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A Cameroonian elite Rapid Intervention Battalion member walks along an empty street in the city of Buea in Cameroon's Anglophone southwest region on October 4, 2018. Cameroon’s military detained pidgin news anchor Samuel Wazizi on August 2, 2019, in Buea. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Zohra Bensemra.
Cameroon's military detains pidgin news anchor Samuel WaziziArticle

Cameroonian authorities should immediately release without charge, pidgin news anchor Samuel Wazizi, the Committee to Protect Journalists has demanded...

15 Aug 2019

The rebuilt Cathedral of Notre Dame will be a monument to advances in construction technology
The rebuilt Cathedral of Notre Dame will be a monument to advances in construction technologyArticle

The world watched in horror in April as flames consumed the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, gutting an 850-year old building considered to be one of the most beautiful and historically significant examples of the gothic architectural style...

Andrew Skudder 6 Jun 2019

144 Oxford Road development morphs through various iterations over 8 years
144 Oxford Road development morphs through various iterations over 8 yearsArticle

Growthpoint Properties' 144 Oxford Road development in Rosebank, Johannesburg is Paragon Group's largest project at present, consisting of 35,000m2 of premium-grade office space...

24 May 2019

ASAQS awarded associate member status of Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors
ASAQS awarded associate member status of Pacific Association of Quantity SurveyorsArticle

Chairman of the Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors Francis Leung recently welcomed the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors as the body's first associate member...

1 Mar 2019

Why these rolling blackouts are an opportunity for brands
Why these rolling blackouts are an opportunity for brandsArticle

South Africans are suffering from disappointment fatigue, and brands would do well to navigate their communication strategies accordingly, says Sarah Gooding, Deputy GM of WE South Africa...

Sarah Gooding 26 Feb 2019

Investing in the future of building and architecture
Investing in the future of building and architectureArticle

The first regional finalist of the 32nd Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards has been named, while the company gears up for a year of investment and expansion...

18 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

#BestofBiz 2018: ICT
#BestofBiz 2018: ICTArticle

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's IT & Telecommunications site over the past year...

18 Dec 2018

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Big banks don't cry - but new research shows maybe they shouldArticle

Though the finance sector has upped the ante on digital innovation, it's still battling to create authentic emotional connections with consumers...

James Wilson 3 Dec 2018

Using VR in architecture
Using VR in architectureArticle

Imagine being able to walk through your home before it's built - experience things like the ceiling height, the width of the doorways, the fittings...

26 Nov 2018

Digitally enhanced public private partnerships
Digitally enhanced public private partnershipsArticle

The term technology is wide and far-reaching - it refers to a plethora of things These can include manufacturing, process, and building technologies...

Vino Govender 26 Oct 2018

Thulani Sibande, director of PASA
PASA to launch educational campaign promoting critical role of architectural professionArticle

Paragon Architects South Africa plans to launch an educational campaign with the aim of countering the lack of awareness...

24 Oct 2018

Future facades the focus at Middle East Facades Summit 2018
Future facades the focus at Middle East Facades Summit 2018Article

The upcoming Middle East Facades Summit 2018, to be hosted at the Dubai World Trade Centre, will focus on future facades...

5 Sep 2018

2018 ASAQS Conference theme puts emphasis on growth, progress
2018 ASAQS Conference theme puts emphasis on growth, progressArticle

The Association of South African Quantity Surveyors' (ASAQS) fourth annual conference is this year themed 'Traction'...

5 Jul 2018

Modular momentum driving the construction industry in 2018
Modular momentum driving the construction industry in 2018Article

Factories in flat-packs and homes built in factories - modular construction will build new momentum in 2018...

Kenny Ingram 26 Feb 2018

#BizTrends2018: Accessible and emerging developments for small architectural firms
#BizTrends2018: Accessible and emerging developments for small architectural firmsArticle

Photogrammetry, cloud sharing, remote cloud collaboration, laser scanners, 3D printers, capacitive styluses, augmented and virtual reality design tools with immersive presentations, visual programming, building information modelling, parametric design...

Louis Cottle 5 Jan 2018

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#BizTrends2018: Building and construction trends from a quantity surveyor perspectiveArticle

The built environment is often thought of in terms of only its visible results: buildings, roads, bridges, dams, and so on. A group of lesser-known construction professionals...

Larry Feinberg 28 Dec 2017

#BestofBiz 2017: ICT
#BestofBiz 2017: ICTArticle

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's IT and Telecommunications site over the past year below...

