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Magazines ABC Q4 2019: A subdued quarter for magazines
Magazines ABC Q4 2019: A subdued quarter for magazinesArticle

The final quarter of the 2019 Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa (ABC)'s magazine circulation results was a subdued affair, characterised by further decreases, with only a few publications able to boast good to excellent increases on the quarter and the prior year...

Danette Breitenbach 12 Feb 2020

Entries open for 2019/2020 AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Award
Entries open for 2019/2020 AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design AwardArticle

The 2019/2020 AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Award is now open for entries. All practitioners, including architects, engineers, project managers and designers of sustainable solutions, are invited to enter...

31 Jan 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

#BizTrends2020: Building for sustainability continues to promote valuable returns
#BizTrends2020: Building for sustainability continues to promote valuable returnsArticle

There is a direct link between the stability of an economy and ongoing development - and currently, the local construction and property industries are undeniably experiencing a lull...

Johan Piekaar 2 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Student housing - what do Gen Z's want?
#BizTrends2020: Student housing - what do Gen Z's want?Article

Born between the mid-90s and early 2010s, Gen Z's have grown up around Wi-Fi, smartphones and social media. With easy access to Google and YouTube, they're accustomed to having infinite knowledge at their fingertips...

John Schooling 2 Jan 2020

New OxGlen buildings target Green Star design rating
New OxGlen buildings target Green Star design ratingArticle

The two newest buildings in the OxGlen precinct, known as OxGlen Block 3 and Block 4, are targeting a four-star Green Star SA Office v1.1 Design rating...

17 Dec 2019

#BestofBiz 2019: Construction & Engineering
#BestofBiz 2019: Construction & EngineeringArticle

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content...

13 Dec 2019

2019 Greenovate Awards winners announced
2019 Greenovate Awards winners announcedArticle

The Greenovate Awards recognises outstanding leadership in environmentally innovative thinking for the built environment at university level...

4 Dec 2019

Barloworld HQ in Irene Link precinct awarded 5-star Green Star rating
Barloworld HQ in Irene Link precinct awarded 5-star Green Star ratingArticle

The first building to be completed in the mixed-use Irene Link precinct in Centurion, the Barloworld Automotive and Logistics head office has been awarded a five-star Green Star SA Design Rating v1.1...

27 Nov 2019

SA's inner cities experiencing rebirth but challenges remain
SA's inner cities experiencing rebirth but challenges remainArticle

Hosted annually by TUHF Limited, the Inner City Property Conference took place late last month at the Sunnyside Hotel in Parktown, Johannesburg. Outgoing mayor of Johannesburg Herman Mashaba was among...

25 Nov 2019

How a good property facelift can do wonders
How a good property facelift can do wondersArticle

The Paragon Group recently undertook two refurbishment projects - 155 West Street and Eastgate 20...

25 Nov 2019

Magazines ABC Q3 2019: Improved or static decline for magazine sector
Magazines ABC Q3 2019: Improved or static decline for magazine sectorArticle

In a quarter once again characterised by the suspension of a number of titles, changing reporting cycles of some publications, failure by some publications to submit data and a number of publications discontinued, the ABC total magazine circulation declined by 3.2% on the previous quarter...

Danette Breitenbach 5 Nov 2019

How blockchain is central to building a circular economy
How blockchain is central to building a circular economyArticle

Blockchain will play a pivotal role in completely transforming the recycling supply chain and making the circular economy a reality...

31 Oct 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

Here are this year's Africa Property Investment Awards winners
Here are this year's Africa Property Investment Awards winnersArticle

Now in its third year, the Africa Property Investment (API) Awards recognises innovation and outstanding achievement in the property industry...

15 Oct 2019

Equator's sustainable approach to fashion supply in SA
Equator's sustainable approach to fashion supply in SAArticle

From vegan leather to green building, KZN-based design house and manufacturer Equator is on a journey to drive social and ecological sustainability behind the scenes of SA's fashion supply industry...

