Teddy Daka appointed co-CEO of Zutari

Previous Aurecon Group chair Teddy Daka has been appointed co-CEO of Zutari, serving with current CEO Dr Gustav Rohde. This follows Zutari’s launch last year after demerging from the global Aurecon group and a recent decision to re-enter the Middle East market. Teddy Daka appointed co-CEO of Zutari According to Zutari chair Dr Lulu Gwagwa,…

Ghana’s unstable building problem is about more than lax regulation

Image source: Gallo/Getty This isn’t a uniquely African problem, though. It occurs in Asia’s rapidly urbanising areas, too. Buildings collapse either during construction or when they’re already occupied. It’s often suggested that the problems in African cities stem from authorities’ non-enforcement of building safety regulations. Substandard materials and incompetent builders abound. This argument has some…

Why a sustainable sewerage system in Kenya is vital in urban development

Simon Thomas, international consultant and board member of Megapipes Solutions Limited The authority attributed this to the collapse of some buildings, including poor workmanship, lack of adherence to construction regulations, lack of professional input and use of poor quality construction materials. But there remains one area of safety rarely looked at in some buildings in…

2021 SAIW bursary recipients announced

Fhumulani Netshakhuma (22) and Palesa Mokoena (28) have been named this year’s winners of the South African Institute of Welding’s (SAIW) welding student training bursaries worth R120,000 each. Image supplied The bursary will give the two students access to the International Welder Programme over the next 28 weeks and will provide the candidates with an…