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Bank of Lisbon demolition
Demolition is a critical part of the construction cycleArticle

Demolition is a highly structured and technically complex process from an engineering, logistical and health and safety perspective...

30 Mar 2021

Biz Press Office Quarterly: 10 ways to successfully start and manage a newsroom on Biz
Biz Press Office Quarterly: 10 ways to successfully start and manage a newsroom on BizArticle

A warm welcome and congratulations to the many companies who have opened or published via their Press Office Newsrooms so far this year....

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 29 Mar 2021

Judges in shack demolition case fail to reach agreement
Judges in shack demolition case fail to reach agreementArticle

Matter to be reheard by three judges of the Western Cape High Court...

James Stent 4 Dec 2020

Know your property valuation types to avoid being led astray
Know your property valuation types to avoid being led astrayArticle

Today's world is characterised by the availability of information, but with this easy access comes the risk of misinformation and disinformation sending DIY knowledge-seekers astray...

Schalk van der Merwe 23 Oct 2020

No evictions or demolitions without a court order, judges rule
No evictions or demolitions without a court order, judges ruleArticle

The City of Cape Town's Anti-Land Invasion Unit (ALIU) will not be allowed to evict people or demolish their structures, whether occupied or unoccupied, without a court order while the country remains in a state of national disaster...

James Stent 27 Aug 2020

CoCT launches Build It Right portal for built environment professionals
CoCT launches Build It Right portal for built environment professionalsArticle

The City of Cape Town has launched a new online resource portal for professionals in the built environment with the aim of providing clarity and guidance on the requirements for submitting building plans to the city...

17 Aug 2020

Understanding the critical role of waste management in large-scale demolitions
Understanding the critical role of waste management in large-scale demolitionsArticle

While detailed planning for new construction projects is fairly common, the same level of care is often not applied to the demolition phases, according to Kate Bester, contracts manager at Jet Demolition...

27 Jul 2020

Counterspace to design London's 2020 Serpentine Pavilion
Counterspace to design London's 2020 Serpentine PavilionArticle

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...

13 Feb 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

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

TNPA gets Durban beaches ready for December festive season
TNPA gets Durban beaches ready for December festive seasonArticle

Transnet National Ports Authority's Dredging Services division has been getting the beaches along Durban's Golden Mile ready to welcome holidaymakers this festive season...

4 Dec 2019

UJ's Senzo Mamba wins Corobrik Regional Architecture Award
UJ's Senzo Mamba wins Corobrik Regional Architecture AwardArticle

The University of Johannesburg's Senzo Mamba is one of eight young architects from top South African universities receiving a Corobrik Regional Architecture Award...

21 Nov 2019

Dilapidated buildings along Cape Town coastlines to be demolished
Dilapidated buildings along Cape Town coastlines to be demolishedArticle

The City of Cape Town is currently devising detailed planning for the repair and refurbishment of its assets along the coastline stretching from Strand to Table View...

1 Nov 2019

Understanding the nitty gritty of owning heritage properties
Understanding the nitty gritty of owning heritage propertiesArticle

South Africa's oldest city, Cape Town, is rich in architectural heritage and preserving the integrity of its historical buildings for future generations is vital...

21 Oct 2019

Rising sea levels already causing problems for Cape Town
Rising sea levels already causing problems for Cape TownArticle

Sea level rise caused by global warming is already causing damage to public and private coastal property in Cape Town. In some areas retreat to higher ground may be necessary...

Steve Kretzmann 2 Sep 2019

PIC: Ethiopians follow the news on television at a cafe in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Sunday, June 23, 2019. Ethiopian authorities arrested journalist Mesganaw Getachew on August 9 after he filmed outside a court in Addis Ababa. Credit: CPJ/AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene.
Ethiopian authorities arrest journalist Mesganaw GetachewArticle

Ethiopian authorities arrest journalist Mesganaw Getachew after he films outside court...

23 Aug 2019

Old Cape Quarter refurbishment under way
Old Cape Quarter refurbishment under wayArticle

De Waterkant's Old Cape Quarter in Cape Town is currently undergoing an extensive refurbishment that will see it revitalised into a mixed-use hub including new retail and office spaces as well as 55 luxury apartments and penthouses...