14 Oct 2019

Hotel Verde Cape Town achieves 'world leadership' in green building
Hotel Verde Cape Town achieves 'world leadership' in green buildingArticle

Hotel Verde Cape Town has been awarded a six-star Green Star SA Existing Building Performance (EBP) rating from the Green Building Council of South Africa...

2 Oct 2019

The case for a net zero emissions economy
The case for a net zero emissions economyArticle

Following the Paris Agreement on Climate Change in 2015, a number of European countries have made commitments to move to a net zero emissions economy...

Brett Chrystal 2 Oct 2019

Energy planning can support the success of young businesses
Energy planning can support the success of young businessesArticle

Energy management is vital, even at times when there is no national energy supply crisis - and the small business sector is not helpless in terms of effecting changes that benefit themselves as well as their customers...

Lia Labuschagne, Issued by SAICA 19 Aug 2019

Standard Bank Top Women Awards finalists announced
Standard Bank Top Women Awards finalists announcedArticle

Topco Media in partnership with Standard Bank have released the names of those companies and individuals named as finalists in the 2019 Top Women Awards...

Issued by Topco Media 7 Aug 2019

Magazines ABC Q2 2019: Magazine declines shift to double figures
Magazines ABC Q2 2019: Magazine declines shift to double figuresArticle

All Magazine categories declined on the previous quarter and the prior year in Q2 2019. Once again, the B2B category was the only category to show an increase on the prior year, as it did in Q1 2019...

Danette Breitenbach 5 Aug 2019

Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre awarded 5-star Green Star rating
Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre awarded 5-star Green Star ratingArticle

The Green Building Council of South Africa has awarded the V&A Waterfront's Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre a five-star Green Star - Existing Building Performance v1 rating...

5 Aug 2019

Carolina Minio-Paluello, global head of solutions, Lombard Odier
Green bonds are helping investors take action against climate changeArticle

Climate change is one of the most pressing sustainability challenges investors are facing today. It presents a systemic risk that is very difficult for investors to diversify away...

Carolina Minio-Paluello 29 Jul 2019

10 ways to create a young entrepreneurial mindset
10 ways to create a young entrepreneurial mindsetArticle

Currently employing half of South Africa's labour force and contributing a third of its GDP, SMMEs seem to be the obvious solution to SA's high youth unemployment rate. The question becomes: how best to develop our youth as entrepreneurs...?

24 Jul 2019

Ipeleng Mkhari, CEO and founder of Motseng Investment Holdings, speaking at the RICS Summit Africa 2019.
AfCFTA creates optimism on the continentArticle

The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) has the potential to lift intra-African trade by more than 52%...

9 Jul 2019

6 key non-financial factors driving SA's office leases today
6 key non-financial factors driving SA's office leases todayArticle

With South African businesses and the real estate sector operating in a low growth economic environment, the commercial office market is decidedly fragile...

Ruan Zellbren-Adlam, Issued by Excellerate Property Services 5 Jul 2019

MSCI Green Annual Property Index reveals higher return in case of green-certified properties
MSCI Green Annual Property Index reveals higher return in case of green-certified propertiesArticle

Released in conjunction with the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) and sponsored by Growthpoint Properties, the MSCI South Africa Green Annual Property Index measures investment returns for a total of 317 prime and A-grade offices...

4 Jul 2019

Ubuntu sustainability - a necessity in the design process
Ubuntu sustainability - a necessity in the design processArticle

Sustainable design, sustainable living and our impact on the Earth's fragile resources should be a concern for all humanity...

Bouwer Serfontein 3 Jul 2019

GBCSA chair Nkosinathi Manzana to sit on World Green Building Council board
GBCSA chair Nkosinathi Manzana to sit on World Green Building Council boardArticle

Green Building Council South Africa board chair Nkosinathi Manzana has been appointed as a director to the World Green Building Council (WGBC) board as of 1 July 2019...

3 Jul 2019

SA's green tech startups rebooting the green economy
SA's green tech startups rebooting the green economyArticle

South Africa presents potentially lucrative opportunities for US firms involved in green building technologies...

