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Mainstream signs landmark Africa clean energy equity funding deal

A global renewable energy developer has signed a $117,5m equity investment to accelerate the build-out of megawatts of wind and solar plants across Africa...

2 days ago

Anura Vineyards gets modern interiors for its events venue
Anura Vineyards gets modern interiors for its events venue

Anura Vineyards, a wine farm situated in the Cape Winelands, has revealed modern interiors for its new events venue...

2 days ago

Cape Town achieves 95% in No Drop report
Cape Town achieves 95% in No Drop report

The City of Cape Town has received a No Drop score of 95% in the National Department of Water and Sanitation's 2014 First Order Assessment...

2 days ago

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Health projects help heal local economy

The refurbishment of two hospitals and three clinic is being implemented by the CDC in the Eastern Cape...

3 days ago

#YouthMonth: From humble beginnings to the cover of Forbes Africa
#YouthMonth: From humble beginnings to the cover of Forbes Africa

Not many 28 year olds have achieved what Obinwanne Okeke has, includings gracing the cover of one of the world's most influential business journals.

By Nicci Botha 3 days ago

2016 Architect Africa Film Festival highlights
2016 Architect Africa Film Festival highlights

This year, the Architect Africa Film Festival (#AAFF2016) opened up its call for participants to showcase new productions, emerging filmmakers and students...

3 days ago

AZA16 theme to explore ratio, proportion in design
AZA16 theme to explore ratio, proportion in design

The theme for ArchitectureZA (AZA) 2016, 'SCALE', will explore ratio and proportion in design, says Daniel van der Merwe, president of the Gauteng Institute for Architecture (GIfA) and architect at PPC...

21 Jun 2016

Minister to launch R14bn water project in Northern Cape
Minister to launch R14bn water project in Northern Cape

The Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane is expected to launch the Vaal Gamagara Water Supply Scheme and the Vaal Gamagara quality control laboratory in the Northern Cape...

21 Jun 2016

Eight innovative ways drones are being used today
Eight innovative ways drones are being used today

This year non-military use of drones is believed to double as new companies and organisations rapidly come up with innovative ways to improve efficiency with drones...

By James de Villiers 21 Jun 2016

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Dutch architects reveal "What a brick can do in Mali"

Architecture firm LEVS architecten champions non-fired bricks for the design and development of Dogon, Mali...

By Kate Walker 20 Jun 2016

Free State Industrial Park gets revamped
Free State Industrial Park gets revamped

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has launched the first phase of the revitalised Botshabelo Industrial Park in the Free State. Minister Davies said the promotion of industrialisation and industrial development should go together with radical inclusive economic growth...

20 Jun 2016

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

The finalists in the 2015/2016 AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation have been announced...

17 Jun 2016

Concrete beehive provides possible solution for sustainable beekeeping
Concrete beehive provides possible solution for sustainable beekeeping

As one of the primary pollinators in the world, bees are not only important to human survival, they also play a central role in the evolution of the earth's ecology...

17 Jun 2016

eltherm SA awarded Xina Solar One contract
eltherm SA awarded Xina Solar One contract

The contract for the heat tracing system design and installation for the Xina Solar One power plant near Pofadder in the Northern Cape has been awarded to eltherm South Africa...

15 Jun 2016

Developer Himat Ramsugit (left) and SVA architect and heritage specialist Bryan Wintermeyer inspect Murray Mansions in Albany Road, Port Elizabeth.
Protecting SA's heritage a financial strategy - expert

According to architect and heritage practitioner Bryan Wintermeyer, given the negative publicity surrounding the principle and process of preserving South Africa's historical buildings, it may be time to change the conversation around how we define and value our national heritage...

15 Jun 2016

New guide promotes interpretation, application of ISO 9001:2015
New guide promotes interpretation, application of ISO 9001:2015

The International Federation of Consulting Engineers' (FIDIC) Quality Management Task Force recently held its first working meeting...

14 Jun 2016

Sou Fujimoto: The infinite possibilities of open field architecture
Sou Fujimoto: The infinite possibilities of open field architecture

Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto talks about how architecture should create spaces for people to behave as they would like to...

By Katie de Klee 14 Jun 2016

New technology offers hope for storing carbon dioxide underground
New technology offers hope for storing carbon dioxide underground

To halt climate change and prevent dangerous warming, we ultimately have to stop pumping greenhouse gases into the atmosphere...

By Dom Wolff-Boenisch 13 Jun 2016

Des van Rooyen decries poor state of water infrastructure
Des van Rooyen decries poor state of water infrastructure

The poor state of the country's water infrastructure, water losses and a failure to implement strict water-saving measures has worsened the effects of the drought leading to a state of disaster being declared in eight provinces...

13 Jun 2016

Mkhuze water treatment plant upgrade to drive growth
Mkhuze water treatment plant upgrade to drive growth

The Mkhuze Water Treatment Works facility in KwaZulu-Natal will be upgraded by engineering firm GIBB...

10 Jun 2016

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Hardware retailers lead drop in building confidence

Hardware retailers led a fall in building confidence, a quarterly poll by Stellenbosch University's Bureau for Economic Research (BER) reported on Thursday...

By Robert Laing 10 Jun 2016

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Dutch architect unveils 3D printer to make 'endless' house

A Dutch architect on Wednesday, 8 June, unveiled a unique 3D printer with which he aims to construct a large building "without beginning or end" shaped like an infinite loop...

9 Jun 2016

Technical discussions needed for GERD
Technical discussions needed for GERD

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is now approximately 50% complete...

By Dale Whittington 9 Jun 2016

Broadway Boulevard to become dual carriageway
Broadway Boulevard to become dual carriageway

The City of Cape Town will spend approximately R103m on a major project to turn a section of Broadway Boulevard into a dual carriageway...

8 Jun 2016

Computing helps with the complex design of modern architecture
Computing helps with the complex design of modern architecture

In 1960, when the America computer scientist Ivan Sutherland developed Sketchpad, described as the first computer graphical user interface, it changed the course of architecture...

By Paul Loh 8 Jun 2016

GBCSA CEO announces early retirement
GBCSA CEO announces early retirement

Brian Wilkinson, CEO of the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA), has announced his early retirement after five years at the helm of the organisation...

7 Jun 2016

Roads built for logging in the Congo Basin have implications for forest management. Fritz Kleinschroth
How forests recover rapidly on logging roads in the Congo Basin

Large areas of tropical forest worldwide are used for selective logging which requires extensive road networks to access trees harvested for timber...

By John Healey and Fritz Kleinschroth 7 Jun 2016

An algae-powered city for the world's newest country
An algae-powered city for the world's newest country

RAW-NYC wins competition to design an entire city from scratch for the recently founded nation of Liberland...

By Kate Walker 7 Jun 2016

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