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Stick to the rules when renovating a sectional title unit

An alteration to a sectional title unit is not permitted without the prior consent of the trustees of the body corporate and the local municipality...

1 day ago

Molecular architects: how scientists design new materials

When Thomas Edison wanted a filament for his light bulb, he scoured the globe collecting thousands of candidates before settling on bamboo...

By Gregory McColm 1 day ago

Finance leaders discuss robust global green finance mechanisms

The Paulson Institute in America and the Green Finance Committee of China Society for Finance and Banking recently convened a half-day symposium of global finance leaders and experts to discuss recommendations for the development of robust global green finance mechanisms and markets...

3 days ago

Dutch designer creates flexible wood for furniture range

Designer Carolien Laro contradicts the notion of wood as a rigid material with her springy wooden furniture...

By Kate Walker 3 days ago

Transforming the city through design

No longer just comprising architects or qualified designers, the rise of trans-disciplinary companies or collectives will include a wide range of skills and experience...

25 Apr 2016

R75m refurbishment for Premier Hotel Sani Pass

Located in the Mkomazana Valley in the southern Drakensburg, Premier Hotel Sani Pass is due to undergo a full refurbishment that's estimated to conclude on 1 December 2016...

25 Apr 2016

Decorex 2016 focuses on indigenous design

Decorex 2016 will this year celebrate the spirit of Africa with Trend Pods designed to mark the turning point in Africa's design identity...

22 Apr 2016

Thomas Chapman: Welcoming change in the "ugly" city

Founder of Local Studio, Thomas Chapman has directed his efforts towards social change through clever architecture in Johannesburg...

By Jamie Matroos 22 Apr 2016

Increase of households in formal dwellings

The number of households living in formal dwellings across the country has increased between 2002 and 2014, Stats SA Statistician-General Pali Lehohla said on Wednesday, 20 April...

21 Apr 2016

African Design Centre fellowship programme to open in September

Based in Kigali, the African Design Centre has launched a two-year fellowship programme to train the creative leaders who will design a more sustainable Africa...

21 Apr 2016

Four tips on BIM for construction, infrastructure managers

It's here and it's changing everything: building information modelling (BIM) is a digital revolution transforming the competitive landscape of the construction industry...

By Kenny Ingram 20 Apr 2016

GVK-Siya Zama oversees maintenance of Castle of Good Hope

Specialists in the construction, renovation and recycling of buildings, GVK-Siya Zama, are currently busy with repairs and maintenance to the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town.

20 Apr 2016

Tributes flow in for Plate Glass founder

Tributes are pouring in for Bertie Lubner, who with his brother Ronnie turned a small family business into a building materials giant - Plate Glass...

By Mark Allix 20 Apr 2016

Construction of Delft ECD Centre of Excellence begins

Monday, 18 April 2016, marked the official start of construction of the Delft Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre of Excellence...

19 Apr 2016

Cement sales rise 7.7% in 2015 to 13-million tons

The 7.7% increase in cement sales volumes in 2015 to 13-million tons after a 0.8% drop in 2014 suggest a booming construction sector...

By Helmo Preuss 19 Apr 2016

CPUT-Corobrik Construction Week provides practical learning opportunities

The third Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)-Corobrik Construction Week was held at the end of 2015 on the Bellville Campus of CPUT...

19 Apr 2016

Lagos now wears a new look

An oft-told tale of Lagos's once-notorious traffic jams is that of a taxi passenger stuck in a snarl-up who left the vehicle, wandered into a roadside restaurant to eat, drank a beer, took a nap and returned to the vehicle that had not moved an inch...

By Kingsley Ighobor 18 Apr 2016

15 uniquely built hotels in Africa

As Africa increasingly becomes a desired destination for millions of local and international travellers, hotel owners have incorporated innovative ways of staying afloat the industry, by using distinctive building styles and architecture that by themselves are an attraction...

18 Apr 2016

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