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MoU boosts welding sector's technology credentials

A new technology and data sharing collaboration between the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) and the CSIR will develop the role of welding in the fourth industrial revolution

1 Apr 2021

Polihali Western Access Roads project in Lesotho
Innovative thinking needed to kickstart infrastructure development

President Cyril Ramaphosa stated that the R100bn Infrastructure Fund, aimed at revitalising South Africa's battered economy, will blend resources from the fiscus with financing from the private sector and development institutions...

31 Mar 2021

Routine Road Maintenance projects under way in Gauteng
Routine Road Maintenance projects under way in Gauteng

The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited has announced the progress made on Routine Road Maintenance projects across Gauteng's three metropolitan areas of Ekurhuleni, Johannesburg and Tshwane.

31 Mar 2021

Harbour Arch development
Absa adds another R1.43bn to Harbour Arch development

In one of its largest deals in recent years, the Absa Commercial Property Finance division has provided a loan of R1,43bn, in addition to an existing facility of R210m, to develop the first tower of the Harbour Arch project ...

31 Mar 2021

Bank of Lisbon demolition
Demolition is a critical part of the construction cycle

Demolition is a highly structured and technically complex process from an engineering, logistical and health and safety perspective...

30 Mar 2021

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Patel calls for partnerships in manufacturing sector

Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel says South Africa must rebuild its manufacturing strength to be able to fully benefit from the opportunities in the BRICS markets...

30 Mar 2021

People walking next to traffic in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city.
Photo by Kola Sulaimon/AFP via Getty Images
People living in African urban settings do a lot of walking: but their cities aren't walkable

Walking remains the main mode of transport in many sub-Saharan African cities, especially among low-income residents in informal settlements. Yet, it is well acknowledged that walking conditions in African cities are unsafe...

By Seth Asare Okyere, Daniel Oviedo, Louis Kusi Frimpong, Mariajose Nieto & Michihiro Kita 29 Mar 2021

Biz Press Office Quarterly: 10 ways to successfully start and manage a newsroom on Biz
Biz Press Office Quarterly: 10 ways to successfully start and manage a newsroom on Biz

A warm welcome and congratulations to the many companies who have opened or published via their Press Office Newsrooms so far this year....

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 29 Mar 2021

New campus for Torah Academy Girls High School
New campus for Torah Academy Girls High School

Scheduled to open its doors in January 2022, Paragon Group has designed a new facility for Torah Academy Girls High School in Johannesburg...

26 Mar 2021

Restorative justice lies at the heart of how we ought to think about water management
Restorative justice lies at the heart of how we ought to think about water management

World Water Week, which took place between 15 and 22 March 2021, provides an opportunity to rethink where we are as a nation. It provides an opportunity to re-evaluate our journey...

By Professor Anthony Turton 26 Mar 2021

Covid-19 to reshape building design as we know it
Covid-19 to reshape building design as we know it

The Covid-19 pandemic has generated renewed focus on health and wellness when it comes to where and how we work and live...

25 Mar 2021

Justice Tootla appointed new MD of Averda
Justice Tootla appointed new MD of Averda

Effective 1 March 2021, Justice Tootla is the new managing director of Averda. With over 20 years' experience within various industries...

25 Mar 2021

John Deere to expand construction brand into 18 new countries in Africa
John Deere to expand construction brand into 18 new countries in Africa

John Deere is expanding its construction brand into 18 new countries across southern and western Africa...

24 Mar 2021

Ghana's Bui Dam raises concerns - again - about hydro power projects
Ghana's Bui Dam raises concerns - again - about hydro power projects

In the early years of African independence, hydroelectricity offered the promise of modernity and development...

By Roger Gocking 24 Mar 2021

Building owners have 14 months to identify asbestos, plan its removal
Building owners have 14 months to identify asbestos, plan its removal

According to Indawo managing director Geoffrey Jäck, it has been a long time coming, but asbestos is now outlawed and building owners have only 14 months...

