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Construction of R500m Boardwalk Mall under way in Gqeberha
Construction of R500m Boardwalk Mall under way in GqeberhaArticle

Construction has officially commenced on the Boardwalk Mall in Gqeberha. The first phase is set to be completed and launched on 9 December 2021...

1 day ago

Rising cement costs hamper Nigeria's building developers
Rising cement costs hamper Nigeria's building developersArticle

Nigerian property developer Olawale Ayilara is building housing estates in the affluent Lekki district of mega city Lagos, the country's commercial engine...

Angela Ukomadu and Seun Sanni 3 days ago

Why Rosebank is Jozi's best property investment
Why Rosebank is Jozi's best property investmentArticle

Rosebank encompasses the excitement of fast-paced city life and the calm beauty of leafy suburbia, placing it in high demand...

Chris Renecle 3 days ago

Construction of R16bn Harbour Arch precinct on track
Construction of R16bn Harbour Arch precinct on trackArticle

Harbour Arch, a mixed-use development steadily taking shape on Cape Town's foreshore, is well on track according to Nicholas Stopforth, MD of Amdec Property Developments...

11 May 2021

Solar PV guidance for facility managers
Solar PV guidance for facility managersArticle

The unpredictability and increases in the cost of electricity renders Solar Photo Voltaic (PV) an extremely viable alternative source of energy. Solar PV prices have dropped dramatically in recent years whereas the output power and efficiency per PV module ("panel") has conversely increased...

Menno Sulsters, Issued by MANGO-OMC 11 May 2021

Motheo Construction Group appoints Nontu Chiluvane as regional manager
Motheo Construction Group appoints Nontu Chiluvane as regional managerArticle

Motheo Construction Group director, board member and shareholder Nontu Chiluvane has been appointed regional manager, heading up the company's...

11 May 2021

Magazines ABC Q1 2021: Little good news for magazines
Magazines ABC Q1 2021: Little good news for magazinesArticle

The Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) Q1 2021 shows a littering of publications resigning or being discontinued, with not much good news...

Danette Breitenbach 10 May 2021

No, robots aren't really taking over the workplace
No, robots aren't really taking over the workplaceArticle

The introduction of robots and AI in science fiction books and films has given rise to a fear that machines will soon take over...

10 May 2021

Herman de Kock, executive head of sales, Nedbank Business Banking
Key growth opportunities in a struggling South African economyArticle

It is over a year since Covid-19 made its formal entrance into the global economy, and with second and third waves taking root across the world, business owners are rightfully asking where growth will come from in 2021...

Herman de Kock 10 May 2021

Covid-19 and the agricultural sector: We dare not waste this crisis
Covid-19 and the agricultural sector: We dare not waste this crisisArticle

The agricultural sector - particularly in Africa - bears the historical paradox of having significant economic potential on the one hand and lacking the required agility and innovation to harness its resources for notable global competitiveness on the other...

Ishmael Sunga 10 May 2021

DIY and home services supporting franchise industry recovery
DIY and home services supporting franchise industry recoveryArticle

The news that listed group Italtile expects its full-year earnings to surge by 70% is an impressive business growth story in the midst of a pandemic...

7 May 2021

Newly launched TelkomOne Ignite offers free educational content
Newly launched TelkomOne Ignite offers free educational contentArticle

The Telkom Foundation today announced the launch of Ignite - the new educational extension of its video streaming platform, TelkomOne - allowing high school students free access to STEM-based content...

6 May 2021

DDGs appointment to bring stability in higher education
DDGs appointment to bring stability in higher educationArticle

The Portfolio Committee on Higher Education, Science and Technology has commended the appointment of three new Deputy Directors-General (DDGs), saying it will ensure stability at senior management level in the department...

5 May 2021

Legalities of dismissing striking employees, despite compliance with ultimatum
Legalities of dismissing striking employees, despite compliance with ultimatumArticle

Are employers, who issue provisional ultimatums to employees who participate in unprotected strike action, legally allowed to dismiss employees who comply with the ultimatum...?

Jacques van Wyk and Andre van Heerden 5 May 2021

Powering the economy through alternative energy
Powering the economy through alternative energyArticle

South Africa is finalising the much-anticipated Hydrogen Society Roadmap as the country shapes its industrialisation and economic pathway...

