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R18bn expansion plan for Dube Trade Port
R18bn expansion plan for Dube Trade Port

The Dube Trade Port Special Economic Zone (DTP SEZ) in KwaZulu-Natal continues to experience an unprecedented wave of investments...

9 hours ago

Names drawn from a bucket for KZN roads work
Names drawn from a bucket for KZN roads work

Ward councillors in Osizweni in Newcastle resorted to pulling names out of a bucket on Monday, 18 March, to allocate jobs on a R2.3bn road contract in the area...

By Sibusiso Mdlalose 9 hours ago

Why crisis proofing for water preservation in SA should be a priority
Why crisis proofing for water preservation in SA should be a priority

This year's theme for World Water Day, held annually on 22 March, is 'Leaving no one behind', aptly revisiting access to water as a critical human right...

7 hours ago

Wastewater is an asset - it contains nutrients, energy and precious metals, and scientists are learning how to recover them
Wastewater is an asset - it contains nutrients, energy and precious metals, and scientists are learning how to recover them

Most people think as little as possible about the wastewater that is produced daily from their showers, bathtubs, sinks, dishwashers and toilets. But with the right techniques, it can become a valuable resource...

By Yalin Li 9 hours ago

Sky's the limit for The Leonardo
Sky's the limit for The Leonardo

Constructed using more than 8.7-million kgs of steel, The Leonardo will be Africa's tallest completed* skyscraper upon its opening, say the building's architects, Co-Arc International...

10 hours ago

Meet your new team member - the room
Meet your new team member - the room

Digital assistants and smart rooms with environmental systems will soon be so sensitive to our workplace needs that they will feel like conscientious colleagues eager to meet our every command...

By Isla Galloway-Gaul 1 day ago

Heatherwick Studio-designed Vessel at Hudson Yards opens to public
Heatherwick Studio-designed Vessel at Hudson Yards opens to public

"It's not a building, it's not a sculpture, it's not an artwork, and yet it has scale and relevance to all of those typologies..," said Stuart Wood, a senior designer at Heatherwick Studio, the design firm behind temporarily named Vessel...

1 day ago

Cape Town women's group pools money to build houses
Cape Town women's group pools money to build houses

A group of Cape Town women from Philippi, Crossroads, Khayelitsha and Strand have started a stokvel with a difference...

By Velani Ludidi 1 day ago

Winners of the 2019 SA Professional Services Awards
Winners of the 2019 SA Professional Services Awards

Honouring professional excellence drawn from two main categories, namely the built environment and commerce law and management, the fourth annual South African Professional Services Awards (SAPSA) was held at Montecasino on 14 March 2019...

2 days ago

SACAP offers amnesty to de-registered architects
SACAP offers amnesty to de-registered architects

Following its announcement of a three-month amnesty period for de-registered architectural practitioners, the SA architectural council is expecting a good response. This call to action is part of the regulator's quest to improve legal compliance by architectural practitioners who have been removed from its database due to non-payment of annual fees...

2 days ago

BIG unveils design of Warsaw-based Towarowa 22
BIG unveils design of Warsaw-based Towarowa 22

Founded by Bjarke Ingels, international architectural firm BIG will extend its portfolio with a 230,000m2 urban development in Warsaw, Poland with Towarowa 22...

15 Mar 2019

Atterbury leadership succession plan taking shape
Atterbury leadership succession plan taking shape

Real estate developer and investor Atterbury is moving forward with its leadership succession plan with the appointment of Armond Boshoff as CEO of Atterbury (Southern Africa)...

15 Mar 2019

Delivering on climate resilience in Africa
Delivering on climate resilience in Africa

Climate resilience must be at the heart of all investments across Africa. Knowledge is the critical ingredient to move the scale of climate resilience...

By Danette Breitenbach 15 Mar 2019

Local architecture exhibition programme launched in KZN
Local architecture exhibition programme launched in KZN

Corobrik is sponsoring a new monthly programme in Glenwood in Kwazulu-Natal, SAIA-KZN First Thursdays, which showcases the work of local architects through a range of evolving themes...

