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© Sandor-Jackal –
Financing infrastructure and energy projects

Without a solid infrastructure or a stable energy supply, sustainable development and economic growth in any context is virtually an impossible dream...

By Nicci Botha 27 Nov 2015 11:22

© Sergi López –
VDC technology has transformed major building projects

From the advances in stone masonry that led to the building of the Parthenon in Athens, right through to the latest green building trends, the building industry has been at the forefront of innovation throughout human history...

By Douglas Ackerman 25 Nov 2015 11:48

© macrovector –
Smart metering a starting point for smart cities

Smart cities are best defined as urban ecosystems that leverage technology and connectivity to deliver services to citizens...

By Martin Vergunst 16 Nov 2015 08:09

© foottoo –
[#gbcsa2015] On the move to green

Gridlock. Traffic jam. Congestion. Every person who commutes has experienced the agony and frustration of sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic for what feels like forever...

By Nicci Botha 9 Nov 2015 08:07

© 1xpert –
Going green adds real bottom line benefits

Sustainability remains a hot topic as it's the right thing to do. It's the hard returns that will get companies taking action...

By Neil Cameron 9 Nov 2015 07:02

© alphaspirit –
[#gbcsa2015] Building better business

The Green Building Convention, at the CTICC in Cape Town from 2-6 November 2015, showcases green and sustainability ideas and innovations from local and international thought leaders, which make a difference in the way business is done within the built space...

By Nicci Botha 6 Nov 2015 10:58

© macrovector –
Now is the time to deploy smart building technologies

The grid - the infrastructure that delivers electricity from our local utility and municipalities to buildings - is over-taxed...

By Neil Cameron 26 Oct 2015 08:05

© carloscastilla –
[Joburg Indaba] Powering up for tomorrow

The energy crisis in this country is the collective responsibility of all the role-players, including the mining industry..

By Danette Breitenbach 20 Oct 2015 10:58

© Sandor Jackal –
SA needs and deserves an energy revolution

The African Climate Reality Project says it's time for South Africa to look up and not down for its energy solutions...

By Chris Wild 16 Oct 2015 08:51

IoT: the land of opportunity
IoT: the land of opportunity

The worldwide web, a place most of us are familiar with, is populated by 2.5 billion people who go online to stay in touch, find information, entertainment and shopping...

By Neil Cameron 13 Oct 2015 12:59

Greening Cape Town's skyline
Greening Cape Town's skyline

When you have a backdrop as dramatic as Table Mountain, it must be very hard to resist the temptation of making a contrasting statement when it comes to adding to the city's skyline...

By Nicci Botha 6 Oct 2015 06:52

© wlad74 –
Lifting the veil on SA's nuclear programme

Does South Africa need a nuclear build programme? Not according to Hilton Trollip, senior researcher at UCT's Energy Research Unit...

By Nicci Botha 30 Sep 2015 06:30

© Oksana –
Energy savings counterbalance expensive green development

The commercial property space in South Africa has seen rapid growth in the past few years, and is showing no signs of slowing down...

By Simon Black 9 Sep 2015 12:32

[Earth Focus] Nuclear red. Renewable energy green
[Earth Focus] Nuclear red. Renewable energy green

Given South Africa's world-shattering potential for renewable energy, it is inexplicable why our government is seriously considering the purchase of eight nuclear reactors at an estimated R1tn...

By Roger Metcalfe 17 Aug 2015 10:38

[#WomenInBiz] Smashing the glass ceiling, Q&A with Dr Hannelie Nel
[#WomenInBiz] Smashing the glass ceiling, Q&A with Dr Hannelie Nel

We chatted to Dr Hannelie Nel who's had to overcome the barriers women face when pursuing an engineering career...

By Sindy Peters 5 Aug 2015 09:38

Is South Africa ready for smart cities?
Is South Africa ready for smart cities?

The concept of the 'smart city' is growing in popularity as more and more connected technologies emerge. The term has many definitions...

