Architectural students were challenged to imagine an African Future City in the annual Murray & Roberts Des Baker Competition.
Employment Equity (EE) was legislated as a way to redress the inequalities in the South African economy. Solly Moeng asks experts if there’s a smarter way to reverse the disparities in employment experienced by the designated group.
Phakamisa Ndzamela investigates whether the mining industry is unstable, unproductive and unprofitable. Numerous scandals have made the public weary of parastatal companies, but success stories do exist.
Ilze Wolff takes the opportunity to discuss the Radical Pedagogies project with Beatriz Colomina – a highly acclaimed architectural theorist and professor at Princeton University. Colomina recently presented her work at the annual Architecture ZA conference in Johannesburg.
Dumile Sibindana looks at whether further tweaks to the Codes of Good Practice will make B-BBEE more successful now than with previous attempts.
Two architecture students recently got a boost to further their careers with the annual Architectural Design Scholarship Award Africa, from practice Boogertman + Partners.
Koko Khumalo and Bonang Mohale discuss the ambitions of the BMF. They believe, as an organisation, it’s important to be in line with new business trends and incorporate them into decision-making processes.
Solly Moeng unpacks the Black Industrialist Programme and explores whether it is realistic and achievable.
Johan Swart, Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria, discusses whether practical ‘making’-experience should form a part of architectural curriculum. Through a recent collaborative workshop hosted by University of Pretoria’s Architecture Department and RAW Studios, Swart reflects on the benefits of such exposure.