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Motor vehicle accidents cost construction sector R352m

According to a 2018 report from the World Health Organization on road safety, South Africa has one of the worst overall motor vehicle accident (MVA) rates in the world...

1 day ago

No boom predicted for industrial equipment sector, but no gloom either

The material handling and industrial equipment sector has had to adjust to a quickly shifting landscape as predictions for the industry were quickly turned on their heads, according to EIE Group CEO Gary Neubert...

2 days ago

SPLUMA results in 60% spike in demand for property inspections

According to Sheldon Jennings, principal architect and founder of property inspection firm ArchiCheck, the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act (SPLUMA) - set for implementation in October 2020 - has led to a 60% increase in the demand for property inspections over the past three months...

2 days ago

Urban planning needs to look back first: three cities in Ghana show why

Months into the global Covid-19 pandemic, policymakers have begun discussing what the "new normal" might look like in metropolitan environments...

By Nate Plageman, Jennifer Anne Hart, Tony Yeboah 2 days ago

New study: Solar power tower has less impact on bird populations than expected

After completing the first birdlife-focused study at South Africa's only concentrating solar power tower, HP van Heerden says that it is possible to reduce the impact...

2 days ago

Large infrastructure projects - galvanising government into action

South Africa is facing a recession of enormous proportions following the Covid-19 health crisis which exacerbated our existing economic woes. Infrastructure-led economic growth is generally considered to be a very effective way...

By Charles Marais 3 days ago

How built environment practitioners play a key role in public health

During the second AfriSam SAIA Sustainable Design Awards webinar, Professor Tolullah Oni, a public health physician-scientist and urban epidemiologist, discussed how trans-disciplinary urban design can help build better African livelihoods and cities...

3 days ago

Construction starts on Foster + Partners-designed Cairo hospital

Construction has begun on the new Foster + Partners-designed Cairo hospital, featuring soft and warm colours and shell-like roofs, located within a lush, verdant landscape...

3 days ago

Cape Town to host 2024 World Waste Congress

South Africa has been selected to host the 2024 International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) Annual Congress and General Assembly...

14 Sep 2020

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