Awards 2018
WSP in Africa takes home multiple awards at SAISC Steel Awards 2018

Two of WSP in Africa's projects recently received multiple awards - including overall winner - at the SAISC Steel Awards 2018...

29 Oct 2018

Angelo Renna creates artificial sponge mountain to absorb CO2 in Turin
Angelo Renna creates artificial sponge mountain to absorb CO2 in Turin

Amsterdam-based architect Angelo Renna has created a giant sponge mountain to absorb carbon dioxide emissions from the air in Turin, Italy...

29 Oct 2018

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