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Ingula Nature Reserve declared wetland of international importance
Ingula Nature Reserve declared wetland of international importanceArticle

Forestry, fisheries and the environment minister Barbara Creecy has welcomed the declaration of the Ingula Nature Reserve as a wetland of international importance...

2 days ago

Italtile CEO Jan Potgieter to retire, Lance Foxcroft named successor
Italtile CEO Jan Potgieter to retire, Lance Foxcroft named successorArticle

Italtile's chief executive officer, Jan Potgieter, will be retiring on 31 December 2021 and emigrating to Europe...

3 days ago

The potential for a digitised built environment sector
The potential for a digitised built environment sectorArticle

Before Covid-19 relegated most of society to the confines of their homes, the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) sought to bring digital transformation to the masses...

Mondli Cele 28 Apr 2021

Saint-Gobain SA makes long-term commitment to Mvelaphanda Primary School
Saint-Gobain SA makes long-term commitment to Mvelaphanda Primary SchoolArticle

Having previously invested in Mvelaphanda Primary over a number of years, Saint-Gobain SA has now undertaken a five-year long-term project with the school...

23 Apr 2021

Perkins+Will transforms 1920s Greater Accra Regional Hospital into modern facility
Perkins+Will transforms 1920s Greater Accra Regional Hospital into modern facilityArticle

Designed by international firm Perkins+Will, the Greater Accra Regional Hospital is the result of the transformation of a small, simple hospital dating from the 1920s into a modern, expandable facility...

9 Apr 2021

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5 categories that could lead retail's recovery in 2021Article

Merchant Capital's collection data suggests early signs of recovery in several key categories...

8 Apr 2021

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

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

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SA retailers pessimistic about business conditions - surveyArticle

South African retailer confidence has declined by 13 points in the first quarter of 2021, impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and related trade restrictions...

24 Mar 2021

Real estate under the spotlight: Is sustainability becoming mainstream?
Real estate under the spotlight: Is sustainability becoming mainstream?Article

As the world grapples with the uncertainty surrounding the long-term implications of Covid-19, there is a measure of agreement on one thing...

4 Mar 2021

Bendable concrete and other CO2-infused cement mixes could dramatically cut global emissions
Bendable concrete and other CO2-infused cement mixes could dramatically cut global emissionsArticle

One of the big contributors to climate change is right beneath your feet, and transforming it could be a powerful solution for keeping greenhouse gases...

Lucca Henrion, Duo Zhang, Victor C. Li, Volker Sick 17 Feb 2021

Kenya's Nzambi Matee recycles plastic to make bricks stronger than concrete
Kenya's Nzambi Matee recycles plastic to make bricks stronger than concreteArticle

Nairobi-based startup company Gjenge Makers uses recycled plastic with sand to make lightweight and low-cost bricks that are stronger than concrete...

16 Feb 2021

Ghana's unstable building problem is about more than lax regulation
Ghana's unstable building problem is about more than lax regulationArticle

Collapsed buildings are worryingly common in several large African cities. One study counted 54 building collapse deaths...

Festival Godwin Boateng 25 Jan 2021

New mangrove forest mapping tool puts conservation in reach of coastal communities
New mangrove forest mapping tool puts conservation in reach of coastal communitiesArticle

Despite their enormous value, mangroves are being removed at an alarming rate. A new tool aims to help communities reverse mangrove loss and tap into conservation programmes and funding.

Trevor Gareth Jones 15 Jan 2021

Willowton and Sanzaf reach out to help vulnerable babies after devastating fire at Masiphumelele, Cape Town
Willowton and Sanzaf reach out to help vulnerable babies after devastating fire at Masiphumelele, Cape TownArticle

Willowton Group donates R300,000 to provide baby essentials for fire victims...

Issued by Willowton Group 5 Jan 2021

Tlhabane Square maximising community impact with local procurement, skills transfer
Tlhabane Square maximising community impact with local procurement, skills transferArticle

Tlhabane Square in Rustenburg is a new mixed-use precinct being developed by the Public Investment Corporation, project managed by Betts & Townsend and constructed by Trencon / WBHO in a 70/30 joint venture.

7 Dec 2020

PPC Ltd, Coca-Cola and Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries weigh in on sustainability in SA
PPC Ltd, Coca-Cola and Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries weigh in on sustainability in SAArticle

On Day 1 of this year's anticipated Africa Tech Week Virtual Summit, PPC Ltd hosted a pivotal panel discussion regarding impact efforts of resource generation and ideas surrounding 'the circular economy'...

Issued by Topco Media 4 Dec 2020

Builders inches into shopping malls with Cresta store opening
Builders inches into shopping malls with Cresta store openingArticle

The new Builders store set to open at Cresta Shopping Centre in Johannesburg on 26 November will be the first branch located inside a super-regional mall...

