Upward trend in African mixed-use developments presents challenges, opportunities

From the Cape’s Harbour Arch to Cairo’s The Gate, mixed-use projects in Africa are revitalising urban nodes and mirroring the international upward trend of creating multifunctional precincts in urban areas. However, while there is a huge opportunity in developing mixed-use facilities in specific African regions, these projects are not without challenges and need to be…

Dams empty in Eastern Cape

All dams supplying Butterworth and surrounding areas in the Eastern Cape are dry. Amathole District Municipality (ADM) spokesperson Nonceba Madikizela-Vuso said 33 boreholes have now been drilled in Butterworth. Eight of these are equipped and operational, four are dry, four have water, but it’s not fit for human consumption, and 17 are currently being tested.…