14 Dec 2017

Exploring the impact of using AI in the built environment
Exploring the impact of using AI in the built environmentArticle

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) recently launched a report exploring the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the built environment and its impact...

24 Nov 2017

Committed to standards
Committed to standardsArticle

The beautiful Stockholm in summer was the backdrop for the 44th plenary meeting of the International Standards Organisation's (ISO) task team, ISO/TC211, hosted from 29 May to 2 June 2017...

Issued by AfriGIS 4 Oct 2017

The changing face of African construction
The changing face of African constructionArticle

The latest digital construction trends will be presented at the Digital Construction Expo on 23-24 May, Gallagher Convention Center, Johannesburg...

Issued by BIM Institute 12 May 2017

The big five: Captains of BIM in South Africa
The big five: Captains of BIM in South AfricaArticle

Building information modelling (or BIM) has exploded onto the building and construction landscape in recent years, with South Africa following in the footsteps of the UK and Canada in adopting these collaborative tools...

Issued by BIM Institute 28 Apr 2017

The inevitable advance of technology in engineering
The inevitable advance of technology in engineeringArticle

To compete on the world stage, South Africa will have to adopt global engineering and construction standards and technologies...

Paul Fitzsimons 5 Apr 2017

Sparking business change with building information modelling
Sparking business change with building information modellingArticle

Construction and contracting companies in the UK and many other markets are driving transformation of their businesses with a concept called building information modelling (BIM)...

Thabo Ndlela 21 Feb 2017

BIM Institute gets a 'thumbs up' to list accredited companies
BIM Institute gets a 'thumbs up' to list accredited companiesArticle

The BIM Institute has announced its intention to put in place a company listing page on their website for companies that are internationally certified or BIM accredited - at no cost...

Issued by BIM Institute 15 Feb 2017

Trends to look out for in Southern Africa's construction industry in 2017
Trends to look out for in Southern Africa's construction industry in 2017Article

With 2016 bringing a year of unexpected developments across the globe, there are now diverse global realities impacting the African continent as a whole and Southern Africa's construction industry in particular...

Soren Du Preez 10 Feb 2017

BIM Institute to host BIM BAM BOOM workshop in Durban
BIM Institute to host BIM BAM BOOM workshop in DurbanArticle

The Building Information Modelling (BIM) Institute will host a BIM BAM BOOM workshop for architects, engineers and other building professionals at the Durban Exhibition Centre from 22-23 February 2017...

13 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Shaping the future with immersed VR
#BizTrends2017: Shaping the future with immersed VRArticle

The use of virtual reality (VR) technology - and not only in the design phases, but throughout the construction phases and in facilities management too - is quickly becoming the biggest trend in the built space today...

William Johnston 28 Dec 2016

My home town in Syria was reduced to rubble - but digital architecture can help rebuild our ancient cities
My home town in Syria was reduced to rubble - but digital architecture can help rebuild our ancient citiesArticle

Situated at the crossroads of the Orient and the Occident, for a long time Syria was one of the most important cultural centres of the ancient world...

Ammar Azzouz 6 Sep 2016

What construction jobs will look like when robots can build things
What construction jobs will look like when robots can build thingsArticle

By 2034/35, almost 20% of Australians (6.2 million) are projected to be aged 65 or over. One sector already feeling the impact of the ageing population is construction...

George Quezada 24 Aug 2016

The need for integration in the construction industry
The need for integration in the construction industryArticle

BIM or building information modelling is one of the relatively few buzzwords you'll hear in the construction industry that continues to dominate conversations - and there's a very good reason for that...

Rob Stummer 18 Jul 2016

Computing helps with the complex design of modern architecture
Computing helps with the complex design of modern architectureArticle

In 1960, when the America computer scientist Ivan Sutherland developed Sketchpad, described as the first computer graphical user interface, it changed the course of architecture...

Paul Loh 8 Jun 2016

Four tips on BIM for construction, infrastructure managers
Four tips on BIM for construction, infrastructure managersArticle

It's here and it's changing everything: building information modelling (BIM) is a digital revolution transforming the competitive landscape of the construction industry...

Kenny Ingram 20 Apr 2016

[BizTrends 2016] Sustainability, technology key for construction
[BizTrends 2016] Sustainability, technology key for constructionArticle

Sustainability and technology will continue to be trend growth points in SA's building and construction industry...

