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19 Feb 2021
SA’s construction industry can build its way back to success in 2021

In his State of the Nation Address (SONA 2021), President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the R100 billion Infrastructure Fund is…

SA’s construction industry can build its way back to success in 2021

In his State of the Nation Address (SONA 2021), President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the R100 billion Infrastructure Fund is now in full operation. He said that infrastructure projects that have been planned will lead to the revival of the construction industry and the creation of much-needed jobs.  With this…

19 Feb 2021
2020/21 Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide

AECOM has launched the 2020/21 edition of their highly-respected Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide. This is the 31st edition…

2020/21 Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide

AECOM has launched the 2020/21 edition of their highly-respected Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide. This is the 31st edition of the guide, published in conjunction with strategic partner, the Bureau of Economic Research (BER) at the University of Stellenbosch. The guide shares invaluable knowledge of Africa’s economy that can…

18 Feb 2021
Trends driving inner-city revitalisation and urban residential property markets

During the COVID-19 pandemic, property stocks, in general, took a significant hit, where retail and commercial office space – and…

Trends driving inner-city revitalisation and urban residential property markets

During the COVID-19 pandemic, property stocks, in general, took a significant hit, where retail and commercial office space – and even some industrial property holdings – were affected. In contrast, lower-income affordable housing – and inner-city housing in particular – has performed better than most other property markets in South…

09 Feb 2021
Saving homes from the sinkhole

Leading foundation specialists, Gauteng Piling, proved its versatility by successfully completing an unusual and challenging project to stabilise a massive,…

Saving homes from the sinkhole

Leading foundation specialists, Gauteng Piling, proved its versatility by successfully completing an unusual and challenging project to stabilise a massive, gaping sinkhole near residences in Irene, Centurion. The 6.5m deep sinkhole – 25m wide and 45m long – was formed about five years ago and filling it up posed a…

28 Jan 2021
Decorative shapeable plaster for artistic finishes

Cemcrete manufacturers of distinctive decorative coatings and shapeable textured plasters can add that extra artistic finish to rock features, imitation…

Decorative shapeable plaster for artistic finishes

Cemcrete manufacturers of distinctive decorative coatings and shapeable textured plasters can add that extra artistic finish to rock features, imitation brick walls and pool copings. Decocrete is a coloured, cement-based material formulated to be plastered to excessive thicknesses, but does not slide or shrink and dries rock-hard. The benefits include:…

25 Jan 2021
The devastating consequences of not properly managing residential wastewater

Two years ago, the National Construction Authority said more than 70 per cent of buildings in Nairobi were unsafe for occupation. A…

The devastating consequences of not properly managing residential wastewater

Two years ago, the National Construction Authority said more than 70 per cent of buildings in Nairobi were unsafe for occupation. A rough estimate shows this is about three out of every four buildings. The authority depicted a worrying situation regarding the safety of the buildings in the city and its environs.…

20 Jan 2021
Zutari ensures world-class sustainability ratings for top-rated projects

Despite the slowdown in new-build projects, Zutari is still receiving enquiries from property developers keen to pursue Green Star ratings.…

Zutari ensures world-class sustainability ratings for top-rated projects

Despite the slowdown in new-build projects, Zutari is still receiving enquiries from property developers keen to pursue Green Star ratings. The engineering consultant has worked on two out of only a handful of projects in South Africa to receive an As-Built 6 Star Green Star rating from the Green Building…

18 Jan 2021
Black brick, off-shutter concrete and glass at 33 & 39 Commerce Crescent

Paragon Architects has established a long-standing relationship with developer Alchemy Properties. Seven buildings along Commerce Crescent in Kramerville Design District…

Black brick, off-shutter concrete and glass at 33 & 39 Commerce Crescent

Paragon Architects has established a long-standing relationship with developer Alchemy Properties. Seven buildings along Commerce Crescent in Kramerville Design District in Johannesburg. With a successful renovation project at 37 & 35 Commerce Crescent; Paragon Architects completed separate projects at 33 & 39 and is currently busy with construction for 31…

13 Jan 2021
Rand Air gets its hands wet with handwashing project for rural schools

Having already teamed up in 2018 with Atlas Copco’s ‘Water for All’ initiative, as the key sponsor, in 2020 Rand-Air…

Rand Air gets its hands wet with handwashing project for rural schools

Having already teamed up in 2018 with Atlas Copco’s ‘Water for All’ initiative, as the key sponsor, in 2020 Rand-Air saw the opportunity to once again make a meaningful contribution to the community, by providing disadvantaged schools – particularly in outlying rural areas – with handwashing facilities to enable them…

18 Dec 2020
Prestigious projects with TAL tiled surfaces

TAL products are used in many prestigious developments throughout the country. Projects such as the Soweto Theater, Building 11 and…

Prestigious projects with TAL tiled surfaces

TAL products are used in many prestigious developments throughout the country. Projects such as the Soweto Theater, Building 11 and Audi dealerships attest to TAL’s ability to supply quality and fit for purpose products, develop innovative new products when required and to provide technical expertise on-site. 55 Storeys of tiled…

14 Dec 2020
FOUR ON O in heart of Sea Point is the first new-build project for Paragon Architects in Cape Town

Paragon Architects has embarked on its first new-build project in Cape Town, the 36-unit apartment block FOUR ON O for…

FOUR ON O in heart of Sea Point is the first new-build project for Paragon Architects in Cape Town

Paragon Architects has embarked on its first new-build project in Cape Town, the 36-unit apartment block FOUR ON O for the client BLOK. “Clinching a new-build project of this size within two years of establishing our office is quite an achievement for both us and the client,” comments Project Architect…

11 Dec 2020
Gateway’s fantastical Sweetopia is a visual treat these holidays

Escape to the candy-themed picture-perfect fantasy world we call Sweetopia at Gateway Theatre of Shopping this festive season. It’s jet-fuel for your…

Gateway’s fantastical Sweetopia is a visual treat these holidays

Escape to the candy-themed picture-perfect fantasy world we call Sweetopia at Gateway Theatre of Shopping this festive season. It’s jet-fuel for your imagination when you cross the threshold into the magical world of Sweetopia. Keep your eyes wide open as childhood dreams come to life in this indulgent visual feast. Sweetopia is a playful…


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