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Ghana's road traffic problems have deep and spreading roots
Ghana's road traffic problems have deep and spreading rootsArticle

The inability to curb road accidents in Ghana is tied to colonial and neocolonial legacies...

Festival Godwin Boateng 14 May 2021

SABRE Awards Africa 2021: All the winners!
SABRE Awards Africa 2021: All the winners!Article

The 2021 Africa SABRE Awards, which recognises superior achievement in branding, reputation, and engagement, was announced at a virtual award ceremony in May 2021. The campaigns were evaluated by a jury of industry leaders...

4 May 2021

Property investment - here are some possible tax implications to note
Property investment - here are some possible tax implications to noteArticle

According to Pearl Scheltema, CEO of Fitzanne Estates, while taxes and property go hand in hand, there are fortunately some very real benefits to be had if you...

29 Apr 2021

People walking next to traffic in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city.
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People living in African urban settings do a lot of walking: but their cities aren't walkableArticle

Walking remains the main mode of transport in many sub-Saharan African cities, especially among low-income residents in informal settlements. Yet, it is well acknowledged that walking conditions in African cities are unsafe...

Seth Asare Okyere, Daniel Oviedo, Louis Kusi Frimpong, Mariajose Nieto & Michihiro Kita 29 Mar 2021

How new design patterns can enable cities and their residents to change with climate change
How new design patterns can enable cities and their residents to change with climate changeArticle

Our cities, designed for one set of climatic ranges, are increasingly "out of place" as average temperatures rise. The days above 40°C and nights above 30°C are...

Cameron Tonkinwise and Abby Mellick Lopes 24 Feb 2021

Why a sustainable sewerage system in Kenya is vital in urban development
Why a sustainable sewerage system in Kenya is vital in urban developmentArticle

Two years ago the National Construction Authority said more than 70% of buildings in Nairobi, Kenya were unsafe for occupation..

Simon Thomas 21 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

#BizTrends2021: Revitalising property markets through inner-city investment and refurbishment
#BizTrends2021: Revitalising property markets through inner-city investment and refurbishmentArticle

South Africa's property sector, in general, has shown poor performance during the Covid-19 pandemic. Property stocks have taken a significant hit, where retail and commercial office space have been hit hardest...

Paul Jackson 6 Jan 2021

Egypt to invest E£136.4bn in urban development
Egypt to invest E£136.4bn in urban developmentArticle

According to a recent statement from the Egyptian minister of planning and economic development, Hala El-Said, the government plans to inject about E£136.4bn during 2020/21 towards the urban development sector...

6 Nov 2020

Sustainable urbanisation the focus this World Cities Day
Sustainable urbanisation the focus this World Cities DayArticle

Coined by the United Nations General Assembly, World Cities Day is celebrated annually on 31 October...

30 Oct 2020

IDA awards top industry honour to Greater Tygerberg Partnership
IDA awards top industry honour to Greater Tygerberg PartnershipArticle

The Downtown Association (IDA) has awarded the Downtown Achievement Pinnacle Award to the Greater Tygerberg Partnership (GTP) for its work and initiatives related to the Sha'p Left healthcare hub in Bellville...

Issued by Cipla 9 Oct 2020

Tshimologong Precinct
Why we should be making cities smart, rather than building new smart citiesArticle

Covid-19 has highlighted underlying vulnerabilities that undermine South African citizens' quality of life. These include growing inequality, limited and/or aging infrastructure, and a shortage of public resources to address these challenges...

Tijs van den Brink 23 Sep 2020

James Wilson, CEO, The Amdec Group
Time to rethink Cape Town's unfinished elevated freewayArticle

Demolishing freeways in highly densified urban areas is a massive and costly undertaking. It requires a clear vision, bold risk taking, and a re-ordering of municipal priorities...

James Wilson 22 Sep 2020

Pushing the boundaries for Africa - Fuelled by global partners
Pushing the boundaries for Africa - Fuelled by global partnersArticle

With delegate registrations and award nominations now open, the 2020 Africa Brand Summit is set to push several boundaries...

31 Aug 2020

Lessons from a pandemic: Future of urban design
Lessons from a pandemic: Future of urban designArticle

As some of the world's biggest cities take on the challenge of being the epicentres of the Covid-19 pandemic, there is much debate about the future of cities and their 'design'...

17 Jul 2020

Megaprojects in Addis Ababa raise questions about spatial justice
Megaprojects in Addis Ababa raise questions about spatial justiceArticle

Urban investments across the African continent are at an all-time high. Yet the nature of these investments differs starkly across cities....