14 Mar 2019

Gus Wüstemann Architects completes concrete affordable housing in Zurich
Gus Wüstemann Architects completes concrete affordable housing in Zurich

Zurich and Barcelona-based architecture firm Gus Wüstemann Architects has designed affordable housing offering the lowest renting prices amongst other buildings in the city of Zurich, Switzerland...

14 Mar 2019

How data collected from mobile phones can help electricity planning
How data collected from mobile phones can help electricity planning

Access to reliable and affordable electricity brings many benefits. It supports the growth of small businesses, allows students to study at night and protects health...

By Eduardo Alejandro Martínez Ceseña, Joseph Mutale, Mathaios Panteli, and Pierluigi Mancarella 14 Mar 2019

Time to reframe the discipline of finance to focus on sustainability
Time to reframe the discipline of finance to focus on sustainability

Millions of Africans still suffer from water shortages due to problems of uneven distribution and management of existing supplies...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Mar 2019

Retrenchments on the cards as Group Five files for business rescue
Retrenchments on the cards as Group Five files for business rescue

Construction and engineering firm Group Five has filed for business rescue following severe cash-flow difficulties due to several of its projects running at a loss...

13 Mar 2019

Construction Indaba to look into regulations compliance
Construction Indaba to look into regulations compliance

The Department of Labour will on Thursday host a Construction Indaba that will bring together industry role-players to discuss construction regulations compliance in the country...

12 Mar 2019

UCT's Lesego Bantsheng wins Corobrik's Landscape Architecture Award
UCT's Lesego Bantsheng wins Corobrik's Landscape Architecture Award

University of Cape Town (UCT) landscape architecture student Lesego Bantsheng has won Corobrik's Most Innovative Final Year Landscape Architecture Award for 2018...

12 Mar 2019

DS+R to design new Hungarian Museum of Transport in Budapest
DS+R to design new Hungarian Museum of Transport in Budapest

Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) has won an international design competition for the new Hungarian Museum of Transport in Budapest, Hungary...

12 Mar 2019

Print your city? 3D printing is revolutionising urban futures
Print your city? 3D printing is revolutionising urban futures

The Fabrication City concept puts manufacturing back in the hands of communities - using 3D printers...

By Sylvie Albert, Jeremy Millard, Tomas Diez 11 Mar 2019

Port of Mossel Bay's admin building gets extension
Port of Mossel Bay's admin building gets extension

Ruwacon has been appointed by Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) to conclude the extension of the Port of Mossel Bay's administration building...

8 Mar 2019

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Renewable energy programme will not collapse Eskom

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the financial and operational challenges faced by power utility Eskom are not caused by the independent power producer (IPP) programme...

8 Mar 2019

Saint-Gobain showcases its skills development programme
Saint-Gobain showcases its skills development programme

The French Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian recently visited Saint-Gobain South Africa's premises in Germiston where the company showcased its skills development programme...

8 Mar 2019

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Stronger leadership vital within SACAP following former registrar's resignation

Following the resignation of the former registrar of the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP), Marella O'Reilly, industry veterans are hopeful...

8 Mar 2019

Richard Vries, group CEO of GIBB and Kiren Maharaj, MD of GIBB Power
Kiren Maharaj named MD of GIBB Power

Kiren Maharaj is the new managing director of GIBB Power, a subsidiary of GIBB Holdings, effective 4 March...

8 Mar 2019

PASA designs bubble-like showroom for Barloworld Equipment
PASA designs bubble-like showroom for Barloworld Equipment

Appointed by developer Eris Property Group, Paragon Architects South Africa designed a new corporate head office and showroom for Barloworld Equipment...

7 Mar 2019

UCT's urine bio-brick pioneer awarded global prize
UCT's urine bio-brick pioneer awarded global prize

The University of Cape Town's (UCT) Dr Dyllon Randall has been awarded the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Warner Prize, becoming the fifth recipient to win the global award...

6 Mar 2019

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