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Experts say South Africa can solve water crisis

Experts set to participate in the IFAT water treatment and recycling trade fair taking place in Johannesburg in July 2019, have expressed confidence in the country's ability to solve water crisis facing the country. "The solutions to these challenges are readily available within the country,"said ...

Counting the cost of Kenya’s nullified elections

Counting the cost of Kenya’s nullified elections
The Kenya Association of manufacturers (KAM) recently announced that the ongoing political tension after elections annulment was badly hurting the economy. In particular, KAM said that the real estate sector was experiencing a major slowdown greatly affecting steel and cement business. These concerns are not far-fetched....

Why consumers need to research before undertaking construction projects

Consumers urged to research before undertaking construction projects
 A recent segment on South Africa’s institutional Sunday evening investigative television show, Carte Blanche, shed light on the financial and emotional devastation left in the wake of shoddy – and, by all accounts, illegal – timber frame building practices by a local contractor. The Institute...

The U.S. Dollar Loses Its Pace, While Euro Rebounds

The U.S. Dollar Loses Its Pace, While Euro Rebounds
Investors were concerned that an oil crisis in the area would lead to a recession, since the euro rallied from a 20-year low and almost equaled to the US dollar. The euro has fallen to its lowest level versus the US dollar since the beginning...

Greatest Football Stadiums in the World

Football has always been a very popular sport all over the world with several fans spread all through the globe rooting for their favourite club, team, player and so on. But, with the massive number of tournaments that this sport conducts all over the year,...

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...

South Africa’s future energy mix: wind, solar and coal, but no nuclear

South Africa’s future energy mix: wind, solar and coal, but no nuclear
Hartmut Winkler, University of Johannesburg South Africa has a new energy plan which covers 2019 to 2030. It follows cabinet’s recent adoption of a new Integrated Resource Plan for electricity generation. The plan – which builds on a relatively well-received draft announced last year – makes...

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...

7 most hazardous construction materials you need to know

7 most hazardous construction materials you need to know
Before starting a construction project it is important to be aware of hazardous construction materials that could negatively affect your health. Some of the toxic construction materials have been banned, but are still in use. We look at the 7 most toxic construction materials you...

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...

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