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SAPOA Meet the Mayor Dinner hosts eThekwini's Zandile Gumede
SAPOA Meet the Mayor Dinner hosts eThekwini's Zandile Gumede

“As a city, we are working harder to ensure that we make our citizens happy," said eThekwini Municipality Councillor Zandile Gumede at a recent SAPOA Meet the Mayor Dinner...

1 day ago

AfriSam upbeat on PPC merger
AfriSam upbeat on PPC merger

AfriSam is confident that its proposed merger with SA's largest cement maker, PPC, has the potential to create significant benefits for all stakeholders...

By Mark Allix 1 day ago

Attacq Smart Cities Innovation Pitching Platform now open for 2017
Attacq Smart Cities Innovation Pitching Platform now open for 2017

Officially open for 2017, the Attacq Smart Cities Innovation Pitching Platform will showcase future-focused technologies that contribute to the ‘smart city' concept at Waterfall City...

2 days ago

Vivian Loftness joins 2017 GBCSA Green Building Convention speaker lineup
Vivian Loftness joins 2017 GBCSA Green Building Convention speaker lineup

Vivian Loftness, a key member of Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University's leadership in sustainability research and education, and contributor to the ongoing development of the ‘Intelligent Workplace', will address the Green Building Council South Africa's (GBCSA) Green Building Convention in Cape Town this year...

3 days ago

Abland to develop new 24-storey office skyscraper in CT
Abland to develop new 24-storey office skyscraper in CT

Property developer Abland, together with JV partners The Ellerine Brothers, will develop Cape Town's newest office tower, 35 Lower Long, situated on Lower Long Street in the City Bowl...

3 days ago

Lagos' Wooden Tower presents an alternative to the city's reliance upon concrete
Lagos' Wooden Tower presents an alternative to the city's reliance upon concrete

The unique wooden structure maximises daylight and natural ventilation...

By Lindsay Samson 3 days ago

#InnovationMonth: Stainless steel LCC brought into 21st century with app
#InnovationMonth: Stainless steel LCC brought into 21st century with app

According to Sassda executive director John Tarboton, one of the biggest obstacles to the specification of stainless steel in certain applications is the misperception that it's more expensive in comparison to other initially cheaper options...

By Sindy Peters 19 Sep 2017

Chatsworth Centre refurbishment adds SuperSpar to tenant mix
Chatsworth Centre refurbishment adds SuperSpar to tenant mix

Chatsworth Centre will see the launch of a new anchor tenant being added to its tenant mix this October, SuperSpar, occupying approximately 3,345m2...

19 Sep 2017

Yuppiechef to open first physical store
Yuppiechef to open first physical store

Online kitchenware retailer, Yuppiechef, has announced the launch of its first brick and mortar store signaling the start of its omnichannel journey...

19 Sep 2017

NEPAD launches 5% Agenda campaign for infrastructure financing
NEPAD launches 5% Agenda campaign for infrastructure financing

NEPAD gathered international investors and CEO-level business leaders at the NASDAQ Stock Market on Monday, 18 September, for the launch of its 5% Agenda initiative...

19 Sep 2017

Tsogo Sun SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl and the StayEasy Cape Town City Bowl
Exploring the ethos behind Dexter Moren's bespoke design approach

The new Tsogo Sun SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl and the StayEasy Cape Town City Bowl enables both business and leisure travellers of all budgets a place to explore what Cape Town has to offer...

By Robin Fredericks 18 Sep 2017

NHBRC appoints Mziwonke Dlabantu as new CEO
NHBRC appoints Mziwonke Dlabantu as new CEO

The National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) has appointed Mziwonke Dlabantu as CEO with effect from 1 October 2017...

18 Sep 2017

New 15,000m2 Mediclinic hospital for Stellenbosch
New 15,000m2 Mediclinic hospital for Stellenbosch

Atterbury is developing the new R350m, 15,000m2 Mediclinic hospital in Stellenbosch...

18 Sep 2017

SACSC president Malcolm Horne and Nedbank Corporate Investment Banking's Robin Lockhart-Ross with Spectrum Award winner representatives from Menlyn Park Shopping Centre.
#SACSCCongress: 2017 Retail, Design and Development Awards winners announced

The 2017 Retail, Design and Development Awards (RDDA) winners were announced on the opening day of the SACSC Annual Congress in Cape Town...

