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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

Residential module built entirely from waste, recycled materials in Switzerland
Residential module built entirely from waste, recycled materials in Switzerland

A residential module, fully constructed from reusable, recyclable, and compostable materials, has been opened in Dübendorf, Switzerland...

6 Mar 2019

An artist’s impression of the failed Modderfontein smart city in Johannesburg.
What a failed Johannesburg project tells us about mega cities in Africa

Six years ago a major development was announced in South Africa. Billed as a game changer, it was meant to alter the urban footprint of Johannesburg, Africa's richest city, forever...

By Ricardo Reboredo and Frances Brill 6 Mar 2019

Seil-Safari navigates farmers through unchartered waters to new horizons
Seil-Safari navigates farmers through unchartered waters to new horizons

From 1-5 April 2019, Seil-Safari will bring together world-class speakers, agricultural experts and South Africa's farming community to share knowledge and know-how on the latest innovations and solutions in the sector...

Issued by Echo Produksies 5 Mar 2019

How tech can conserve and improve access to water
How tech can conserve and improve access to water

As South Africa commemorates National Water Week from 17 to 23 March to highlight the scarcity of this vital resource, municipalities and utilities around the country are increasingly turning to technology...

By Russell Dick 5 Mar 2019

Architect, Tshepo Mokholo.
#DesignIndaba2019: Creating architecture for the African continent for the next 100 years

Design can and should have a positive impact on communities, says architect and African Design Centre fellow, Tshepo Mokholo...

By Louise Marsland 4 Mar 2019

Construction of mixed-use Barlow Park Precinct set to start
Construction of mixed-use Barlow Park Precinct set to start

The R3bn-plus redevelopment of Barlow Park Precinct is set to start before mid-year, transforming the Sandton Central site from a sprawling corporate park into a mixed-use precinct...

4 Mar 2019

R172m road upgrade project launched
R172m road upgrade project launched

The Gauteng Department for Roads and Transport will upgrade the R42/Potch Road in the south of Johannesburg in an effort to improve the structural and functional condition of the carriageway...

4 Mar 2019

How digitisation has enabled smart homes and buildings
How digitisation has enabled smart homes and buildings

What once was science fiction is an everyday reality thanks to digitisation, and this is just the beginning...

By Barry Bredenkamp 4 Mar 2019

NIGC Gas Urban Plaza International Competition winners announced
NIGC Gas Urban Plaza International Competition winners announced

The winners in the NIGC Gas Urban Plaza International Competition in Tehran, Iran have been announced...

4 Mar 2019

#DesignIndaba2019: Designing with dignity
#DesignIndaba2019: Designing with dignity

Bizcommunity.Africa interviews Niger architect Mariam Kamara on how architects have an important role to play in designing "thinking spaces"...

By Louise Marsland 2 Mar 2019

Parly dissatisfied with reasons for water project delays
Parly dissatisfied with reasons for water project delays

The Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation has expressed dissatisfaction with some reasons provided by the department for the delays in the implementation of projects...

1 Mar 2019

ASAQS awarded associate member status of Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors
ASAQS awarded associate member status of Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors

Chairman of the Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors Francis Leung recently welcomed the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors as the body's first associate member...

1 Mar 2019

Cape Town has a plan to manage its water. But there are big gaps
Cape Town has a plan to manage its water. But there are big gaps

The City of Cape Town - and southwest Africa more generally - experienced its worst drought on record between 2015 and 2018...

By Jasper Knight 1 Mar 2019

Wild Coast Sun achieves first-in-Africa Net Zero Waste certification
Wild Coast Sun achieves first-in-Africa Net Zero Waste certification

Sun International's Wild Coast Sun has achieved Africa's first Net Zero Waste rating from the Green Building Council of South Africa...

1 Mar 2019

Lynette Ntuli to emcee 2019 RICS Summit Africa
Lynette Ntuli to emcee 2019 RICS Summit Africa

The fifth annual Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Summit Africa will take place at Sun International's Maslow Hotel Conference Centre in Sandton, Johannesburg from 29-30 May...

28 Feb 2019

Wastewater audit missing as countrywide water shortage looms
Wastewater audit missing as countrywide water shortage looms

A countrywide water shortage is a decade away unless urgent action is taken to rehabilitate and preserve our rivers and catchment areas, fix and maintain crumbling infrastructure, and implement water re-use...

By Steve Kretzmann 28 Feb 2019

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#DesignIndaba2019: Together, we can change systems

Designers need to work together to solve crises in the world. This is the message from one of the first speakers at Design Indaba 2019 in Cape Town, 27 February to 1 March, Nicole Nomsa Moyo...

By Louise Marsland 27 Feb 2019

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is the new reality. Why a deal must be done
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is the new reality. Why a deal must be done

Africa's longest river the Nile runs through 11 countries. One of them is Ethiopia which contributes about 85% of the Nile water flowing to Sudan and Egypt...

By Shimelis Dessu 27 Feb 2019

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture releases design for world's tallest tower in NYC
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture releases design for world's tallest tower in NYC

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture has released the design for the world's tallest tower in New York City, as sales have been launched for the tallest residential building in the world...

27 Feb 2019

Government bureaucracy hampering investment in Western Cape, says property forum
Government bureaucracy hampering investment in Western Cape, says property forum

According to the Western Cape Property Development Forum (WCPDF), an increasing slowdown in approval processes by local and provincial governments is costing the Western Cape thousands of jobs and will lead to the loss of scarce skills...

27 Feb 2019

#Newsmaker: Nobethu Jolobe on architecture in strategic branding and communications
#Newsmaker: Nobethu Jolobe on architecture in strategic branding and communications

Strategic branding and communications agency HKLM recently appointed Nobethu Jolobe, with a background in architecture, as creative director for 3D environmental projects...

By Jessica Tennant 26 Feb 2019

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