Sanitation innovation – a key to Africa’s development strategy

The demographic dividend, new production revolution, shifting wealth patterns, accelerated urban transition and climate change and the green economy are the megatrends that will influence this continent’s future claims the latest analysis in the Africa’s development dynamics – growth, jobs and inequalities report compiled by the African Union Commission in partnership with the OECD. By…

Winning architecture team to design first decarbonised district of France announced

The winning project has been announced for the “Inventing Bruneseau” competition organised by the City of Paris and the SEMAPA. The winning team, including Adjaye Associates, Buzzo Spinelli Architecture, Hardel le Bihan and Youssef Tohme Architects, will design a new major development that will be the first decarbonised district of France. Image source: Adjaye Associates,…

How credible is your builder

When you are about to spend five-figure rands (or more) on a new home build, you need some reassurance that the home builder you appoint has the right credentials. Of all the things to do when building a new home, checking the building contractor’s credentials should be paramount, and such due diligence is made easier…