Gap in market for youth to pursue artisan careers

Letitia van Rensburg, training officer at the Master Builders’ Association Western Cape (MBAWC) “Artisans, by definition, are people who work with their hands and as their skills are generally multi-faceted, they are sought after in a wide range of industries,” says Van Rensburg. Essential skills “Despite technological advancements brought about by the fourth industrial revolution,…

Smart buildings – your journey can start today

The global pandemic is a large, disruptive force which has impacted the commercial real estate industry and its tenancy. Widely introduced remote and work-from-home (WFH) policies have left the real estate industry with below-average occupancy rates. In some instances, owners and landlords are resorting to co-occupation of buildings in an effort to obtain at least…

R15m Ga-Mopedi water project completed

The R15m Ga-Mopedi bulk water project has been completed in the Ga-Segonyana Local Municipality in the Northern Cape. The project is expected to benefit 1,200 households or the population of just over 7,000 people. “Due to the socio-economic development and population growth in the area, the existing infrastructure was unable to meet the water demands…

the nature-inspired approach to design that could be the antidote to urban ‘blandscapes’

With skyscrapers climbing ever higher and unoccupied city areas increasingly scarce, demands on urban space are increasing. Making the most out of this space requires a careful balancing act between short-term human needs and long-term planetary benefits. Cookie-cutter urban designs don’t do justice to cities’ natural biodiversity. Source: www.pixabay.com All too often, attempting this balancing…