Biz Community SAIA KZN announces awards winners, inducts 2019/2020 president On Friday, 2 August, the South African Institute for Architects - KwaZulu-Natal Region (SAIA KZN) announced the winners of its 2019 Awards for Architecture and inducted its 2019/2020 president,...
Biz Community Construction companies should digitise ahead of anticipated uplift in government spending There's no two ways about it: South African construction companies have endured a difficult few years. Not only have they struggled as a result of a slowdown in government...
Biz Community R12m Jakalasi Bridge in Olievenhoutbosch now open McCormick Property Development (MPD) has completed the Jakalasi Bridge in Olievenhoutbosch, Gauteng. The 85m-long multi-cell culvert bridge is an extension to Jakalasi Street, which crosses the Blue Hills...
Habitat Magazine LATITUDES Art Fair launches in Sandton 13-15 September 2019 LATITUDES Art Fair is a new platform for African art in international times. “By African, we mean anyone who has a meaningful connection to Africa and the diaspora, and...
Habitat Magazine Tribal Art London | 4 – 7 September 2019 Tribal Art London is the UKs premier collectors event in the field of ethnographic culture and indigenous tribal art. The fair opens 4-7 September 2019 at Mall Galleries,...
Habitat Magazine 2019 Worlds 50 Best Restaurant Extended List awards Cape Towns La Colombe This year The World’s 50 Best Restaurants extended its list of restaurants ranked between 51st and 100th to 120. Acclaimed Cape Town restaurant La Colombe took the 114th...
Biz Community If it's all doom and gloom, why so many cranes on the skyline? This year's SAPOA Convention was probably the most downbeat that I've attended in my many years in the building industry. The majority of speakers gave us bad news -...
Habitat Magazine The Hunt for SAs Hottest Young Emerging Creatives Has Begun Are you the future of South Africas design industry? The Design Indaba Emerging Creatives Programme aims to unearth fresh new talent across a multitude of sectors. A chosen group...
Biz Community ITC-SA urges consumers to steer clear of unregistered contractors The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) has urged consumers to do due diligence when embarking on construction or renovation projects and to enlist the services of registered...
Habitat Magazine The 2019 Eat Out Woolworths Sustainability Award entries are now open Entries for the 2019 Eat Out Woolworths Sustainability Award, South Africas most prestigious accolade for restaurants contributing to more socially and environmentally responsible practices, are officially open. Introduced in...
Habitat Magazine Flexform – Miami Penthouse The vast floor-to-ceiling windows in the light-filled living room of this Miami penthouse offer unparalleled views of the city.Brazilian architect and interior designer Andrea Chicharo created...
Biz Community Alarming number of engineers leaving SA - SAICE In a statement issued by the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE), the organisation has decried South Africa's brain drain problem as reaching alarming proportions, particularly in the...
Biz Community MSCI Green Annual Property Index reveals higher return in case of green-certified properties Released in conjunction with the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) and sponsored by Growthpoint Properties, the MSCI South Africa Green Annual Property Index measures investment returns for a total...
Habitat Magazine A Theatre of Life: Jan Neethling Teams up with Graham Modern & Contemporary for 4th Solo Exhibition Graham Modern & Contemporary, Johannesburgs premier gallery destination for African Art, is set to unveil the latest body of work by accomplished Johannesburg-based artist, Jan Neethling. Images, which will...
Business Insider Heres why the majority of homes being built in SA now are flats or townhouses Six in ten residential properties constructed in South Africa in the first quarter of 2019 were apartments and townhouses, a new report by FNB showed.  The FNB Property Barometer,...
Habitat Magazine Citco at Salone del Mobile At this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan, the Italian natural stone company Citco showcased beautiful and elegant pieces for two new collections within its Citco Design and...
Habitat Magazine Some of the Top Stands from Design Joburg 2019 in 3D Once again, South Africas best designers, architects and style shapers transformed the Sandton Convention Centre into Africas hotspot for the most innovative and covetable interiors. This year, visitors...
Biz Community Latest Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide launched AECOM, in conjunction with its strategic partner the Bureau of Economic Research (BER) at the University of Stellenbosch, has launched its Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide 2019/20. “Our...
