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Taxpayers will pay for ‘green’ offices

A governement department is building an R8 billion “green” head office in a Pretoria suburb in spite of government-owned buildings standing empty in the inner city. Construction on the building for the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA)...

SA making strides in green building sector

South Africa has been making great strides in the construction of green buildings, with the flagship Vodafone Innovation Centre in Gauteng being the first to get a six star rating by the Green Building Council. This carbon- neutral building blends...

Tshwane: R8bn green building for DEA

Edna Molewa, the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, turned the sod on 19 July, marking the commencement of the construction of a new green building for the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA). The building which will serve as the...

Hospital revitalisation programme

The Rob Ferreira Hospital in Nelspruit has been undergoing renovations and construction, including a new maternity ward and upgrades to the laboratory, theatre and the ICU block. Progress and implementation The renovations and construction...

The rands and sense of green buildings

The financial viability of commercial green buildings is foremost on the minds of South African property developers, and a new report from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) delves into this issue, driving home the compelling...
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Public-private blame game must stop

Before delivering her presentation on the role and function of civil engineering contractors, skills transfer and transformation, executive director of Master Builder South Africa (MBSA), Tumi Dlamini, provided delegates at the 2012 Public Private...