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Firefighters search for victims after the Brumandinho tailings dam failure in January 2019. Yuri Edmundo/EPA
Investors push for positive global change in tailings management

Tailings are a sand-like byproduct of mining that results from crushing the ore before mineral extraction. Often, tailings are disposed of in dams built with tailings themselves, or with other mine waste products...

By Luis Alberto Torres-Cruz 7 Aug 2019

Ai African Infrastructure Investment Awards shortlist released
Ai African Infrastructure Investment Awards shortlist released

Africa investor (Ai) has announced the shortlisted candidates for the 2019 Ai Infrastructure Investment Awards. The awards will be presented during the African Sovereign Wealth and Pension Fund Leaders' Summit on 3 September in Cape Town...

6 Aug 2019

Floating skyscraper converts waste into energy in Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Floating skyscraper converts waste into energy in Great Pacific Garbage Patch

US-based architect Honglin Li has designed a floating skyscraper that converts waste into energy in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch...

6 Aug 2019

Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre awarded 5-star Green Star rating
Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre awarded 5-star Green Star rating

The Green Building Council of South Africa has awarded the V&A Waterfront's Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre a five-star Green Star - Existing Building Performance v1 rating...

5 Aug 2019

SAIA KZN announces awards winners, inducts 2019/2020 president
SAIA KZN announces awards winners, inducts 2019/2020 president

On Friday, 2 August, the South African Institute for Architects - KwaZulu-Natal Region (SAIA KZN) announced the winners of its 2019 Awards for Architecture and inducted its 2019/2020 president, Patrick Smith...

5 Aug 2019

Bentel Associates International launches Bentel Interior Graphics
Bentel Associates International launches Bentel Interior Graphics

Architectural firm Bentel Associates International has announced the expansion of its business to include a women-led interior design division called Bentel Interior Graphics (B.I.G)...

2 Aug 2019

Construction companies should digitise ahead of anticipated uplift in government spending
Construction companies should digitise ahead of anticipated uplift in government spending

There's no two ways about it: South African construction companies have endured a difficult few years...

By Andrew Skudder 2 Aug 2019

Reimagining and rebuilding District Six
Reimagining and rebuilding District Six

Participating in the Cape Town Spatial Justice Laboratory: Writing/Righting the City Otherwise, honours students from the University of Cape Town's (UCT) School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics explored ways of reconceptualising District Six...

31 Jul 2019

3 levels of smart city growth
3 levels of smart city growth

Smart cities need the operational technology foundation of smart panels and transformers, the middle layer of connected devices with edge control self-management and the top layer of real-time insights that can optimise services...

By Taru Madangombe 30 Jul 2019

GXN envisions mobile 3D printing robots as future of construction
GXN envisions mobile 3D printing robots as future of construction

GXN Innovation, the independent research company of renowned Danish architecture firm 3XN, has envisioned mobile 3D printing robots...

26 Jul 2019

Arc Skills students form company, win home-building contract
Arc Skills students form company, win home-building contract

Thirteen formerly unemployed students of Arc Skills have formed their own company, Simunye Trading Construction, and have won their first house-building contract...

25 Jul 2019

R12m Jakalasi Bridge in Olievenhoutbosch now open
R12m Jakalasi Bridge in Olievenhoutbosch now open

McCormick Property Development (MPD) has completed the Jakalasi Bridge in Olievenhoutbosch, Gauteng. The 85m-long multi-cell culvert bridge is an extension to Jakalasi Street, which crosses the Blue Hills Spruit...

24 Jul 2019

Economic trends that will dominate 2020
Economic trends that will dominate 2020

From preventative medicine to smart mobility to 5G, the 2020s will see significant trends driving global growth over the next decade...

24 Jul 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

Concerted effort by government, private sector needed for construction turnaround
Concerted effort by government, private sector needed for construction turnaround

While the ailing South African construction industry contributed to the worst decline in economic activity in a decade in the first quarter of 2019, also contributing to unemployment by shedding some 142,000 jobs...