By Paul Divall 29 Jul 2015 11:09

Putting wind in the sails
Putting wind in the sails

With Eskom's conventional power infrastructure foundering, alternate sources of energy are looking more attractive. The ground breaking at an 80MW wind farm in the Northern Cape brings the country a step closer to effectively harnessing renewable energy...

By Nicci Botha 28 Jul 2015 13:33

© Kirill Cherezov –
Trends driving the transformation of building systems

Building efficiency is being reinvented by connected-building technologies. Building equipment and systems are becoming more integrated and intelligent...

By Neil Cameron 22 Jun 2015 06:23

Implications of an SA nuclear build
Implications of an SA nuclear build

Nuclear energy has always been the proverbial bogeyman when it comes to power supply. Mention the subject and Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima are immediately thrown into the mix as worst case scenarios...

By Nicci Botha 25 May 2015 08:07

© Nutdanai Apikhomboonwaroot –
[African Utility Week] The evolution of the utility

The focus of the third and final keynote session at the African Utility Week was on bridging the gap between the lack of Africa's utility infrastructure and the fully-integrated smart cities of the future for the continent to live up to its projected rate of economic growth...

By Nicci Botha 15 May 2015 06:14

© Rawan Hussein –
[African Utility Week] Delivering energy solutions for African economies

The golden thread stitching together the keynote presentations on the second day of African Utility Week was undoubtedly the need to tap into Africa's vastly underutilised renewable energy resources to support the potential for economic growth and social upliftment...

By Nicci Botha 14 May 2015 09:41

© Allan Swart –
[African Utility Week] Eskom hopes to keep the lights on this winter

Eskom hopes to maintain its unbroken record over the years of not having to implement loadshedding during the winter months...

By Nicci Botha 13 May 2015 08:18

[African Utility Week] Africa is open for business...

Africa has the potential of becoming the energy powerhouse of the future and thereby going a long way to alleviating the poverty on the continent...

By Nicci Botha 13 May 2015 08:05

Discourse of environmental issues has been hijacked
Discourse of environmental issues has been hijacked

Sustainability is not about being 'green'. It encompasses economic, environmental and social conditions and with regulatory requirements comes the opportunity for improvement...

By Melissa Baird 18 Mar 2015 07:33

Imraan Lambat
Disruptive technologies - 3D printing

The future of how things are made is evolving rapidly to fit a changing world. Driven by disruption, it's no longer science fiction or limited to the imagination, the design-led revolution is now underway...

By Imraan Lambat 10 Dec 2014 08:46

Neil Cameron
To build smart cities, we need smart buildings

As the global urbanisation trend picks up, smart cities are emerging...

By Neil Cameron 27 Nov 2014 09:16

LPG a cost-effective alternative to conventional power supply
LPG a cost-effective alternative to conventional power supply

LPG is a safe, reliable and cost-effective alternative to conventional power supply yet only 3% of South Africans are currently using it as an additional source of energy...

By Atose Aguele 26 Nov 2014 07:53

Addressing the national energy crisis
Addressing the national energy crisis

We can no longer depend solely on Eskom to meet our escalating energy needs, says WWF-SA, nor can we continue our heavy reliance on coal...

By Sindy Peters 20 Nov 2014 09:20

Competition Commission approves Grohe acquisition
Competition Commission approves Grohe acquisition

The Competition Commission recently announced its unconditional approval of Grohe Luxembourg Four SA's acquisition of joint control over South African-based Apex Valves South Africa, Cobra Watertech, Isca, Libra Bathrooms, Vaal Sanitaryware and Expiro Manufacturing (Watertech Companies).

By Nazeera Mia 4 Nov 2014 07:45

Cross-shareholdings can create an element of transparency
Cross-shareholdings can create an element of transparency

Recently the Competition Commission conditionally approved a merger involving two cement producers, Holcim Limited and Lafarge SA.

By Nazeera Mia 4 Nov 2014 07:38

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