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Ghana's unstable building problem is about more than lax regulation

Collapsed buildings are worryingly common in several large African cities. One study counted 54 building collapse deaths...

By Festival Godwin Boateng 11 hours ago

Groundwater increasingly important, needs to be used wisely

In a water-stressed country like South Africa, groundwater is becoming an increasingly important water source in order to meet domestic needs...

3 days ago

Why a sustainable sewerage system in Kenya is vital in urban development

Two years ago the National Construction Authority said more than 70% of buildings in Nairobi, Kenya were unsafe for occupation..

By Simon Thomas 21 Jan 2021

2021 SAIW bursary recipients announced

Fhumulani Netshakhuma and Palesa Mokoena have been named this year's winners of the SAIW welding student training bursaries worth R120,000 each...

21 Jan 2021

Call for entries: The 3rd annual NHBRC/Gibs Women Empowerment Programme

The National Home Builders Regulatory Council (NHBRC) will be launching the third annual Women Empowerment Programme (WEP). The programme which is targeted at women entrepreneurs in the construction sector will kick off in March 2021...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 18 Jan 2021

Private sector investment key in bridging Africa's housing gap

The Africa Investment Conference will explore how inclusive, sustainable and resilient investment can serve to help countries across the continent...

18 Jan 2021

Cape Town's Cloud 9 reopens after six month renovation, expansion

The renovation involved, among other things the addition of eight additional guest rooms with balconies, also adding balconies to several of the existing rooms...

15 Jan 2021

SA's San Sereno recognised in Argentum 2020 Senior Living by Design Awards

San Sereno, an Auria Senior Living community in Bryanston, was named a winner in the Argentum 2020 Senior Living by Design Awards...

15 Jan 2021

How Covid-19 has forced businesses to re-evaluate cleaning regimes, waste management

One of the biggest changes last year, brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, was how businesses globally re-evaluated their approach at facilitating their cleaning and hygiene regimes, including revision of waste management activities and protocols...

14 Jan 2021

Construction industry can no longer delay adoption of technology

In South Africa, the pandemic exacted a heavy toll on the construction industry, leading to severe financial hardship and even closure for many companies...

13 Jan 2021

Manufacturing production down 3.5% in November

Manufacturing production decreased by 3.5% in November 2020 compared with November 2019, according to data from Statistics South Africa...

13 Jan 2021

Informal waste management in Lagos is big business: policies need to support the trade

The megacity of Lagos has an estimated population of 24 million. And it's constantly growing, putting additional strain on a city that already has serious challenges...

By Chidi Nzeadibe et al. 13 Jan 2021

Black brick, off-shutter concrete, glass used in Commerce Crescent construction

Having worked with Alchemy Properties on several of its buildings in the Kramerville Design District in Johannesburg, including 37 & 35 Commerce Crescent and separate projects at 33 & 39 Commerce Crescent, Paragon Architects is currently busy with construction for 31 Commerce Crescent...

12 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: How Covid-19 has forced designers to reimagine the work experience

Participating in our annual #BizTrends2021 feature, Anthony Orelowitz, director at Paragon Group, shares his insights on how Covid-19 has and will impact the future of the workplace...

By Sindy Peters 11 Jan 2021

8 reasons to book now for #BizTrends2021 online

Here's a sneak preview of what you can expect from BizTrends2021 - Towards New Norths & New Narratives on Thursday, 28 January 2021. We invite you to join us as trend 'rockstars' point to new 'north stars'...

Issued by 7 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: A bright horizon for South Africa's energy landscape

The recent history of South Africa's energy landscape has not been great. With poorly maintained infrastructure, delayed construction of new capacity, illegal connections and cable theft; news headlines on the topic of SA's electricity are rarely good...

By Barry Bredenkamp 7 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Sustainability paving the way for future of waste management

Waste management can no longer be looked at with a linear view as we move towards 2021. We are seeing national as well as global leaders around the world creating massive awareness around the 'throw-away culture'...

By Kate Stubbs 7 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Revitalising property markets through inner-city investment and refurbishment

South Africa's property sector, in general, has shown poor performance during the Covid-19 pandemic. Property stocks have taken a significant hit, where retail and commercial office space have been hit hardest...

By Paul Jackson 6 Jan 2021

#BizTrends 2021: Achieving developmental goals through construction

The catalytic role of construction in South Africa's economic reconstruction and recovery plan is well defined and enjoys strong support across a wide spectrum in society...

By Cyril Vuyani Gamede 6 Jan 2021

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