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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 2 days ago

Why the future of urbanisation is the colossal meta city

Urbanisation will be the defining trend of the next 25 years...

2 days ago

How drone technology is improving Gauteng construction efficiency

The construction of schools, clinics and libraries will be monitored using drone technology...

2 days ago

Richards Bay's 39-year-old lighthouse demolished

Richard's Bay's 39-year-old lighthouse has been demolished due to severe coastal erosion. Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has therefore erected a temporary light and structure on the site...

2 days ago

Xiong'an, Xi Jinping's new city-making machine turned on

Behind mega urban projects often stand strong political wills...

By Richard Hu 3 days ago

Strandfontein desalination plant starts delivering water into supply system

The City of Cape Town announced on Monday, 21 May, that the temporary desalination plant in Strandfontein is now delivering...

22 May 2018

TNPA, eThekwini Municipality's sand pumping initiative nourishes Durban beaches

The special beach nourishment programme involves deploying one of TNPA's dredging vessels, the Ilembe, out at sea...

22 May 2018

Small, local solutions can crack water crises: a South African case study

World attention has recently been focused on the water crisis facing the South African city of Cape Town, a metropolis of four million people...

By Melissa McHale, David Bunn and Eddie Riddell 22 May 2018

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

Creating business communities for African unity

The run-up to the 55th Africa Day, celebrated annually on 25 May in parts of Africa and around the world in commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) (now the African Union), is an ideal time to reflect on the opportunities presented by a new collective zeitgeist happening in Africa...

Issued by 21 May 2018

Parklet urban intervention installed at V&A Waterfront

Blok, in partnership with Future Cape Town, GAPP Architects and Cameron Barnes Furniture, officially relaunched their parklet public intervention at the V&A Waterfront on Wednesday, 16 May.

21 May 2018

"Water must be paid for" should become 11th commandment - African Utility Week water pricing discussion

If ever there is an 11th commandment, it should be "water must be paid for", delegates were told on the last day of the African Utility Week...

By Alicestine October, Issued by African Utility Week 21 May 2018

Kenyan president receives 2018 African Road Builders award

Uhuru Kenyatta, president of Kenya, has been recognised with the 2018 African Road Builders (ARB) award...

21 May 2018

Could Antarctic icebergs be the solution to Cape Town's water crisis?

The extensive drought in SA has brought to the fore many a creative solution...

By Sindy Peters 18 May 2018

Mexican library recognised as one of the best in the world

The Tecnológico de Monterrey new Main Library has been recognised in the Library Interior Design Awards 2018 as "The Best Academic Library in the World" in the over 30,000ft2 category...

18 May 2018

Western Cape's mounting rubbish problem

"We have a serious waste problem in the Western Cape. We are running out of landfill space," Minister of Environmental Affairs Anton Bredell warned in a press release...

By Annie Cebulski 18 May 2018

Foster+Partners unveils plans for a new sustainable city in India

Foster+Partners has unveiled images for a new masterplan in the new administrative capital of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, India...

17 May 2018

Sandton's Bull Run closes its doors for a R12m makeover

Popular Johannesburg restaurant, The Bull Run, is getting a full refurbishment to the tune of R12m. "We decided, that with a trendy new development springing up next door, the time has come for a complete refurbishment."

16 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Living African laboratories

As a key market and potential innovator, Africa is poised for rapid adoption, skipping generations of inherited ideas and practices to emerge as an early adopter for innovative solutions that take cognisance of the unique African context...

By Warren Hewitt 16 May 2018

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