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Why the contractor's guarantee is a must for building agreements
Why the contractor's guarantee is a must for building agreements

"Embarking on building renovations or building a new home without a comprehensive contract, including stipulated construction guarantees, is very dangerous," says attorney PJ Veldhuizen of Gillan and Veldhuizen...

4 Jun 2019

Female-led youth asphalt-manufacturing company launched in Limpopo
Female-led youth asphalt-manufacturing company launched in Limpopo

Last month marked the official launch of Maloka Machaba Surfacing (MM Surfacing), a 100% black youth-owned hot mix asphalt manufacturing company in Limpopo, the brainchild of Kate Machaba and Matshela Maloka...

3 Jun 2019

How technology could help rural South Africa turn sunshine into income
How technology could help rural South Africa turn sunshine into income

The way energy is produced and distributed is changing rapidly as the industry moves away from carbon-based energy production...

By Thomas Wolfgang Thurner 3 Jun 2019

High-level panel at UN-Habitat Assembly focuses on creating innovative, inclusive cities
High-level panel at UN-Habitat Assembly focuses on creating innovative, inclusive cities

A high-level panel featuring President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, President Salva Kiir Mayardit of South Sudan, Prime Minister Josai Vorege Bainimarama of Fiji, and Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed of Yemen recently shared ideas on innovation in cities in front of a packed audience at the first UN-Habitat Assembly...

31 May 2019

dhk completes sculpted monolithic apartment block in Century City
dhk completes sculpted monolithic apartment block in Century City

dhk Architects has completed an apartment block in Century City, Cape Town, conceived as a monolith with indentations and cut-outs...

31 May 2019

Department Of Architecture wraps Thailand hotel with shimmering facade
Department Of Architecture wraps Thailand hotel with shimmering facade

Bangkok-based architecture firm Department of Architecture Co. has completed this tiny hotel wrapped by a shimmering facade, referencing Thailand's local culture...

30 May 2019

Progressing towards gender equality in the construction industry
Progressing towards gender equality in the construction industry

Women empowerment has been a widely promoted topic globally, particularly in traditionally male-dominated industries like construction...

Issued by GetSmarter 29 May 2019

Data-driven decision-making for water security
Data-driven decision-making for water security

Every day we make observations to inform our decisions - whether it is taking your loved one's temperature to establish if they have a fever or checking your fuel gauge or range on your vehicle's display. It provides us with the comfort of knowing and decision-making information...

By Dr Shafick Adams 29 May 2019

WSP helps restore stable electricity access to 20,000-plus customers in Zim
WSP helps restore stable electricity access to 20,000-plus customers in Zim

Infrastructural challenges in its power and WASH sectors (water, sanitation and hygiene) led the Zimbabwean government to seek funding to redress the situation that has impacted on people's lives...

29 May 2019

CoCT proposes Parow Station Precinct exemption from heritage protection
CoCT proposes Parow Station Precinct exemption from heritage protection

Residents and interested parties are invited to comment on the City of Cape Town's proposal to exempt the Parow Station Precinct from heritage protections under the National Heritage Resources Act...

29 May 2019

Chris Collaris, i29 complete tiny holiday home in Vinkeveen, Netherlands
Chris Collaris, i29 complete tiny holiday home in Vinkeveen, Netherlands

Architect Chris Collaris and i29 interior architects have completed a tiny holiday home in the middle of nature in Vinkeveen, Netherlands...

28 May 2019

New mixed-use student accommodation revitalises Hatfield Square
New mixed-use student accommodation revitalises Hatfield Square

Hatfield Square mixed-use student accommodation in Pretoria was designed by the Paragon Group for owners and developers Respublica and Redefine...

27 May 2019

Durban Dry Dock restoration in full swing
Durban Dry Dock restoration in full swing

The rehabilitation of the inner caisson which divides the Port of Durban's Prince Edward Graving Dock into two compartments is in full swing...

27 May 2019

144 Oxford Road development morphs through various iterations over 8 years
144 Oxford Road development morphs through various iterations over 8 years

Growthpoint Properties' 144 Oxford Road development in Rosebank, Johannesburg is Paragon Group's largest project at present, consisting of 35,000m2 of premium-grade office space...

24 May 2019

ARRCC features among world's top 100 designers
ARRCC features among world's top 100 designers

Design studio ARRCC, specialising in interior architecture, interior design and décor, will feature in the 23rd volume of the Andrew Martin Interior Design Review...