23 Mar 2021

New training yard handed over as water department plans to train more artisans
New training yard handed over as water department plans to train more artisans

A partnership between South Africa and Japan will see the Department of Water and Sanitation train artisans to deal with water losses in communities...

23 Mar 2021

Water from thin air: Keamogetswe Matsho is championing new environmental realities
Water from thin air: Keamogetswe Matsho is championing new environmental realities

Keamogetswe Matsho is a woman on top of her game right now and she won't be slowing down anytime soon...

By Charndré Emma Kippie, Issued by Topco Media 19 Mar 2021

Growing water crisis needs a collaborative solution
Growing water crisis needs a collaborative solution

In just the last five years South Africa has faced two of the biggest challenges imaginable. We are in the midst of a once-in-a-century pandemic and...

By Michael Franze 19 Mar 2021

Innovations on the Nile over millennia offer lessons in engineering sustainable futures
Innovations on the Nile over millennia offer lessons in engineering sustainable futures

Africa is the continent most vulnerable to the impact of climate change. That's largely because many of its people and governments are too poor to do what's needed...

By Mike Muller 19 Mar 2021

Smart cities promote best practice in urban sustainability
Smart cities promote best practice in urban sustainability

According to Carshif Talip, expertise leader, Urban Planning and Land Infrastructure at Zutari, a 'smart city' is much more than a city that is digitally enabled and brimming with technology...

18 Mar 2021

Like Covid-19, water use requires permanent behaviour change
Like Covid-19, water use requires permanent behaviour change

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has resulted in many fault lines emerging in our societies. One of the key ones is that of behaviour change...

By Jay Bhagwan 18 Mar 2021

#StartupStory: Yakha, an online marketplace for the local built environment
#StartupStory: Yakha, an online marketplace for the local built environment

Fresh to the local startup scene is Yakha, a new digital marketplace for the African built environment which aims to simplify...

By Sindy Peters 17 Mar 2021

7th National Furniture Design Competition winners announced
7th National Furniture Design Competition winners announced

Ian Perry from Durban-based furniture manufacturer Homewood won in the Established Manufacturers category of the National Furniture Design Competition...

17 Mar 2021

World's first space hotel set to open in 2027
World's first space hotel set to open in 2027

Called Voyager Station, the project will be built by Orbital Assembly Corporation which describes itself as "the world's first large-scale space construction company"...

17 Mar 2021

New Lanseria Smart City just 'papering over the cracks'
New Lanseria Smart City just 'papering over the cracks'

According to Paragon Group director Henning Rasmuss, the new Lanseria Smart City revealed during this year's SONA is just 'papering over the cracks'...

16 Mar 2021

Take your brand and business marketing to the next level
Take your brand and business marketing to the next level

Unlike other channels, Press Office newsrooms on Bizcommunity are an owned asset for brands, the place where PR or brand communications teams can communicate whatever, however and whenever they want...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 16 Mar 2021

DRC to host inaugural Smart City Conference, Open Innovation Challenge
DRC to host inaugural Smart City Conference, Open Innovation Challenge

Spearheaded by Congo Bulaya, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will host its virtual Smart City Conference from 16 to 18 April this year...

15 Mar 2021

How technology offers a very real solution to SA's aging water infrastructure
How technology offers a very real solution to SA's aging water infrastructure

In the wake of National Water Week, the spotlight is again placed on the country's water infrastructure and its numerous challenges. Here's how tech can help...

By Jacques Squire 15 Mar 2021

Non-residential contractors pessimistic as building confidence slips in 1Q2021
Non-residential contractors pessimistic as building confidence slips in 1Q2021

According to the latest FNB/BER Building Confidence Index, more than 70% of respondents are dissatisfied with prevailing business conditions...

15 Mar 2021

Next step in remote working likely to be a new hybrid workspace model
Next step in remote working likely to be a new hybrid workspace model

The current response to Covid-19 and working from home has many unanticipated pitfalls. The dialogue around culture and new ways of working has been...

By Anthony Orelowitz 11 Mar 2021






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