25 Nov 2020

A third of our waste comes from buildings. This one's designed for reuse and cuts emissions by 88%
A third of our waste comes from buildings. This one's designed for reuse and cuts emissions by 88%Article

Designing buildings so they can easily be taken apart and the materials reused provides a feasible and commercial pathway for minimising waste and greenhouse gas emissions...

Roberto Minunno, Greg Morrison, Richard L. Gruner, Timothy Michael O'Grady 12 Nov 2020

Celebrating responsible tourism with African Bush Camps
Celebrating responsible tourism with African Bush CampsArticle

World Responsible Tourism Day (6 November) and World Safari Day (25 November) are soon approaching. These occasions recognise businesses and destinations that work to educate, inspire and improve the world through the power if tourism.

4 Nov 2020

Know your product liability claim facts
Know your product liability claim factsArticle

Each year, defective everyday products such as smart phones, household appliances, cars, baby cribs and toys cause disease, injury and death...

23 Oct 2020

Cheap plastic is flooding developing countries - we're making new biodegradable materials to help
Cheap plastic is flooding developing countries - we're making new biodegradable materials to helpArticle

Squeezed by lower fuel demand during the pandemic and the rise of renewable energy, the oil industry is staking out a new future for itself in plastics...

Deirdre McKay 29 Sep 2020

New study shows sustainable wood-based housing market possible in SA
New study shows sustainable wood-based housing market possible in SAArticle

Researchers at Stellenbosch University (SU) found that South Africa has sufficient log resource options for a sustainable wood residential building market...

Dr Alec Basson 28 Sep 2020

Government should encourage the use of locally produced building materials
Government should encourage the use of locally produced building materialsArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa's recent announcement of a substantial infrastructure development drive to address the economic impact of Covid-19 will go a long way towards stimulating recovery in the beleaguered construction industry...

Morag Evans 11 Sep 2020

5 imperatives when reimagining go-to-market strategies post pandemic
5 imperatives when reimagining go-to-market strategies post pandemicArticle

The coronavirus pandemic has hampered companies' go-to-market strategies everywhere, but nowhere has the disruption been more severe than in emerging markets...

Stefano Niavas 8 Sep 2020

Indoor air pollution more toxic than outdoors
Indoor air pollution more toxic than outdoorsArticle

SA pharmacist Giulia Criscuolo says eliminating indoor, airborne allergens by using essential oil sprays such as Puressentiel may counter respiratory allergies, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic...

Issued by Leap Communications 28 Aug 2020

South Africa's first eco home loan
South Africa's first eco home loanArticle

One of the key residential market trends in South Africa has been the move away from freehold homes into estate or complex living, largely because they offer increased security, and a sense of community...

Kerry Dimmer, Issued by Private Property South Africa 21 Aug 2020

Graeme Palmer
When deposits become taxableArticle

Many different types of deposits are received in the ordinary course of business, such as rental, sale, building and security deposits to name a few...

Graeme Palmer 21 Aug 2020

Builders expands to East Africa with first store in Kenya
Builders expands to East Africa with first store in KenyaArticle

Builders marks its entry into East Africa with the opening of its first physical store in Nairobi, Kenya and the launch of a dedicated Kenyan online retail platform.

18 Aug 2020

Nick Booth appointed new CEO of Corobrik
Nick Booth appointed new CEO of CorobrikArticle

SA brick maker Corobrik has named Nick Booth as its new CEO, with Dirk Meyer appointed the company's new COO...

13 Aug 2020

Plastics could help build a sustainable future - here's how
Plastics could help build a sustainable future - here's howArticle

The disposal of plastics is a global problem. They are nearly indestructible in natural conditions but are discarded worldwide on a large scale...

Sibele Cestari 13 Aug 2020

#BizUnity: Crowdsourcing campaign launched for 2020 National Arts Festival featured artist Madosini
#BizUnity: Crowdsourcing campaign launched for 2020 National Arts Festival featured artist MadosiniArticle

Multi-award-winning indigenous musician Madosini is currently in poor health and living in difficult living conditions. Due to the urgency of the situation Rootspring, a Cape Town-based NPO, launched a crowdfunding campaign to help build her a better home in the Eastern Cape...

Ruth Cooper 13 Jul 2020

The post-Covid-19 office of the future
The post-Covid-19 office of the futureArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted a whole new dimension to worker and building health...

Estelle Meiring 9 Jun 2020

#LockdownLessons: Manage risk appropriately, stay positive, look for solutions
#LockdownLessons: Manage risk appropriately, stay positive, look for solutionsArticle

Adele Naidoo, head of human resources at JoJo, shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how her organisation is navigating these unusual times...

