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

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...

By Iggy Sathekge 3 Apr 2019

Consumers should generate their own electricity and become 'prosumers'
Consumers should generate their own electricity and become 'prosumers'

South Africans should be allowed, and in fact encouraged, to generate their own electricity...

By Prof Wikus van Niekerk 2 Apr 2019

Africa rising as Bizcommunity launches .Africa domain
Africa rising as Bizcommunity launches .Africa domain

Bizcommunity, the wholly independently owned media brand made in Africa for Africa, is proud to announce the launch of the Bizcommunity.africa domain...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Apr 2019

Protection of strategic water source areas should be legislated, says UCT researcher
Protection of strategic water source areas should be legislated, says UCT researcher

Left unprotected, South Africa's strategic water source areas are highly vulnerable to inappropriate development...

2 Apr 2019

Oppenheim Architecture designs GLF headquarters in Miami
Oppenheim Architecture designs GLF headquarters in Miami

Oppenheim Architecture has completed a new office complex near the Miami River. The building comprises large shifted concrete volumes to provide a flexible office space and big open spaces...

2 Apr 2019

Seshree Govender, senior associate, and Carey-Anne Jennings, partner at Webber Wentzel
Crowdfunding: An untapped funding resource for renewable energy

Small and innovative renewable energy projects battle to raise funds through formal channels. One possible solution is to reach out to communities with an interest in those projects to help fund them through crowdfunding initiatives...

By Carey-Anne Jennings and Seshree Govender 1 Apr 2019

Radisson BluWaterfront to harvest sea water with new desalination plant
Radisson BluWaterfront to harvest sea water with new desalination plant

As the Western Cape continues to save water, the hotel, located directly on the rocky Atlantic Coast in Granger Bay, Cape Town, will supply fresh water produced in its own, in-house desalination plant...

1 Apr 2019

SA taxpayers to foot unexpected R205bn bill annually due to problem projects
SA taxpayers to foot unexpected R205bn bill annually due to problem projects

While good infrastructure has significant benefits for the economy and peoples' quality of life, South Africa has a significant problem...

1 Apr 2019

Sandi Mbutuma appointed MD of SVA International
Sandi Mbutuma appointed MD of SVA International

Sandi Mbutuma has been appointed managing director of architectural company SVA International (SVA), a member of the GIBB Group of Companies...

29 Mar 2019

How dirty is the Cape Flats groundwater?
How dirty is the Cape Flats groundwater?

The groundwater we are extracting from the Cape Flats to augment drinking supply and make us more drought resilient, is too polluted to use without it being treated...

By Steve Kretzmann 29 Mar 2019

#Propak19: Developing artisan skills for the future
#Propak19: Developing artisan skills for the future

Twenty years ago, there were in excess of 50,000 to 70,000 artisans employed throughout the mining, manufacturing, construction and local authorities' sectors in SA...

By Danette Breitenbach 28 Mar 2019

Revitalisation of Joburg's Jewel City forges ahead
Revitalisation of Joburg's Jewel City forges ahead

The redevelopment of Jewel City in the Johannesburg CBD is under way, as Divercity Urban Property Fund revitalises six city blocks that have been closed to the public for decades...

28 Mar 2019

Egypt embarks on smart city development drive
Egypt embarks on smart city development drive

As part of Egypt's Sustainable Development Strategy 2030, it is embarking on a slate of new fourth-generation smart cities...

28 Mar 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 it

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...

By Ndubisi Onwuanyi 28 Mar 2019

"This is not a man's world": protesters demand construction jobs for women
"This is not a man's world": protesters demand construction jobs for women

Residents of Lower Crossroads in Philippi, Cape Town, brought construction of a new school to a halt on Tuesday, 26 March, demanding more jobs for women and for residents...

By Velani Ludidi 28 Mar 2019

Tree Tops Houghton inspired by world's largest urban forest
Tree Tops Houghton inspired by world's largest urban forest

Designed by dhk Architects for property developers Tricolt, Tree Tops Houghton is a new apartment block planned for a site nestled between Houghton and Rosebank in Johannesburg...

