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Growthpoint, Serra achieve first Green Star EBP Industrial rating in Gauteng

Growthpoint and Serra Services recently achieved a five-star Green Star Existing Building Performance (EBP) rating for an industrial building in Gauteng - a first for the province...

6 hours ago

How the 4th Industrial Revolution and Covid-19 are changing the face of CSI donations

Here's how the country benefits when you rethink your CSI donation strategy to focus on the UN's Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of improving access to quality education, with a particular focus on the role of technology at a time when we need it most...

Issued by SAICA 3 days ago

Call for partnerships to address key urban challenges

Connected Places Catapult invites South African organisations and UK SMEs to form partnerships to develop solutions to urban challenges in Cape Town, Johannesburg and eThekwini (Durban)...

25 Jun 2020

Affluence is killing the planet, warn scientists

Would you like to be rich? Chances are your answer is: "Yes! Who wouldn't want to be rich?" Clearly, in societies where money can buy almost everything, being rich is generally perceived as something good...

By Thomas Wiedmann, Julia K. Steinberger, and Manfred Lenzen 25 Jun 2020

A greener, more resilient and just recovery for South Africa, post Covid-19

An important window of opportunity exists during the development of South Africa's Covid-19 recovery plans to drive a simultaneous transition to a sustainable, inclusive, resilient, just and resource-efficient society...

By Henk Sa 25 Jun 2020

Megaprojects in Addis Ababa raise questions about spatial justice

Urban investments across the African continent are at an all-time high. Yet the nature of these investments differs starkly across cities....

By Biruk Terrefe 24 Jun 2020

Aftermath of Covid-19 requires Africa to be bold in its path to recovery

Vera Songwe, executive secretary of the ECA, says tackling the ongoing coronavirus pandemic effectively to ensure Africa grows back and builds back better in the aftermath of Covid-19 requires boldness...

19 Jun 2020

Cintocare Hospital achieves Green Star rating

Based in Pretoria's green precinct of Menlyn Maine, Cintocare Hospital has received a five-star Green Star Custom Healthcare design certification from the GBCSA...

18 Jun 2020

3 ways blockchain could get the world to act against the climate crisis

The world has failed to halt global warming. Four years after the signing of the Paris Agreement, most experts predict global warming will exceed the agreed thresholds...

By Bernhard Reinsberg 12 Jun 2020

How socially-led innovation can bring positive change in unchartered times

There's an old and somewhat overused saying attributed to Winston Churchill that is nevertheless appropriate in these uncertain times: never let a good crisis go to waste...

By Muhammad Nabil 11 Jun 2020

The urban poor have been hit hard by coronavirus. We must ask who cities are designed to serve

The enormous death toll in New York City, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in the US, led New York's governor, Andrew Cuomo, to write...

By Colin McFarlane 8 Jun 2020

GBCSA takes Green Building Convention into immersive, virtual world

The Green Building Council South Africa's (GBCSA) annual Green Building Convention will now take place online from 28 to 30 October 2020...

5 Jun 2020

After Covid-19, Africa can build back better

These are challenging times for Africa and the rest of our global village...

By Amina J. Mohammed 28 May 2020

A resilient Africa will continue to rise above the Covid-19 crisis

Let's not allow the very real challenges of the virus overshadow the progress Africa has made...

By Pieter Bensch 25 May 2020

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