Siyabonga Mbanjwa
Does South Africa's renewable energy plan signify progress or regression?

Does South Africa's renewable energy plan signify progress or regression?[Siyabonga Mbanjwa] The energy industry breathed a huge sigh of relief recently when energy minister Mmamoloko Kubayi announced that power purchase agreements (PPAs) for renewable energy from bid windows 3.5 and 4 will be signed by the end of October 2017...

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Sindy Peters
#GBCSA2017: Rubble is a resource

#GBCSA2017: Rubble is a resource[Sindy Peters] One cubic metre of concrete has a carbon footprint of 350kg of CO2, making this staple material in the construction industry one of the biggest contributors to greenhouse gases in the world...

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#GBCSA2017: De Lille calls on building sector to 'think differently' as city continues to tackle drought

Patricia de Lille at the 10th annual Green Building Convention
Patricia de Lille at the 10th annual Green Building Convention
[Sindy Peters] Speaking at the GBCSA's 10th annual Green Building Convention, the executive mayor of Cape Town Patricia de Lille called on industry players to implement their projects while ensuring resilience and sustainability.

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#GBCSA2017: Celebrating 10 years of green building in SA

Dorah Modise at the 10th annual Green Building Convention
Dorah Modise at the 10th annual Green Building Convention
[Sindy Peters] Founded in 2007 by Bruce Kerswill, the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) turns 10 this year...

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Sindy Peters
#InnovationMonth: Propertuity, LOT-EK collaborate on SA's first large-scale residential container development

#InnovationMonth: Propertuity, LOT-EK collaborate on SA's first large-scale residential container development[Sindy Peters] Property developer Propertuity partnered recently with New York-based architecture firm and upcycling experts LOT-EK in creating South Africa's first large-scale residential container development, Drivelines...

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#InnovationMonth: Stainless steel LCC brought into 21st century with app

#InnovationMonth: Stainless steel LCC brought into 21st century with app[Sindy Peters] According to Sassda executive director John Tarboton, one of the biggest obstacles to the specification of stainless steel in certain applications is the misperception that it's more expensive in comparison to other initially cheaper options...

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Robin Fredericks
Exploring the ethos behind Dexter Moren's bespoke design approach

Tsogo Sun SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl and the StayEasy Cape Town City Bowl
Tsogo Sun SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl and the StayEasy Cape Town City Bowl
[Robin Fredericks] The new Tsogo Sun SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl and the StayEasy Cape Town City Bowl enables both business and leisure travellers of all budgets a place to explore what Cape Town has to offer...

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Sindy Peters
#WomensMonth: How WomEng is displacing the glass ceiling to make room for more women in engineering

#WomensMonth: How WomEng is displacing the glass ceiling to make room for more women in engineering[Sindy Peters] Why sit back and complain about life's challenges when you can actually do something about it?

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Neil Cameron
Simple advances bring BAS to smaller buildings

Simple advances bring BAS to smaller buildings
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[Neil Cameron] The internet of things (IoT) is expanding rapidly...

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Sindy Peters
#CSIMonth: Corobrik supports skills development, social upliftment in its CSI efforts

#CSIMonth: Corobrik supports skills development, social upliftment in its CSI efforts[Sindy Peters] A core focus in the Corobrik CSI strategy is upskilling members of the communities in which it operates...

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Sindy Peters
GGC2017 to tackle critical issues in green building space

GGC2017 to tackle critical issues in green building space[Sindy Peters] The fifth Going Green Conference (GGC2017) is set for 13-15 September in Pietermaritzburg...

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Sindy Peters
Sun Silicates takes lead in chemical engineering sector

Sun Silicates takes lead in chemical engineering sector[Sindy Peters] Situated in Germiston, Sun Silicates is currently the only company in South Africa that supplies both vermiculite and perlite-based insulating media used in the construction industry...

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#YouthMonth: Architecture is an extension of the natural environment

#YouthMonth: Architecture is an extension of the natural environment[Sindy Peters] After being named a regional winner in the 30th Corobrik Architectural Awards, Jean-Pierre Desvaux De Marigny from the University of KwaZulu-Natal went on to scoop the top prize in the national competition...

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Sindy Peters
#AUW2017: Trends shaping the future of utilities

Marius Oosthuizen, lecturer: strategic foresight (leadership, strategy & ethics) at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)
Marius Oosthuizen, lecturer: strategic foresight (leadership, strategy & ethics) at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)
[Sindy Peters] Marius Oosthuizen, a lecturer in strategic foresight at GIBS, unpacked some of the trends shaping the future of utilities...

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Sindy Peters
#AUW2017: Buildings offer significant opportunity for energy efficiency

#AUW2017: Buildings offer significant opportunity for energy efficiency[Sindy Peters] One of the many pertinent questions asked at this year's African Utility Week was...

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Sindy Peters
#AUW2017: Why utilities need to build better brands

Thebe Ikalafeng, brand and reputation expert, at 2017 African Utility Week
Thebe Ikalafeng, brand and reputation expert, at 2017 African Utility Week
[Sindy Peters] The ever-vibrant and inspirational brand and reputation expert Thebe Ikalafeng delivered one of the keynote talks at the recently concluded 2017 African Utility Week...

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Sindy Peters
#FIDIC_GAMA2017: How engineers can help co-create a better Africa

Abbas Jamie, community liaison for Africa, World Design Organisation, and director for innovation and transformation at Aurecon. Image:
Abbas Jamie, community liaison for Africa, World Design Organisation, and director for innovation and transformation at Aurecon. Image: [[http://www.technopark.org.za/news-updates/report-technopark-business-forum-networking-event www.technopark.org.za]]
[Sindy Peters] African engineers have been relegated to filling in the technical blanks...

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#FIDIC_GAMA2017: African engineers face a ‘wicked' trilemma

James Cullis, global service group leader: water, Aurecon
James Cullis, global service group leader: water, Aurecon
[Sindy Peters] Addressing Africa's infrastructure deficit, according to the World Bank, will cost about $93bn a year...

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#FIDIC_GAMA2017: Adapt or get left behind

#FIDIC_GAMA2017: Adapt or get left behind[Sindy Peters] Jeshika Ramchund opened the second day's morning session at the 24th Annual FIDIC-GAMA Conference on Infrastructure by unpacking the power of technology to disrupt both industries and the notion of the profession...

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#FIDIC_GAMA2017: Partnerships key to sustainable growth in Africa

#FIDIC_GAMA2017: Partnerships key to sustainable growth in Africa[Sindy Peters] Delegates from across 17 African countries are attending FIDIC-GAMA 2017...

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