David Adjaye reveals design plans for Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library

Adjaye Associates recently revealed the design plans for the Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library in Johannesburg which will comprise eight cylindrical volumes referencing the structures of granaries in Africa’s vernacular architecture. The firm will use locally sourced compressed mud to form a rammed earth facade for these cylindrical volumes. All images and video courtesy of Adjaye…

NEDAs winner ZHAC Construction offers advice on business growth, embracing opportunities

Maintenance and construction company ZHAC Construction was a recent winner in this year’s National Enterprise Development Awards (NEDAs). The awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of entrepreneurs who are part of the Black Umbrellas’ business incubation programme and highlight the dedication that goes into ensuring that black-owned businesses are sustainable, profitable and that they create…

2020 Water Stewardship Event focuses on path to post-Covid-19 green recovery

The recently held sixth annual Water Stewardship Event looked at how strengthened water sector governance and stewardship practices could provide a pathway for a green and inclusive recovery from the impacts of Covid-19. Over 200 water sector representatives were in attendance for the virtual event jointly hosted by the National Business Initiative (NBI), the Strategic…