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Mpumalanga tourism gets a lift
Mpumalanga tourism gets a lift

A 51-metre glass elevator will provide a whole new perspective on God's Window, one of South Africa's most well-known natural beauty spots...

2 days ago

Kenya, Tanzania decorative paints, coatings market set for high growth
Kenya, Tanzania decorative paints, coatings market set for high growth

The combined Kenyan and Tanzanian decorative paints and coatings market is expected to achieve a CAGR of 6.7% up by 2020...

2 days ago

Fighting injustice helps in creating resilient urban spaces
Fighting injustice helps in creating resilient urban spaces

Resilience is a word that's thrown around a lot these days. It means different things to different people...

By Gina Ziervogel and Lorena Pasquini 2 days ago

Blok to launch development in Bo-Kaap
Blok to launch development in Bo-Kaap

Urban property developer Blok will be launching a new development concept in Cape Town's Bo-Kaap with the aim of providing urban homes to a more diverse range of incomes...

2 days ago

Kwane acquires 63.75% stake in TFM Group
Kwane acquires 63.75% stake in TFM Group

Kwane Capital has acquired a 63.75% stake in the TFM Group in a cash transaction...

2 days ago

Radisson brand expands its African footprint with a new Park Inn in Kenya
Radisson brand expands its African footprint with a new Park Inn in Kenya

The Rezidor Hotel Group has opened a Park Inn by Radisson in Nairobi's Westlands, the 35th hotel in its African portfolio..

3 days ago

R2.4bn programme to light up Ekurhuleni
R2.4bn programme to light up Ekurhuleni

Ekurhuleni Executive Mayor Mzwandile Masina has announced a R2.4bn programme for the electrification of informal settlements across Ekurhuleni, with over 16,000 households to be completed by the end of this financial year...

19 Apr 2017

Footage reveals flood of sewage into Swartkops River
Footage reveals flood of sewage into Swartkops River

Drone footage taken late last week has revealed massive sewage spill pollution flowing from the Kelvin Jones Waste Water Treatment Plant into the heavily polluted Swartkops River...

By Estelle Ellis 19 Apr 2017

Nelson Mandela Bay may get water relief
Nelson Mandela Bay may get water relief

In a bold initiative directed at relieving ongoing water shortages, discussions have begun around establishing the region's first large-scale, commercial desalination plant...

By Shaun Gillham 19 Apr 2017

Kenneth Main wins place in Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year finals
Kenneth Main wins place in Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year finals

The Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards has been held annually for the past 29 years to reward and advance excellence in the architectural profession countrywide...

18 Apr 2017

Scenic Camps Bay restaurant node fosters sensory experience
Scenic Camps Bay restaurant node fosters sensory experience

Covering a total area of 750m2, the latest restaurant node to overlook Camps Bay was designed by SVA International...

18 Apr 2017

New NEC4 suite of contracts includes dispute resolutions
New NEC4 suite of contracts includes dispute resolutions

NEC4 suite of standard form contracts, including the widely used engineering and construction contract, will be released on 22 June 2017.

13 Apr 2017

Solving SA's urgent challenges using cleantech
Solving SA's urgent challenges using cleantech

With the Global Cleantech Innovation Programme for SMEs in SA (GCIP-SA) now open for applications, we interviewed Gerswynn McKuur, national project manager of GCIP-SA, to get some insight on how clean technologies could address some of SA's most urgent challenges...

By Sindy Peters 13 Apr 2017

Trio partner to develop resilience framework for northern Durban
Trio partner to develop resilience framework for northern Durban

As part of the Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities Programme, Durban aims to create a city that will survive and thrive in spite of environmental and societal changes...

13 Apr 2017

Veolia upgrades pump station in KZN
Veolia upgrades pump station in KZN

Contracted by the Newcastle Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal, Veolia Water Technologies South Africa recently upgraded the outdated Ncandu pump station...

13 Apr 2017

aha The Rex Hotel
aha The Rex Hotel undergoing R65m property expansion

The project will encompass an addition of 56 new hotel rooms which will maintain the same mix of contemporary and classic d├ęcor, presenting cool colours and rich fabrics...

12 Apr 2017

SACAP catapults transformation through RPL programme
SACAP catapults transformation through RPL programme

The South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) is about to unveil an online platform that will launch its Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) programme...

By Yashaen Luckan 12 Apr 2017

PH Hatfield pool
Protea Hotel Pretoria Hatfield to increase number of rooms, facilities

Protea Hotel by Marriott Pretoria Hatfield, which will soon embark on a major construction project set to increase the hotel's number of rooms and facilities...

12 Apr 2017

Climate control for the smart home
Climate control for the smart home

It is important that people be comfortable at home - and climate control forms an integral part of the perceived comfort of a person's surroundings.

By Neil Cameron 12 Apr 2017

TC Chetty, South Africa country manager for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Junk status not good for Africa's overall growth

The recent credit rating downgrades will negatively affect Africa's two biggest economies - South Africa and Nigeria...

11 Apr 2017

Deloitte's new Gauteng offices
Atterbury awarded Deloitte Gauteng office development tender

After considering more than 15 submissions, Deloitte has awarded the tender to develop its sizeable purpose-developed offices in Gauteng to Atterbury...

11 Apr 2017

Why it matters who manages the spend in government infrastructure projects
Why it matters who manages the spend in government infrastructure projects

An estimated R875.70bn has been committed to a number of ambitious government infrastructure projects...

10 Apr 2017

2017 trends in SA property and design
2017 trends in SA property and design

Tony Clarke, MD of the Rawson Property Group, shares his list of the top five property trends and features that are likely to make their mark on SA's local scene this year...

10 Apr 2017

Phase two of Lushushwane Water Project kicks off
Phase two of Lushushwane Water Project kicks off

Water and Sanitation minister Nomvula Mokonyane has performed a sod turning to mark the commencement of phase two of the Lushushwane Bulk Water Supply Project at Bettysgoed Village, in Mpumalanga...

10 Apr 2017

Record amount of renewables capacity added in 2016: UN
Record amount of renewables capacity added in 2016: UN

The world added a record 138.5-gigawatts of renewable power capacity in 2016 despite a 23% drop in investment, reflecting the falling cost of clean energy, the UN announced on Thursday, 6 April...

10 Apr 2017

Women in Construction Awards extends nomination deadline
Women in Construction Awards extends nomination deadline

The deadline for entries for the annual Women in Construction Awards has been extended to Monday, 10 April 2017...

7 Apr 2017

Coega IDZ
Investment projects worth over R1bn ready for Coega IDZ

From April 2017, says the Coega Development Corporation (CDC), investment projects worth over R1bn are ready for implementation in the its industrial development zone (IDZ)...

7 Apr 2017

New contractor appointed to Belhar-Pentech housing development
New contractor appointed to Belhar-Pentech housing development

A new contractor has been appointed to complete the provision of new roads, sewer, water, and stormwater services for the Belhar-Pentech housing development...

6 Apr 2017

Investors want to know the risks of climate change
Investors want to know the risks of climate change

The North Gauteng High Court recently ruled that the environmental authorisation for a new coal-fired power station had not properly considered the project's climate change impacts...

6 Apr 2017

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