Engineering News New Port of Ngqura liquid bulk facility to serve South African and African markets A new liquid bulk handling facility at the deep-water Port of Ngqura, in the Eastern Cape, will be built to assist with the predicted future growth of petroleum product...
Engineering News Embattled sector necessitates cost containment measures AfriSam With the South African construction industry remaining under pressure and in a state of accelerated decline, the need to contain costs continues and correct specification of construction materials remains critical....
Biz Community Progressing towards gender equality in the construction industry Women empowerment has been a widely promoted topic globally, particularly in traditionally male-dominated industries like construction. In South Africa, the rate of unemployment amongst women was 29.5% in...
Engineering News Growth in SA construction sector expected Since the highs last experienced just before the 2010 Soccer World Cup, the construction sector in South Africa and on the continent has yet to see an industry boom. South...
Habitat Magazine Guarded Transparency Zimbali Coastal Forest Estate was originally sugar cane land and part of an old colonial farm. This location was one of the last sections of the estate to be released...
Habitat Magazine Design Joburg 2019 – Top 5 Must-see Features Back for its third edition, Design Joburg, featuring Rooms on View is presented by Sanlam Private Wealth, and promises to flip the traditional notion of a dcor and design...
Business Insider Denmark's 45-metre spiral observation deck is an architectural masterpiece, but the photos show it's not for the faint of heart A new observation deck allows visitors get a unique perspective on the natural landscape of southeast Denmark, but its beautiful architecture has received attention across the globe. Located less than...
Biz Community With engagement and education, reusing wastewater can become the norm When it comes to developing technological solutions to the world's problems, social processes matter as much as the scientific ones. Wastewater reuse projects in various parts of the globe...
Habitat Magazine Ultimate Townhouse location: Kensington, London | interior design: Susan Knof | photography: David Cleveland Miami-based KNOF Design recently completed a major London commission: the unification of two separate townhouses in Kensington to create...
Engineering News Nersa sets May 24 deadline for comment on overhauled SSEG exemption rules Consultation paper for an updated Licensing Exemption and Registration Notice (0.24 MB) Download The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has finally released a consultation paper for...
Biz Community IWMSA welcomes arrest of 9 individuals for waste tender fraud Nine individuals, including two eThekwini municipal officials, were recently arrested for their involvement in waste tender fraud totalling R208m. The Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) has welcomed...
Biz Community Property developer John Rabie launches new venture in Portugal South African property developer John Rabie has embarked on a new joint venture in Portugal, with Geneva-based GMG Real Estate and Europe-domiciled Neworld - the new operational body that...
Biz Community How cities can approach redesigning informal settlements after disasters Recent devastating flooding in parts of South Africa as well as the second massive cyclone to batter neighbouring Mozambique and Zimbabwe in just two months has raised alarm bells about...
Engineering News JDA starts development on Jabulani node community facility One of the Johannesburg Development Agency’s (JDA’s) signature projects, the Jabulani node, has entered Phase 6B – the development of a community and recreational environment for...
Engineering News Defy South Africa celebrates R1.2bn investment milestone A R121-million brownfield development at the Defy plant, in Jacobs, Durban, has seen the addition of an automated plant to manufacture top loader washing machines for both the local...
Biz Community Mind the gap between finance and engineering in mining and industrial projects Mining and industrial organisations need to adopt integrated business solutions that enable them to bridge the gap between their engineering and finance departments if they are to maximise the profitability...
Biz Community Dunoon sport centre comes alive after 4-year legal dispute The Western Cape High court has ordered the City of Cape Town to pay over R5.8m as well as legal costs to Tempani Construction for a multi-use sports...
Biz Community Mozambique water project: insights into supply and use in a peri-urban area The United Nations reports that water scarcity affects more than 40% of the global population. Just over a third of people don't have access to safely managed drinking water....
Engineering News Africa's sole nuclear plant undergoes revamp to extend lifespan Eskom Holdings, the State utility that supplies 95% of South Africa’s power, is overhauling the continent’s sole nuclear plant with the aim of extending its lifespan...
