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RICS celebrates 150 years, calls for nominations of SA successes

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), launching its Pride in the Profession: Celebrating 150 years of surveying successes campaign, is calling for nominations from around the world

13 Oct 2017

GBCSA announces rebrand of Green Star SA rating system

Green Building Council South Africa's (GBCSA) Green Star SA rating system has been rebranded Green Star Africa to support its uptake throughout the continent

9 Oct 2017

Caterpillar to invest more than R1bn in Southern Africa in next decade

US construction vehicle maker Caterpillar will spend R1.3bn over the next 10 years on South African enterprise and supplier development

By Mark Allix 6 Oct 2017

SA companies explore opportunities in Tunisia, Algeria

A delegation of South African companies is currently on a trade and investment mission in Tunisia and Algeria, where they are exploring export markets

3 Oct 2017

Here are the winners of the 2017 Africa Architecture Awards

The inaugural Africa Architecture Awards was held on Thursday, 28 September, at the newly launched Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town

29 Sep 2017

AfricaBuild Lagos 2018 to host key building, interiors professionals

Hosted by German trade fair specialists fairtrade Messe, the third edition of AfricaBuild Lagos will take place 6-8 March 2018 at the Landmark Centre in Lagos, Nigeria

21 Sep 2017

Lagos' Wooden Tower presents an alternative to the city's reliance upon concrete

The unique wooden structure maximises daylight and natural ventilation

By Lindsay Samson 20 Sep 2017

Why China's audacious building plans could be a major strain on African economies

It has been described by Chinese president Xi Jinping as the “project of the century”. And the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative is certainly ambitious

By Ricardo Reboredo 7 Sep 2017

How Nigeria is wasting its rich water resources

Nigeria is so rich in water resources that many of its 36 states are named after rivers

By Nelson Odume and Andrew Slaughter 6 Sep 2017

First green DHL Express facility in SSA unveiled

DHL Express recently unveiled its first green facility in sub-Saharan Africa, located in Bryanston, Johannesburg. The company also announced the roll-out of further green upgrades to additional sites

5 Sep 2017

Afribiz Invest recognises its women-owned entities

In 2016, McKinsey estimated that only 5% of CEOs in Africa were female, highlighting just how much work is required globally to achieve gender parity in the corporate sector.

1 Sep 2017

Infrastructure investment is critical for Africa's growth and development

African governments need to create the environment for business to invest in infrastructure

28 Aug 2017

Smart evolution of Africa's megacities will help address infrastructure challenges

Facing rapid growth and evolution in Africa's megacities, radical and effective urban management is needed

24 Aug 2017

Growing more plants and trees can cut down the heat in Nigerian cities

Nigeria is regarded as a hot country. Average maximum temperature can reach 38? - one of the hottest in sub-Saharan Africa

By Olumuyiwa Adegun and Tobi Eniolu Morakinyo 21 Aug 2017

New Africa infrastructure fund launched

AP Moller Holding, together with PKA, PensionDanmark and Lægernes Pension, has launched a new infrastructure fund with a focus on Africa. The fund has received commitments of $550m from anchor investors

17 Aug 2017

Africa Architecture Awards shortlist announced

A total of 307 projects from across 32 African countries qualified to enter the inaugural Africa Architecture Awards

31 Jul 2017

Eight dead in Lagos building collapse

Eight people were killed when a four-storey building collapsed after heavy rains in Nigeria's commercial hub of Lagos, the emergency services and witnesses said on Wednesday, 26 July

28 Jul 2017

Can you redevelop a big city like Lagos without displacing the poor?

Urban planner Lookman Oshodi seems to think it is possible

14 Jun 2017

#AFCLive prioritises accelerating African bankable infrastructure projects

Keynote speakers at the AFC Live 2017, including acting President of Nigeria Yemi Osinbajo and Professor Chukwuma Soludo, the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, highlighted the need for African led-initiatives to drive the infrastructure revolution.

18 May 2017

The superhighway threatening Nigeria's tropical rainforest

When bulldozers rolled into their forest at the start of last year, the Ekuri community in southeast Nigeria protested: "Indigenes say no!"

17 May 2017

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