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The female architects behind The Leonardo-Africa’s tallest building

The Leonardo
Upon completion, The Leonardo an iconic building whose construction is underway in Sandton, South Africa will be the tallest in Africa. But there is another aspect to the 55-storey building on Maude Street, which was designed by Co-Arc’s emeritus partner, Francois Pienaar. The project boasts a...

South Africa’s construction industry could become safer. Here’s how

South Africa's construction industry could become safer. Here's how
Patrick Nwabueze Okonkwo, Stellenbosch University Construction is tough, sometimes dangerous work. Globally, the construction industry accounts for about 7% of employment. But it’s responsible for between 30% and 40% of all work-related fatalities. The figure is at its highest in developing countries. This is because...

The ultimate list of leading construction companies in South Africa

The ultimate list of leading construction companies in South Africa
South Africa is home to biggest and smallest construction companies spread across the country. Majority of the construction companies in South Africa are domicile in Gauteng, Pretoria and Johannesburg. Construction industry in South Africa is a major contributor to employment and economic growth. However, in...

Cape Town almost ran out of water. Here’s how it averted the crisis

Cape Town almost ran out of water. Here's how it averted the crisis
Cape Town’s water crisis got so bad last year that there were competitions to see who could wash their shirts the least. Restaurants and businesses were encouraging people not to flush after going to the toilet. The city was just 90 days away from turning off the taps. A...

Construction sites of the future set to be clean, green and people-free

Construction sites of the future set to be clean, green and people-free
The construction sector is on the cusp of a technological transformation which will drive sustainability considerations to the forefront of decision-making, according to experts who will be debating key challenges associated with construction megatrends at an event this month. Robots are predicted to replace humans...

Lessons about housing from Ghana’s Volta River project 50 years on

Lessons about housing from Ghana’s Volta River project 50 years on
Iain Jackson, University of Liverpool The Volta River project in Ghana was a symbolic embodiment of progress, modernisation, and development. It offered the opportunity for newly independent Ghana to develop a complex and integrated industrial base using local resources and materials. While the initial concept was...

Panic over water in South Africa’s economic hub is misplaced

Panic over water in South Africa's economic hub is misplaced
Mike Muller, University of the Witwatersrand It has been a hot, dry October in much of the interior of South Africa. And the rains have started later than usual. So it was not surprising that alarm bells went off when it was announced that the Lesotho...

7 countries grappling with huge housing deficit in Africa

7 countries grappling with huge housing deficit in Africa
Majority of African countries suffer from acute shortage of housing thanks to huge population growth that has been compounded by rural urban migration. Studies have shown that USD1.4 trln is needed to plug affordable housing deficit in Africa. This article looks at 7 countries that...

Inside the proposed Lanseria smart city in Gauteng

Inside the proposed Lanseria smart city in Gauteng
In South Africa, a mega smart city is being planned. The Lanseria smart city will be the  first new city to be built in a democratic South Africa. Addressing the Nation Friday, president Cyril Ramaphosa said that the project was part of the wider plan...

Why Sun City is the best gambling resort in Africa

Why Sun City is the best gambling resort in Africa
How Sun City Casino Resorts Become the Largest Gambling Resort in Africa South Africa is one of the most beautiful places on earth to visit. With amazing beaches, beautiful waters, and spectacular sites to see, it has quickly turned into one of the best vacation...

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