Biz Community Construction entrepreneur Julia Petla receives international recognition Born for leadership, Nkgomeleng Julia Petla is the founder and MD of Amedzo Trading and Projects, a 100% black-women-owned construction company which turns 10 this year. Her success...
Biz Community Efficient project management reduces costs, drives innovation in property construction East Africa continues to grow as an attractive investment prospect for both international investors looking for favourable returns and global organisations establishing their presence in the region. Despite being open...
Biz Community Pilot Crushtec, Sanral sign MoU to promote transformation in SA While the continuous expansion and maintenance of South Africa's road network generates billions in revenue and employs tens of thousands of individuals, barriers to entry for newcomers are restrictive...
Biz Community Eastern Cape artist takes top accolade in 2019 PPC Imaginarium Awards Eastern Cape emerging artist Sonwabiso Ngcai was revealed as the overall winner of this year's PPC Imaginarium Awards, taking home R150,000 in cash for his sculpture entitled 'Isigu',...
Biz Community Can South Africa learn lessons from the mega mistakes of Eskom's mega projects? Kusile and Medupi power stations continue to come under fire as poorly managed and ill-designed, remaining years behind completion dates amidst drastically rising costs that now stand at R300bn,...
Engineering News Lack of knowledge a concern in flooring industry A lack of knowledge, specifically among structural engineers on specifications for concrete floors, poses a challenge to the industry, says concrete technical services provider The Concrete Institute (TCI) MD Bryan...
Engineering News New machine collection for floor preparation launched Floor grinders and dust extractors manufacturer HTC Sweden AB launched a new line of smaller grinders and dust extractors, the Start and Grind collection, to assist flooring contractors when preparing...
Engineering News Demand for concrete flooring continues to increase The demand for concrete flooring continues to grow at a robust rate, as more commercial, retail and residential customers opt for polished concrete, says diamond tools and equipment manufacturer Diamond...
Engineering News SME building and construction industry in the doldrums, says CIDB survey The 2019 first quarter Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) Business Conditions Survey, released on Tuesday, suggests that the South African building and construction industry...
Engineering News Transnet execs seek balance between efficiency improvements, growth opportunities It is not about pouring concrete and spending, it is a war of efficiency, Transnet group executive of new business growth and diversification Herbert Msagala told a select special interest...
Engineering News Uptick in demand for water-sector consulting Despite subdued demand for consulting engineering services in South Africa, engineering consulting firm SRK Consulting South Africa has noted an increase in demand for the group’s water-sector...
Engineering News Emphasis on STEM subjects at schools vital The announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his State of the Nation Address in February this year that government plans to introduce more technical subjects at high schools in South...
Engineering News SME politics hindering civil projects, says consulting firm Government efforts to motivate for the employment of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) for civil engineering and construction projects are causing difficulties for local infrastructure projects, says engineering and...
Biz Community Protection of strategic water source areas should be legislated, says UCT researcher Left unprotected, South Africa's strategic water source areas are highly vulnerable to inappropriate development, according to Amanda Mkhonza, an environmental law lecturer at the University of Cape Town's (...
Biz Community Why building plans must be updated and fully approved by the local municipality In order for a residential property to be sold or for a bond to be acquired, South Africa's banks are increasingly insisting that the property has up-to-date...
Biz Community Crowdfunding: An untapped funding resource for renewable energy Small and innovative renewable energy projects battle to raise funds through formal channels. One possible solution is to reach out to communities with an interest in those projects to help...
Biz Community Africa rising as Bizcommunity launches .Africa domain Bizcommunity, the wholly independently owned media brand made in Africa for Africa, is proud to announce the launch of the Bizcommunity.africa domain. Africa rising, pan-Africanism and African renewal...
Habitat Magazine Meet 100% Design South Africa’s first feature artist of the year – r1 With large-scale public artworks located anywhere from Azerbaijan to Brighton, the internationally recognised and locally celebrated street artist, r1. is set to be 100% Design South Africas first-...
Biz Community Closing Africa's infrastructure gap Never before has the need for infrastructure felt so immediate and acute. This became apparent to me as I travelled to Nairobi, Lagos, Lusaka and Gaborone during the first three...
