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Murray & Roberts secures R3.8bn in new mining projects

Andries Mahlangu

Murray & Roberts said on Friday, 16 March, that it had secured new underground mining projects to the tune of
Construction & Engineering
Durban is slowly becoming a seaside city without any sand
Durban is becoming a seaside city without any sand as strong waves pummel its beaches. Swathes of what used to be wide stretches of sand are now underwater and beachside infrastructure is being destroyed... read
Property Development
Mixed-use precinct Loftus Park construction nears completion
Currently being developed by Redefine Properties and Abland, the first phase of new mixed-use precinct Loftus Park is nearing completion... read
Smart Buildings & Cities
Three scenarios show we have to think carefully about ethics in designing smart cities

Anthony Burke and Prasuna Reddy

To improve cities, governments are increasingly promoting the use of technology and data-driven decision-making... read
Sustainable Development
V&A buildings awarded five new Green Star ratings
The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) has awarded the V&A Waterfront five new Green Star ratings bringing to 12 the number of ratings awarded to various buildings at the V&A Waterfront... read
We need bowling greens and golf courses for affordable housing

Nick Budlender

Despite a profound housing and segregation crisis, the City of Cape Town continues to lease well-located public land for next to nothing to private companies and associations for bowling greens, parking lots, golf courses, and other inefficient and exclusive uses... read
Cape Town gets a growing taste for treated effluent

Dave Chambers

Treated effluent is at the centre of an unlikely boom in Cape Town as the city seeks new ways to drive down water consumption... read
Will there be more rain this winter?

Peter Johnston and Piotr Wolski

The approaching autumn and winter season in Cape Town is being keenly awaited to see if it will bring sufficient rain to end, or at least alleviate, the drought... read
Drought declared a national disaster
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs minister Zweli Mkhize has declared the drought and water crisis affecting parts of the country as a national state of disaster... read
R10m up for grabs in 2018 SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards
Total prize money of up to R10m is up for grabs in the eighth annual SAB Foundation Social Innovation Awards and third annual Disability Empowerment Awards... read
SA jobs outlook for Q2 2018: SA employers report encouraging signs for job seekers
"Promises of policy certainty and consistency seem to have had a further positive effect on confidence and the strength of the economy thus far. These factors combined make for a more positive backdrop for employment in the country..." read
RT @WhatDesignCanDo: How can city layouts be designed to better cope with #climatechange? via @designindaba https://...
Steven Holl Architects @stevenhollarch releases plans for cloud-shaped museum and tapestry-like hotel in France:...
Washington State is embracing mass timber construction
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