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Dumisani Nkabinde, regional manager, Sanral
Roads projects offer opportunities for SMMEs

A road building initiative on the Free State KwaZulu-Natal border will offer local SMME's significant opportunities for new business, provide important job creation within local communities and develop skills through partnerships with established construction companies.

11 Mar 2020

Ergonomics Regulations launched
Ergonomics Regulations launched

Employers have a duty and responsibility to prevent occupational diseases and injuries relating to exposure to ergonomic hazards in their workplaces...

11 Mar 2020

UK-China alliance plans to build African infrastructure
UK-China alliance plans to build African infrastructure

With a young and growing population, studies show that by 2075 the African continent will have some of the largest mega cities in the world...

10 Mar 2020

The skylight of the Weskoppies Chapel in Pretoria.
Alain Proust/Hidden Pretoria
Between care and neglect: Pretoria's grand architectural legacy

Pretoria, South Africa's capital city, contains many historical sites where government facilities have been built and developed since the mid 1800s. These often unappreciated places narrate the city's historical and ongoing political significance...

By Johan Swart 9 Mar 2020

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Heavy haul conference to play critical role in building sustainable economy

In order to ensure that South Africa's rail network achieves its true potential, the rail industry needs to take greater steps to start introducing smart and resilient railway operations and infrastructure, so as to improve efficiency and safety...

6 Mar 2020

How architect Yona Friedman used math to design utopian cities of the future
How architect Yona Friedman used math to design utopian cities of the future

Architecture has lost a great visionary. Budapest-born French architect Yona Friedman died at age 96 on 20 February.

By Theodora Vardouli 6 Mar 2020

Pablo Muñoz Payá Arquitectos converts old industrial building into bridal store
Pablo Muñoz Payá Arquitectos converts old industrial building into bridal store

Spanish architecture and interior design studio Pablo Muñoz Payá Arquitectos has transformed an old industrial building into a bridal store featuring a giant golden staircase...

4 Mar 2020

New twist in Noordhoek wetland road controversy
New twist in Noordhoek wetland road controversy

For the past two decades, City of Cape Town transport planners, environmentalists, civic groups and local residents have locked horns over a controversial proposal for a new road link...

By John Yeld 3 Mar 2020

Covid-19: Factory closures in China may swell demand for SA-made products
Covid-19: Factory closures in China may swell demand for SA-made products

Albert Louw from Lasher Tools says that the company has gained new business as a consequence of the outbreak of coronavirus in China and the closure of manufacturing in the country...

2 Mar 2020

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Vodacom's Cape Town HQ awarded 5-star Green Star certification
Vodacom's Cape Town HQ awarded 5-star Green Star certification

Following a refurbishment and implementation of various sustainable interventions, Vodacom's Century City building in Cape Town has been accredited...

2 Mar 2020

4 major digital trends in construction for 2020
4 major digital trends in construction for 2020

From cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI), to 5G and mobility, a key trend in 2020 is the accelerated digitisation of construction companies...

By Andrew Skudder 28 Feb 2020

Sidewalk Labs releases its mass timber proto-model for high-rise buildings
Sidewalk Labs releases its mass timber proto-model for high-rise buildings

Sidewalk Labs, a subsidiary of Google's parent Alphabet, has released its new digital study for mass timber buildings that could reach 35 storeys in cities...

27 Feb 2020

African Construction, Totally Concrete Expo to focus on Africa's 4IR readiness
African Construction, Totally Concrete Expo to focus on Africa's 4IR readiness

The 2020 African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo, set for 9 to 11 June, will focus on transformation in the construction industry and its adaptation to the fourth industrial revolution...

26 Feb 2020

R60bn allocated for Gauteng infrastructure
R60bn allocated for Gauteng infrastructure

The Gauteng Provincial Government will in the next five years spend R60bn on building and maintaining infrastructure, said Premier David Makhura while delivering his State of the Province Address...