Habitat Magazine Executive chef Guy Bennett to open Gigi Rooftop at Gorgeous George in Cape Town Design HotelsTM will be introducing Gorgeous George, Cape Towns first cool downtown property, to its group in April. Only a select collection of privately owned and run establishments make...
Biz Community "This is not a man's world": protesters demand construction jobs for women Residents of Lower Crossroads in Philippi, Cape Town, brought construction of a new school to a halt on Tuesday, 26 March, demanding more jobs for women and for residents. Police...
Biz Community Horskool Driehoek tragedy: Who should take the blame and compensate victims? When a massive concrete walkway slab collapsed at Die Horskool Driekoek in Vanderbijlpark, four learners lost their lives and more than 20 others were injured. Alarmingly, teacher's union,...
Biz Community Why buildings keep collapsing in Lagos and what can be done about it There's been a spate of building collapses in Lagos, Nigeria. In some cases, people have died. In one instance a building had been marked for demolition at least three...
Biz Community Sandi Mbutuma appointed MD of SVA International Sandi Mbutuma has been appointed managing director of architectural company SVA International (SVA), a member of the GIBB Group of Companies and its Property Delivery Unit. Sandi Mbutuma, MD, SVA...
Engineering News Exxaro unveils new ultramodern headquarters JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – South Africa’s largest coal producer and black-empowered coal company Exxaro has unveiled its new ultramodern headquarters. The conneXXion, in Centurion, has e-...
Engineering News Radebe willing to use his legislative powers to unlock short-term private power projects Energy Minister Jeff Radebe signalled his willingness on Tuesday to use his legislative powers to facilitate the introduction of private electricity supply alternatives that could reduce the threat of load-...
Biz Community Development of Umgeni Deco & Lifestyle Park under way Conceptualised by Eris Property Group, in partnership with PRASA and Intersite Asset Investments, the Umgeni Deco & Lifestyle Park within the Umgeni precinct officially opened earlier this month. The R1.4bn...
Biz Community MBSA calls on government to save construction sector from total collapse Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) has called for urgent government intervention to prevent the total collapse of the country's construction industry following Group Five's filing for business rescue...
Habitat Magazine Funke Media Headquarter in Essen, Germany A true exclamation-point! The recently opened headquarter of the international Funke Media Group defines a coherent urban-design ensemble, which – like a well-proportioned body – is articulated...
Biz Community Names drawn from a bucket for KZN roads work Ward councillors in Osizweni in Newcastle resorted to pulling names out of a bucket on Monday, 18 March, to allocate jobs on a R2.3bn road contract in the area....
Biz Community R18bn expansion plan for Dube Trade Port The Dube Trade Port Special Economic Zone (DTP SEZ) in KwaZulu-Natal continues to experience an unprecedented wave of investments. The port, which is one of two SEZs in the...
Engineering News Localisation seen as key to stimulating struggling capital equipment sector The growth of the capital equipment sector, and the manufacturing sector in general, is being stifled by South Africa’s heavy reliance on imports, and its inability to deliver...
Biz Community SACAP offers amnesty to de-registered architects Following its announcement of a three-month amnesty period for de-registered architectural practitioners, the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) is expecting a good response. This call...
Biz Community Cape Town women's group pools money to build houses A group of Cape Town women from Philippi, Crossroads, Khayelitsha and Strand have started a stokvel with a difference. They call themselves the Masakhe Ladies (Let's build each other)...
Engineering News Zimbabwe currency crisis robs Bell of record year A new currency regime in Zimbabwe robbed Bell Equipment of a record financial year, giving the company a R87.4-million “ankle-tap that went straight to the bottom...
Biz Community Time to reframe the discipline of finance to focus on sustainability Millions of Africans still suffer from water shortages due to problems of uneven distribution and management of existing supplies, while currently 40% of soil in Africa is degraded making managing...
Biz Community Delivering on climate resilience in Africa Climate resilience must be at the heart of all investments across Africa. Knowledge is the critical ingredient to move the scale of climate resilience. To provide tools to assess a...
Biz Community How data collected from mobile phones can help electricity planning Access to reliable and affordable electricity brings many benefits. It supports the growth of small businesses, allows students to study at night and protects health by offering an alternative cooking...