23 May 2019

Double green rating achieved for GE Africa Innovation Centre
Double green rating achieved for GE Africa Innovation Centre

The GE Africa Innovation Centre (GEAIC) in Melrose Estate, Johannesburg has received top sustainability accreditation from both South Africa and the US...

22 May 2019

Open call for architecture conference programme 2020-2022 in Lisbon
Open call for architecture conference programme 2020-2022 in Lisbon

The Lisbon Architecture Triennale has joined forces with the Garagem Sul - CCB to promote, for the first time, an international open call to select a commissioner for a new architecture conference programme taking place in Lisbon...

22 May 2019

Traka accelerates expansion into wider African markets
Traka accelerates expansion into wider African markets

Leveraging on almost two decades of experience in South Africa, and a presence in a further six African countries, networked key and equipment management solutions company Traka Africa has announced an acceleration in their growth strategy...

Issued by Tynago Communications 21 May 2019

R130m Paledi Mall expansion under way
R130m Paledi Mall expansion under way

Construction on the 7000m² third phase expansion of Paledi Mall in the rural Limpopo town of Mankweng is under way...

21 May 2019

Water security research expenditure not reflecting scarcity reality
Water security research expenditure not reflecting scarcity reality

Researchers at the African Utility Week and PowerGen Africa conference and exhibition in Cape Town last week raised concerns over decreased expenditure on water security research...

By Alicestine October 21 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: Changing the face of wireless power solutions
#AfricaMonth: Changing the face of wireless power solutions

WiPo Wireless Power is a young dynamic startup that provides wireless power solutions for drone and other industrial equipment...

By Evan-Lee Courie 21 May 2019

Rendering of Japan's 2020 Olympic stadium. Source: Renewable Energy World
How Japan's renewables-powered Olympics could kick off a global race for clean energy

Japan is aiming to host the first Olympic Games powered solely by renewable sources...

By Niki J P Alsford 20 May 2019

All the 2019 African Power, Energy & Water Industry Awards winners
All the 2019 African Power, Energy & Water Industry Awards winners

Ethiopia's former state minister in the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy Wondimu Tekle Sigo was among the winners at the annual African Power, Energy & Water Industry Awards...

20 May 2019

With engagement and education, reusing wastewater can become the norm
With engagement and education, reusing wastewater can become the norm

When it comes to developing technological solutions to the world's problems, social processes matter as much as the scientific ones...

By Dalia Saad 20 May 2019

AI SpaceFactory wins NASA's 3D Printing Habitat Challenge Competition
AI SpaceFactory wins NASA's 3D Printing Habitat Challenge Competition

AI SpaceFactory, a multi-planetary architectural and technology design agency, has won the first prize in NASA's 3D Printing Habitat Challenge Competition. The team was awarded with a $500,000 prize by NASA for the successful construction of their Mars habitat named MARSHA...

17 May 2019

Gift of the Givers pulls out of Makhanda
Gift of the Givers pulls out of Makhanda

Disaster relief organisation Gift of the Givers unexpectedly announced on Wednesday, 15 May, its immediate withdrawal from Makana Municipality, where Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown) is located...

By Lucas Nowicki 17 May 2019

Desalination plant ends contract with City of Cape Town
Desalination plant ends contract with City of Cape Town

Quality Filtration Systems (QFS), the V&A Waterfront desalination plant owner, has terminated its water supply contract with the City of Cape Town and will pursue legal action. The city was notified of this decision on 7 May...

By Kristine Liao 16 May 2019

Sanitation innovation - a key to Africa's development strategy
Sanitation innovation - a key to Africa's development strategy

The demographic dividend, new production revolution, shifting wealth patterns, accelerated urban transition and climate change and the green economy are the megatrends that will influence this continent's future...

By Dhesigen Naidoo 15 May 2019

Phase one of Sandton Gate development on track
Phase one of Sandton Gate development on track

Joint developers of the Sandton Gate precinct Abland and Tiber have confirmed that they are on track to complete phase one of the mixed-use development...

15 May 2019

Lynette Ntuli, founding director and CEO of Innate Investment Solutions, and TC Chetty, RICS country manager for SA
2019 RICS Summit Africa speaker lineup finalised

The 2019 Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Summit Africa takes place 29-30 May at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton Central...

14 May 2019

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