26 Feb 2020

A sanitation game changer for Africa and the world
A sanitation game changer for Africa and the world

Millions of South Africans are among the four billion-plus people that are without decent and sustainable sanitation in the world. And our horror stories are well documented...

By Jay Bhagwan 24 Feb 2020

UK Prosperity Fund, Future Cities SA launch local programme
UK Prosperity Fund, Future Cities SA launch local programme

The UK Prosperity Fund, together with Future Cities South Africa, is launching its Future Cities Programme in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban...

24 Feb 2020

Province raps city's knuckles over state of rivers
Province raps city's knuckles over state of rivers

The quality of water in Cape Town's rivers has deteriorated to the point where the provincial government has dispatched the Green Scorpions and issued the city with a warning to clean up its act...

By Steve Kretzmann 21 Feb 2020

David Adjaye, Cai Guo-Qiang to receive 2020 Isamu Noguchi Award
David Adjaye, Cai Guo-Qiang to receive 2020 Isamu Noguchi Award

Architect Sir David Adjaye OBE and artist Cai Guo-Qiang have been selected as recipients of the 2020 Isamu Noguchi Award by The Noguchi Museum...

21 Feb 2020

SA's average dam levels increase
SA's average dam levels increase

The recent consistent rainfalls in large parts of the country has increased South Africa's dam levels from 62.4% last week to 64% this week...

20 Feb 2020

Heritage Western Cape slams River Club development plan
Heritage Western Cape slams River Club development plan

Heritage Western Cape has slammed the study on which the developers based their proposed R4bn property development at the River Club in Observatory, Cape Town...

By Steve Kretzmann 20 Feb 2020

SANEDI rolling out low-tech cooling solution in SA communities
SANEDI rolling out low-tech cooling solution in SA communities

Having won the Million Cool Roofs Challenge last year, SANEDI is now deploying the solar-reflective roof coatings cooling solution in communities across the country...

19 Feb 2020

SDG7 under the spotlight at Africa Energy Forum 2020
SDG7 under the spotlight at Africa Energy Forum 2020

The 2020 Africa Energy Forum will take place in Barcelona, Spain from 30 June to 3 July under the overarching theme of 'Investment and impact'...

18 Feb 2020

6 property development trends forecast for 2020
6 property development trends forecast for 2020

2020 brings a fresh wave of design concepts and investor trends to the development industry...

By Jacques van Embden 18 Feb 2020

#Sona20: Grinaker-LTA welcomes infrastructure initiatives
#Sona20: Grinaker-LTA welcomes infrastructure initiatives

Construction group Grinaker-LTA has welcomed the announcements made during Sona 2020 relating to the various economic and social infrastructure initiatives...

17 Feb 2020

Landmark investment secured for 60MW Djibouti Wind Farm Project
Landmark investment secured for 60MW Djibouti Wind Farm Project

Djibouti's electricity demand is expected to considerably increase due to various large-scale infrastructure projects including ports, free trade zones...

14 Feb 2020

Upskilling vital to construction industry
Upskilling vital to construction industry

Amid positive job creation news, it is now especially vital for the construction industry to adapt to advancing standards and adequately train the emerging workforce...

By Anthony Keal 14 Feb 2020

Counterspace to design London's 2020 Serpentine Pavilion
Counterspace to design London's 2020 Serpentine Pavilion

Johannesburg-based architecture practice Counterspace, directed by the all-women team of Sumayya Vally, Sarah de Villiers and Amina Kaskar, has been selected to design the 2020 Serpentine Pavilion...

13 Feb 2020

AfDB provides multi-million-dollar grant to boost renewable energy access in Liberia
AfDB provides multi-million-dollar grant to boost renewable energy access in Liberia

The AfDB has approved a $34.74m grant and loan to boost renewable energy access and promote an attractive investment climate in Liberia...

12 Feb 2020

Coronavirus hits construction sector with indefinitely delayed shipments
Coronavirus hits construction sector with indefinitely delayed shipments

With shipments of construction material from China being indefinitely delayed due to the outbreak of Coronavirus in that country, South African contractors are having to...

11 Feb 2020

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