Habitat Magazine Coastal Opulence location: Hawaan Forest Estate, Umhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu-Natal | architecture: Kevin Lloyd Architects with client | interior design: KLA Architects; client and Baronie Pretorius of Urban Fabric Interior Design | contractor: R and...
Engineering News Egyptian business giving great importance to South Africa The Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI) was in full support of the policy of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to strengthen the country’s relations with the rest...
Biz Community DS+R to design new Hungarian Museum of Transport in Budapest Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) has won an international design competition for the new Hungarian Museum of Transport in Budapest, Hungary. DS+R's new proposal will be built in...
Engineering News Group Five shares suspended as it enters business rescue Trade in the shares of embattled construction group Group Five has been suspended after the company’s board resolved to place the group, as well as Group Five Construction...
Biz Community Renewable energy programme will not collapse Eskom President Cyril Ramaphosa says the financial and operational challenges faced by power utility Eskom are not caused by the independent power producer (IPP) programme. Image source: Getty/GalloResponding to oral...
Biz Community What a failed Johannesburg project tells us about mega cities in Africa Six years ago a major development was announced in South Africa. Billed as a game changer, it was meant to alter the urban footprint of Johannesburg, Africa's richest city,...
Biz Community Renewable energy programme will not collapse Eskom President Cyril Ramaphosa says the financial and operational challenges faced by power utility Eskom are not caused by the independent power producer (IPP) programme. Przemyslaw Szablowski 123RF.comResponding to...
Engineering News M&R pursuing opportunities in complementary market segments Although JSE-listed engineering and construction group Murray & Roberts’ (M&R’s) power and water and oil and gas segments’ contributions were 'insufficient' for the...
Biz Community Construction of mixed-use Barlow Park Precinct set to start The R3bn-plus redevelopment of Barlow Park Precinct is set to start before mid-year, transforming the Sandton Central site from a sprawling corporate park into a mixed-use precinct....
Biz Community Parly dissatisfied with reasons for water project delays The Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation has expressed dissatisfaction with some reasons provided by the department for the delays in the implementation of projects. Kidsana Maimeetook 123RF.comAddressing...
Biz Community ASAQS awarded associate member status of Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors Chairman of the Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS) Francis Leung recently welcomed the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS) as the body's first associate member. The PAQS...
Biz Community R172m road upgrade project launched The Gauteng Department for Roads and Transport will upgrade the R42/Potch Road in the south of Johannesburg in an effort to improve the structural and functional condition of the...
Engineering News Energy Regulator to announce Eskom tariff decision on March 7 The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) will announce its decision on Eskom’s fourth multiyear price determination (MYPD4) application, as well as the State-owned utility'...
Biz Community #DesignIndaba2019: Creating architecture for the African continent for the next 100 years Architect Tshepo Mokholo credits the "fantastical house" he grew up in that no architect would put their name to, which had swooping walls, half-moon windows and narrow passages, with...
Engineering News Melbourne road project takes heavy toll on WBHO A botched roads project in Melbourne, Australia, saw operating profit at Wilson Bayley Holmes-Ovcon (WBHO) nose-dive from R510-million for the six months to end December 2017, to...
Engineering News Wild Coast Sun hotel achieves Net Zero Waste rating Hotel and resorts group Sun International has become the first company in Africa to receive a Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) Net Zero Waste rating for an ambitious...
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Valuation of development land: have your say We invite comments on a new draft guidance note Valuation of development land. The aim of this guidance note is to assist the valuer in their approach to development property...
Biz Community ITC-SA now recognised as a voluntary association In line with the newly gazetted Voluntary Associations Recognition Framework which came into effect in 2018, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) has been recognised as a...
Engineering News Labour broking not a dying breed Although the temporary employment sector has been under pressure over some years, it has now reached a level they are regarded as legitimate for sectors in an open economy. The...
Business Insider Discovery is paying R23 million a month to rent its shiny new head office, which has a roof-top running track The Discovery-group will pay roughly R280 million a year - or R23 million a month - to rent its new offices in Sandton, Netwerk24 reported. Discovery has entered into a 15-...
