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Unemployed graduate? Become a mentor for JSE Investment Challenge
Unemployed graduate? Become a mentor for JSE Investment ChallengeArticle

Through its flagship CSI programme, the Investment Challenge, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is giving unemployed graduates the chance to become mentors or catalyst teachers as part of their personal development, while giving back to their communities...

7 Apr 2021

Colonial legacies shape urban nature: why this should change
Colonial legacies shape urban nature: why this should changeArticle

Being in nature has benefits for people as studies have shown. There's ample evidence that experiences of nature have positive physical and psychological outcomes...

Michelle Cocks and Charlie Shackleton 25 Mar 2021

World Architecture Festival announces winner of Grohe Water Research Prize
World Architecture Festival announces winner of Grohe Water Research PrizeArticle

Researchers from the University of Patras in Greece have been named the winners of the Grohe Water Research Prize - part of the World Architecture Festival annual awards programme...

3 Dec 2020

Grand Prix and Gold for FoxP2
Grand Prix and Gold for FoxP2Article

This year, the Loeries Creative Week was held virtually in a five-day online awards ceremony with creative agency, FoxP2 South Africa shortlisted 50 times across multiple categories...

Issued by Dentsu 24 Nov 2020

Meet the South Africans fighting food insecurity from the ground up
Meet the South Africans fighting food insecurity from the ground upArticle

There are South Africans on the ground who are revolutionising our relationship with food, and leading the way forward...

Amy Pieterse, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 16 Oct 2020

Shaking the foundations: Time to change the structure of our cities
Shaking the foundations: Time to change the structure of our citiesArticle

It's easy to fall into the doom-and-gloom trap of how the current pandemic will forever change the face of cities...

Patrick McInerney, Christoph Malan, Catharine Atkins and Malika Walele 18 Sep 2020

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The new architectural frontier: buildings and their microbiomesArticle

As we grow to better understand the microorganisms in built environments - and what dynamics support their survival - we will be able to design and engineer buildings for better health...

Jako Nice 12 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: Youth belong at the forefront of imagining, creating a future for SA
#YouthMonth: Youth belong at the forefront of imagining, creating a future for SAArticle

This #YouthMonth, we chat to professional architect Sphephelo Mhlongo to find out more about his journey as an architect, what some of the challenges are that young people face in the industry...

Sindy Peters 3 Jun 2020

Trees in South Africa are under attack. Why it's proving hard to manage
Trees in South Africa are under attack. Why it's proving hard to manageArticle

A tree-killing beetle that invaded South Africa two years ago and wreaked havoc in the country's towns and cities still hasn't been declared an emergency plant pest...

Trudy Paap 6 Feb 2020

Drones for real estate: What you need to know
Drones for real estate: What you need to knowArticle

The benefits of commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or drones) are substantial. Technology has moved forward rapidly, and what used to be considered toys are quickly becoming powerful commercial tools...

Lisa Ellman and Matthew Clark 14 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

Durban named world's greenest city
Durban named world's greenest cityArticle

According to the Husqvarna Urban Green Space Index (HUGSI) 2019, Durban is the greenest city in the world...

23 Dec 2019

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#DesignIndaba2020: Ibrahim Mahama calls to expand the sensibilities of both art and the world at largeArticle

Ibrahim Mahama, a Ghanaian author and artist, has been announced as one of the speakers at next year's Design Indaba Conference...

Juanita Pienaar 9 Dec 2019

UK and South Africa to showcase successful research chairs partnership
UK and South Africa to showcase successful research chairs partnershipArticle

South Africa and the United Kingdom will showcase the activities of a joint research chairs programme under the UK-South Africa Newton Fund during a symposium to be held in Pretoria on Wednesday, 2 October...

1 Oct 2019

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Connecting Africa using television white spaceArticle

White space is the name used to describe unused broadcasting frequencies in the wireless spectrum...

27 Sep 2019

Circular cities of the world: What can green infrastructure do?
Circular cities of the world: What can green infrastructure do?Article

As the population of the world's cities grows, so too does resource and energy use as well as waste generation. We can combat these issues with a circular economy that uses nature as a template...

Daniel Johnson 19 Sep 2019

Smart cities will depend on faster adoption of 4IR
Smart cities will depend on faster adoption of 4IRArticle

If you are not digital it will be very difficult to be competitive in industry, or in the buildings you produce. Because what you are building is here for the next 50 years, and it has to be green, smart and automated...

Taru Madangombe 3 Sep 2019

The double-edged demand of the South African consumer
The double-edged demand of the South African consumerArticle

The consumer landscape is currently fragmented and polarised, characterised by the double-edged demand of the South African consumer. Some are feeling prosperous, while others are amongst the most stretched spenders...

