Buildings

OPINION | Investing differently in urban infrastructure

If we are to deliver the type of cities that we talk about in our Growth and Development Strategies (GDSs), cities that are liveable, inclusive, sustainable, and resilient, then we need to take a step back and take a critical look at the current...

Building energy performance in the spotlight

As the world embarks on the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) currently taking place, measures to minimise greenhouse gas emissions are in the spotlight. The South African National Energy Development Institute has placed...

Ambitious Cape Town housing project gets thumbs up

A Cape Town human settlements development is demonstrating how the government working with the private sector can improve people’s lives and grow the country’s economy.   This was the position of Public Works and Infrastructure Minister, Patricia...

PPC launches skills training for bakkie builders

Under normal circumstances, Mikateko Ruth Matshebele and Mpho Thulare would never share a classroom. Matshebele is a 37-year-old civil engineering graduate who dreams of running her own company. Thulare is a 24-year-old unemployed construction...

Mixed-use developments drive trends for integration

Mixed-use developments are a growing trend in the residential property development market because they reduce travel time for residents and offer more convenience, choice and an integrated lifestyle. On the part of developers, the decision-making...