Engineering News AfDB optimistic about Eskoms turnaround prospects The African Development Bank (AfDB), which has extended billions of rands in loans to Eskom, says it is optimistic the actions being taken to turn around the embattled South African...
Biz Community ITC-SA develops inspectorate process to assist in enforcing building regulations The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) has developed an inspectorate process to assist local authorities in the enforcement of compliance with the National Building Regulations (NBR). A...
Biz Community Greater awareness needed of risks posed by working at height, says MBA North According to the Federated Employers' Mutual Assurance Company, accidents involving falling account for over 15% of all incidents recorded by its members. This points to a need for greater awareness...
Engineering News Hostile construction environment to persist until infrastructure spend recovers Construction is a depressing place to be at the moment, says Hogan Lovells partner and construction head Clive Rumsey, citing the lack of large infrastructure projects, resulting from lacklustre economic...
Engineering News SA company receives multibillion-dollar contract Construction and engineering company Clough, a wholly owned subsidiary of South African engineering company Murray & Roberts – and part of the Clough Salini Impregilo Joint Venture (JV) – has been...
Habitat Magazine Neolith goes back to the future Neolith, a market leading brand of Sintered Stone, was recently specified for two very special projects as part of the latestUK primetime TVseries, George Clarkes Old House,...
Engineering News Rubber company to focus on automotive sector Premium rubber products manufacturer Hudson Rubber plans to focus on the localisation of rubber products for the automotive sector this year. Following its merger with rubber retail and wholesale specialists...
Biz Community SAWEA welcomes investor clarity on SA energy sector Brenda Martin, CEO of the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), has welcomed the investor clarity for the SA energy sector provided by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his recent State...
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Stepping up global regulation for AML, Bribery and Corruption Today we've published the global professional statement: \"Countering bribery and corruption, money laundering and terrorist financing\" to further tackle the known problems within the property industry. RICS have been...
Biz Community First phase of R4.5bn OR Tambo mixed-use precinct development unveiled OR Tambo International Airport has unveiled the first phase of a multi-billion-rand development plan for its Western Precinct which will feature new offices, retail space, hotel and conference...
Engineering News EAAB to drive transformation of the South African estate agency sector Estate agents in the property sector have long been bound by “dinosaur” legislation and the profession has remained untransformed since the advent of democracy in 1994, Estate Agency...
Biz Community Oppenheim Architecture completes water purification plant in Swiss forest Miami, New York and Basel-based practice Oppenheim Architecture has completed a water purification plant in a protected Swiss forest in Muttenz. Commissioned by OAD Europe to design the city'...
Biz Community Henning Larsen Architects to transform Opra Bastille in Paris Danish architecture firm Henning Larsen Architects has unveiled its designs for the expansion and transformation of the French Opra Bastille, the largest opera house in Paris. All images courtesy...
Habitat Magazine Enza Home – Art Deco Renaissance Enza Home, a concept brand whose products have the strength of Yata Groups years of expertise, meets all expectations of comfort and quality, durability and elegance, affordability and good...
Habitat Magazine Gorgeous George on St Georges Mall Gorgeous George, a new cool downtown hotel in the heart of Cape Town, will officially open in March this year. Created out of two beautifully restored heritage buildings, its...
Habitat Magazine L’Abysse – Perfect Synchronicity LAbysse in Paris has been awarded with its first prestigious Michelin star. Designed by gallerist and artist Laurence Bonnel, the decor echoes the delicate Japanese-inspired cuisine of Michelin...
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Greater expectations In times gone by, business strategies would focus solely on revenue generation and cost-saving initiatives. Expenditure was reserved for purchasing stock that would yield a financial return and labourers...
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors The workplace experience revolution: the real drivers of employee sentiment This summer, Leesman undertook a comprehensive analysis of its workplace experience data. The primary objective was to gain a better understanding of the complex web of factors that impact, shape...
Engineering News Cesa president calls for increased transparency Presenting his 2019 presidential address on Wednesday, Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) president Neresh Pather called for increased transparency for the betterment of the sector and its future. With the...
