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Salt water set to ease Cape Town dam crisis
Salt water set to ease Cape Town dam crisis

By the end of August, Capetonians will no longer be totally reliant on their struggling dams for water

11 hours ago

Five Group Five board members quit, leaving only CEO, finance officer
Five Group Five board members quit, leaving only CEO, finance officer

Five of Group Five's seven board members announced their resignations on Friday, 23 June, leaving just recently appointed CEO Themba Mosai and chief financial officer Cristina Teixeira as surviving directors

By Robert Laing 11 hours ago

Urban growth a boon for Africa's industrialisation
Urban growth a boon for Africa's industrialisation

There has been much talk about Africa's urban dividends — the increased prosperity and sustained socioeconomic development resulting from the expansion and industrialisation of African cities

By Franck Kuwonu 3 days ago

City seeks more social housing partners to expedite provision of affordable housing
City seeks more social housing partners to expedite provision of affordable housing

In an effort to expedite the provision of affordable housing opportunities across the city, the City of Cape Town is seeking additional social housing partners

3 days ago

Eskom veteran Johnny Dladla named acting CE
Eskom veteran Johnny Dladla named acting CE

Eskom has appointed Johnny Dladla as the acting group CE, following the removal of Brian Molefe

By Genevieve Quintal 3 days ago

Architecture a viable, meaningful career choice - SACAP
Architecture a viable, meaningful career choice - SACAP

As part of its focus on Youth Month, the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) is participating in career expos to promote architecture as a viable and meaningful career choice for high school learners

22 Jun 2017

South African steel production drops 3.5% in May
South African steel production drops 3.5% in May

SA's steel production fell by 3.5% year-on-year in May to 561,000 tonnes, according to the World Steel Association

By Dominic Preuss 22 Jun 2017

Last call for Retail, Design and Development Awards entries
Last call for Retail, Design and Development Awards entries

There is still time to enter the Retail, Design and Development Awards (RDDA), hosted by the South African Council of Shopping Centres

21 Jun 2017

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Crystal Lagoons sets eyes on Kenya for further expansion in SSA

“Rapid urbanisation and economic development make sub-Saharan Africa a promising market for property, especially as countries like Kenya are starting to adopt international frameworks"

21 Jun 2017

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Why the world needs to get smarter about water consumption

In 1900, just 15% of the world's population lived in cities. Now that proportion is over 50%

By Dragan Savic 21 Jun 2017

#TEDTalk: Is it time for us to use less glass in our cities?
#TEDTalk: Is it time for us to use less glass in our cities?

In this TED Talk, architecture critic Justin Davidson laments the overwhelming use of glass that now dominates the world's cities

21 Jun 2017

Stalled PPAs are hurting investors and govt's growth objectives
Stalled PPAs are hurting investors and govt's growth objectives

The DoE and Eskom again did not provide any clarity to investors in the renewable energy sector as to when the power utility will sign PPAs

21 Jun 2017

Sun Silicates takes lead in chemical engineering sector
Sun Silicates takes lead in chemical engineering sector

Situated in Germiston, Sun Silicates is currently the only company in South Africa that supplies both vermiculite and perlite-based insulating media used in the construction industry

By Sindy Peters 20 Jun 2017

Planned communities are SA's smart cities of the future
Planned communities are SA's smart cities of the future

A number of planned communities being built with connectivity at their core - and not Johannesburg and Cape Town - are leading the local race toward being truly integrated smart cities

By Jacques du Toit 20 Jun 2017

Three new bridges to link to Sandton Central
Three new bridges to link to Sandton Central

In order to improve access into, out of and around Sandton Central, three new bridges are to be built

19 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: Architecture is an extension of the natural environment
#YouthMonth: Architecture is an extension of the natural environment

After being named a regional winner in the 30th Corobrik Architectural Awards, Jean-Pierre Desvaux De Marigny from the University of KwaZulu-Natal went on to scoop the top prize in the national competition

By Sindy Peters 19 Jun 2017

Accelerate takes development hit
Accelerate takes development hit

Accelerate Property Fund's share price plunged 7.69% to R6 on Wednesday, 14 June

By Alistair Anderson 19 Jun 2017

‘Seed to Seat' hardwood design project launches in South Africa
‘Seed to Seat' hardwood design project launches in South Africa

Seven South African designers are working with American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), to design a ‘Seed to Seat' project at 100% Design South Africa

15 Jun 2017

Self-financing modular homes for the rural poor
Self-financing modular homes for the rural poor

Globally, access to adequate housing remains a huge problem that governments battle to solve, billionBricks provides a self-financing solution

By Bongani Shweni 15 Jun 2017

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DRC seeks joint Chinese-Spanish offer to build dam

The Democratic Republic of Congo said on Tuesday, 13 June, it has asked Chinese and Spanish bidders of a colossal dam project to join forces and submit a joint bid

15 Jun 2017

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Tenders to open for second phase of Lesotho water project

Construction tenders worth between R1m and R1bn will be advertised shortly for the second phase of the R25bn Lesotho Highlands Water Project, the executive manager of the project, Mark Matchett, says

By Charlotte Mathews 14 Jun 2017

Can you redevelop a big city like Lagos without displacing the poor?
Can you redevelop a big city like Lagos without displacing the poor?

Urban planner Lookman Oshodi seems to think it is possible

14 Jun 2017

Group Five acted in bad faith, says Allan Gray
Group Five acted in bad faith, says Allan Gray

Allan Gray says Group Five acted in bad faith in advising shareholders

By Mark Allix 14 Jun 2017

BAIC SA Plant development ready for phase 2
BAIC SA Plant development ready for phase 2

Phase 1 (site preparations) of the BAIC SA Manufacturing Plant has been completed and phase 2 (construction) is due to start soon

13 Jun 2017

Dar es Salaam Port savours double delight
Dar es Salaam Port savours double delight

With the transport sector still savouring the expected benefits of the announced scrapping of VAT on transit cargo, a move that is likely to increase volume of consignments at the Dar es Salaam Port, the harbour has received yet another shot in the arm

By Mariam Said 13 Jun 2017

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General Electric appoints new CEO

NEW YORK, US: General Electric on Monday announced the departure of chief executive Jeff Immelt, who had made the risky bet of refocusing the American conglomerate on its industrial roots

13 Jun 2017

Inaugural Africa-ASEAN Business Expo kicks off in November
Inaugural Africa-ASEAN Business Expo kicks off in November

The inaugural Africa-ASEAN Business Expo (AABE) 2017 launches 6-8 November at the Sandton Convention Centre to establish a new trading launch pad

12 Jun 2017

Tanzania receives $51m for Tabora road construction
Tanzania receives $51m for Tabora road construction

Tanzania has received $51m (over 110bn/-) financial boost from Kuwait for construction of the 85-kilometre Chaya-Nyahua road in Tabora region

12 Jun 2017

A day in the life of a smart city commuter - and why it's not so far from reality
A day in the life of a smart city commuter - and why it's not so far from reality

The alarm on your smartphone went off 10 minutes earlier than usual this morning. Parts of the city are closed off, so congestion is expected to be worse than usual. You'll need to catch an earlier bus

By Marcin Budka 12 Jun 2017

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