Terry Billson 2 Jul 2019

Luisa Bravo joins Green Building Convention speaker lineup
Luisa Bravo joins Green Building Convention speaker lineupArticle

Public space activist Luisa Bravo will tackle a critical question in shaping the cities of tomorrow: "Who owns the city?" at GBCSA's upcoming Green Building Convention...

2 Jul 2019

Balwin Properties breaks world green Edge registration record
Balwin Properties breaks world green Edge registration recordArticle

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has confirmed that JSE-listed property developer Balwin Properties' Edge registration of over 16,000 units is a global first...

27 Jun 2019

From design to deconstruction, green building gains momentum in SA
From design to deconstruction, green building gains momentum in SAArticle

Legaro Properties is no stranger to the green building industry with the lifestyle and commercial property developer scooping last year's GBCSA Award for highest rated green building in South Africa for its 78 Corlett Drive development in Melrose North, Johannesburg...

Sindy Peters 19 Jun 2019

Exxaro's new Centurion headquarters complete
Exxaro's new Centurion headquarters completeArticle

Exxaro's new R600m head office in Pretoria is complete and, over a three-month period, will relocate all its operations to the new building, which can accommodate up to 1,000 staff members...

11 Jun 2019

KFC Newmarket awarded LEED Retail certification
KFC Newmarket awarded LEED Retail certificationArticle

KFC Newmarket this year received LEED certification under the LEED 2009 for Retail - New Construction tool...

10 Jun 2019

'Steve Jobs of Green' to address Green Building Convention
'Steve Jobs of Green' to address Green Building ConventionArticle

Jason McLennan, known as the 'Steve Jobs of Green' in the built environment sector, will be the keynote international speaker at the 12th annual Green Building Convention, set for 2-4 October in Cape Town...

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

Double green rating achieved for GE Africa Innovation Centre
Double green rating achieved for GE Africa Innovation CentreArticle

The GE Africa Innovation Centre (GEAIC) in Melrose Estate, Johannesburg has received top sustainability accreditation from both South Africa and the US...

22 May 2019

Lynette Ntuli, founding director and CEO of Innate Investment Solutions, and TC Chetty, RICS country manager for SA
2019 RICS Summit Africa speaker lineup finalisedArticle

The 2019 Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Summit Africa takes place 29-30 May at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton Central...

13 May 2019

Magazines ABC Q1 2019: No surprises as decline continues
Magazines ABC Q1 2019: No surprises as decline continuesArticle

The magazine category offered no surprises in the Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa's (ABC) first quarter (Q1) of 2019, with declining circulations of the past few years continuing...

Danette Breitenbach 9 May 2019

Nedbank Menlyn Maine awarded 5-star Green Star rating
Nedbank Menlyn Maine awarded 5-star Green Star ratingArticle

The Green Building Council of South Africa has awarded Nedbank's Menlyn Maine building a five-star Green Star rating in Existing Building Performance...

30 Apr 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

R400m food manufacturing plant launches in Gauteng
R400m food manufacturing plant launches in GautengArticle

The doors have officially opened to a new 22,700m² food production facility belonging to In2food, in the OR Tambo Special Economic Zone in Johannesburg...

10 Apr 2019

Meeting the green education challenge
Meeting the green education challengeArticle

What a difference a decade makes! Ten years ago, the retail environments industry was almost desperate for help in understanding "all that green stuff"...

Leo Van De Polder 9 Apr 2019

New MDA office awarded Net Zero Carbon pilot certification
New MDA office awarded Net Zero Carbon pilot certificationArticle

The new MDA Attorneys office in Houghton, Johannesburg, is one of the first buildings in South Africa to receive a Net Zero Carbon pilot certification...

8 Apr 2019

Why more retailers are going green
Why more retailers are going greenArticle

Every week, around the world, an area of floor space the size of Paris is constructed. With building and construction comes harmful emissions that remain with us for decades...

Iggy Sathekge 3 Apr 2019

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