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What is aeration in sewage treatment?
What is aeration in sewage treatment?

Aeration is a fundamental component of conventional sewage treatment, because without it the biodegradation of many pollutants wouldn't take place as it should...

Issued by WEC Projects 2 hours ago

Rising number of desalination plants creating a salty dilemma - UN report
Rising number of desalination plants creating a salty dilemma - UN report

Now with almost 16,000 desalination plants worldwide quenching a growing thirst for freshwater, the technology is also creating a salty dilemma...

1 day ago

#BizTrends2019: The exciting fast-growing trend of TOD
#BizTrends2019: The exciting fast-growing trend of TOD

Transit-oriented development is the exciting fast-growing trend in creating vibrant, livable, sustainable communities...

By Karen Petersen 7 Jan 2019

Water conservation a top priority at Kangnas Wind Farm
Water conservation a top priority at Kangnas Wind Farm

While wind energy does not require water for its generation, a moderate amount is required during the construction phase...

31 Dec 2018

Water-energy joint strategy key to SA's sustainable development
Water-energy joint strategy key to SA's sustainable development

South Africa is once again walking the knife edge of an energy security crisis...

By Dhesigen Naidoo 20 Dec 2018

Bamboo modular housing project wins RICS Cities for our Future competition
Bamboo modular housing project wins RICS Cities for our Future competition

Manila's Earl Patrick Forlales has won the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Cities for our Future competition with an idea that will help solve the city's slum housing crisis...

14 Dec 2018

City gives green light to Salt River social housing project
City gives green light to Salt River social housing project

A full sitting of council at the Cape Town Civic Centre on Thursday, 13 December, agreed "in-principle" that the city sell the Salt River Market site to Communicare...

By Aidan Jones 14 Dec 2018

Cape Town's Old Granary building revamp complete
Cape Town's Old Granary building revamp complete

The revamp of the Old Granary building, which started in 2016, has been completed. The building has been refurbished specifically for the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation...

13 Dec 2018

UKZN's Shuaib Bayat secures spot in 32nd Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards
UKZN's Shuaib Bayat secures spot in 32nd Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards

Shuaib Bayat was named the regional winner for the University of KwaZulu-Natal in the 32nd Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Regional Awards...

6 Dec 2018

UCT takes top honours in 2018 Greenovate Property, Engineering Awards
UCT takes top honours in 2018 Greenovate Property, Engineering Awards

For the second year in a row, the University of Cape Town (UCT) has taken top honours in both the Greenovate Property Awards and the Greenovate Engineering Awards 2018...

4 Dec 2018

'World's worst environmental disaster' set to be repeated with controversial new dam in Africa
'World's worst environmental disaster' set to be repeated with controversial new dam in Africa

Encompassing swathes of Ethiopia, South Sudan and Kenya, the Omo-Turkana Basin is one of the oldest landscapes in the world that is known to have been inhabited by Homo sapiens...

By Timothy Clack 29 Nov 2018

Artist’s impression of the future Old Conradie Hospital Development in Pinelands. Source: Western Cape Government
Residents oppose Conradie Hospital housing plan

The old Conradie Hospital site has been dormant since 2002. Heralded by Western Cape Premier Helen Zille, the plan for the site includes state subsidised housing...

26 Nov 2018

Using data to build a Cape Town for all
Using data to build a Cape Town for all

The 21st century has brought a new range of urban challenges, compelling cities to become more resilient to the shocks and stresses which they face...

By Craig Kesson 22 Nov 2018

Bo-Kaap protesters in stand-off with crane
Bo-Kaap protesters in stand-off with crane

About 50 protesters gathered at the corner of Buiten and Buitengracht Street on Tuesday, 20 November. Their aim was to prevent a crane from entering Bo-Kaap...

By Aidan Jones and Ashraf Hendricks 21 Nov 2018

MIT, Munich Airport to develop LabCampus Innovation Center
MIT, Munich Airport to develop LabCampus Innovation Center

Munich Airport and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Senseable City Lab have signed a cooperation agreement to work together in the development of the LabCampus Innovation Center...

12 Nov 2018

New Pasarene Winery tasting room design inspired by swallow's nest
New Pasarene Winery tasting room design inspired by swallow's nest

Aimed at evoking the shape of a swallow's nest, the structure of the tasting room at the Pasarene Winery sensitively aims to complement its surrounding landscape...

7 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: Magnastruct to launch 100% fire retardant, affordable informal dwelling
#EntrepreneurMonth: Magnastruct to launch 100% fire retardant, affordable informal dwelling

Using MagnaBoards - a 100% fire retardant material, Magnastruct is currently in the planning stages of launching a self-assembling, affordable informal dwelling called the The Square...

By Sindy Peters 5 Nov 2018

Habitat for Humanity addresses Africa's unique housing challenges at local leadership conference
Habitat for Humanity addresses Africa's unique housing challenges at local leadership conference

With some of the fastest growing cities in the world over the next 50 years, Africa will encounter many challenges...

25 Oct 2018

SA student produces world's first bio-brick made using human urine
SA student produces world's first bio-brick made using human urine

UCT master's student in civil engineering Suzanne Lambert has produced the world's first bio-brick grown from human urine...

24 Oct 2018

Corporate content should be part of your DNA
Corporate content should be part of your DNA

On the cusp of exciting and fruitful pan-African networking and trade, the time to make use of an unbiased B2B media showcase for all Africa's dynamic, entrepreneurial business communities is now...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 24 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

#5ForChange: CRSP dsgn tackles injustices around edtech with LCERT
#5ForChange: CRSP dsgn tackles injustices around edtech with LCERT

CRSP dsgn is one of this year's five beneficiaries of the 5 For Change black tie event set for Saturday, 27 October, at The Station in Newtown, Joburg...

By Sindy Peters 23 Oct 2018

How building eco-friendly hotels can help develop ROI
How building eco-friendly hotels can help develop ROI

In this day and age, building 'green' should be the norm rather than the exception, however, misconceptions on green building 'tax' still seem to hinder the decision...

19 Oct 2018

SACPCMP Conference to unlock the future potential of the construction industry
SACPCMP Conference to unlock the future potential of the construction industry

The 6th annual Project and Construction Management (PCM) Conference will be dedicated to transformation and empowerment in unlocking the future potential of the construction industry...

Issued by SACPCMP 16 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

MBAWC celebrates its top apprentices and future master builders
MBAWC celebrates its top apprentices and future master builders

At the MBAWC's recent AGM, awards were bestowed upon two apprentices who have shown particular promise as future master builders...

15 Oct 2018

Why a leadership reset in SA construction is necessary for the 4th industrial revolution
Why a leadership reset in SA construction is necessary for the 4th industrial revolution

A recent Balfour Beatty survey envisions a construction industry with dramatic digital capability by 2050...

By Théo Gaultier 15 Oct 2018

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How the construction sector's moving towards greener building techniques

Green building and sustainability are words that remain at the forefront of conversations for many South Africans...

By Jolene Blundell 12 Oct 2018

Is the supply of low income housing zero-rated or not?
Is the supply of low income housing zero-rated or not?

In the recent case of Sars v Amawele Joint Venture, the Supreme Court of Appeal considered whether three low income housing projects were zero-rated supplies in terms of the VAT Act...

By Kerushnie Govender and Arnaaz Camay 11 Oct 2018

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