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Gumtree launches app to connect homeowners and service providers

Gumtree has launched a new app called Gumtree Connect which allows homeowners to find up to five vetted service providers in their area. They can also receive quotes, schedule and manage appointments and make payments from the app

10 hours ago

Survey offers insights into global trends, future of smart cities

As cities and solution providers develop their smart city strategies, they are trying to understand which solutions and business models hold the greatest promise in this growing market

9 hours ago

Streamlining the installation of a complex residential roof - a case study

Every so often, a complex residential roof, of average scale and with relatively small truss spans, arrives for design and estimation at a timber roof truss fabricator

11 hours ago

Gauteng lifts water restrictions

Water restrictions will be lifted in Gauteng on Monday, 27 February, as the Vaal Dam fills up

By Katharine Child 11 hours ago

Why Gordhan's silence on South Africa's nuclear option is a good sign

South Africa's Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan said very little about the energy sector in his recent budget speech

By Hartmut Winkler 3 days ago

#DesignMonth: How to revive retail interior using Pantone's Colour of the Year

As we all know by now, Pantone's Colour of the Year for 2017 is Greenery, "a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature's greens revive, restore and renew.”

By Brandon Williams 3 days ago

Future Energy to address Africa's power potential

Regional power events in Africa, including EAPIC and WAPIC, have been renamed to Future Energy, in order to reflect the optimism and potential of the energy and power sectors on the continent

3 days ago

Nersa approves 2.2% tariff increase for Eskom

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has allowed Eskom to raise tariffs by 2.2% in the 2017/18 financial year

3 days ago

#Budget2017: SAREC welcomes finance minister's support

The South African Renewable Energy Council (SAREC) has welcomed confirmation from Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan during the 2017 Budget Speech that the continuation of South Africa's independent power producer programme is an imperative, given the need to boost investment in the short term

23 Feb 2017

Morocco tops new survey on quality of African urban life

Four Moroccan cities, led by Marrakesh, ranked among the top 10 African cities for quality of life in a new survey published on Tuesday, 21 February

23 Feb 2017

UJ student takes top regional award in architecture competition

Speaking ahead of the 30th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards, Dirk Meyer, managing director of Corobrik said that innovation is the standout quality that differentiates design resolutions and helps define architecture as special and appreciated by one's peers

23 Feb 2017

Barloworld Equipment, Caterpillar launch free training programme in Mozambique

Barloworld Equipment and Caterpillar recently launched Technicians for Africa, a free foundation training programme, in Tete Province, Mozambique

22 Feb 2017

SA investors rising to green building challenge as globe heats up

Progressively, more South African property investors are rising to the challenge of mitigating climate change through greening the built environment, with positive impacts on the environment and their businesses

22 Feb 2017

Could using stainless steel save SA millions in water losses?

With South Africa experiencing stage two and three water restrictions following its worst drought in decades, the spotlight falls on how to reduce leakages and maintenance costs and preserve our already strained water resources into the long-term future

22 Feb 2017

RICS Africa Summit to host mentoring workshop with Women's Property Network

The annual RICS Africa Summit, taking place in Sandton, Johannesburg, 22-23 February, will place a stronger focus on the empowerment of women in the built environment

21 Feb 2017

Sparking business change with building information modelling

Construction and contracting companies in the UK and many other markets are driving transformation of their businesses with a concept called building information modelling (BIM)

By Thabo Ndlela 21 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: Creative collaboration central to Blok's Konnect

Besides the nine properties Blok has launched since its inception in 2014, the urban property developer has also worked on various urban and design intervention projects

By Sindy Peters 21 Feb 2017

Developer installs bicycle parking system on Sea Point Promenade

Urban property developer, Blok, in partnership with Future Cape Town and the City of Cape Town, has now enhanced the Sea Point Promenade cycling experience with the installation of the Blade bicycle parking system

20 Feb 2017

How to incorporate metallics, without going overboard

According to Melissa Davidson from The Lighting Warehouse, metallics are making a huge comeback in interior design

20 Feb 2017

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