27 Mar 2019

Hoërskool Driehoek tragedy: Who should take the blame and compensate victims?
Hoërskool Driehoek tragedy: Who should take the blame and compensate victims?

When a massive concrete walkway slab collapsed at Die Hoërskool Driekoek in Vanderbijlpark, four learners lost their lives and more than 20 others were injured...

By Wihan Meintjes and Grégor Wolter 27 Mar 2019

New paper on Cape Town drought unpacks lessons for other municipalities
New paper on Cape Town drought unpacks lessons for other municipalities

Unpacking the Cape Town Drought: Lessons Learnt is a new paper from the University of Cape Town's African Centre for Cities which warns that the Cape Town drought has powerful climate change adaptation lessons for other South African municipalities...

26 Mar 2019

Dutch vessel, Willem van Oranje, harvests sand off Kenya’s coast. CORDIO
Why Kenya must take control of sand harvesting off its coast

Kenyans have taken to social media to protest against what they claim is illegal sand harvesting off Diani beach, one of the country's most popular coastal areas. The Conversation Africa's Moina Spooner spoke to David Obura about why this is an issue.

By David Obura 26 Mar 2019

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Ga-Rankuwa Industrial Park gets makeover

Trade and industry minister Rob Davies will later this week launch the refurbished Ga-Rankuwa Industrial Park...

26 Mar 2019

Henning Larsen Architects to design cave-like hotel in Faroe Islands
Henning Larsen Architects to design cave-like hotel in Faroe Islands

Danish architecture firm Henning Larsen Architects has designed a new hotel that features a cave-like foyer situated within the historic town of Tórshavn, the capital city of the Faroe Islands...

26 Mar 2019

Development of Umgeni Deco & Lifestyle Park under way
Development of Umgeni Deco & Lifestyle Park under way

Conceptualised by Eris Property Group, in partnership with PRASA and Intersite Asset Investments, the Umgeni Deco & Lifestyle Park within the Umgeni precinct officially opened earlier this month...

25 Mar 2019

Construction mafia derailing projects worth billions
Construction mafia derailing projects worth billions

Yunus Bayat, a member of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS), has called on the National Prosecuting Authority and local police services to intervene in what he describes as construction mafia and gang-related activities on construction project sites...

25 Mar 2019

MBSA calls on government to save construction sector from total collapse
MBSA calls on government to save construction sector from total collapse

Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) has called for urgent government intervention to prevent the total collapse of the country's construction industry...

22 Mar 2019

Snøhetta completes Europe's first underwater restaurant in Norway
Snøhetta completes Europe's first underwater restaurant in Norway

Snøhetta's half-sunken restaurant has officially been opened to the public and the building will welcome its first guests in Lindesnes, Norway...

22 Mar 2019

Why crisis proofing for water preservation in SA should be a priority
Why crisis proofing for water preservation in SA should be a priority

This year's theme for World Water Day, held annually on 22 March, is 'Leaving no one behind', aptly revisiting access to water as a critical human right...

20 Mar 2019

Lesotho Rise in the City design competition winner announced
Lesotho Rise in the City design competition winner announced

Winners of the Rise in the City international architecture competition for affordable housing in Maseru, Lesotho were announced earlier this month...

20 Mar 2019

Wastewater is an asset - it contains nutrients, energy and precious metals, and scientists are learning how to recover them
Wastewater is an asset - it contains nutrients, energy and precious metals, and scientists are learning how to recover them

Most people think as little as possible about the wastewater that is produced daily from their showers, bathtubs, sinks, dishwashers and toilets. But with the right techniques, it can become a valuable resource...

By Yalin Li 20 Mar 2019

Names drawn from a bucket for KZN roads work
Names drawn from a bucket for KZN roads work

Ward councillors in Osizweni in Newcastle resorted to pulling names out of a bucket on Monday, 18 March, to allocate jobs on a R2.3bn road contract in the area...

By Sibusiso Mdlalose 20 Mar 2019

R18bn expansion plan for Dube Trade Port
R18bn expansion plan for Dube Trade Port

The Dube Trade Port Special Economic Zone (DTP SEZ) in KwaZulu-Natal continues to experience an unprecedented wave of investments...

20 Mar 2019

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