Thorsten Deckler calls on young architects to put themselves on the map
Thorsten Deckler calls on young architects to put themselves on the map

Keynote speaker at the recent 31st Corobrik Architectural Awards, Thorsten Deckler invited young architects to put themselves on the map...

3 May 2018

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Making cities cooler is a no brainer - so why are we doing so little about it?

You walk through a park in a city on a warm day, then cross out to a narrow street lined with tall buildings...

By Tiziana Susca and Francesco Pomponi 2 May 2018

SA left disappointed as US denies steel tariff exemption
SA left disappointed as US denies steel tariff exemption

South Africa has expressed disappointment at not being granted exemption...

2 May 2018

Laying the bricks for women empowerment
Laying the bricks for women empowerment

The National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) has held a women's roundtable as part of efforts to show its commitment to transformation in the human settlements and built environment sector...

2 May 2018

Construction starts on 'world's most advanced steel plant'
Construction starts on 'world's most advanced steel plant'

Europe is getting its first steel plant in 40 years...

30 Apr 2018

This month Sweden built the first road that charges electric vehicles as they drive.
Sweden's new road powers electric vehicles - what's the environmental impact?

Sweden has built the first smart road that will allow electric vehicles to charge as they drive...

By Rick Greenough 26 Apr 2018

Softened growth for wood-based panels global market - report
Softened growth for wood-based panels global market - report

According to market research and consulting firm IndexBox, after a slight reduction from 2008 to 2009, the wood-based panels market grew to 408-million cubic metres in 2016...

26 Apr 2018

Consumers warned against use of fake NHBRC logo
Consumers warned against use of fake NHBRC logo

The National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) has warned unsuspecting housing consumers against the fraudulent use of its logo...

25 Apr 2018

SA's 2018 Saint-Gobain MultiComfort House Students Contest winners revealed
SA's 2018 Saint-Gobain MultiComfort House Students Contest winners revealed

Vahin Parmananda and Mthokozisi Sibisi from the University of KwaZulu-Natal were selected by a panel of industry experts as the local winning team...

25 Apr 2018

Redeveloped, rebranded Maluti Crescent will incorporate informal traders
Redeveloped, rebranded Maluti Crescent will incorporate informal traders

Setsing Crescent in Phuthaditjaba is being transformed into Maluti Crescent...

24 Apr 2018

2018 African Infrastructure Project Developers Awards shortlist announced
2018 African Infrastructure Project Developers Awards shortlist announced

Africa investor (Ai) recently announced the shortlisted candidates for its 2018 African Infrastructure Projects Developer Awards...

24 Apr 2018

Makoma Lekalakala, director for Earthlife Africa, and Liz McDaid, climate change coordinator for Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI)
Two SA women awarded Goldman prize for halting SA-Russia nuclear deal

Makoma Lekalakala and Liz McDaid are the recipients of this year's Goldman Environmental Prize...

23 Apr 2018

Cape water crisis highlights larger challenge for property owners, developers
Cape water crisis highlights larger challenge for property owners, developers

Landlords and commercial developers will need to urgently rethink sustainability issues if they want their properties to remain attractive...

By Gary Palmer 23 Apr 2018

Corobrik invests R800m in Gauteng mega factory
Corobrik invests R800m in Gauteng mega factory

As part of its multi-billion rand investment roll out, South African brick maker Corobrik is investing R800m in a mega factory...

23 Apr 2018

New Spes Bona reservoir will feed these areas in Cape Town
New Spes Bona reservoir will feed these areas in Cape Town

The new Spes Bona reservoir cost the City of Cape Town R53m...

23 Apr 2018

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Millions of urban Africans still don't have electricity: here's what can be done

Urban communities often face many challenges in obtaining electricity access...

By Rebekah Shirley 23 Apr 2018

How does a city get to be 'smart'? This is how Tel Aviv did it
How does a city get to be 'smart'? This is how Tel Aviv did it

Smart cities, digital cities, virtual cities, connected cities. Are these just trendy buzzwords?

By Christine Steinmetz 20 Apr 2018

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Battle lines drawn as PIC increases stake in M&R amidst hostile takeover bid

Aton's stake in M&R currently stands at 39.8%...

20 Apr 2018

Closing the gender gap in SA by just 10% could achieve higher economic growth - report
Closing the gender gap in SA by just 10% could achieve higher economic growth - report

Women currently hold 19% of tech-related jobs at the top 10 global tech companies...

19 Apr 2018

Renée Minnaar wins 31st Corobrik Architectural Awards
Renée Minnaar wins 31st Corobrik Architectural Awards

Minnaar's thesis impressed the judges with its insightful way of tackling quintessentially South African issues...

19 Apr 2018

SRK's WULA experts
SRK encouraged by new DWS online water use licence system

Jacky Burke, leader of SRK Consulting's Water Use Licence Application (WULA) Group in Johannesburg hosted a workshop last month on the Department of Water and Sanitation's new online system...

18 Apr 2018

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With smart cities, your every step will be recorded

Modern cities are brimming with objects that receive, collect and transmit data...

By Sara Degli-Esposti and Siraj Ahmed Shaikh 18 Apr 2018

MBAWC hosts seminar seeking to reduce number of accidents on building sites
MBAWC hosts seminar seeking to reduce number of accidents on building sites

According to figures from the Federated Employer's Mutual Assurance Company (FEM), there have already been 412 accidents on Western Cape construction sites...

17 Apr 2018

New government to have significant impact on construction sector
New government to have significant impact on construction sector

The country is currently experiencing a palpable positive mood of change since the recent changes in government...

By Njombo Lekula 17 Apr 2018

SAPPMA stands fast on manufacturing standards
SAPPMA stands fast on manufacturing standards

According to Jan Venter, CEO of SAPPMA, its board members decided during a recent strategic planning session to remain steadfast in their focus on quality...

16 Apr 2018

Smart urbanism, sustainability in the spotlight at upcoming RICS Summit Africa
Smart urbanism, sustainability in the spotlight at upcoming RICS Summit Africa

Scheduled for 30-31 May in Sandton Central, the 2018 RICS Summit Africa event plans to put the spotlight on smart urbanism and sustainability...

16 Apr 2018

Smart cities in Africa? It's not just about ICT
Smart cities in Africa? It's not just about ICT

As mass urbanisation continues across Africa, putting in place the fundamental infrastructure needed to build smart cities has never been more important...

By Eckart Zollner 13 Apr 2018

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Uganda signs $4bn agreement to build a refinery

The government of Uganda has signed the contract for the construction of the $4bn oil refinery, offering further clarity on how the country's oil resources will be exploited...

By Jeff Mbanga 12 Apr 2018

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Failed sanitation at schools violates children's rights

The death of five-year-old Lumka Mthethwa who fell into a pit latrine at her school in the Eastern Cape shook us all...

By Jay Bhagwan 12 Apr 2018

Smart cities: Tapping into innovation networks
Smart cities: Tapping into innovation networks

Many cities - an increasing number of major African metros among them - are beginning to outgrow themselves...

By Wayne Hull 12 Apr 2018

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