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Rising number of desalination plants creating a salty dilemma - UN report

Now with almost 16,000 desalination plants worldwide quenching a growing thirst for freshwater, the technology is also creating a salty dilemma...

20 hours ago

#BizTrends2019: The exciting fast-growing trend of TOD

Transit-oriented development is the exciting fast-growing trend in creating vibrant, livable, sustainable communities...

By Karen Petersen 7 Jan 2019

Water conservation a top priority at Kangnas Wind Farm

While wind energy does not require water for its generation, a moderate amount is required during the construction phase...

31 Dec 2018

Water-energy joint strategy key to SA's sustainable development

South Africa is once again walking the knife edge of an energy security crisis...

By Dhesigen Naidoo 20 Dec 2018

Bamboo modular housing project wins RICS Cities for our Future competition

Manila's Earl Patrick Forlales has won the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Cities for our Future competition with an idea that will help solve the city's slum housing crisis...

14 Dec 2018

City gives green light to Salt River social housing project

A full sitting of council at the Cape Town Civic Centre on Thursday, 13 December, agreed "in-principle" that the city sell the Salt River Market site to Communicare...

By Aidan Jones 14 Dec 2018

Cape Town's Old Granary building revamp complete

The revamp of the Old Granary building, which started in 2016, has been completed. The building has been refurbished specifically for the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation...

13 Dec 2018

UKZN's Shuaib Bayat secures spot in 32nd Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards

Shuaib Bayat was named the regional winner for the University of KwaZulu-Natal in the 32nd Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Regional Awards...

6 Dec 2018

UCT takes top honours in 2018 Greenovate Property, Engineering Awards

For the second year in a row, the University of Cape Town (UCT) has taken top honours in both the Greenovate Property Awards and the Greenovate Engineering Awards 2018...

4 Dec 2018

'World's worst environmental disaster' set to be repeated with controversial new dam in Africa

Encompassing swathes of Ethiopia, South Sudan and Kenya, the Omo-Turkana Basin is one of the oldest landscapes in the world that is known to have been inhabited by Homo sapiens...

By Timothy Clack 29 Nov 2018

Residents oppose Conradie Hospital housing plan

The old Conradie Hospital site has been dormant since 2002. Heralded by Western Cape Premier Helen Zille, the plan for the site includes state subsidised housing...

26 Nov 2018

Using data to build a Cape Town for all

The 21st century has brought a new range of urban challenges, compelling cities to become more resilient to the shocks and stresses which they face...

By Craig Kesson 22 Nov 2018

Bo-Kaap protesters in stand-off with crane

About 50 protesters gathered at the corner of Buiten and Buitengracht Street on Tuesday, 20 November. Their aim was to prevent a crane from entering Bo-Kaap...

By Aidan Jones and Ashraf Hendricks 21 Nov 2018

MIT, Munich Airport to develop LabCampus Innovation Center

Munich Airport and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Senseable City Lab have signed a cooperation agreement to work together in the development of the LabCampus Innovation Center...

12 Nov 2018

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