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.

2 hours ago

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 3 hours ago

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, the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) is now deploying the solar-reflective roof coatings cooling solution in communities across the country with the $100,000 grant awarded.

1 day ago

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'. The forum's programme aims to put sustainable development and the impact of power projects under the spotlight with focus on UN Sustainable Development Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

2 days ago

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. Creating concrete jungles that feature greenery, raw design trends and the rise of short-stay tenants in sought-after suburbs are some of the elements we will see in 2020.

By Jacques van Embden 2 days ago

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

Construction group Grinaker-LTA has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcements during Sona 2020 relating to the various economic and social infrastructure initiatives and the special task force to fight construction site disruptions. Grinaker-LTA chairman Mlu Clive Manci says the initiatives are to be commended as they will help the struggling construction sector.

3 days ago

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

Supporting Djibouti's target of transitioning to 100% renewable energy-based electricity production by 2030, Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), Climate Fund Managers (CFM), FMO - the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank, and Great Horn Investment Holdings (GHIH) recently announced a landmark investment for the construction and operation of a 60MW wind farm in the Ghoubet area, near Lake Assal.

14 Feb 2020

Upskilling vital to construction industry
Upskilling vital to construction industry

According to the recently released Quarterly Labour Force Survey by Statistics SA, 40.1% of people between the ages of 15-34 were not in employment, education or training in Q4 2019, highlighting the fact that skills development is more important than ever. 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. All three were born in 1990 and are the youngest ever architects to be commissioned for the Serpentine Pavilion so far.

13 Feb 2020