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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

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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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

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

Solar tree project promotes renewable energy in Bašcaršija
Solar tree project promotes renewable energy in Bašcaršija

The streets of Bašcaršija in Bosnia and Herzegovina will soon be lit up by solar trees...

2 Jul 2018

Why impact assessments should be built on human values
Why impact assessments should be built on human values

While government regulation is the main driver of environmental and social impact assessments of economic activity, human rights and justice are now...

27 Jun 2018

MBSA gravely concerned by reports of intimidation on SA construction sites
MBSA gravely concerned by reports of intimidation on SA construction sites

Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) executive director Roy Mnisi says the federation is gravely concerned about the reported spread of violent intimidation and harassment...

26 Jun 2018

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Aim for cities of all sizes to give everyone a fair go

We live in an urban world. By 2030, 66% of the world's population will live in cities...

By Somwrita Sarkar 15 Jun 2018

Government strikes a new deal for SA cities
Government strikes a new deal for SA cities

The Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF) marks a "new deal" for South African cities and towns...

14 Jun 2018

Kanye West's new housing project, reviewed by a professor of urban design
Kanye West's new housing project, reviewed by a professor of urban design

There is a long history of patrons for architecture, who have ensured their legacy...

By Nick Dunn 12 Jun 2018

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New green SU residence honours legacy of Nkosi Johnson

Stellenbosch University (SU) has named a new student residence after Nkosi Johnson...

6 Jun 2018

Mecanoo releases plans for Taichung Green Corridor in Taiwan
Mecanoo releases plans for Taichung Green Corridor in Taiwan

Mecanoo will redevelop the 1.7km-long former railway line crossing downtown Taichung...

5 Jun 2018

Eskom's Ingula plant declared a nature reserve
Eskom's Ingula plant declared a nature reserve

Eskom's Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme and its associated land has been declared as a nature reserve...

4 Jun 2018

Construction is leaving a legacy of destruction - it's time to address the mess
Construction is leaving a legacy of destruction - it's time to address the mess

Construction contributes to job growth in South Africa, and plays a significant role in informal sector employment, but the full socio-economic impact...

By Janine Espin 4 Jun 2018

Development starts on new R3bn mixed-use precinct
Development starts on new R3bn mixed-use precinct

Phase one is now under way on the R3bn Sandton Gate precinct development...

1 Jun 2018

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Why megaprojects to deliver houses in South Africa might not work

In 2014, the South African government announced a new direction in housing policy...

By Richard Ballard and Margot Rubin 24 May 2018

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Biomimicry and the future of utilities

Claire Janisch, founder of Biomimicry South Africa, took to the podium at this year's African Utility Week to share how biomimicry could influence the future of utilities...

By Sindy Peters 21 May 2018

Why people should be at the centre when designing and delivering buildings of the future
Why people should be at the centre when designing and delivering buildings of the future

Designers often get so caught up in the technology involved in buildings of the future, that they forget who a building is ultimately designed for: people...

4 May 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wild Coast toll road: new court battle looms
Wild Coast toll road: new court battle looms

The SA National Roads Agency (SANRAL) has promised to respond by the end of the month to a legal challenge to the controversial R9bn N2 Wild Coast Toll Road from East London to Durban...

By Thembela Ntongana 10 Apr 2018

The Berg River Dam on 7 March 2018 about 48% full.
Five key lessons other cities can learn from CT's water crisis

Postponing Day Zero in Cape Town for 2018 comes as no surprise...

By Kevin Winter 6 Apr 2018

People stroll along Moshoeshoe Street in Emfuleni. Photo: Darya Maslova
City streets: why South Africa should design more people-friendly spaces

Streets have many purposes. They carry traffic. They're conduits for electrical, telephone and water services to homes and businesses...

By Alexandra Parker 4 Apr 2018

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