26 Aug 2019

Five ways buildings of the future will use biotech to become living things
Five ways buildings of the future will use biotech to become living thingsArticle

What if our homes were alive? I don't mean smart homes with the disembodied voice of Alexa deciding the setting for your living room spotlights. I mean actually alive - growing, living, breathing and even reproducing...

Martyn Dade-Robertson 23 Jul 2019

Circular cities of the world: What can green infrastructure do?
Circular cities of the world: What can green infrastructure do?Article

More than half of the world's population currently lives in cities while projections show an increase to two thirds by 2050...

Daniel Johnson 25 Jun 2019

Protea Hotels by Marriott voted coolest hotel brand in SA
Protea Hotels by Marriott voted coolest hotel brand in SAArticle

For the ninth consecutive year, Protea Hotels by Marriott has been named South Africa's Coolest Hotel Brand in the Sunday Times Generation Next Survey for 2019...

18 Jun 2019

New study: Birds prefer to live in luxury than in poor areas
New study: Birds prefer to live in luxury than in poor areasArticle

According to a new study of birdlife in South African cities, birds prefer wealthy areas to poorer ones but will move out if things get too cramped...

11 Jun 2019

UJ to host inaugural African Conference on Vertical Farming and Urban Agriculture
UJ to host inaugural African Conference on Vertical Farming and Urban AgricultureArticle

iZindaba Zokudla (Conversations about Food) will this month host the inaugural conference for the African Association for Vertical Farming (AAVF) at the University of Johannesburg's (UJ) Soweto Campus, 9-10 April...

5 Apr 2019

Henning Larsen Architects to transform Opéra Bastille in Paris
Henning Larsen Architects to transform Opéra Bastille in ParisArticle

Danish architecture firm Henning Larsen Architects has unveiled its designs for the expansion and transformation of the French Opéra Bastille, the largest opera house in Paris...

7 Feb 2019

Why pods are blooming in SA offices
Why pods are blooming in SA officesArticle

The pod - a small, free-standing box or space that is typically soundproof and designed to fit just one or two people - is taking over offices in South Africa...

31 Jan 2019

Inaugural Africa Tech Week set for March 2019
Inaugural Africa Tech Week set for March 2019Article

The inaugural Africa Tech Week, taking place in Cape Town from 4-5 March 2019 is set to become the largest annual tech conference in Africa...

29 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: The speed of culture
#BizTrends2019: The speed of cultureArticle

A lot happens in a year, and as our population and their access to the world and each other grows, our collective innovation and productivity will continue to grow exponentially, making each passing year increasingly dense with 'trends' and 'disruptions'...

Yatish Narsi 19 Dec 2018

Amadeus, SA tourism industry partner to strengthen inclusive transformation
Amadeus, SA tourism industry partner to strengthen inclusive transformationArticle

South African travel and tourism stakeholders have partnered with Amadeus IT Group and South Africa's Department of Tourism to develop a technology-driven programme to strengthen and transform the public-private sector...

12 Dec 2018

New fund invests R2bn into Joburg inner-city redevelopment
New fund invests R2bn into Joburg inner-city redevelopmentArticle

Divercity Urban Property Fund has committed R2bn to the redevelopment of Johannesburg's inner-city precincts, starting with the iconic Absa Towers Main building and Jewel City...

11 Oct 2018

#FoodNextAfrica: The SA startup making ice-cream from insect milk
#FoodNextAfrica: The SA startup making ice-cream from insect milkArticle

If creepy-crawlies make you squeamish, then Gourmet Grubb's ice-cream, which is made using insects, may not be high up on your list of things to try...

Lauren Hartzenberg 2 Oct 2018

Nigeria's Tizeti raises $3million for expansion of internet service across Africa
Nigeria's Tizeti raises $3million for expansion of internet service across AfricaArticle

Tizeti, the parent company of wifi.com.ng, has raised $3million in funding to push an expansion programme that will see it setup shop in other African countries...

18 Sep 2018

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A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: West of the moon (Part 2)Article

Maltese drivers have a terrible reputation, even amongst themselves. I had presumed that if everyone drove badly, that would come to be regarded as the new normal, but no...

Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 10 Aug 2018

Farming innovations changing the South African agricultural landscape
Farming innovations changing the South African agricultural landscapeArticle

As South Africa establishes itself ever more securely in the modern world, so South African farmers must adapt to a set of new challenges...

Bruce Hakutizwi 7 Aug 2018

Battle for Bo-Kaap's future remains ongoing
Battle for Bo-Kaap's future remains ongoingArticle

Tyres burned on Wale Street in Bo-Kaap in May this year with protesting residents wanting to draw attention to concerns about development and heritage...

