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Green Designs

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Sustainability and the green agenda continue to inform the architecture and design of new developments, says Hugh Fraser.

Using Technology To Overcome Infrastructure Challenges

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South Africa’s mobile operators are leveraging technologies to deliver improved health and education facilities to rural areas.

Here Comes The Sun

By: Rodney Weidemann
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Botswana is planning a large-scale solar power station, which, when complete, will provide a significant energy boost to Southern Africa.

Construction Sector Outperforms The Economy – ACI

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The construction sector at large continues to outperform the economy as a whole by a considerable margin.

Sephaku In The Mix

By: Nelendhre Moodley
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Cement import influx and slow large-scale infrastructure project roll-out are two key challenges impacting the cement industry.

Upfront By Design

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‘Pure’s bold move’ reaps rewards.

Shaken Not Stirred

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Major changes, including appointment of a new board, are under way at the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), recently appointed CEO, Mzwandile Sokupa, tells built.

Lost For Good?

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The decline of modern, well-functioning infrastructure in SA – Peter Major, Director for Mining at Cadiz Corporate Solutions investigates.

The Economics Of Luxury Living

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Upmarket mixed-use estates offering the ultimate in luxury living continue to be on-trend and the aspiration for most home-owners.

Re-Engineering Technology To Close Development Gaps

By: Brindaveni Naidoo
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The engineering of infrastructure development in today’s world needs to evolve towards revolutionising the way in which technology is researched, developed and used, states Sabine Dall’Omo, CEO of Siemens South Africa.

The Resurgence Of A Carbon-Based Industrialised Community

By: Brindaveni Naidoo
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South Africa sits on the verge of a dilemma – the collapse of the coal industry and all that it represents – or the resurgence of a new and sustainable coal-based industry.


By: Brindaveni Naidoo
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The commissioning of the Tsitsikamma Community Wind Farm (TCWF) pushes the boundaries beyond just representing the success of the renewable energy programme in South Africa, but speaks to the heart and the success of the AmaMfengu community in the Eastern Cape.

Military Veterans’ Housing Project Makes Significant Headway

By: Brindaveni Naidoo
Image: Lekwa Consulting constructed a 4-roomed, 40m² house for a 77-year-old female in Orange Farm Extension 2

The Department of Human Settlements undertook a rigorous programme last year to address the backlog of housing for military veterans. The Military Veterans Housing Programme is aimed at assisting and supporting military veterans and their dependents.

Call For Governments To Energise Infrastructure Projects

By: Nelendhre Moodley
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Governments need to energise infrastructure projects and so far they have relied heavily on the private sector to achieve their economic, social and environmental objectives.

Drone On

By: Nelendhre Moodley
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International import/export trade continues to grow – this in spite of the global financial crunch.

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