7 Aug 2019

Ethiopians read newspapers in Addis Ababa on June 24. Following what the government refers to as a failed attempted coup, access to the internet was cut and journalists were arrested. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Tiksa Negeri.
In era of reform, Ethiopia still reverts to old tactics to censor pressArticle

While internet shutdowns and anti-terror laws being turned against journalists are nothing new in Ethiopia, their use in recent weeks is in stark contrast to the Ethiopia that welcomed the international media community for World Press Freedom Day...

Muthoki Mumo 10 Jul 2019

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KNP continues demolition of artificial dams to safeguard fish livelihoodArticle

The Kruger National Park will continue with the demolition of artificial dams in Shingwedzi and Sirheni, starting on 18 to 28 June 2019. This process has been going on over the years to allow a free flow of fish species in the river...

18 Jun 2019

Mixed reaction to City of Cape Town's Parow revamp proposals
Mixed reaction to City of Cape Town's Parow revamp proposalsArticle

Proposals by the City of Cape Town to open up the Parow Station Precinct for new developments have been met with mixed reactions in the area...

Tariro Washinyira 10 Jun 2019

Jet Demolition pioneers cold-cutting tech for petrochemical demolition
Jet Demolition pioneers cold-cutting tech for petrochemical demolitionArticle

Cold-cutting techniques developed by Jet Demolition have introduced a new benchmark for health and safety in the petrochemical industry...

7 May 2019

City ordered to compensate homeless for destruction of their possessions
City ordered to compensate homeless for destruction of their possessionsArticle

In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court of Appeal has ordered the City of Johannesburg to compensate 27 homeless people for unlawfully confiscating and destroying their property...

Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti 8 Apr 2019

Why buildings keep collapsing in Lagos and what can be done about it
Why buildings keep collapsing in Lagos and what can be done about itArticle

There's been a spate of building collapses in Lagos, Nigeria. In some cases, people have died. In one instance a building had been marked for demolition at least three times...

Ndubisi Onwuanyi 28 Mar 2019

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Stronger leadership vital within SACAP following former registrar's resignationArticle

Following the resignation of the former registrar of the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP), Marella O'Reilly, industry veterans are hopeful...

8 Mar 2019

Construction of mixed-use Barlow Park Precinct set to start
Construction of mixed-use Barlow Park Precinct set to startArticle

The R3bn-plus redevelopment of Barlow Park Precinct is set to start before mid-year, transforming the Sandton Central site from a sprawling corporate park into a mixed-use precinct...

4 Mar 2019

The do's and don'ts of insurance for landlords
The do's and don'ts of insurance for landlordsArticle

Along with paying off a bond on a rental property, property investors are usually also paying a monthly or annual premium for home owner's insurance...

5 Feb 2019

Proptech - what is it and how will it impact the real estate industry?
Proptech - what is it and how will it impact the real estate industry?Article

The acronym "proptech" has been bandied about with increasing regularity of late, often accompanied by terms like disruption and digitised...

Yael Geffen 31 Jan 2019

V&A Clock Tower refurbishment complete
V&A Clock Tower refurbishment completeArticle

Commissioned to refurbish the Clock Tower at the V&A Waterfront, building refurbishment company Indawo completed its work on the historic building in time to see in 2019...

15 Jan 2019

ElasticoSPA reinterprets traditional Italian houses With new construction techniques
ElasticoSPA reinterprets traditional Italian houses With new construction techniquesArticle

Italian architecture firm ElasticoSPA has renovated two traditional houses by using new masonry techniques, combining traditional concrete and stone in a different way...

14 Jan 2019

Green rehabilitation implemented at 37 Commerce Crescent
Green rehabilitation implemented at 37 Commerce CrescentArticle

Undertaken by architecture and interior architecture company Paragon, the 37 Commerce Crescent renovation project in Kramerville, Johannesburg, saw the existing industrial building rehabilitated...

3 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 AfricaArticle

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

Jolene Blundell 27 Dec 2018

Learner placement on track for 2019
Learner placement on track for 2019Article

With just over a month to go until 2019, the Basic Education Department (DBE) has confirmed that preparations for the new school year are on track, with the majority of learners already placed in schools...

21 Nov 2018

Matt Ross of King James Digital presenting at the Red & Yellow School's #DigitalAgencyShowcase. Image via Red & Yellow School .
#DigitalAgencyShowcase: The power of timing in creative ideasArticle

In the final session of Red & Yellow's Digital Agency Showcase, Matt Ross, founder and CCO at King James Digital, shared a presentation that touched on the power of sharing ideas in the right time and place, presented from his iPhone...

