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Shongweni's first sustainable mixed use development

  • 23-09-2021
  • Property Wheel

Existing mainstream paradigms of planning, engineering, and architecture can exacerbate environmental and social degradation, leading towards increasingly unsustainable cities.

Current practices with regards to water and...

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Rabie launches Pineland's first apartment block in 25 years

  • 23-09-2021
  • Property Wheel

Rabie Property Group will develop the first apartment block that Pinelands, in Cape Town, has seen in twenty-five years.

A modern, mixed-use block in the heart of Pinelands, PineworX will be within walking distance of Howard Ce...

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SA challenged over plans for new coal fired power plants

  • 22-09-2021
  • Moneyweb

South Africa’s energy regulator and energy department have are facing a demand from some of the country’s leading environmental groups to halt plans to allow the construction of new coal-fired power plants or face legal action.

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A look at the new 300m luxury lagoon in Joburg

  • 22-09-2021
  • Business Tech

Johannesburg-based lifestyle estate Steyn City has launched its new Clearwater lagoon, the first major development of its kind in the city.



The 900-hectare estate is located between Fourways and Lanseria in Johannesburg and is one of...

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More to it than meets the eye: The architectural profession is made up of people with diverse skills

  • 21-09-2021
  • IOL

Architecture is more than just the structural design of buildings. Rather, it encompasses wider skills of design and building which ensure the places where we live and work meet both our functional and aesthetic needs.

Within the propert...

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Construction Industry concerned over the lack of new building demand

  • 21-09-2021
  • Property Wheel

After falling to 13 during 2021’s second quarter, the FNB/BER Civil Confidence Index rose slightly to 17. The index has been around the 20-point mark since mid-2017.

This current index level means that more than 80% of those survey...

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A look at Cape Town’s new R900,000 micro-apartments – which are covered in plants

  • 20-09-2021
  • Business Tech

Dogon Properties has launched its new micro-apartments in Cape Town, with the 24-storey building set to be the first ‘biophilic’ development of its kind in South Africa.

‘The Fynbos’ will feature 689 apartments, i...

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UN council urges Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan to restart dam talks

  • 20-09-2021
  • Times Live

CAIRO (The Southern African Times) – The UN Security Council on Wednesday urged Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan to resume African Union-led talks to reach a binding deal “within a reasonable timeframe” over the operation of a giant hy...

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Eskom considers generator transplant between the Kusile and Medupi stations

  • 17-09-2021
  • IOL

AS THE HAGGLING between Eskom, its insurers and the Department of Labour goes on in the background over damages to Medupi's unit 4 generator, the power utility is considering transplanting the unit 6 generator from Kusile to Medupi and then or...

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Redefine achieves the largest bulk Green Star EBP Certification

  • 17-09-2021
  • Property Wheel

JSE-listed Redefine Properties has recently certified and/or re-certified 40 buildings in its property portfolio, under the Green Building Council South Africa’s (GBCSA) Green Star Existing Building Performance (EBP) rating tool.

T...

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