Biruk Terrefe 24 Jun 2020

The future of urbanisation in a millennial, post-Covid-19 world
The future of urbanisation in a millennial, post-Covid-19 worldArticle

With 55% of the world's population already living in urban areas and numbers expected to increase to almost 70% by 2050, urbanisation continues to be a major watchword in the 21st century...

25 May 2020

Tribunal slams province and city over River Club developments
Tribunal slams province and city over River Club developmentsArticle

The appeal against Heritage Western Cape's two-year provisional protection of the River Club site in Observatory, where a mega-development is planned, has been dismissed...

Steve Kretzmann 20 Apr 2020

Covid-19 is a game changer for the private equity industry
Covid-19 is a game changer for the private equity industryArticle

South Africa started 2020 on the ropes with economists generally expecting the annual GDP growth to be below 1%...

Nicole Paige, Michael Denenga and Ashford Nyatsumba 2 Apr 2020

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Covid-19: Takeaways for the private equity industryArticle

South Africa started 2020 on the ropes with economists generally expecting the annual GDP growth to be below 1%. This already weak outlook has been exacerbated by the impact of Covid-19 and the consequent curtailment of economic activity...

Nicole Paige, Michael Denenga & Ashford Nyatsumba 27 Mar 2020

#Budget2020 highlights...
#Budget2020 highlights...Article

"Ex Africa Semper aliquid novi," winning requires hard work, focus, time, patience and resilience. Finance Minister Tito Mboweni delivered his National Budget Speech on 26 February 2020, leaving South African taxpayers pleased by the implementation of tax relief on personal income tax, but disappointing those who indulge in alcoholic beverages and heated tobacco products...

Virusha Subban, Jana Botha, and Prenisha Govender 27 Feb 2020

Public transport, urban development and property values
Public transport, urban development and property valuesArticle

Transport plays a critical role in urban development for a number of significant reasons...

Jill Lloyd 21 Feb 2020

Abu Dhabi to host 10th World Urban Forum
Abu Dhabi to host 10th World Urban ForumArticle

More than 50 mayors and governors from cities across the world will attend the 10th World Urban Forum (WUF10) in Abu Dhabi from 8-13 February...

24 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Key development trends to drive the new South African city
#BizTrends2020: Key development trends to drive the new South African cityArticle

The post-apartheid development of South African cities stimulated a refreshing injection of global ideas, creativity and talent, but this injection was largely defined by Western narratives and investment...

Warren Hewitt 10 Jan 2020

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AfDB lends $272m for construction of Tanzania's Msalato International AirportArticle

A $272.12m loan has been approved from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to Tanzania for the construction of the new Msalato International Airport in the capital Dodoma...

20 Dec 2019

Land expropriation update
Land expropriation updateArticle

Homeowner concerns around land expropriation and what this could mean for you...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 26 Nov 2019

Confronting the City of Cape Town's PHA "myths"
Confronting the City of Cape Town's PHA "myths"Article

All of advocate Paschke's asserted "myths" are rebuttable, but the following ones in particular reveal fundamental misconceptions regarding the essence of the PHA Campaign's arguments...

Christian Alexander 19 Nov 2019

How mega infrastructure projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America are reshaping development
How mega infrastructure projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America are reshaping developmentArticle

Huge investments in infrastructure are redefining global development, from China's Belt and Road Initiative to infrastructure development plans from the African Development Bank and the Initiative for the Integration of the Regional Infrastructure of South America...

Seth Schindler and Juan Miguel Kanai 1 Nov 2019

Sandton Gate awarded 4-star Sustainable Precincts certification
Sandton Gate awarded 4-star Sustainable Precincts certificationArticle

Sandton Gate has been awarded a four-star certification under the Green Star SA Sustainable Precincts v1.1 tool...

30 Oct 2019

Philippi land to be sold is not useful for farming, court told
Philippi land to be sold is not useful for farming, court toldArticle

Farm workers packed the back rows of the courtroom on the second day of the campaign by Philippi farmers against the City of Cape Town and the MEC for Local Development, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning...

Madison Yauger 17 Oct 2019

How megaprojects are driving cities
How megaprojects are driving citiesArticle

Megaprojects are reconfigured spaces in which the role of the local, regional, and national elites, as well as the role of national and sometimes transnational capital, is usually prominent...

Gerardo del Cerro Santamaría 2 Oct 2019

Is gearing commercial property worth the cost and complexity?
Is gearing commercial property worth the cost and complexity?Article

Gearing is one of the major contributors to property's popularity and success as an investment, enabling investors to access the benefits of assets far more valuable than their initial cash outlay...

Leon Breytenbach 5 Sep 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

What is driving SA's office leases?
What is driving SA's office leases?Article

It has been predicted this year that among South Africa's three major commercial segments, office space will be the biggest loser...