Leigh Andrews 26 Oct 2018

R162m housing project incomplete after over a decade
R162m housing project incomplete after over a decadeArticle

Many of the houses were left roofless and without doors and windows...

Nompendulo Ngubane 25 Oct 2018

How Syrian architects can start to rebuild - even in the devastation of war
How Syrian architects can start to rebuild - even in the devastation of warArticle

The war in Syria has turned many of its cities into battlegrounds...

Ammar Azzouz 22 Oct 2018

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Accra's informal settlements are easing the city's urban housing crisisArticle

Informal settlements continue to remain a significant component of many cities in the developing world...

Seth Asare Okyere, Jerry Chati Tasantab, and Matth 8 Oct 2018

Urbanscape Architects revamps LT Foods office in Sonepat
Urbanscape Architects revamps LT Foods office in SonepatArticle

Building something anew is relatively easier than modifying the old to the new. With existing buildings, you need to battle existing realities...

24 Aug 2018

A major cause of flooding in Nairobi is inappropriate building on riparian land. Flickr/Ubadheer
Why Kenya's demolishing 4000 buildings in NairobiArticle

Drastic action is being taken in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, with 4000 buildings set to be demolished...

Sean Avery 20 Aug 2018

Evictions in Nairobi: why the city has a problem and what can be done to fix it
Evictions in Nairobi: why the city has a problem and what can be done to fix itArticle

A new road in Nairobi, Kenya, is set to displace up to 30,000 Kibera slum residents...

Kefa Otiso 25 Jul 2018

Kanye West's new housing project, reviewed by a professor of urban design
Kanye West's new housing project, reviewed by a professor of urban designArticle

There is a long history of patrons for architecture, who have ensured their legacy...

Nick Dunn 12 Jun 2018

Richards Bay's 39-year-old lighthouse demolished
Richards Bay's 39-year-old lighthouse demolishedArticle

Richard's Bay's 39-year-old lighthouse has been demolished due to severe coastal erosion. Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has therefore erected a temporary light and structure on the site...

24 May 2018

Seychelles' main harbour to get upgrade
Seychelles' main harbour to get upgradeArticle

The European Investment Bank, the European Union, and the Seychelles Ports Authority have entererd into an agreement to finance the rehabilitation and expansion of the commercial part of the Port Victoria harbour...

27 Apr 2018

Filmmaker Michael Uwemedimo, one of the keynote speakers at the African Centre for Cities International Urban Conference, spoke about the violent ‘clearing’ of almost two million people and their waterfront houses in Port Harcourt, Nigeria to make way for development. Photo: Andy Mkosi
Housing crisis: data collection is criticalArticle

The use of data to manage the world's growing housing crisis came into focus during the second day of the African Centre for Cities International Urban Conference at the University of Cape Town...

Sean O'Toole 5 Feb 2018

The elephant in the planning scheme: how cities still work around the dominance of parking space
The elephant in the planning scheme: how cities still work around the dominance of parking spaceArticle

Car parking is expected but often unnoticed, taking up surprisingly large proportions of city space...

Elizabeth Taylor 29 Jan 2018

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Beijing records best air quality in five years in 2017Article

Air quality in China's notoriously smog-ridden capital in 2017 was the best since pollution control measures were implemented five years ago, the Beijing government announced on Wednesday, 3 January...

4 Jan 2018

FWJK awards R535m construction contract to Concor Western Cape
FWJK awards R535m construction contract to Concor Western CapeArticle

FWJK recently announced that it has awarded a construction contract worth R535m to Concor Western Cape for the construction of its new 16 on Bree residential development in Cape Town's city centre...

20 Dec 2017

Energy intensity per square metre of buildings needs to improve 30% by 2030
Energy intensity per square metre of buildings needs to improve 30% by 2030Article

The buildings and construction sector needs to step up its efforts in terms of energy performance...

18 Dec 2017

Commercial property ripe with investment opportunities
Commercial property ripe with investment opportunitiesArticle

The property market in South Africa remains unfavourable for real estate agents and sellers following years of low price growth and stagnant sales...

Christo Botes 14 Dec 2017

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