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Construction activity forecast to grow across Sub-Saharan Africa
Construction activity forecast to grow across Sub-Saharan Africa

Despite a number of significant risk factors that threaten to limit economic growth in the region, Mace's latest Market View for Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) reports that construction activity is forecast to grow...

10 May 2019

The profane and the sacred: why luxury firms rushed to support Notre-Dame
The profane and the sacred: why luxury firms rushed to support Notre-Dame

The April 2019 fire at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral came as an immense shock to the people of France, as well as throughout Europe...

By Jean-Noël Kapferer 9 May 2019

2019 Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year announced
2019 Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year announced

Nelson Mandela University's Riaan Huiskens has been named the overall winner of the 32nd Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards...

9 May 2019

Construction workers strike over training fund
Construction workers strike over training fund

Workers at the R68m construction site of Noninzi Luzipho Primary School in KwaNobuhle township, Uitenhage, are on strike over a training fund...

By Thamsanqa Mbovane 9 May 2019

The desalination plant on the Waterfront is not operating and the company that runs it is in a legal dispute with the City of Cape Town. Photo: Kristine Liao
Dirty sea water brings Cape Town desalination plant to a halt

The R60m V&A Waterfront desalination plant has been sitting dormant since February...

By Kristine Liao 7 May 2019

How credible is your builder
How credible is your builder

When you are about to spend five-figure rands (or more) on a new home build, you need some reassurance that the home builder you appoint has the right credentials...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 6 May 2019

IWMSA welcomes arrest of 9 individuals for waste tender fraud
IWMSA welcomes arrest of 9 individuals for waste tender fraud

Nine individuals, including two eThekwini municipal officials, were recently arrested for their involvement in waste tender fraud totalling R208m...

6 May 2019

How cities can approach redesigning informal settlements after disasters
How cities can approach redesigning informal settlements after disasters

Recent devastating flooding in parts of South Africa as well as the second massive cyclone to batter neighbouring Mozambique and Zimbabwe in just two months has raised alarm bells about the effect of climate change on the region...

By Fiona Anciano and Laurence Piper 6 May 2019

Miysis proposes fully-glazed roof, new spire for Notre-Dame Cathedral
Miysis proposes fully-glazed roof, new spire for Notre-Dame Cathedral

Belgian visualisation design studio Miysis has reimagined the roof and spire of the Notre-Dame Cathedral, following the news that the France government will launch an international competition to design a new spire for the cathedral...

6 May 2019

Property developer John Rabie launches new venture in Portugal
Property developer John Rabie launches new venture in Portugal

South African property developer John Rabie has embarked on a new joint venture in Portugal, creating a €90m (over R1.4bn) residential and retail development in Amoireras, Lisbon...

3 May 2019

Increasing population growth in Africa's megacities a challenge for authorities
Increasing population growth in Africa's megacities a challenge for authorities

Megacities, cities with a population of at least 10 million, are sprouting everywhere in Africa. Cairo in Egypt, Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Lagos in Nigeria are already megacities...

By Finbarr Toesland 3 May 2019

SAOTA named a winner in Hamburg Neuländer Quarree competition
SAOTA named a winner in Hamburg Neuländer Quarree competition

Cape Town architecture and design firm SAOTA, along with eL Architecture from Cologne and Robertneun Architects from Berlin, have been named the winners of the architectural competition for the new Neuländer Quarree precinct in Hamburg, Germany...

2 May 2019

2019 Dezeen Awards open for entries
2019 Dezeen Awards open for entries

Following a successful launch last year, the second edition of the Dezeen Awards is now open for entries...

2 May 2019

Builders reveals new store prototype in Boksburg
Builders reveals new store prototype in Boksburg

A new store prototype developed by Builders Warehouse made its debut at the newly-opened Boksburg outlet this week, offering 3D printing, flatpack furniture, a smart home hub, and other new features.

2 May 2019

17 home builders deregistered for various contraventions
17 home builders deregistered for various contraventions

Seventeen contractors and builders have been deregistered from the National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) database of approved homebuilders for contravening the Housing Consumers Protection Measures (HCPMA) Act...

