Caio Verde, Angola's new sustainable city takes shape in Cabinda
Caio Verde, Angola's new sustainable city takes shape in Cabinda

Caio Verde is a new sustainable city currently under development in the Angolan province of Cabinda. Unfolding around three large indigenous coastal forests, the city, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and two Congolese republics, consists of 265 hectares and will be home to an anticipated population of 35,000, making it the largest city in Cabinda.

7 hours ago

ITC-SA now recognised as a voluntary association
ITC-SA now recognised as a voluntary association

In line with the newly gazetted Voluntary Associations Recognition Framework which came into effect in 2018, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) has been recognised as a voluntary association.

1 day ago

SCAPE helps Boston trade sea wall for parks to deal with climate change
SCAPE helps Boston trade sea wall for parks to deal with climate change

Instead of building sea walls, Boston is now opting for waterfront parks that welcome the tides in and pose less of a threat to local marine life. Inspired by the Netherlands concept of "living with the water, rather than fighting it", Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced that the city will add 67 new acres of green space along the water and restore 122 tidal acres.

2 days ago

ITC-SA develops inspectorate process to assist in enforcing building regulations
ITC-SA develops inspectorate process to assist in enforcing building regulations

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) has developed an inspectorate process to assist local authorities in the enforcement of compliance with the National Building Regulations (NBR).

3 days ago

TNPA allocates R98m for floating caisson at Sturrock Dry Dock
TNPA allocates R98m for floating caisson at Sturrock Dry Dock

Following discussions among the Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT), Wesgro, industry and strategic partners with Transnet National Port Authority (TNPA), a R98m floating caisson will be constructed for the Sturrock Dry Dock in the Port of Cape Town.

18 Feb 2019

Cyber security is key to smart metering deployment
Cyber security is key to smart metering deployment

As adoption of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) becomes more widespread, its appeal to cyber attackers will undoubtedly increase, and addressing security vulnerabilities across layers - and by different stakeholders - must be taken into account from the outset.

By Darren Oxlee 15 Feb 2019

Greater awareness needed of risks posed by working at height, says MBA North
Greater awareness needed of risks posed by working at height, says MBA North

According to the Federated Employers' Mutual Assurance Company, accidents involving falling account for over 15% of all incidents recorded by its members. This points to a need for greater awareness of the risks posed to employees when working at height in the construction industry, says Gerhard Roets of Master Builders Association (MBA) North.

15 Feb 2019

Department set to improve War on Leaks programme
Department set to improve War on Leaks programme

The Portfolio on Water and Sanitation has welcomed the department's commitment to reconsider the model of the War on Leaks programme, following challenges experienced in the last year. This, the committee said in a statement, would ensure that optimum benefit is derived from the programme.

15 Feb 2019