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Proptech: positivity or pessimism? Invest in proptech before you need to use it advises Anthony Walker, as he looks at surveyors attitudes to adoption. Property technology, more commonly referred to as proptech, is defined...
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors What we can learn from giving way to cyclists The UK should look to a near neighbour if it wants to get cycle-friendly infrastructure right, says Carlton Reid. Ask most people what the phrase going Dutch means, and...
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Africa: continent of opportunity Africas population is predicted to double by 2050, putting pressure on cities that are already busting at the seams. One answer is to build new smart cities from scratch,...
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Agricultural break point With UK agriculture facing many disruptions, including Brexit, Estate Director at Clinton Devon Estates John Varley, considers how emerging trends may shape land-based rural businesses over the next few...
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Valuation of development land: have your say We invite comments on a new draft guidance note Valuation of development land. The aim of this guidance note is to assist the valuer in their approach to development property...
Engineering News Operation Phakisa for water expected by March The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) is preparing to launch its own series of mini-Phakisa's to attempt to resolve the most pressing matters facing South Africa&#...
Engineering News Acquisition of German company confirmed The acquisition of Germany-based planetary drives producer O&K Antriebstechnik by Italian gear motors, drive systems and planetary gearboxes producer Bonfiglioli and Italian transmission systems producer Carraro has made...
Engineering News Company focused on agriculture The agriculture sector is set to become a significant focal point for leading bearings and power transmission product distributor Bearings International (BI) in 2019, as it expands its portfolio of...
Engineering News Expanded products portfolio leads to new opportunities New markets and opportunities have arisen after technical solutions provider BMG expanded its products portfolio with the addition of Fenner conveyor belting products last year. “BMG decided to sign...
Engineering News Major upgrades to start at six airports South African airport management company Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA) announced that upgrades and improvements over the next three to eight years at six of the country’s...
Biz Community Western Cape construction industry outlook for 2019 As we head into a new year, there are a number of factors which are likely to impact the amount of work on offer in our region and the resultant...
Biz Community Design-focused hotel Gorgeous George to open in Cape Town Gorgeous George on St George's Mall will officially open in March 2020. Created out of two restored heritage buildings, it's the first hotel in Cape Town to join...
Engineering News South Africa may double power purchases from Congo hydro plant South Africa is mulling committing to doubling the amount of electricity it will buy from a proposed multibillion-dollar hydro power plant in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Increasing the...
Engineering News Aveng sells noncore Aveng Water business JSE-listed Aveng will sell Aveng Water and the Aveng Namibia Water business to Cambrose 735, a special purpose vehicle incorporated as a private company, Infinity Partners, for the purpose...
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors The workplace experience revolution: the real drivers of employee sentiment This summer, Leesman undertook a comprehensive analysis of its workplace experience data. The primary objective was to gain a better understanding of the complex web of factors that impact, shape...
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Africa: continent of opportunity Africas population is predicted to double by 2050, putting pressure on cities that are already busting at the seams. One answer is to build new smart cities from scratch,...
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors IPMS: How is it measuring up? Peter Folwell MRICS, Director at Plowman Craven, recently delivered a series of IPMS breakfast briefings in Birmingham, Manchester and London where he discussed his experience of using IPMS, the benefits...
Engineering News First Oxford Parks building completed Construction of the Oxford Parks development, in Rosebank, has progressed, with the first building, built by Concor Buildings to serve as the new head office of oil company BP South...
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Our first thematic review: phase 1 completed In July and August, RICS and our partner Research by Design, an independent research company, concluded the initial phase of our first thematic review. We collected information on the profession...
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors The Future of the Profession Fundamental disruption to long-established status-quos within the built and natural environments is changing the industry at a rate faster than ever before. As a professional body, we have...
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Driving sustainable growth through smarter urbanisation Africa is going to take up a bigger and bigger share of the planning and development agenda in the coming decades, with its phenomenal projected population growth, rapid urbanisation and...
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Greater expectations In times gone by, business strategies would focus solely on revenue generation and cost-saving initiatives. Expenditure was reserved for purchasing stock that would yield a financial return and labourers...
