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Why we should be making cities smart, rather than building new smart cities

Covid-19 has highlighted underlying vulnerabilities that undermine South African citizens' quality of life. These include growing inequality, limited and/or aging infrastructure, and a shortage of public resources to address these challenges...

By Tijs van den Brink 1 day ago

Kangnas Wind Farm energises main transformer

The 140MW Kangnas Wind Farm, on the outskirts of Springbok, successfully energised its main transformer this week...

1 day ago

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 3 days ago

Radisson Red building is the new green

The Silo District's No. 6 Silo building, which now houses the new-concept 252-room Radisson Red Hotel, won the Green Buildings Council of South Africa (GBCSA) award for the Best 'Other' Development...

3 days 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 22 Sep 2020

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 21 Sep 2020

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 21 Sep 2020

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...

21 Sep 2020

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

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