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CBC brewery’s 120m2 flat plate collector array. Source: Soltrain, 2016
Solar thermal: an opportunity for SA's food, beverage industries

In an era of uncertainty, when it comes to both power supply and pricing, renewable energy sources can provide certainty in both supply and costs...

By Louise Scholtz 1 day ago

Planning for future water security in a nexus paradigm
Planning for future water security in a nexus paradigm

From a water perspective, we live in a 'world of Cape Towns'...

By Dhesigen Naidoo 1 day ago

Was the water shortage caused by farmers, city dwellers or drought?
Was the water shortage caused by farmers, city dwellers or drought?

Much has been argued about the causes of the 2017 Cape Town water crisis...

By Piotr Wolski 2 days ago

Culture is at the heart of a safe workplace
Culture is at the heart of a safe workplace

Creating a safe working environment is a complex issue and requires a concerted effort by all stakeholders...

By Hardie de Beer 2 days ago

Emre Arolat Architecture unveils plans for mosque in Ajman
Emre Arolat Architecture unveils plans for mosque in Ajman

Emre Arolat Architecture (EAA) has unveiled plans for a new mosque and community centre in Ajman...

2 days ago

This is how the new vessel repair hub is boosting the PE's economy
This is how the new vessel repair hub is boosting the PE's economy

The new vessel repair facilities in the Port of PE is not only a positive step towards a thriving vessel maintenance and marine engineering hub but is evidently also going to boost the local economy...

2 days ago

CT cans Foreshore Freeway Precinct development RFP
CT cans Foreshore Freeway Precinct development RFP

The City of Cape Town's city manager Lungelo Mbandazayo has cancelled the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the development of the Foreshore Freeway Precinct...

3 days ago

Rustenburg launches water conservation, demand management programme
Rustenburg launches water conservation, demand management programme

The Rustenburg Local Municipality has launched a three-year water conservation and demand management programme...

3 days ago

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Local steel, aluminium no threat to US security

South Africa has re-emphasised that its steel and aluminium products does not pose any threat to US national security...

17 Jul 2018

Enter the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation
Enter the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

South African engineers and those from other sub-Saharan countries are invited to enter the fifth edition...

16 Jul 2018

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Grayston Drive bridge collapse inquiry has completed its work

The Grayston Drive pedestrian and cyclist structural bridge collapse inquiry has completed its work and is awaiting the submission of...

16 Jul 2018

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What can other cities learn about water shortages from 'Day Zero'?

Cape Town was set to run dry on April 12, 2018, leaving its 3.7 million residents without tap water...

By Lucy Rodina and Kieran M. Findlater 13 Jul 2018

Margine creates tree-like pavilion for hospital foundation in Florence
Margine creates tree-like pavilion for hospital foundation in Florence

Margine has completed a new pavilion dedicated to the sale of the merchandising products of the Meyer Pediatric Hospital Foundation...

13 Jul 2018

Multi-million rand upgrade for Fisherman's Lane in Strandfontein
Multi-million rand upgrade for Fisherman's Lane in Strandfontein

The City of Cape Town is spending R3.4m upgrading the Fisherman's Lane parking area in Strandfontein along the False Bay coast...

12 Jul 2018

MIT scientist creates multi-functional mass timber longhouse
MIT scientist creates multi-functional mass timber longhouse

MIT research scientist and architect John Klein has created a mass timber building prototype for shared communal spaces...

12 Jul 2018

Nelson Mandela Bay must increase water restrictions
Nelson Mandela Bay must increase water restrictions

The Department of Water and Sanitation has advised the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro to increase water restrictions from 25% to 30%...

11 Jul 2018

Sky City Mall
9-hectare mall the focus of new Sky City Precinct

Currently underway 35km south east of Johannesburg, the R10bn Sky City Precinct is a retail and residential development including schools...

11 Jul 2018

Álvaro Siza completes Hillside Chapel in Lagos
Álvaro Siza completes Hillside Chapel in Lagos

A beige-coloured chapel dominates the natural landscape of Lagos with its "pure architecture" and paintful skin, completed by the Pritzker Prize-winning architect Álvaro Siza...

11 Jul 2018

Western Cape water restrictions remain in place
Western Cape water restrictions remain in place

The Western Cape Department of Water and Sanitation says the prevailing water restrictions will remain in force until dam levels reach more than 85%...

10 Jul 2018

Agni Steel SA gets green light for expansion
Agni Steel SA gets green light for expansion

Steel recycling and processing plant Agni Steel SA, situated in the Coega SEZ, recently received authorisation for its phase two and three expansion plan...

9 Jul 2018

Mecanoo completes mixed-use development in former gasworks site
Mecanoo completes mixed-use development in former gasworks site

Mecanoo has completed a new masterplan in the former site of the Regional Energy Supply Company in Hilversum, Netherlands...

9 Jul 2018

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2017/18 AfriSam-SAIA Awards shortlist announced

The shortlisted projects for the 2017/18 AfriSam-South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation have been announced...

6 Jul 2018

2018 ASAQS Conference theme puts emphasis on growth, progress
2018 ASAQS Conference theme puts emphasis on growth, progress

The Association of South African Quantity Surveyors' (ASAQS) fourth annual conference is this year themed 'Traction'...

5 Jul 2018

Networking and trade opportunities abound at second Global Trade Show
Networking and trade opportunities abound at second Global Trade Show

Business opportunities exhibition Global Trade Show of Networking and Matchmaking South Africa 2018 (GTS2018) is back for a second year...

5 Jul 2018

6 firms compete to design University College Dublin's future campus
6 firms compete to design University College Dublin's future campus

Six competing designs for the University College Dublin's future campus have been released...

5 Jul 2018

Schneider Electric commits to 4IR skills development in SA
Schneider Electric commits to 4IR skills development in SA

Energy management and automation specialist Schneider Electric participated at the recent World Economic Forum (WEF) Regional Roundtable with President Cyril Ramaphosa...

4 Jul 2018

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This is the starting point for African smart cities

With over half the world's population currently living in urban metropoles and an estimated three million people moving into cities every week, it's safe to say that the concept of smart cities is becoming more crucial than ever...

By Byron Clatterbuck 4 Jul 2018

Dilapidated house converted into tropical hotel in Costa Rica
Dilapidated house converted into tropical hotel in Costa Rica

Costa Rican architecture firm Studio Saxe has converted a former dilapidated house into a new tropical hotel in Nosara, Costa Rica...

3 Jul 2018

9 changes in Cape Town's water by-laws you should note
9 changes in Cape Town's water by-laws you should note

Cape Town City Council has just approved a range of amendments to the water by-laws as part of its campaign to limit water consumption...

2 Jul 2018

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