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N2 project to make travelling easier
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

20 hours ago

Porto do Caio, Angola's new deepwater port
Angola's investment in non-oil sectors is starting to pay off

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

By Miguel Damião Gago 22 hours ago

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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 22 hours ago

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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

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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 22 hours ago

Tap shuts on Cape water wastrels
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 3 days ago

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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

3 days ago

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

The Tsomo River supplies Xilinxa Dam and Gcuwa Dam in Mnquma municipality. The dams are dangerously low. Photo: Mbulelo Sisulu
Eastern Cape towns struggle with water rationing

Drought takes its toll in Amathole district

By Mbulelo Sisulu 17 Aug 2017

ArcelorMittal SA to cut staff as steel sector outlook dims
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

Open Source House by Studiolada
An affordable, open source home

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

16 Aug 2017

Renowned hotel architect Dexter Moren to speak at THINC Africa
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

Sharp rise in prices forecast for SA construction sector in 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

Co-owners of Majozi Brothers Construction Sihle Ndlela (left) and Simphiwe Majozi (right) celebrate the launch of Majozi Bros Tool Hire & Sales with Hire-It Natal's Richard Fraser.
Majozi Brothers Construction enters joint venture with Hire-It Natal

Majozi Brothers Construction and tool hire and sales operation Hire-It Natal have entered into a joint venture called Majozi Bros Tool Hire & Sales

15 Aug 2017

Simple advances bring BAS to smaller buildings
Simple advances bring BAS to smaller buildings

The internet of things (IoT) is expanding rapidly

By Neil Cameron 14 Aug 2017

Redesigning cities based on the words of hip hop greats
Redesigning cities based on the words of hip hop greats

The Hip Hop Architecture Camp introduces kids to architecture using a medium they love

14 Aug 2017

UniZulu gets R70m infrastructure upgrades
UniZulu gets R70m infrastructure upgrades

A 288-unit residential facility and the complete rebuild of an electricity substation at the University of Zululand's main KwaDlangezwa Campus have been completed

14 Aug 2017

Lifestyle-focused work environments not just for millennials
Lifestyle-focused work environments not just for millennials

How do you restore work-life balance to encourage happy, healthy and motivated employees

By Robyn Gray 11 Aug 2017

New NEC4 Alliance Contract designed to elicit feedback
New NEC4 Alliance Contract designed to elicit feedback

The format of the new NEC4 Alliance Contract, recently released by the NEC, is designed specifically to elicit feedback from the construction and infrastructure sectors

11 Aug 2017

Cape Town’s main storage dam, the Theewaterskloof in May 2017 with 9% of water left in storage. Kevin Winter
What's driving Cape Town's water insecurity, and what can be done about it

In pre-colonial times the Khoisan called Cape Town, //Hui !Gaeb, the place “where clouds gather” and Camissa “the place of sweet waters”

By Kevin Winter 11 Aug 2017

Reinvented Singita Sweni Lodge unveiled
Reinvented Singita Sweni Lodge unveiled

The reinvented Singita Sweni Lodge, located within Singita's private 33,000-acre concession in Kruger National Park, has been unveiled, taking inspiration from its lush riverside position

10 Aug 2017

R10m Mpame Bridge project to undergo assessment
R10m Mpame Bridge project to undergo assessment

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) minister Des van Rooyen will visit the communities of Mbashe Municipality in the Eastern Cape on 15 August to assess progress of the R10m Mpame Bridge project

10 Aug 2017

ITC-SA to host roofing CPD-accredited workshop in Maritzburg
ITC-SA to host roofing CPD-accredited workshop in Maritzburg

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) will be hosting a free CPD-accredited workshop in Pietermaritzburg on 31 August

10 Aug 2017

Executive mayor of Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality, Cllr Vusimusi William Tshabalala and Sedise Moseneke, executive director of Vukile Property Fund at Maluti Crescent Shopping Centre (formerly Setsing Crescent) in Phuthaditjhaba.
R338m redevelopment for Maluti Crescent Shopping Centre

The Maluti Crescent Shopping Centre in the Free State is undergoing a major redevelopment

8 Aug 2017

New landmark Walmer commercial development under construction
New landmark Walmer commercial development under construction

The commercial growth of Walmer's Main Road in Nelson Mandela Bay is gathering pace, with the building of a R20m office and retail development set to modernise the rapidly expanding business node

By Shaun Gillham 8 Aug 2017

Habitat for Humanity, UN-HABITAT to host conference on African land governance, management
Habitat for Humanity, UN-HABITAT to host conference on African land governance, management

Land is integral to securing shelter, agriculture for food security, mobilising investments and for the sustainable management of resources

7 Aug 2017

Twin City Bushbuckridge Shopping Centre in Mpumalanga
Property development in underserved areas is not for the faint of heart

Building in under-serviced areas is tough, but the socio-economic payoff makes it worthwhile in the long run

7 Aug 2017

Photo by Rikki Chan via Unsplash
The role of cities in the next automotive revolution

Ever-increasing urbanisation and the subsequent demand for development of cities is the catalyst needed to bridge both the greatest challenges and most creative solutions for a future of the automotive sector

By Trevor Hill 7 Aug 2017

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