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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...

How COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping cities

How COVID-19 pandemic reshaping cities
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to cities, businesses and people having to adapt to a changing world. Although there are still unknowns, COVID-19 has given rise to new ways of working and living that have encouraged people to appreciate what is around them and brought...

World Energy Outlook 2019 highlights deep disparities in the global energy system

World Energy Outlook 2019 highlights deep disparities in the global energy system
Deep disparities define today’s energy world. The dissonance between well-supplied oil markets and growing geopolitical tensions and uncertainties. The gap between the ever-higher amounts of greenhouse gas emissions being produced and the insufficiency of stated policies to curb those emissions in line with international...

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...

THE MOST FAMOUS AND MAGNIFICENT CASINO BUILDINGS IN THE WORLD

Most of the famous casino buildings are monumental, richly decorated buildings with imposing facades. The most impressive casino buildings are covered in gold and look like magnificent Palaces or luxury resorts. Let’s take a look at the architecture of the four famous world casinos. Each of...

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,...

Is there a growing demand for buildings that host internet servers?

Is there a growing demand for buildings that host internet servers?
According to recent reports, Kenya is one of the most poorly connected countries on the planet. In 2019, it was found that only 22.6 per cent of the population was online. This is a figure that is beaten by both Tanzania with 25 per...

New transport infrastructure rollout set to boost trade in Kenya

New transport infrastructure rollout set to boost trade in Kenya
In mid-July the government launched tenders for the construction of a KSh33bn ($319.6m) highway through central Kenya. The 84-km dual carriageway, the country’s second-most-expensive road project after the Thika Superhighway, will connect the town of Kenol in Murang’a County with Marua in Nyeri County, via...

Recent Study Highlights Safety Issues In South African Construction Industry

Recent Study Highlights Safety Issues In South African Construction Industry
The construction industry accounts for 7% of employment globally. In South Africa the figures are even higher, representing 8% of formal employment and 17% of total informal employment. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the world’s most dangerous industries. In South Africa, construction is the third...

Ghana’s construction industry is lively but needs regulation

Ghana’s construction industry is lively but needs regulation
Divine Kwaku Ahadzie, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Over the past two decades, Ghana’s construction sector has both contributed to and benefited from a rapidly growing economy. The government is investing in rail, road and property projects across the country amid strong...

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