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Makoko Floating School: a model of Nigerian cutting edge design

Nigerian Kunle Adeyemi's floating school in Makoko, Lagos, has received widespread international appeal and won the acclaimed architect several awards.

Building a nation takes time

Building a nation takes time, Zuma tells SA

Remembering the pain of the past should not stop us from building a better tomorrow, President Jacob Zuma said at the opening of a "reconciliation bridge" in Dundee, KwaZulu Natal, on Tuesday.

The meaning of heritage

Heritage means different things to different people. But for all, it seems to be inextricably linked to national pride, culture, tradition and the past. Now, as Heritage Month draws to a close, the National Heritage Council wants South Africans to help define the concept.
Ubuntu is about relationships

Heritage agency charts new course

The South African Heritage Resources Agency is leading the field with its ground-breaking Sahris system, an online portal for research and management of the country’s heritage.
Trekker site gets heritage status

government business housing project

Government, business in R300m housing project

Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale has unveiled a R300-million high-rise housing project in South Africa's Free State province. The public-private partnership will provide housing for mine workers and their families in the vicinity of Harmony Gold's Masimong mine.

Top green rating for South African building

Mobile telecommunications company Vodacom has set a new record by claiming the most prestigious accolade in the green building industry.
Green buildings now the law in SA

Funding 'vital to tackling climate change'

Funding ‘vital to tackling climate change’

Climate change cannot be tackled without an agreement that includes finance, technology and capacity building, South African President Jacob Zuma said at a preparatory meeting ahead of the forthcoming UN climate summit in Durban.

Soweto building on award shortlist

The Nike Football Training Centre in Soweto in Johannesburg’s south-west, could become the second South African building to be named World Building of the Year, after making the shortlist for the award.
Reviving sport in SA schools

Sustainable building on the rise in South Africa

South Africa's building industry has taken another step forward building, with construction of the country's first house built almost entirely from renewable materials nearing completion.
SA shines at 2010 SEED Awards

UN award for Joburg Housing Company

UN award for Joburg Housing Company

The Johannesburg Social Housing Company is to receive the world's most prestigious human settlements accolade, the United Nations' 2010 Scroll of Honour award, for its holistic approach to providing shelter.


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