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Construction set to start on Umhlanga Arch
Construction set to start on Umhlanga Arch

Last week saw the official ground breaking of A-grade catalytic development Umhlanga Arch in Durban

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Dutch open 'world's first 3D-printed concrete bridge'
Dutch open 'world's first 3D-printed concrete bridge'

Dutch officials toasted on Tuesday, 17 October, the opening of what is being called the world's first 3D-printed concrete bridge, which is primarily meant to be used by cyclists

15 hours ago

Group Five spikes on Greenbay offer
Group Five spikes on Greenbay offer

Group Five's share price surged as much as 42% on Monday, 16 October, after it received an unsolicited firm-intention cash offer for its European assets and businesses from Greenbay Properties for R1.6bn

By Mark Allix 15 hours ago

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In need of hotel rooms, Seychelles' govt tells developers to begin projects or lose them

Eight out of 18 tourism projects excluded from a moratorium on large hotels in Seychelles could be reallocated if the project backers don't begin construction within a year

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Bruce Kerswill receives his Lifetime Achievement Award from GBCSA CEO Dorah Modise and chairman Rudolf Pienaar.
Green Star Leadership Awards recognises top buildings, professionals

The annual Green Star Leadership Awards winners were announced at the GBCSA 2017 Green Building Convention in Cape Town last week

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Does South Africa's renewable energy plan signify progress or regression?
Does South Africa's renewable energy plan signify progress or regression?

The energy industry breathed a huge sigh of relief recently when energy minister Mmamoloko Kubayi announced that power purchase agreements (PPAs) for renewable energy from bid windows 3.5 and 4 will be signed by the end of October 2017

By Siyabonga Mbanjwa 1 day ago

Fifth WoodEX for Africa exhibition set for July 2018
Fifth WoodEX for Africa exhibition set for July 2018

WoodEX for Africa 2018 will take place 11-13 July at Gallagher Estate in Midrand

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PIC bulks up interest in cement-maker PPC
PIC bulks up interest in cement-maker PPC

Cement producer PPC said on Monday, 16 October, the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) had increased its shareholding in the company

By Ann Crotty 1 day ago

Water Stewardship Summit focuses on closing SA's R30bn annual water infrastructure gap
Water Stewardship Summit focuses on closing SA's R30bn annual water infrastructure gap

Water, infrastructure and financial sector stakeholders met in Johannesburg recently for the third annual Water Stewardship Summit, addressing funding models to improve South Africa's water security

2 days ago

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N2 upgrade near Grahamstown making progress

Sanral has announced that its six to seven-year project of upgrading the N2 between Grahamstown and the Fish River Pass is progressing well

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RICS celebrates 150 years, calls for nominations of SA successes
RICS celebrates 150 years, calls for nominations of SA successes

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), launching its Pride in the Profession: Celebrating 150 years of surveying successes campaign, is calling for nominations from around the world

13 Oct 2017

GBCSA launches Net Zero Programme
GBCSA launches Net Zero Programme

The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA), on Wednesday, 11 October, announced the launch of its Net Zero Programme

13 Oct 2017

#GBCSA2017: Rubble is a resource
#GBCSA2017: Rubble is a resource

One cubic metre of concrete has a carbon footprint of 350kg of CO2, making this staple material in the construction industry one of the biggest contributors to greenhouse gases in the world

By Sindy Peters 12 Oct 2017

Fairfax's offer readies the field for a tug-of-war over correct value of PPC
Fairfax's offer readies the field for a tug-of-war over correct value of PPC

The naysayers are starting to crawl out of the woodwork over a proposed pan-African merger between AfriSam, Fairfax Africa Investments and PPC

By Mark Allix 12 Oct 2017

Why engineering schools globally need more creative women
Why engineering schools globally need more creative women

Engineers are good at solving problems. We make bridges safer, computers faster and engines more efficient. Today, the profession is working on an especially thorny problem: gender equity in higher education

By Ishwar K. Puri 12 Oct 2017

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Minister inspects Western Cape transport infrastructure projects

The Minister of Transport, Joe Maswanganyi and Member of the Executive Council, Donald Grant, recently undertook a site inspection to monitor progress on a R487m road infrastructure upgrade and development

12 Oct 2017

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Emira upbeat over conversion of office block to residential

Emira Property Fund is confident that its first asset conversion of a property from office to residential will succeed and that this will prompt the company to complete more value-enhancing property conversions

By Alistair Anderson 12 Oct 2017

Patricia de Lille at the 10th annual Green Building Convention
#GBCSA2017: De Lille calls on building sector to 'think differently' as city continues to tackle drought

Speaking at the GBCSA's 10th annual Green Building Convention, the executive mayor of Cape Town Patricia de Lille called on industry players to implement their projects while ensuring resilience and sustainability.

By Sindy Peters 11 Oct 2017

Dorah Modise at the 10th annual Green Building Convention
#GBCSA2017: Celebrating 10 years of green building in SA

Founded in 2007 by Bruce Kerswill, the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) turns 10 this year

By Sindy Peters 11 Oct 2017

AfricArena tech innovation conference kicks off next month
AfricArena tech innovation conference kicks off next month

AfricArena, described as the largest tech innovation conference for startups and investors hosted on African soil, will take place from 6-7 November 2017 at the Century City Conference Centre

11 Oct 2017

Business bodies call for Eskom CEO to be reinstated
Business bodies call for Eskom CEO to be reinstated

Business lobby groups and the National Union of Mineworkers (Num) have called for the reinstatement of former acting Eskom CEO Johnny Dladla as concerns grow around the capture of Eskom

By Sunita Menon 11 Oct 2017

How Cape Town can win support for the next round of water cuts
How Cape Town can win support for the next round of water cuts

Dams in South Africa's Cape Town are half of what they were this time last year as the city continues to battle drought

By David Olivier 11 Oct 2017

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R48m road rehabilitation project launched

Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport Dr Ismail Vadi on Tuesday, 10 October 2017, officially launched the rehabilitation project of P-243 Road from Vereeniging to Balfour

11 Oct 2017

PPC merger opposition grows
PPC merger opposition grows

Visio Capital Management, which holds 7% of PPC, is the latest investment manager to come out against a partial conditional offer for a merger with SA's largest cement group by AfriSam and Canada's Fairfax Africa Investments

By Mark Allix 11 Oct 2017

Lafarge South Africa launches Binastore
Lafarge South Africa launches Binastore

Lafarge South Africa has launched a new home building service called Binastore

10 Oct 2017

Otis Southern Africa recognises its top mechanic
Otis Southern Africa recognises its top mechanic

Otis Southern Africa, for the second year running, has awarded its top mechanic for expertise in product and safety aptitude and ability

10 Oct 2017

GBCSA announces rebrand of Green Star SA rating system
GBCSA announces rebrand of Green Star SA rating system

Green Building Council South Africa's (GBCSA) Green Star SA rating system has been rebranded Green Star Africa to support its uptake throughout the continent

9 Oct 2017

Sanral accused of digging holes in transformation road
Sanral accused of digging holes in transformation road

Political ructions shaking the ANC are showing up as cracks in the country's infrastructure

By Mark Allix 9 Oct 2017

Italy's high-rise forests take root around the world
Italy's high-rise forests take root around the world

As balconies bristle with tree branches and sunshine dapples the leaves of thousands of plants, two apartment buildings in the heart of Milan have almost disappeared under lush forest

9 Oct 2017

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