Nicci Botha 7 Jan 2016

VDC technology has transformed major building projects
VDC technology has transformed major building projectsArticle

From the advances in stone masonry that led to the building of the Parthenon in Athens, right through to the latest green building trends, the building industry has been at the forefront of innovation throughout human history...

Douglas Ackerman 25 Nov 2015

Black Friday comes to Mozambique
Black Friday comes to MozambiqueArticle

Mozambique will experience Black Friday on 27 November for 18 hours. It is the largest, and sometimes, most crazy online shopping day of the year...

23 Nov 2015

Minimising risk in the data centre
Minimising risk in the data centreArticle

Data centres are strategic business assets facilitating the services and performance that companies are able to provide for their customers...

31 Aug 2015

Facilities management in the data centre design
Facilities management in the data centre designArticle

Facility management (FM) is defined as "a profession that encompasses multiple disciplines to ensure functionality of the built environment...

13 Aug 2015

RICS releases reports on building information modelling
RICS releases reports on building information modellingArticle

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has released three new research reports focused on building information modelling (BIM)...

31 Jul 2015

African Bank of the Year, Groupe Banque Populaire Morocco
Winners of African Banker of the Year Awards announcedArticle

Groupe Banque Populaire has been named African Bank of the Year, while Ghana's Albert Essien, CEO of Ecobank, won the award for African Banker of the Year...

8 Jun 2015

Guidance note on BIM released
Guidance note on BIM releasedArticle

The first edition of a guidance note on a new technology-driven concept for the building industry, building information modelling (BIM), has been released by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

9 Oct 2014

President of Único Bank wins African Banker AwardArticle

The rapid growth of Único Bank justifies this award to João Figueiredo, chairman and CEO of Único Bank, and has captured the eye of South Africa financial giant, Nedbank, who recently made an offer to buy a 36.4% stake in Único.

30 May 2013

2012 African Banker Awards shortlist announced
2012 African Banker Awards shortlist announcedArticle

The African Banker Awards has released the shortlist of nominees for the 2012 competition. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on 30 May 2012, which makes its debut in Africa. This year's event coincides with the annual African Development Bank (AfDB) meetings in Arusha, Tanzania

24 Apr 2012

2011 African Banker Awards announces winners
2011 African Banker Awards announces winnersArticle

The winners of the 2011 African Banker Awards were announced at the awards ceremony which took place on Friday 23 September 2011 in Washington DC as part of the IMF/World Bank annual meetings. Dr James Mwangi, MD and CEO of Ecobank in Kenya, was awarded African Banker of the Year for the second year in a row.

26 Sep 2011

New bank opens in MozambiqueArticle

Mozambique's newest privately-owned full service bank, Banco Único, opened its doors to the public this week as a sign to further confide in foreign investors interest of the country and in southern Africa's growth potential.

1 Sep 2011

African Banker Awards shorlist announced
African Banker Awards shorlist announcedArticle

The African Banker Awards have released the shortlist of nominees for the 2011 competition. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on the 23rd September in Washington DC, during the World Bank/IMF meetings.

26 Aug 2011

QlikTech signs global agreement with Capgemini for business information management
QlikTech signs global agreement with Capgemini for business information managementArticle

RADNOR, US: QlikTech, a leader in business discovery-user-driven business intelligence has announced a global partnership agreement with Capgemini, one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, to offer its customers added-value services and solutions for the QlikView business discovery platform.

1 Jul 2011

African Banker Awards 2010 nominees announcedArticle

LONDON: The African Banker Awards has announced its shortlist of nominees for the 2010 edition of the annual event. This year, according to organisers, competition is characterised by a more even geographical spread of financial institutions making the selection cut. The most notable absentees this year are the Nigerian institutions who have undergone a tough year of restructuring and difficult trading conditions.

15 Sep 2010

A glance at the Mozambican ad industry
A glance at the Mozambican ad industryArticle

The Mozambique advertising industry has, over the last ten years, undergone very significant change both in qualitative and quantitative terms. The current overall volume of advertising business in Mozambique is valued at approximately $US120 million annually.

Mário Manuel dos Santos Ferro 31 Mar 2009

Nominees announced for African Banker Awards 2008
Nominees announced for African Banker Awards 2008Article

The shortlisted companies and individuals for the African Banker Awards 2008 have been announced. The ceremony, organised in partnership with BusinessinAfrica Events, will recognise and reward across 17 award categories the individuals, companies and institutions which have excelled in Africa's banking and financial sector over the last year.

1 Oct 2008

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