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 restore full maximum electricity supply to residents.

By Tania Broughton 3 minutes ago

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

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has raised concern about possible liquid gas chlorine shortages from its supplier based in Kempton Park, Gauteng, which could affect water supply.

4 hours ago

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

Lúnell Greyling from the University of the Free State has been named a regional winner in the 2022 Corobrik Student Architecture Awards for her thesis on developing a Shipwreck Interpretation Centre at Cape Agulhas. Greyling will receive a R10,000...

3 days ago

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 applications is 31 January 2022. MBAWC has granted bursaries to over 150 built environment students to further their...

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. COP26 - the UN climate conference held last November in Glasgow - showed that, unfortunately, the world is far from ready for such a...

By Michael Grubb 20 Jan 2022

WATCH: Activists head to High Court this week to halt R4.6bn River Club development

The Goringhaicona Khoi Khoin Indigenous Traditional Council and the Observatory Civic Association (OCA) will have their case heard in the Western Cape High Court over the next two days as they seek an interdict to stop the R4.6bn River Club...

19 Jan 2022

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

In the modern age, 'disruption' has been defined as 'radical change to an existing industry or market due to technological innovation'. With the advent of Industry 4.0, we have seen this termed 'digital disruption'. However, the dawn of the Covid-19...

By Yershen Pillay 19 Jan 2022

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

The Department and Water and Sanitation earlier this week opened two sluice gates at the Vaal Dam due to increased inflows from feeding catchments. In a statement, the department said three gates from the five that had been opened previously had been...

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. South Africa is not exempt. More than 60% of South Africans live in urban areas, and...

Cacisa MgudlwaBy Cacisa Mgudlwa 18 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 brought on later by the Covid-19 pandemic.

17 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 for refuelling and maintenance. The unit generates at least 920MW of power for the country, with its last successful...

17 Jan 2022




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#BizTrends2022: The Anglophone Africa buildings industry - a continued evolution
#BizTrends2022: The Anglophone Africa buildings industry - a continued evolution

The Anglophone Africa building sector is going through several important and enduring changes dictated by various trends that will undoubtedly...

Devan PillayBy Devan Pillay 14 Jan 2022

Technology has made buildings less climate-friendly: but we can look back in time for solutions
Technology has made buildings less climate-friendly: but we can look back in time for solutions

Lessons from ancient architecture can help us design buildings that provide comfort and convenience without costing the earth...

By Bashar Al Shawa 12 Jan 2022

Construction begins at DP World's $1.1bn port in Senegal
Construction begins at DP World's $1.1bn port in Senegal

Senegal President Macky Sall on Monday, 3 January, laid the foundation stone for the construction of a $1.13bn deep-water port being developed...

By Diadie Ba 4 Jan 2022

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