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Leveraging the African opportunity, tapping into billion rand projects

At its recently held Africa Rising Market Intelligence Briefing, Sassda revealed that Africa still has what it takes

3 hours ago

From outmoded storage cylinder to innovative knowledge hub

This storehouse will be transformed into a dynamic information centre on sustainable energy for the city of Heidelberg

By Emile Uys 4 hours ago

Wetlands inspires Springs Mall ecologically sensitive design

Springs Mall in Gauteng opened its doors earlier this year. The shopping centre is located alongside ecologically sensitive wetlands

1 day ago

Testing the bounds of modular home design with DD16

This architecture prototype caters for intrepid voyagers and nomadic fishermen with utmost economy in its design

By Emile Uys 1 day ago

Angola's investment in non-oil sectors starts to pay off

With forecasts of rising commodity prices, investors must now bear in mind that we are moving towards a sellers' market

By Miguel Damião Gago 2 days ago

Heavy rain brings some hope for dam levels

Nelson Mandela Bay supply dam levels could see a slight increase as heavy rain brought relief to some of the worst-affected catchment areas in the drought-stricken Eastern Cape and Garden Route

By Riaan Marais 2 days ago

Balwin, Transcend announce strategic alliance on five apartment developments in Gauteng

Balwin Properties and Transcend Residential Property Fund recently revealed a strategic alliance that will see 8,900 rental apartments developed across five projects in various Gauteng nodes over the next six years

2 days ago

N2 project to make travelling easier

The N2 Wild Coast project will improve mobility and connectivity between provinces and towns, says Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi

2 days ago

Sudan's Bashir aims to ease Egypt concerns over Nile dam

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir said on Thursday, 17 August, that the construction of Ethiopia's controversial Grand Renaissance Dam on the Nile River would not impact water supplies to Egypt as feared by Cairo

2 days ago

Growing more plants and trees can cut down the heat in Nigerian cities

Nigeria is regarded as a hot country. Average maximum temperature can reach 38? - one of the hottest in sub-Saharan Africa

By Olumuyiwa Adegun and Tobi Eniolu Morakinyo 2 days ago

Tap shuts on Cape water wastrels

Two of Cape Town's worst water wasters became the first to have their supply restricted on Wednesday, 16 August

By Dave Chambers 18 Aug 2017

Developer fined R1.6m for non-compliance

The NHBRC Disciplinary Committee has imposed a fine of R1.6m on a developer after failing to enrol residential units which were under construction at Elarduspark in Gauteng

18 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: How WomEng is displacing the glass ceiling to make room for more women in engineering

Why sit back and complain about life's challenges when you can actually do something about it?

By Sindy Peters 17 Aug 2017

New Africa infrastructure fund launched

AP Moller Holding, together with PKA, PensionDanmark and Lægernes Pension, has launched a new infrastructure fund with a focus on Africa. The fund has received commitments of $550m from anchor investors

17 Aug 2017

Eastern Cape towns struggle with water rationing

Drought takes its toll in Amathole district

By Mbulelo Sisulu 17 Aug 2017

An affordable, open source home

As part of the push toward sustainable design, Studiolada released plans for the Open Source House

16 Aug 2017

ArcelorMittal SA to cut staff as steel sector outlook dims

ArcelorMittal SA is to retrench more than 50 workers as the poor economy and continuing cheaper Chinese steel imports gave it "no option but to review staffing levels"

By Mark Allix 16 Aug 2017

Sharp rise in prices forecast for SA construction sector in 2017

The South African construction sector will see a tender price growth of 7.4%, including 5.3% inflation, and an 8.8% increase in 2018, including 5.1% inflation

15 Aug 2017

Renowned hotel architect Dexter Moren to speak at THINC Africa

Highly awarded hotel architect and founder of Dexter Moren Associates, Dexter Moren is returning to THINC Africa by popular demand to share his expertise and experience

15 Aug 2017

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International

Nippon Steel swings to profit for April-June quarter

Japan's Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal said Friday, 28 July, it returned to profit in the April-June quarter thanks to brisk demand from the auto sector, but warned overproduction by China could hit its full-year earnings.

31 Jul 2017

One dead as under-construction Singapore highway collapses

SINGAPORE: One man was killed and 10 others injured in Singapore on Friday, 14 July, when a partially-built elevated highway they were working on collapsed, authorities said, a rare construction accident in the city-state.

17 Jul 2017

Utilities including nuclear firms hacked

WASHINGTON, US: Firms operating nuclear power plants and other energy facilities in the US have been hacked in recent months, the New York Times reported Thursday, 6 July.

10 Jul 2017

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