5 May 2021

Wind and solar power need to be adopted more quickly to avoid fossil gas traps
Wind and solar power need to be adopted more quickly to avoid fossil gas trapsArticle

Many of Africa's leading economies have yet to harness the potential of wind and solar power, which are now amongst the cheapest forms of new electricity...

5 May 2021

High-tech multimedia centre for special needs students opens at Vhembe TVET College
High-tech multimedia centre for special needs students opens at Vhembe TVET CollegeArticle

The MTN SA Foundation has launched a state-of-the-art multimedia centre for students with disabilities at Vhembe TVET in Makwarele Campus, Limpopo...

4 May 2021

Indwe's R11m stadium unfinished and abandoned
Indwe's R11m stadium unfinished and abandonedArticle

In July 2018, Emalahleni Local Municipality gave MBS Civils JV Cudjor Quantity Surveying cc an R11m tender to rehabilitate the sportsfield and build a stadium in Indwe...

Yonela Ngqukuvana 4 May 2021

The geotechnical challenge of building on dolomite in Gauteng
The geotechnical challenge of building on dolomite in GautengArticle

A common concern in construction within Gauteng is the possibility of building on dolomite. While many structural engineers are aware of the potential hazards...

Kim Timm 4 May 2021

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...

4 May 2021

How upskilling the informal sector can drive job creation
How upskilling the informal sector can drive job creationArticle

Can South Africa's unemployment crisis be reversed by leveraging existing industries to create employment and entrepreneurial growth...?

30 Apr 2021

Climate-friendly farming strategies can improve the land and generate income for farmers
Climate-friendly farming strategies can improve the land and generate income for farmersArticle

Farmers can help slow climate change by mixing native grasses into croplands, restoring wetlands and raising perennial crops. These strategies also conserve soil and water and build new markets...

29 Apr 2021

Emerging hydrogen industry can help tackle climate change, but complex risks need managing
Emerging hydrogen industry can help tackle climate change, but complex risks need managingArticle

Hydrogen is predicted to play a leading role in the energy transition towards a low-carbon economy. As an alternative to fossil fuels like oil and coal, it could be key for tackling climate change in future...

29 Apr 2021

Lack of formal competency certification costing construction firms
Lack of formal competency certification costing construction firmsArticle

With training and certification in the construction industry lagging over the last decade, the sector is now scrambling...

29 Apr 2021

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Total declares force majeure on Mozambique LNG projectArticle

In a serious blow to Mozambique's economic revitalisation hopes, Total has declared a force majeure and suspended its $20bn liquefied natural gas (LNG) project...

28 Apr 2021

Ntombifuthi Ntuli, CEO, Sawea
A case for net zero carbon economyArticle

South Africa's Low Emission Development Strategy, backed by President Cyril Ramaphosa, was formulated last year and commits to moving towards a goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050...

Ntombifuthi Ntuli 28 Apr 2021

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

New Motheo Academy launched in Cornubia, KZN
New Motheo Academy launched in Cornubia, KZNArticle

The Motheo Construction Group on Friday, 23 April, launched its latest built environment skills development academy in Cornubia in KwaZulu-Natal...

26 Apr 2021

Sanral to implement projects to boost weak economy
Sanral to implement projects to boost weak economyArticle

The roads construction sector has continued to experience a lack of work resulting in weak trading conditions while still carrying some excess capacity which is required for the current volume of work on hand...

Yaa Agyare-Dwomoh 26 Apr 2021

Kusile Power Station
Lomas arrested in Eskom corruption caseArticle

Former Eskom contractor, Michael Lomas, was arrested by the United Kingdom authorities on 15 April in connection with R745m Kusile power station corruption case...

26 Apr 2021

Tourism Recovery Plan to facilitate preservation of R189bn
Tourism Recovery Plan to facilitate preservation of R189bnArticle

The Department of Tourism, working together with the industry, developed the plan, outlining a set of interventions to ignite the recovery of the sector, and to place it on a path to long-term sustainability...

23 Apr 2021

How building critical skills on the job in construction drives empowerment
How building critical skills on the job in construction drives empowermentArticle

Small businesses have been growing steadily from generating 16% of total turnover in the formal business sector in 2013 to 22% in 2019...

22 Apr 2021

You can't avoid accidents, but you can be prepared for them
You can't avoid accidents, but you can be prepared for themArticle

You can't avoid accidents, but you can be prepared for them...