23 Jul 2019

Five ways buildings of the future will use biotech to become living things
Five ways buildings of the future will use biotech to become living things

What if our homes were alive? I don't mean smart homes with the disembodied voice of Alexa deciding the setting for your living room spotlights. I mean actually alive - growing, living, breathing and even reproducing...

By Martyn Dade-Robertson 23 Jul 2019

Sage Waterfall Gateway West fit out with South African flair
Sage Waterfall Gateway West fit out with South African flair

The new Sage head office fit-out in the Gateway West building in Waterfall, Midrand has been carried out successfully...

22 Jul 2019

Bosjes Kapel recognised internationally by A+Awards programme
Bosjes Kapel recognised internationally by A+Awards programme

Located in the Western Cape's Breede River Valley, the Bosjes Kapel has been acknowledged by the 2019 edition of Architizer's premier A+Awards programme...

22 Jul 2019

What is driving SA's office leases?
What is driving SA's office leases?

It has been predicted this year that among South Africa's three major commercial segments, office space will be the biggest loser...

By Beukes van Heerden 22 Jul 2019

New Cairo Capital City Stadium shortlisted in World Architecture Festival 2019
New Cairo Capital City Stadium shortlisted in World Architecture Festival 2019

Boogertman + Partners' New Cairo Capital City Stadium, a competition proposal, has been listed as a shortlist finalist in the Future Competition category of the World Architecture Festival 2019...

19 Jul 2019

Snøhetta reveals new Madiba-inspired "peace bench"
Snøhetta reveals new Madiba-inspired "peace bench"

The inspiration for the bench came from the famous Nelson Mandela quote: "The best weapon is to sit down and talk"...

18 Jul 2019

New R20m V&A Waterfront swing bridge now open
New R20m V&A Waterfront swing bridge now open

Cape Town Executive Mayor Dan Plato officially opened the new R20m swing bridge at V&A Waterfront this month...

18 Jul 2019

Foster + Partners' The Tulip rejected by London mayor
Foster + Partners' The Tulip rejected by London mayor

Plans for Foster + Partners' The Tulip, unveiled in November last year and originally approved by the City of London in April this year, have been rejected by London's Mayor Sadiq Khan...

18 Jul 2019

Sisulu proposes dams be declared national key points
Sisulu proposes dams be declared national key points

Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation minister Lindiwe Sisulu says she will soon ask Cabinet to declare all major dams as national key points in a push to increase security around the country's scarce resource...

17 Jul 2019

More SMME development needed to support construction in South Africa
More SMME development needed to support construction in South Africa

The ground is shifting under big construction players as market dynamics change and small- and medium-sized (SMME) contractors step up to contribute more to the sector...

By Janine Espin 17 Jul 2019

Construction to soon start on multi-million rand Centurion Mall taxi rank
Construction to soon start on multi-million rand Centurion Mall taxi rank

Construction on a multi-million rand taxi rank on the corner of South Street and Hendrik Verwoerd Drive in Centurion's central business district (CBD) will begin later this month...

17 Jul 2019

Pratley Putty to feature in SA Mint commemorative coin series
Pratley Putty to feature in SA Mint commemorative coin series

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, the South African Mint is featuring Pratley Putty in its 'South African inventions' commemorative coin series - the only South African product to ever go to the moon...

16 Jul 2019

Boosting your cellular phone signal is now as easy as a click-of-a-button
Boosting your cellular phone signal is now as easy as a click-of-a-button

Bolton Technical has launched their e-commerce store in South Africa, offering cell phone signal booster solutions from the leading US manufacturer, Wilson Electronics...

By Andrew Hansen, Issued by Techline Global 16 Jul 2019

Mediclinic begins operations from new Stellenbosch hospital
Mediclinic begins operations from new Stellenbosch hospital

Mediclinic moved into its new Stellenbosch-based hospital in June this year. The 16,000m2 development was purpose-built for the private hospital group by Atterbury and its partners...

16 Jul 2019

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