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

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

CLHG harnesses the sun
CLHG harnesses the sun

The City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG) is undertaking a large-scale solar project for the group at 25 of its 60 hotels...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 2 Aug 2019

Business Heavyweights to shift perspective and drive solutionist thinking at Nation Builder's 5th In Good Company Conference
Business Heavyweights to shift perspective and drive solutionist thinking at Nation Builder's 5th In Good Company Conference

Nation Builder's 5th annual In Good Company Conference, themed The Art of Business, will bring together business heavyweights and future-focused impact thinkers on 15 August, at the Atterbury Theatre...

Issued by Nation Builder 2 Aug 2019

Rashid Toefy, deputy director - general: economic operations in the Western Cape government presenting his keynote at the CEM Africa Summit 2019.
#CEM19: How government is reducing red tape in the experience economy

Rashid Toefy, deputy director - general: economic operations in the Western Cape government, unpacked their mission of placing the customer at the heart of operations, how the corporate sector and government should collaborate for true shared value, and why they were part of First Thursdays on 1 August...

By Leigh Andrews 31 Jul 2019

Reimagining and rebuilding District Six
Reimagining and rebuilding District Six

Participating in the Cape Town Spatial Justice Laboratory: Writing/Righting the City Otherwise, honours students from the University of Cape Town's (UCT) School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics explored ways of reconceptualising District Six...

31 Jul 2019

How AI and machine learning can help combat rhino poaching
How AI and machine learning can help combat rhino poaching

While various anti-rhino poaching strategies have helped curb this illegal activity, nature conservationists and other relevant role-players still lack real-time data about rhino behaviour that could provide crucial information of imminent poaching activities...

30 Jul 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

CWDi, 67 designers provide 67 logos for SMEs on #MandelaDay
CWDi, 67 designers provide 67 logos for SMEs on #MandelaDay

As part of CWDi's 67 Logos Designathon, 67 designers used their 67 minutes for Mandela Day to design professional logos for small businesses for free...

23 Jul 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 things

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...

By Martyn Dade-Robertson 23 Jul 2019

Snøhetta reveals new Madiba-inspired "peace bench"
Snøhetta reveals new Madiba-inspired "peace bench"

The inspiration for the bench came from the famous Nelson Mandela quote: "The best weapon is to sit down and talk"...

18 Jul 2019

New solar panel research to address SA's growing energy challenges
New solar panel research to address SA's growing energy challenges

The University of the Free State in South Africa and Ghent University in Belgium have conducted research on a new transparent solar panel which could provide power cheaply from the sun to homes, factories and cities...

17 Jul 2019

World's largest single-site solar project begins commercial operations
World's largest single-site solar project begins commercial operations

Abu Dhabi's new solar plant project has recently started its commercial operations as scheduled at Sweihan in Abu Dhabi...

12 Jul 2019

Paying it forward
Paying it forward

Having lived through poverty as a child, chartered accountant (CA[SA]) Makoena Mabusela is passionate about helping others break out of the cycle...

By Kulani Chauke, Issued by SAICA 11 Jul 2019

Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia wins 2019 Ashden Award
Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia wins 2019 Ashden Award

The Sweden-funded Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia (BGFZ) programme has won the 2019 Ashden Award in the category of Innovative Finance...

4 Jul 2019

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

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

By 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 board

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

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

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 record

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

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

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

By Daniel Johnson 25 Jun 2019

Womandla launches inaugural Women in STEM Awards
Womandla launches inaugural Women in STEM Awards

Hosted by Womandla, nominations are open for the first Women in STEM Awards set for 17 August in Cape Town...

21 Jun 2019

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

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...

By Sindy Peters 19 Jun 2019

Black plastic can't be recycled - but we've just found a way to use the carbon in renewable energy
Black plastic can't be recycled - but we've just found a way to use the carbon in renewable energy

The big problem with plastics is that though they last for a very long time, most are thrown away after only one use...

By Alvin Orbaek White 18 Jun 2019

Seychelles floating solar energy project moves into next phase
Seychelles floating solar energy project moves into next phase

Africa's first utility-scale, private-sector funded floating solar project is continuing in the Seychelles on to its next implementation phase...

13 Jun 2019

What renewable energy and home improvement have in common
What renewable energy and home improvement have in common

Should renewable energy developers invest in vocational training? Job creation? Home repair? The answer, based on best practice in emerging markets around the world, is unequivocally yes...

By Bertrand de la Borde 12 Jun 2019

Complementing and offsetting energy opportunities for the South African water sector
Complementing and offsetting energy opportunities for the South African water sector

The South African water sector is dependent on one source of electricity supply which makes it vulnerable to load shedding, shortage of supply and increasing steep tariffs...

By Dr John Ngoni Zvimba 11 Jun 2019

R12m solar PV plant installed at Liberty Midlands Mall
R12m solar PV plant installed at Liberty Midlands Mall

Installation of a R12m solar photovoltaic (PV) plant at the Liberty Midlands Mall has been completed, according to co-owners Liberty Two Degrees and Liberty Group...

10 Jun 2019

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

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

10 Jun 2019

All the 2019 Eco-Logic Awards winners
All the 2019 Eco-Logic Awards winners

The recently held 2019 Eco-Logic Awards saw newly appointed minister of environment, forestry and fisheries Barbara Creecy deliver the keynote address, during which she emphasised the need for sustainable practice...

10 Jun 2019

Investing in sustainable and eco-friendly business practices and initiatives
Investing in sustainable and eco-friendly business practices and initiatives

In recent years, big business has realised its role to develop cleaner, more sustainable business practices and initiatives...

Issued by Total 7 Jun 2019

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