Jason Mellow 22 Apr 2021

Sommet Education acquires majority stake of Invictus Education
Sommet Education acquires majority stake of Invictus EducationArticle

Swiss-based Sommet Education has announced its acquisition of a majority stake in Invictus Education, alongside Invictus' historical shareholders...

22 Apr 2021

Durban Port aims to reclaim its place as the best-performing port in Africa
Durban Port aims to reclaim its place as the best-performing port in AfricaArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa says through both operational improvements and structural reforms, the Durban Port will reclaim its place as the best-performing port in Africa...

20 Apr 2021

New Amazon Africa headquarters to be built in Cape Town
New Amazon Africa headquarters to be built in Cape TownArticle

US retail giant Amazon will be the anchor tenant of a R4bn River Club development that has gotten the go-ahead from the City of Cape Town...

20 Apr 2021

Flisp partnership answers property dreams
Flisp partnership answers property dreamsArticle

First-time home buyers in South Africa now have added support to get their foot on the first rung of the property ladder, thanks to a new partnership between LexisNexis South Africa and MDW Inc...

Issued by LexisNexis 20 Apr 2021

A sticky situation: Part 1: Cinema, anime and nukes
A sticky situation: Part 1: Cinema, anime and nukesArticle

We have all seen those movies where machines destroy human civilisation. Stories of omnicide and universal subjugation tend to stick in the mind, even in the form of entertainment...

Edward Herridge 19 Apr 2021

NJ Ayuk, executive chairman, African Energy Chamber
Greenpeace and Western anti-Africa energy groups take the wrong approachArticle

If someone were to put me on the spot and ask me to name an environmentalist group, I'd probably blurt out the first thing that comes to mind, Greenpeace...

NJ Ayuk 19 Apr 2021

International Zinc Association looks to re-galvanise local zinc industry
International Zinc Association looks to re-galvanise local zinc industryArticle

The R100bn Infrastructure Fund is good news for the Africa desk of the International Zinc Association (IZA), according to its head Simon Norton...

19 Apr 2021

The Zulu Nyala Safari Game Lodge: A true hidden gem in KZN
The Zulu Nyala Safari Game Lodge: A true hidden gem in KZNArticle

Hidden KZN gem, the Zulu Nyala Safari Game Lodge has much to offer for complete rest and rejuvenation to recharge those batteries.

Naresh Maharaj 19 Apr 2021

2021 African Circular Economy Alliance: Giving waste a second chance
2021 African Circular Economy Alliance: Giving waste a second chanceArticle

Decreasing plastic waste and enhancing plastic recycling remains a focus area for South Africa, according to forestry, fisheries and environment minister Barbara Creecy...

19 Apr 2021

Ethiopian protestors march down 42nd Street in New York during a “It’s my Dam” protest on March 11, 2021. Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images
Solar and wind power could break the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam deadlockArticle

For several years, political tensions between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt have been escalating in a conflict over the near-complete Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (Gerd)...

Sebastian Sterl 19 Apr 2021

Egyptian architects win Al-Nouri Mosque International Architecture Competition in Mosul
Egyptian architects win Al-Nouri Mosque International Architecture Competition in MosulArticle

The winners have been announced for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the Al-Nouri complex in Mosul, Iraq. Launched in November 2020, the competition was a major component of Unesco's ambitious project for the rehabilitation of the ancient city, Revive the Spirit of Mosul.

16 Apr 2021

Why virtual safety officers are the next evolutionary step in health and safety
Why virtual safety officers are the next evolutionary step in health and safetyArticle

When it comes to health and safety laws, there is a belief that this is only applicable to high-risk industries. However, OHSA actually applies to every single business...

Louise Woodburn 15 Apr 2021

CRDC SA receives $100k Dow award to scale up Resin8 production
CRDC SA receives $100k Dow award to scale up Resin8 productionArticle

The Center for Regenerative Design and Collaboration South Africa (CRDC SA) has won a Dow Business Impact Fund Award worth $100,000...

15 Apr 2021

Concrete, cement additive suppliers facing severe pressure as demand soars
Concrete, cement additive suppliers facing severe pressure as demand soarsArticle

According to Norman Seymore, CEO of the Chryso Southern Africa Group, local concrete and cement additive suppliers are under severe production pressures...

15 Apr 2021

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