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

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

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

It's been claimed that technology is the answer to the climate crisis. By eventually separating economic growth from its effects on the environment through improving energy efficiency, the argument runs, better technology promises to prevent...

By Bashar Al Shawa 12 Jan 2022

#BizTrends2022: Top construction trends - building a way forward
#BizTrends2022: Top construction trends - building a way forward

The construction industry has experienced its share of challenges over the past five years - challenges which were ramped up by the pandemic. As we approach 2022, we explore the major trends that have emerged in the industry, highlighting the top...

Dumisani MadiBy Dumisani Madi 5 Jan 2022

#BizTrends2022: Potential for slow but steady recovery of construction sector in 2022
#BizTrends2022: Potential for slow but steady recovery of construction sector in 2022

South Africa's construction sector is a key contributor to GDP and jobs, employing around 8% of the South African workforce. With South African unemployment at a record high and broader economic growth constrained, the fortunes of the construction...

By Johan Gouws and Mohau Mphomela 5 Jan 2022

Zutari engineer conducts study on viability of multi-storey mass timber building in SA
Zutari engineer conducts study on viability of multi-storey mass timber building in SA

Stephanus van der Westhuyzen, a structural engineer at Zutari, has carried out a research study on the economic viability of multi-storey mass timber buildings in South Africa, focusing on a development cost comparison between mass timber frame and...

3 Jan 2022

WEC Projects to use natural processes at Botswana mine sewage treatment facility
WEC Projects to use natural processes at Botswana mine sewage treatment facility

WEC Projects has secured a R3m contract for the expansion of the Lucara Botswana's Karowe diamond mine's sewage treatment facility. The mine requested a man-made natural reed bed wetland system that will provide a "polishing" phase to the treatment...

30 Dec 2021




Africa news

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

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

#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

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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