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#BrandManagerMonth: It's about matching insides to outsides

Based in more than 500 offices across 40 countries, the WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff brand employs approximately 36,000 people...

By Sindy Peters 15 hours ago

Stormwater harvesting could help South Africa manage its water shortages

In 2016, South Africa experienced one of the worst droughts in decades...

By Kirsty Carden and Lloyd Fisher-Jeffes 21 hours ago

Wealth Migrate enters SA property market

Global online real estate investment marketplace Wealth Migrate has announced its entry into the South African property market through its online investment platform...

20 hours ago

Eskom completes Majuba repair

In 2014, in the midst of loadshedding, poor leadership and serious delays in the construction of two of its new-build power stations, a coal silo collapse at the Majuba power station simply added to Eskom's woes. Yet, the state-owned utility has pulled off a feat of efficiency by completing a permanent coal-handling solution in record time.

22 hours ago

How recycled water could revolutionise sustainable development

By 2025, absolute water scarcity will be a daily reality for an estimated 1.8-billion people...

By Tamara Avellán 20 hours ago

RICS publishes new global professional statement on conflicts of interest

Following extensive industry consultation, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is tightening up requirements for RICS professionals and regulated firms...

19 hours ago

Groundwater can help alleviate CT's water shortage

The aquifers in the greater Cape Town area could offer some relief if the current drought conditions endure...

3 days ago

PPC Imaginarium Awards announces 2016/2017 regional finalists

Fifty five finalists have been chosen from across South Africa as the PPC Imaginarium Awards reveals its 2016/2017 regional finalists...

3 days ago

May the best furniture win

Furniture designers are set to battle it out at the annual Furniture Design Competition hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry (dti)...

17 Mar 2017

UJ creatives recognised in Industrial Design Challenge

Twenty third-year industrial design students from the the University of Johannesburg's Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture (FADA) were recently recognised at an exhibit at the Homemakers Expo Industrial Design Challenge...

17 Mar 2017

Making the case for CSP in SA's energy mix

In the past few months, the role of renewable energy has become a subject of intense debate...

By Siyabonga Mbanjwa 16 Mar 2017

Eskom, Coega sign agreement on nuclear

Eskom and the Coega Development Corporation (CDC) have signed a collaborative agreement on South Africa's nuclear new build programme...

16 Mar 2017

Eco-friendly digs for the modern nomad

The University of Porto (UPTEC), Portuguese startup Ecocubo has created a prefab perfect for travellers...

By Bo Bushwinkel 16 Mar 2017

Key areas to focus on for sustainability in the construction industry

In today's socioeconomic environment, with high unemployment rates and a massive skills shortage afflicting South Africa and other Southern African countries, companies in the construction industry who do not adequately focus on succession planning could find themselves without the required skills to take their companies forward...

By Tommy Strydom 15 Mar 2017

Bridge City development gains momentum

According to Brian Ive, development executive at Tongaat Hulett Developments, Bridge City is gathering momentum this year...

14 Mar 2017

Redefining the impact of project delays on cost

When it comes to delays and the assessment of delay claims, there is limited guidance available...

By Dr Hendrik Prinsloo 14 Mar 2017

Project hits Basil Read year

Construction group Basil Read made a net loss of R53.6m in 2016, saying problems in trying to complete the Olifants River water resource development project for Trans Caledonian Water Agency weakened the company's profitability...

By Alistair Anderson 13 Mar 2017

Planting restrictions cause timber shortage

The government's stringent restrictions on the issuing of forestry and planting permits have led to a timber shortage...

By Colleen Goko 13 Mar 2017

Decorex SA Trend House to bring 2017 trends to life

The Decorex SA Trend House will provide visitors with real-world examples of how 2017 trends can be transformed into a #livingdream home...

13 Mar 2017

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