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Shipping containers - an interesting alternative to traditional construction techniques
Shipping containers - an interesting alternative to traditional construction techniques

As economic pressures increase, and affordability continues to limit access to property, millions of South African families are without a reliable place to call home...

By Tony Clarke 13 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: Diversity is about appreciating the female voice and hearing it
#WomensMonth: Diversity is about appreciating the female voice and hearing it

According to UNESCO Statistics, women make up only 23% of STEM talent globally, and this inequality is mirrored in South Africa's science, technology and engineering industries...

By Sindy Peters 12 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: From tower crane operator to safety officer with Grace
#WomensMonth: From tower crane operator to safety officer with Grace

Neither intimidated by heights nor working in a male-dominated sector, Grace Yoliswa Nyilika is an inspiration for all women keen on taking on the construction industry as a career path...

By Sindy Peters 8 Aug 2019

#YouthMonth: Thabiso Joyisa calls on SA's youth to create more, build more, love more
#YouthMonth: Thabiso Joyisa calls on SA's youth to create more, build more, love more

Durban's Thabiso Knowledge Joyisa is a young architecture graduate on a mission, tackling social and physical boundaries through collaborative, innovative thinking...

By Sindy Peters 28 Jun 2019

From design to deconstruction, green building gains momentum in SA
From design to deconstruction, green building gains momentum in SA

Legaro Properties is no stranger to the green building industry with the lifestyle and commercial property developer scooping last year's GBCSA Award for highest rated green building in South Africa for its 78 Corlett Drive development in Melrose North, Johannesburg...

By Sindy Peters 19 Jun 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

Construction entrepreneur Julia Petla receives international recognition
Construction entrepreneur Julia Petla receives international recognition

Born for leadership, Nkgomeleng Julia Petla is the founder and MD of Amedzo Trading and Projects, a 100% black-women-owned construction company which turns 10 this year...

By Sindy Peters 15 Apr 2019

#Propak19: Developing artisan skills for the future
#Propak19: Developing artisan skills for the future

Twenty years ago, there were in excess of 50,000 to 70,000 artisans employed throughout the mining, manufacturing, construction and local authorities' sectors in SA...

By Danette Breitenbach 28 Mar 2019

Delivering on climate resilience in Africa
Delivering on climate resilience in Africa

Climate resilience must be at the heart of all investments across Africa. Knowledge is the critical ingredient to move the scale of climate resilience...

By Danette Breitenbach 15 Mar 2019

Time to reframe the discipline of finance to focus on sustainability
Time to reframe the discipline of finance to focus on sustainability

Millions of Africans still suffer from water shortages due to problems of uneven distribution and management of existing supplies...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Mar 2019

Architect, Tshepo Mokholo.
#DesignIndaba2019: Creating architecture for the African continent for the next 100 years

Design can and should have a positive impact on communities, says architect and African Design Centre fellow, Tshepo Mokholo...

By Louise Marsland 4 Mar 2019

#DesignIndaba2019: Designing with dignity
#DesignIndaba2019: Designing with dignity

Bizcommunity.Africa interviews Niger architect Mariam Kamara on how architects have an important role to play in designing "thinking spaces"...

By Louise Marsland 2 Mar 2019

Nicole Nomsa Moyo. © .
#DesignIndaba2019: Together, we can change systems

Designers need to work together to solve crises in the world. This is the message from one of the first speakers at Design Indaba 2019 in Cape Town, 27 February to 1 March, Nicole Nomsa Moyo...

By Louise Marsland 27 Feb 2019

#Newsmaker: Nobethu Jolobe on architecture in strategic branding and communications
#Newsmaker: Nobethu Jolobe on architecture in strategic branding and communications

Strategic branding and communications agency HKLM recently appointed Nobethu Jolobe, with a background in architecture, as creative director for 3D environmental projects...

By Jessica Tennant 26 Feb 2019

Can waste-to-energy offer an OPEX reprieve for mines?
Can waste-to-energy offer an OPEX reprieve for mines?

Despite the large impact mines have on the environment, mining is a significant contributor to the local economy from both a financial and employment perspective...

By Jason McNeil 12 Feb 2019

5 things utilities must consider in their quest to become smarter
5 things utilities must consider in their quest to become smarter

Driven by the requirement to improve operational efficiencies and revenues, cut down on wastage, and enhance customer service, water utilities around the world are turning to advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) - including smart meters - and the trend is set to accelerate in 2019.

By Darren Oxlee 18 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Co-working trend has the potential to change office space landscape in SA
#BizTrends2019: Co-working trend has the potential to change office space landscape in SA

The international trend towards co-working, defined essentially as shared office space, equipment, and services, is set to change the office space landscape in South Africa...

By Claire D’Adorante 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Struggling construction sector must develop a new talent perspective
#BizTrends2019: Struggling construction sector must develop a new talent perspective

South Africa's declining infrastructure remains an area of concern for the country's future, yet despite the current environment, opportunities exist for construction companies...

By Théo Gaultier 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Alternative building methods continue to change the face of construction in Africa
#BizTrends2019: Alternative building methods continue to change the face of construction in Africa

Beyond brick and mortar, South Africans are increasingly considering new and alternative building methods and techniques...

By Jolene Blundell 7 Jan 2019

#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

#BizTrends2019: An exponential shift in many areas of SA real estate awaits
#BizTrends2019: An exponential shift in many areas of SA real estate awaits

2019 will usher in a quarter of a century since South Africa has been addressing post-apartheid challenges...

By Ziyad Adroos 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Much of the same expected for 2019
#BizTrends2019: Much of the same expected for 2019

With pressure on costs, increased fuel prices, the water shortage in Cape Town in 2018, and an economy that is struggling at best, the remedial construction industry can prepare for much of the same challenges in 2019...

By Geoffrey Jäck 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Great cities are built on great collaborations
#BizTrends2019: Great cities are built on great collaborations

Urbanisation continues to be one of the most powerful megatrends reshaping our world. It is a shift that is creating countless problems, but even more opportunities...

By Elaine Jack 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Africa opens up for SA's stainless steel sector
#BizTrends2019: Africa opens up for SA's stainless steel sector

2019 seems to be the year of an 'opening up' of Africa, whether it be opening trade borders or opening key infrastructure projects...

By Lesley Squires 7 Jan 2019

The impact of 4IR technology advancement on the engineering sector
The impact of 4IR technology advancement on the engineering sector

We are living in a connected society with technology changing the world around us, making it smarter, more autonomous and increasingly data-rich...

By Aadil Patel 29 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

#EntrepreneurMonth: Be completely prepared, only fools rush in
#EntrepreneurMonth: Be completely prepared, only fools rush in

No fool in the slightest, Wendy Damon is the owner of Damp Control Cape. Not quite a rags-to-riches story, hers is still quite impressive...

By Sindy Peters 1 Nov 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

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Nigerian startup launches construction funding platform

Nigerian startup Landhouse has launched a platform that allows for the crowdfunding of property development...

By Tom Jackson 10 Oct 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A cottage for sale
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A cottage for sale

This month, a new report shows that Malta has edged out Hong Kong as the territory or country with the highest residential price gains. With such rampant development on the island, Malta's national bird should perhaps be... the crane?

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 21 Sep 2018

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