Are homes built from cannabis our homes of the future?
Are homes built from cannabis our homes of the future?

Following the Constitutional Court's recent ruling on the private, recreational use of cannabis, renewed interest has sparked into the other uses of the Cannabis sativa plant...

8 Oct 2018

How MVRDV's buildings contribute to sustainable living for the future
How MVRDV's buildings contribute to sustainable living for the future

"We love to play with models because you can create many variations or changes for what you want to reflect, but physical models are still important for us," said Jan Knikker...

8 Oct 2018

CoCT to double capacity of Potsdam wastewater treatment plant
CoCT to double capacity of Potsdam wastewater treatment plant

The next six years will see capacity of the Potsdam wastewater treatment plant in Milnerton go from 47 million litres per day to a total of 100 million litres per day...

5 Oct 2018

Various Visi covers.
African design inspo and that almost 100-issue strong Visi vision

Visi magazine's editor-in-chief Sumien Brink explains how New Media's bi-monthly décor, design and architecture-first magazine has proven its endurance and longevity over the past 20 years...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Oct 2018

Infrastructure Africa 2018 looks to unlock opportunities in African build projects
Infrastructure Africa 2018 looks to unlock opportunities in African build projects

The seventh annual Infrastructure Africa Business Forum is set for 9-10 October at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg...

4 Oct 2018

Shortlisted AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation projects announced
Shortlisted AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation projects announced

The 2017/18 shortlisted projects for the AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation have been revealed...

3 Oct 2018

Lesotho Highlands project runs workshop series for construction companies
Lesotho Highlands project runs workshop series for construction companies

The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has started a series of workshops to empower construction companies in South Africa...

2 Oct 2018

Western Cape construction industry remains optimistic
Western Cape construction industry remains optimistic

The revelations tumbling out of the Parktown Pandora's Box opened by the Zondo commission will certainly mean that, due to the previous nine years of looting public coffers, public spending on long-awaited infrastructure projects will simply not happen in the near future...

By John Slingsby 2 Oct 2018

Historical renovation for future tourism inspiration
Historical renovation for future tourism inspiration

Turning a protected past into a productive future...

By Anita Mendiratta 2 Oct 2018

V&A Waterfront to open giant, new urban park
V&A Waterfront to open giant, new urban park

Just in time for this year's silly season, when tourism hits its peak in Cape Town, the V&A Waterfront will be opening a giant, new urban park...

1 Oct 2018

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2018 Green Building Convention to address global Race to Zero

The 11th Annual Green Building Convention will take place at the Century City Conference Centre from 3-5 October in Cape Town...

1 Oct 2018

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De Lille requests investigation into Foreshore property sale

Mayor Patricia de Lille has requested an investigation into the sale of city-owned land on Cape Town's Foreshore...

By GroundUp staff 1 Oct 2018

Rooftop solar installation at Black River Park in Cape Town
The rise of customer centri(cities) in South Africa

Last month I was invited to present the benefits of the green economy to over 50 mayors as part of a themed panel discussion on 'Municipal finances as a catalyst for the local economy'...

By Songo Didiza 28 Sep 2018

Egypt is building a new capital city from scratch - here's how to avoid inequality and segregation
Egypt is building a new capital city from scratch - here's how to avoid inequality and segregation

Egypt is the latest country to build a new capital city from scratch, with ambitions to move parliament away from Cairo as early as summer 2019...

By Nuno Pinto and Aya Badawy 28 Sep 2018

BizTrends 2019 is here!
BizTrends 2019 is here!

2019 is almost here and with it your annual invitation to join BizTrends...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2018

Wutopia Lab creates 3D green landscape with perforated aluminum panels in Shanghai
Wutopia Lab creates 3D green landscape with perforated aluminum panels in Shanghai

Located in the northeast corner of Shanghai, this old building is a typical product during the transition from a typical industrial economy to service economy...

27 Sep 2018

French hardware giant Leroy Merlin readies to open in SA
French hardware giant Leroy Merlin readies to open in SA

French home improvement retailer Leroy Merlin is preparing to open its first store on the African continent in Edenvale, Gauteng on Friday, 28 September 2018...

26 Sep 2018

Cape Town's unfinished freeways: what it will take to complete the job
Cape Town's unfinished freeways: what it will take to complete the job

Overlooking one of the busiest intersections in the central City of Cape Town, en route to one of its biggest tourist attractions, the Waterfront, are two road stubs hanging high above the ground...

By Lisa Kane 26 Sep 2018

International micro-living trend breaks new ground in Cape Town
International micro-living trend breaks new ground in Cape Town

1 On Albert in Woodstock is soon to be home to Cape Town's first micro-living apartments, with construction beginning recently...

25 Sep 2018

Winners of the Africa Property Investment Awards 2018
Winners of the Africa Property Investment Awards 2018

The annual Africa Property Investment (API) Awards were celebrated by property developers, suppliers and owners from all over sub-Saharan Africa at the Sandton Convention Centre...

21 Sep 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A cottage for sale
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A cottage for sale

This month, a new report shows that Malta has edged out Hong Kong as the territory or country with the highest residential price gains. With such rampant development on the island, Malta's national bird should perhaps be... the crane?

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 21 Sep 2018

Johannesburg's construction cost inflation gets 6% hike
Johannesburg's construction cost inflation gets 6% hike

According to research conducted by Turner & Townsend, the cost of global construction is set to rise by 4.3% during 2018 compared to 4.1% in 2017...

21 Sep 2018

Mineral Resources focuses on gas and oil
Mineral Resources focuses on gas and oil

The Department of Mineral Resources, which has withdrawn the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment (MPRDA) Bill, is to bring its focus on gas and oil to Cabinet...

20 Sep 2018

SA, Ecuador share notes on housing development
SA, Ecuador share notes on housing development

South Africa's vision of integrated urban planning continues to be negatively impacted by the development of houses in the periphery of urban centres, says Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Andries Nel...

20 Sep 2018

Big completes WeWork's first micro-school with super-elliptic objects in New York City
Big completes WeWork's first micro-school with super-elliptic objects in New York City

Big has completed WeWork's first micro-school on West 18th Street in Manhattan, the school aimed at focusing on children's abilities and revealing their talents at early stages...

19 Sep 2018

Willow Wood Office in Gauteng final phase of construction underway
Willow Wood Office in Gauteng final phase of construction underway

With an eco-friendly and modern design, the office park is situated in close proximity to major highways, Lanseria's International Airport and some of Gauteng's main centres such as Cedar Square shopping centre, Fourways Mall, Dainfern Estate and Steyn City...

19 Sep 2018

SAOTA completes first project in Australia
SAOTA completes first project in Australia

Architecture company, SAOTA has completed its first project in Australia, set along the slopes of Mosman as a primary home for a young Sydney family...

18 Sep 2018

Go sea life at Cresta
Go sea life at Cresta

As part of its two-year expansion and modernisation project, Cresta Shopping Centre will be launching South Africa's first and only mall-based aquarium early next year...

18 Sep 2018

Capitec Bank unveils new Stellenbosch head office
Capitec Bank unveils new Stellenbosch head office

The new building will be situated on two vacant and adjacent plots of land on the north-west edge of the Technopark...

17 Sep 2018

Civil construction to commence on Ntshongweni Urban Development early 2019
Civil construction to commence on Ntshongweni Urban Development early 2019

Civil construction on the 2,000-hectare Ntshongweni Urban Development, located 30km west of the Port of Durban on the N3, will commence in early 2019...

14 Sep 2018

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