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Proptech: positivity or pessimism? Invest in proptech before you need to use it advises Anthony Walker, as he looks at surveyors attitudes to adoption. Property technology, more commonly referred to as proptech, is defined...
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors What we can learn from giving way to cyclists The UK should look to a near neighbour if it wants to get cycle-friendly infrastructure right, says Carlton Reid. Ask most people what the phrase going Dutch means, and...
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Agricultural break point With UK agriculture facing many disruptions, including Brexit, Estate Director at Clinton Devon Estates John Varley, considers how emerging trends may shape land-based rural businesses over the next few...
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Credit controls to bite China’s real estate industry Official data shows that tighter credit conditions are beginning to act as a drag on the Chinese economy, but what impact is this having on real estate companies? Since 2016,...
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Why ICMS is a global game changer Its been a year since a global coalition of organisations working in the construction sector launched the International Construction Measurement Standards (ICMS) in Canada last July. ICMS is a...
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Ease of doing business puts Australia and NZ at risk from money laundering Around the world, governments, organisations and professionals are faced with the challenge of identifying and mitigating the risks posed by corruption, bribery, money laundering and terrorist financing. Even with strict...
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Ecosystem needs to change to fight bribery and corruption in India Bribery and corruption remain problems in India, in part due to an ecosystem that makes professionals vulnerable to financial crimes. India was ranked 81st out of 180 countries in Transparency...
Biz Community Stadiums aren't fated to disrepair and disuse - history shows they can change with the city Stadiums are among the oldest forms of urban architecture: from Olympia to Rome, stadiums were at the centre of the Western city, well before the great medieval cathedrals and the...
Biz Community How to negotiate infrastructure deals with China: four things African governments need to get right There is a widespread view in Africa that you accept whatever terms are offered, for fear that the money might go somewhere else instead. Image source: FacebookChina is the...
Biz Community Co-working trend has the potential to change office space landscape in SA The international trend towards co-working, defined essentially as shared office space, equipment, and services, is set to change the office space landscape in South Africa, as it is currently...
Engineering News Nelson Mandela replica statue unveiled for the visually impaired  From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Sashnee Moodley: Exarro Resources and the Rotary District 9400 in November unveiled a 1m-tall replica of the famous...
Business Insider 10 massive projects the Chinese are funding in Africa - including railways and a brand-new city China is Africa’s biggest and strongest ally and in recent years has pumped millions of dollars into the continent, funding one mega project after another. At the close...
Business Insider This is what the R2 billion Jewel City development on the seedier side of Joburgs CBD will look like Jewel City's Block 1 on the corner of Joe Slovo Driver and Fox Street in the Johannesburg CBD (supplied)Property developers Divercity will spend R2 billion to redevelop six...
Engineering News No more 'grand plans', fix what you have, Ramaphosa tells municipal delegates   President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday told representatives of local government to stop producing “grand plans for new projects” when existing infrastructure was lying in disrepair. Addressing the South...
Business Insider These are the tallest buildings in every province of South Africa The tallest building in each SA province isn't always even a skyscraper.  The average number of floors for the tallest buildings in non-metro provinces (Northern Cape, Limpopo,...
Business Insider For R40 you can drive across Africas longest bridge and get to Mozambique four hours faster This past weekend, the president of Mozambique opened the three-kilometre long Maputo-Katembe bridge, officially the longest in Africa. Costing a massive R11.3 billion at current exchange rates ($...
Biz Community Struggling construction sector must develop a new talent perspective South Africa's declining infrastructure remains an area of concern for the country's future, yet despite the current environment, opportunities exist for construction companies. Government's...
Biz Community Great cities are built on great collaborations Urbanisation continues to be one of the most powerful megatrends reshaping our world. It is a shift that is creating countless problems, but even more opportunities. Elaine Jack, city improvement...
Biz Community Excavator sales to recover from 2018 industry slump The excavator market is estimated to improve its volume by 3.2% year-on-year in 2019 over 2018 - the result of the heavy construction equipment industry recovering from a...
Engineering News Mashaba seeks to reignite entrepreneurship, address infrastructure challenges  Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba on Monday said the mayoral committee has approved another 100 buildings to be released for private sector development, as part of the metro’s inner...
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