Giflo Medical invests R130m in upgrading Vanderbijlpark medical precinct

Commercial and medical property developer Giflo Medical has invested R130m in expanding and upgrading two adjacent medical facilities – the Cormed Private Hospital and the Envision Centre for Sight – located within an established medical precinct in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng. Giflo Medical is redeveloping and expanding the existing Cormed Private Hospital to accommodate an acute private…

Building new cities to meet Africa’s rapid urbanisation is a risky bet

If managed effectively, Africa’s cities will drive the continent’s economic growth, and thereby help reduce poverty. To date, however, Africa has yet to realise the positive gains of rapid urbanisation experienced elsewhere. Instead, increasingly concentrated populations have become a major stress on the limited infrastructure and services, such as housing, employment, health, education, and safety.…

How mega infrastructure projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America are reshaping development

Construction underway of a new port at Lamu, Kenya. Michael Edward Walsh/flickr: /11046323839675127-mubla/ni/82973886572/40N@029055751/sotohp/moc.rkcilf.www//:sptth, CC BY-NC-ND The scramble to build infrastructure across Africa, Asia and Latin America is reconfiguring the economic geography of countries and regions. As we argue in our recent research, these initiatives enhance the connection between territories so that strategic industries and resources…

PPS-SAICE Awards recognises innovation in civil engineering

The PPS-SAICE Awards ceremony took place in Johannesburg recently celebrating the outstanding innovation and contributions made by civil engineering practitioners for 2018/2019. SAICE received over 20 project entries from across South Africa which competed in categories including international, technical excellence and community-based projects. Awards were also presented to the Engineer of the Year, Young Engineer…