Sindy Peters 15 May 2020

Covid-19 and its impact on loans and real estate arrangements
Covid-19 and its impact on loans and real estate arrangementsArticle

In the wake of the spread of the Covid-19 global pandemic, the real estate and loan markets in Kenya are bound to be affected...

Loice Erambo 29 Apr 2020

Going green at home
Going green at homeArticle

Private Property shares their tips on going green at home, and why it pays off for you...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 6 Apr 2020

#StartupStory: Hustlenomics is replacing shacks...one brick at a time
#StartupStory: Hustlenomics is replacing shacks...one brick at a timeArticle

Backyard shacks are part of the daily lives of many townships in South Africa...

Evan-Lee Courie 4 Mar 2020

#DI2020: Pioneering bio-design in the textile dyeing and fashion industry
#DI2020: Pioneering bio-design in the textile dyeing and fashion industryArticle

Founder and CEO of Faber Futures, and Index Award winner, Natsai Audrey Chieza took to the stage on day three of Design Indaba...

Angie White 28 Feb 2020

#MeetingsAfrica: Connecting people and ideas to strengthen Africa's tourism market
#MeetingsAfrica: Connecting people and ideas to strengthen Africa's tourism marketArticle

The first leg of this year's Meetings Africa kicked off with discussions between buyers and exhibitors centred around relationships and sharing of ideas, and how these can impact tourism across the continent...

25 Feb 2020

Laduma Hardware Group's retail expansion
Laduma Hardware Group's retail expansionArticle

Laduma Hardware Group's store count has grown from one outlet in 1996 to 15 stores today, including a 12,900 sq metre flagship store in Lebowakgomo, South East of Polokwane...

23 Jan 2020

Unbuilding cities as high-rises reach their use-by date
Unbuilding cities as high-rises reach their use-by dateArticle

We are entering a new world where skyscrapers and other huge buildings are becoming redundant and need significant overhaul or replacement. The process is called unbuilding or, if you're a bit highfalutin, deconstruction...

Norman Day 21 Jan 2020

#BehindtheSelfie with... Atisha Gopichund, techno marketing director at Saint-Gobain
#BehindtheSelfie with... Atisha Gopichund, techno marketing director at Saint-GobainArticle

This week, we go behind the selfie with Atisha Gopichund-Lutchman, techno marketing director at Saint-Gobain sub-Saharan Africa...

Leigh Andrews 21 Jan 2020

Digitisation and data key to transforming construction industry
Digitisation and data key to transforming construction industryArticle

The construction sector is one of the least digitised industries in South Africa and globally. While this is largely attributed to the complexity of the industry, the power of data can no longer be ignored...

Andrew Skudder 20 Jan 2020

How we can recycle more buildings
How we can recycle more buildingsArticle

More than 35 billion tonnes of non-metallic minerals are extracted from the Earth every year...

Seyed Ghaffar 5 Dec 2019

How blockchain is central to building a circular economy
How blockchain is central to building a circular economyArticle

Blockchain will play a pivotal role in completely transforming the recycling supply chain and making the circular economy a reality...

31 Oct 2019

Dutch building industry professionals in South Africa 1902-1961
Dutch building industry professionals in South Africa 1902-1961Article

Cape Dutch architecture is a well-known and studied shared heritage. The legacy of Dutch-born and -educated building industry professionals in the twentieth century has hardly been studied...

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 29 Oct 2019

CoCT scoops 2019 Human City Design Award for Dunoon sports complex and library
CoCT scoops 2019 Human City Design Award for Dunoon sports complex and libraryArticle

The City of Cape Town's Urban Sustainability Unit has won the 2019 Human City Design Award for its Dunoon sports complex and library...

1 Oct 2019

Could fungi save the fashion world?
Could fungi save the fashion world?Article

Environmental action group Extinction Rebellion is disrupting London Fashion Week to highlight the harms of throwaway culture and the concurrent climate emergency that the clothing market contributes to...

Sam Vettese and Ian Singleton 13 Sep 2019

Khayelitsha land occupiers to square off with City in court
Khayelitsha land occupiers to square off with City in courtArticle

Shack dwellers at Mpukwini informal settlement in Khayelitsha are preparing to square off with the municipality in court next month. They want the eviction order against them scrapped and the City of Cape Town to build them houses on the land...

Vincent Lali 30 Aug 2019

When tree planting actually damages ecosystems
When tree planting actually damages ecosystemsArticle

Ecological literacy is needed to guide global tree-planting initiatives to avoid damaging some ecosystems...

Kate Parr and Caroline Lehmann 29 Jul 2019

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