15 Sep 2017

Trends in commercial property and the changing nature of risk
Trends in commercial property and the changing nature of risk

The business and commercial property landscape is changing as a result of mass urbanisation and population growth...

By Pieter van den Berg 15 Sep 2017

Developers need to think out of the box and see themselves as ‘city builders' - Erky Wood
Developers need to think out of the box and see themselves as ‘city builders' - Erky Wood

Erky Wood presented the third Roelof S. Uytenbogaardt UDISA Memorial Lecture at the Wits Planetarium on 12 September...

15 Sep 2017

The Paul Klee Centre in Bern, Switzerland, looks great, but where are the people? ,
Google architecture and what do you see? And what's a building without people?

Think about where you spend most of your day - home, your office, or university. How does this space make you feel? What do you love (or hate) about it?

By Samantha Hall 15 Sep 2017

Heidi van Eeden
Heidi van Eeden wins at Regional LafargeHolcim Awards

South African architect Heidi van Eeden was announced the winner in the Next Generation category of the Regional LafargeHolcim Awards held recently in Nairobi, Kenya...

14 Sep 2017

Apple Park
Apple 'spaceship' nestled in Earthly oasis

Apple's new "spaceship" headquarters peeked above a nearby hillside as the sun shined gloriously through towering glass walls of the entryway to Steve Jobs Theater...

14 Sep 2017

SAPPMA Pipes XI Conference focuses on sustainability and invention
SAPPMA Pipes XI Conference focuses on sustainability and invention

The SAPPMA Pipes XI Conference took place in Gauteng earlier this month, covering issues relating to plastic piping, water infrastructure and engineering...

13 Sep 2017

Opacity over construction pact is risky
Opacity over construction pact is risky

There has been no full public disclosure by the Department of Economic Development and seven JSE-listed construction and engineering groups over their signing of a voluntary transformation agreement...

By Mark Allix 13 Sep 2017

2017 MBSA Congress tackles triple challenge of poverty, unemployment, inequality in SA
2017 MBSA Congress tackles triple challenge of poverty, unemployment, inequality in SA

The 112th annual Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) Congress, under the theme 'Building South Africa Together', kicked off on Monday, 11 September, at the Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town...

12 Sep 2017

New GBCSA Sustainable Precincts Tool piloted at Sandton Gate
New GBCSA Sustainable Precincts Tool piloted at Sandton Gate

Developers of the Sandton Gate mixed-use development Abland and Tiber are targeting a Green Star certification for the whole precinct under the Green Building Council South Africa's (GBCSA) new Green Star Sustainable Precincts tool...

12 Sep 2017

Durban North property with green-energy leanings including conservation of rain water, solar heating and home automation. Image source: Pam Golding Properties
More homeowners, buyers embracing ‘green' features

While the commercial sector has led the charge in terms of green building initiatives and ratings, the residential property market is now also embracing this trend...

12 Sep 2017

Could the new invention spell the end of rooftop fans? Christophe Finot/Wikimedia Commons,
How the sky can help make air conditioners at least 20% more efficient

Specially designed fluid-filled roof panels can help make air conditioning significantly more efficient, according to new research...

By Geoff Smith 12 Sep 2017

Photo by Gleb Kozenko via Unsplash
#InnovationMonth: How AI will change the automotive game for the better

As the “fourth industrial revolution”, championed by the World Economic Forum's Klaus Schwab, gains momentum, it's thrilling to anticipate what this means for the automotive industry - and as a result, cities of the future...

By Trevor Hill 11 Sep 2017

PPC tells market it will trim its capex
PPC tells market it will trim its capex

Cement maker PPC presented its outlook to investors on Friday, 8 September, saying it reduced its capital expenditure guidance for the next two years, a move analysts said could help assuage fears about its liquidity position...

By Karl Gernetzky 11 Sep 2017

NCPC-SA hosts biennial Industrial Efficiency Conference in CT
NCPC-SA hosts biennial Industrial Efficiency Conference in CT

The National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) is hosting its biennial Industrial Efficiency Conference in Cape Town at the Century City Conference Centre, 14-15 September...

11 Sep 2017

Northridge Mall
Northridge Mall to undergo upgrade

Bloemfontein's Northridge Mall is set to undergo a complete redevelopment and expansion...

11 Sep 2017

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