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Koeberg Unit 1 to be taken offline, De Ruyter warns of potential load shedding
Koeberg Unit 1 to be taken offline, De Ruyter warns of potential load shedding

De Ruyter also said steps are being taken to protect Eskom assets from acts of "sabotage" after several incidents ranging from vandalism to explosions...

2 days ago

Eskom calls to collect as City of Tshwane owes it R635m
Eskom calls to collect as City of Tshwane owes it R635m

The highly indebted Eskom is ramping up its efforts to recover the debt owed to it and is now calling on South Africa's defaulting municipalities to collect...

2 days ago

New chairperson appointed to lead GBCSA board
New chairperson appointed to lead GBCSA board

Liberty Two Degrees asset management executive and vice-chair of the Green Building Council South Africa board Brian Unsted will take over the reins from Giles Pendleton as the industry body's chairperson.

2 days ago

How the new Property Practitioners Act will impact property developers
How the new Property Practitioners Act will impact property developers

For some property developers, the Property Practitioners Act (PPA) will usher in a new era of additional compliance and certification requirements...

By Wilco du Toit 3 days ago

The global building industry's net-zero imperative - the time is now
The global building industry's net-zero imperative - the time is now

More than ever, the time to start implementing steps to ensure the global building industry reaches the Paris Agreement target is now...

By Ettienne van Niekerk 3 days ago

Here are the world's top 5 smart cities for 2022 - Juniper Research study
Here are the world's top 5 smart cities for 2022 - Juniper Research study

Shanghai has been ranked the world's top smart city for 2022 following an extensive study carried out by Juniper Research...

25 Jan 2022

Western Cape unveils contractor's framework targeting women, youth
Western Cape unveils contractor's framework targeting women, youth

The Western Cape Human Settlements Department has unveiled its contractor's framework, targeting particularly women and youth contractors...

25 Jan 2022

Eskom loses bid to reduce power to municipalities
Eskom loses bid to reduce power to municipalities

Eskom has lost an appeal in the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) against a ruling in favour of two community associations that it must immediately...

By Tania Broughton 24 Jan 2022

Potential liquid gas chlorine shortage could affect water supply - DWS
Potential liquid gas chlorine shortage could affect water supply - DWS

DWS has raised concern about possible liquid gas chlorine shortages from its supplier based in Kempton Park which could affect water supply...

24 Jan 2022

Lúnell Greyling takes regional top spot in 2022 Corobrik Student Architecture Awards
Lúnell Greyling takes regional top spot in 2022 Corobrik Student Architecture Awards

Greyling will receive a R10,000 prize for her Shipwreck Interpretation Centre and the opportunity to compete in the national awards...

21 Jan 2022

MBAWC built environment bursary programme open for applications
MBAWC built environment bursary programme open for applications

The Master Builders' Association Western Cape (MBAWC) bursary programme is open for applications. The deadline for the receipt of...

20 Jan 2022

An energy revolution is possible - but only if leaders get imaginative about how to fund it
An energy revolution is possible - but only if leaders get imaginative about how to fund it

Limiting climate change will require an unprecedented global movement to make low-carbon technologies the norm...

By Michael Grubb 20 Jan 2022

Activists head to High Court to halt R4.6bn River Club development

The developers, the City of Cape Town, the Western Cape Government and the Western Cape First Nations Collective opposed the application...

19 Jan 2022

Chemicals sector reshaping towards innovation as a necessity
Chemicals sector reshaping towards innovation as a necessity

The Covid-19 pandemic has turned disruption on its head. We are not just innovating for competitive advantage, we are innovating for survival...

By Yershen Pillay 19 Jan 2022

DWS opens Vaal Dam sluice gates, warns downstream communities
DWS opens Vaal Dam sluice gates, warns downstream communities

Department and Water and Sanitation spokesperson Sputnik Ratau warned downstream communities earlier this week of the imminent increase of outflow from the dams and a rise in the Vaal River.

19 Jan 2022

#BizTrends2022: Sustainable transformation key to promoting cities as engines of growth
#BizTrends2022: Sustainable transformation key to promoting cities as engines of growth

More than half of the world's population lives in cities, and is it predicted that by 2050, more than 70% of the world's population will be living in urban areas...

Cacisa MgudlwaBy Cacisa Mgudlwa 18 Jan 2022

Eskom switches off Koeberg Unit Two for 5-month period
Eskom switches off Koeberg Unit Two for 5-month period

Eskom said it will be switching off Unit Two of the Koeberg Nuclear Power Station on Monday, 17 January, for a five-month period...

17 Jan 2022

Despite challenges, Gibb successfully oversees refurbishment of Nalubaale Dam
Despite challenges, Gibb successfully oversees refurbishment of Nalubaale Dam

Contracted in 2018 to oversee the refurbishment of Nalubaale Dam in Uganda, engineering firm Gibb was faced with a number of challenges...

17 Jan 2022

How to make roads with recycled waste and pave the way to a circular economy
How to make roads with recycled waste and pave the way to a circular economy

Moving to a circular economy Is a key goal to reduce the impact of building and construction on the environment...

By Salman Shooshtarian, Savindi Caldera, Tayyab Maqsood and Tim Ryley 14 Jan 2022




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