30 Apr 2019

Nedbank Menlyn Maine awarded 5-star Green Star rating
Nedbank Menlyn Maine awarded 5-star Green Star rating

The Green Building Council of South Africa has awarded Nedbank's Menlyn Maine building a five-star Green Star rating in Existing Building Performance...

30 Apr 2019

Smart cities: The promises and failures of utopian technological planning
Smart cities: The promises and failures of utopian technological planning

Technology and innovation transform the ways that we interact with governments, purchase products and manage our health and lives. This turmoil affects cities...

By Sylvie Albert 30 Apr 2019

Dunoon sport centre comes alive after 4-year legal dispute
Dunoon sport centre comes alive after 4-year legal dispute

The Western Cape High court has ordered the City of Cape Town to pay over R5.8m as well as legal costs to Tempani Construction for a multi-use sports centre in Dunoon near Milnerton...

By Peter Luhanga 29 Apr 2019

Studio NAB proposes educational and socially active greenhouse roof for Notre-Dame Cathedral
Studio NAB proposes educational and socially active greenhouse roof for Notre-Dame Cathedral

Following the recent tragic fire at the Notre-Dame Cathedral, a series of images and proposals have started to circulate on social media for the redesign of its spire...

29 Apr 2019

Re-imagining waste-to-energy for micro-generation
Re-imagining waste-to-energy for micro-generation

The exploration of alternative energy sources and projects has been all the 'buzz' again, particularly in response to challenges Eskom continues to face...

By Kate Stubbs 29 Apr 2019

Should we turn the Sahara Desert into a huge solar farm?
Should we turn the Sahara Desert into a huge solar farm?

Whenever I visit the Sahara I am struck by how sunny and hot it is and how clear the sky can be...

By Amin Al-Habaibeh 26 Apr 2019

Construction industry should look to proven tech to weather difficult times
Construction industry should look to proven tech to weather difficult times

With South Africa's construction sector under growing pressure as a result of slow government infrastructure spending and a tightening economy, construction companies should be looking at ways to streamline their business processes...

By Andrew Skudder 25 Apr 2019

Siemens Atlas of Digitalization measures six cities' digital readiness
Siemens Atlas of Digitalization measures six cities' digital readiness

Siemens has launched its Atlas of Digitalization, a new web-based application that reveals the readiness and potential of six major cities to embrace digitalisation...

24 Apr 2019

World's tallest indoor waterfall completed at Jewel Changi Airport
World's tallest indoor waterfall completed at Jewel Changi Airport

The world's tallest indoor waterfall has been designed by Safdie Architects, reimagining the centre of the Jewel Changi Airport in Singapore as a major public realm attraction...

24 Apr 2019

Joe de Klerk, MD, CCSMI
Mind the gap between finance and engineering in mining and industrial projects

Mining and industrial organisations need to adopt integrated business solutions that enable them to bridge the gap between their engineering and finance departments...

By Joe de Klerk 23 Apr 2019

Mozambique water project: insights into supply and use in a peri-urban area
Mozambique water project: insights into supply and use in a peri-urban area

The United Nations reports that water scarcity affects more than 40% of the global population. Just over a third of people don't have access to safely managed drinking water. This is why the Sustainable Development Goals set out to achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all by 2030.

By Ana Rita Sequeira et al. 23 Apr 2019

Top 5 power tool trends to watch
Top 5 power tool trends to watch

Did you know that the first ever power tool is said to be a hand-powered lathe that was created by the ancient Egyptians?

By Orlando Luis 18 Apr 2019

Heike Hanada-designed Bauhaus Museum opens in Weimar
Heike Hanada-designed Bauhaus Museum opens in Weimar

The German architect Heike Hanada-designed new Bauhaus Museum has been opened in Weimar, home of the legendary school of art and design founded by Walter Gropius a hundred years ago...

17 Apr 2019

R28 road upgrade complete
R28 road upgrade complete

Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport, Dr Ismail Vadi, has officially opened the rehabilitated multimillion rand R28 road in Westonaria, south of Johannesburg...

17 Apr 2019

Phase one of White River Crossing development nearing completion
Phase one of White River Crossing development nearing completion

Fortress REIT says the first phase of its White River Crossing development, a retail and leisure centre near the Kruger National Park, is nearing completion and is on course for its scheduled opening on 22 August...

16 Apr 2019

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