Beukes van Heerden 22 Jul 2019

All set for annual SABOA Conference
All set for annual SABOA ConferenceArticle

The Southern African Bus Operators Association (SABOA) is hosting its annual conference from 31 July to 1 August 2019...

19 Jul 2019

African cities unite in Tshwane to promote climate resilience
African cities unite in Tshwane to promote climate resilienceArticle

Hosted by the City of Tshwane, the 5th annual African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum (ACCSF) is currently under way...

25 Jun 2019

Cut the greenwash. Get the facts straight about paper and recycling
Cut the greenwash. Get the facts straight about paper and recyclingArticle

"If everyone said no to a receipt just for one month, we would save 45 trees." This is a classic example of greenwashing: making unsubstantiated or misleading claims about the environmental benefits of a product, service, technology or company practice...

Samantha Choles 10 Jun 2019

UK-Kenya to collaborate on affordable housing, sustainable infrastructure
UK-Kenya to collaborate on affordable housing, sustainable infrastructureArticle

Almost half of Kenya's population is predicted to be living in cities by 2030, requiring sustainable, resilient, affordable housing...

23 May 2019

Backyard farming key to food security in cities
Backyard farming key to food security in citiesArticle

Revising regulations to increase backyard gardening in cities could be key to sustainable food production in sub-Saharan Africa...

21 May 2019

Increasing population growth in Africa's megacities a challenge for authorities
Increasing population growth in Africa's megacities a challenge for authoritiesArticle

Megacities, cities with a population of at least 10 million, are sprouting everywhere in Africa. Cairo in Egypt, Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Lagos in Nigeria are already megacities...

Finbarr Toesland 3 May 2019

SAOTA named a winner in Hamburg Neuländer Quarree competition
SAOTA named a winner in Hamburg Neuländer Quarree competitionArticle

Cape Town architecture and design firm SAOTA, along with eL Architecture from Cologne and Robertneun Architects from Berlin, have been named the winners of the architectural competition for the new Neuländer Quarree precinct in Hamburg, Germany...

2 May 2019

Smart cities: The promises and failures of utopian technological planning
Smart cities: The promises and failures of utopian technological planningArticle

Technology and innovation transform the ways that we interact with governments, purchase products and manage our health and lives. This turmoil affects cities...

Sylvie Albert 30 Apr 2019

Liveable cities rankings: how a global enterprise is influencing urban change
Liveable cities rankings: how a global enterprise is influencing urban changeArticle

Every year, the world's most "liveable" cities are celebrated, in city rankings published by Mercer, the Economist Intelligence Unit, and Monocle Magazine...

Jenny McArthur and Tim Moonen 12 Apr 2019

Communicare leadership cleared of corruption allegations
Communicare leadership cleared of corruption allegationsArticle

After an eight-month investigation, Communicare, a non-profit organisation that manages social housing projects, has released the findings of a report on corruption among staff and suppliers...

Kristine Liao 12 Apr 2019

New study: Improved housing doubles in Sub-Saharan Africa between 2000-2015
New study: Improved housing doubles in Sub-Saharan Africa between 2000-2015Article

A new study published in the Nature International Journal of Science has revealed that improved housing had doubled in Sub-Saharan Africa between 2000 and 2015...

1 Apr 2019

BIG unveils design of Warsaw-based Towarowa 22
BIG unveils design of Warsaw-based Towarowa 22Article

Founded by Bjarke Ingels, international architectural firm BIG will extend its portfolio with a 230,000m2 urban development in Warsaw, Poland with Towarowa 22...

14 Mar 2019

Green Book readies municipalities for climate change
Green Book readies municipalities for climate changeArticle

Municipalities across South Africa can now assess climate risks and growth pressures using an online climate risk profiling and adaptation tool that was recently launched...

12 Mar 2019

Lynette Ntuli to emcee 2019 RICS Summit Africa
Lynette Ntuli to emcee 2019 RICS Summit AfricaArticle

The fifth annual Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Summit Africa will take place at Sun International's Maslow Hotel Conference Centre in Sandton, Johannesburg from 29-30 May...

28 Feb 2019

New water supply, waste management project launched in Welenchiti, Ethiopia
New water supply, waste management project launched in Welenchiti, EthiopiaArticle

A new model water supply, sanitation and waste management system was recently added to Ethiopia's water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector in the town of Welenchiti, Oromia Region...

25 Feb 2019

Caio Verde, Angola's new sustainable city takes shape in Cabinda
Caio Verde, Angola's new sustainable city takes shape in CabindaArticle

Caio Verde is a new sustainable city currently under development in the Angolan province of Cabinda...

22 Feb 2019

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