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Municipal tribunal gives go-ahead to mega-development at Two Rivers Urban Park

The rezoning of the River Club property in Observatory to allow a R4.5bn mega-development including headquarters for Amazon was given the go-ahead by the City of Cape Town's Municipal Planning Tribunal...

By Steve Kretzmann 14 hours ago

Time to rethink Cape Town's unfinished elevated freeway

Demolishing freeways in highly densified urban areas is a massive and costly undertaking. It requires a clear vision, bold risk taking, and a re-ordering of municipal priorities...

By James Wilson 1 day ago

Husqvarna and Tendai 'The Beast' Mtawarira offer empowering message of resilience

Jenna Robinson, regional marketing manager for Husqvarna Africa, shares the backstory about the Husqvarna brand's recent campaign, featuring rugby icon Beast Tendai Mtawarira as brand ambassador...

Issued by Husqvarna South Africa 2 days ago

Can Covid-19 inspire a new way of planning African cities?

Health crises are not new in Africa. The continent has grappled with infectious diseases on all levels, from local (such as malaria) to regional (Ebola) to global (Covid-19)...

By Patrick Brandful Cobbinah, Ellis Adjei Adams & Michael Odei Erdiaw-Kwasie 2 days ago

Green building practices can mitigate lockdown fallout

The ripples of the national lockdown are still being felt by the South Africa's construction industry. Unexpected delays and disruptions have resulted in increasing construction costs...

2 days ago

Shaking the foundations: Time to change the structure of our cities

It's easy to fall into the doom-and-gloom trap of how the current pandemic will forever change the face of cities...

By Patrick McInerney, Christoph Malan, Catharine Atkins and Malika Walele 18 Sep 2020

Motor vehicle accidents cost construction sector R352m

According to a 2018 report from the World Health Organization on road safety, South Africa has one of the worst overall motor vehicle accident (MVA) rates in the world...

17 Sep 2020

SPLUMA results in 60% spike in demand for property inspections

According to Sheldon Jennings, principal architect and founder of property inspection firm ArchiCheck, the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act (SPLUMA) - set for implementation in October 2020 - has led to a 60% increase in the demand for property inspections over the past three months...

16 Sep 2020

New study: Solar power tower has less impact on bird populations than expected

After completing the first birdlife-focused study at South Africa's only concentrating solar power tower, HP van Heerden says that it is possible to reduce the impact...

16 Sep 2020

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