Aidan Jones 27 Jun 2018

The new Norval Foundation and why we should care about South African art
The new Norval Foundation and why we should care about South African artArticle

The recently opened Norval Foundation in the Cape Town suburb of Steenberg offers a proud, new public resource and new levels of excellence in the curation and display of South African and African visual art.

Terry Levin 16 May 2018

#RideRoundup: Mercedes X-Class, Isuzu mu-X
#RideRoundup: Mercedes X-Class, Isuzu mu-XArticle

In this week's #RideRoundup, we take a look at the recently launched Mercedes X-Class, as well as the Isuzu mu-X which is set to launch soon...

15 May 2018

Smart urbanism, sustainability in the spotlight at upcoming RICS Summit Africa
Smart urbanism, sustainability in the spotlight at upcoming RICS Summit AfricaArticle

Scheduled for 30-31 May in Sandton Central, the 2018 RICS Summit Africa event plans to put the spotlight on smart urbanism and sustainability...

16 Apr 2018

People stroll along Moshoeshoe Street in Emfuleni. Photo: Darya Maslova
City streets: why South Africa should design more people-friendly spacesArticle

Streets have many purposes. They carry traffic. They're conduits for electrical, telephone and water services to homes and businesses...

Alexandra Parker 4 Apr 2018

People stroll along Moshoeshoe Street in Emfuleni. Darya Maslova
City streets: why South Africa should design more people-friendly spacesArticle

Streets have many purposes. They carry traffic. They're conduits for electrical, telephone and water services to homes and businesses; below ground, they provide sewer and storm water networks. They have another crucial use too...

Alexandra Parker 26 Mar 2018

New IT, research partnerships for Hyundai, Nissan
New IT, research partnerships for Hyundai, NissanArticle

Hyundai and Cisco have collaborated to focus on technology solutions for in-vehicle data demands; and Nissan and Nasa have joined forces to extend research into autonomous mobility services... (video)

16 Jan 2018

Mike Whitfield, managing director of Nissan South Africa
#BizTrends2018: Automotive industry to move towards consolidationArticle

The automotive industry is set to have little change going into 2018. Manufacturers and import brands alike can anticipate an interesting year driven by an economy that is expected to remain stagnant...

Mike Whitfield 15 Dec 2017

Can a tech company build a city? Ask Google
Can a tech company build a city? Ask GoogleArticle

Sidewalk Labs, the urban innovation startup owned by Google's parent company Alphabet, has announced a partnership with the City of Toronto to develop a new waterfront precinct...

Sarah Barns 20 Nov 2017

Can virtual nature and poo transplants solve city dwellers' health problems?
Can virtual nature and poo transplants solve city dwellers' health problems?Article

Nature is good for your health. Perhaps predictably, the world of technology is now offering technical solutions that seek to replace the need for authentic nature experiences...

Anne Cleary and Dave Kendal 1 Nov 2017

Nissan to launch new ambulance, electric delivery vehicle
Nissan to launch new ambulance, electric delivery vehicleArticle

Nissan is set to reveal its new Paramedic Concept (Nissan's fifth-generation ambulance) and the all-electric e-NV200 Fridge Concept at the Tokyo Motor Show this week...

24 Oct 2017

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Bees in the city: Designing green roofs for pollinatorsArticle

One in three bites of food that we eat relies on bee pollination...

Catherine Howell, Jennifer Drake and Liat Margolis 18 Oct 2017

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The rise of the corporate campusArticle

"My God ... It's heaven." This was the thought Mae Holland had on her first tour of The Circle's campus...

Agustin Chevez and DJ Huppatz 26 Sep 2017

Reengineering elevators could transform 21st-century cities
Reengineering elevators could transform 21st-century citiesArticle

In the 160 or so years since the first skyscrapers were built, technological innovations of many kinds have allowed us to build them to reach astonishing heights...

Antony Wood and Dario Trabucco 7 Aug 2017

Jaguar Land Rover demonstrates Autonomous Urban Drive
Jaguar Land Rover demonstrates Autonomous Urban DriveArticle

Autonomous Urban Drive is prototype technology engineered in Britain as part of the £20m UK Autodrive research and development project...

3 Jul 2017

EkoFarmer: High-tech turnkey solution for businesses who want to grow their own
EkoFarmer: High-tech turnkey solution for businesses who want to grow their ownArticle

Finish enterprise Exsilio has developed a high-tech solution comprising a redesigned container for growing salad and herbs, among others, in urban environments. The social aspect of urban farming is also prominent...

28 Jun 2017

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