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Architects and engineers needed to design a hospital for children with severe burn injuries in Francistown, Botswana


Places of Miracles (Chishamiso), which is the name of the children’s hospital that the charity Children of Fire is intending to build, will be a 50-bed burns children hospital that will cater for the health needs of children from various parts of Africa who cannot afford specialised surgeries. Chishamiso will be located in Francistown Botswana […]

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Osram lights up the Sistine Chapel

Shedding light on history

The Sistine Chapel in Rome has been illuminated by a novel lighting solution from OSRAM. After 500 years, this extraordinary piece of art history can now be experienced bathed in the light of more than 7,000 LEDs. The installation that has been put in place over the last few months is designed to protect the […]

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South African Embassy Photogreenroof

SA Embassy in Washington DC has a striking new feature

Among the more than 175 diplomatic missions in Washington, D.C., few stand out more than the South African Embassy on Massachusetts Avenue’s Embassy Row.  Marked by its iconic Nelson Mandela statue, the embassy’s twin Dutch Colonial buildings are now joined in the middle by a new glass atrium shaded with a striking Cambridge Architectural wire […]

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Deputy Minister of the Department of Labour, Inkosi Sango Patekile Holomisa

Experts Consider the Foundations for a Sustainable South Africa

The 109th annual Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) Conference got underway on September 22nd, at the Boardwalk Hotel and Convention Centre in Port Elizabeth. The theme for this year’s Congress was ‘Building a Sustainable South Africa’, aimed to address subjects such as skills development, growth and job creation within the building and construction industry. The […]

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SA’s brightest green stars are honoured

South Africa’s top rated Green Star buildings and top green building professionals were announced at the Green Star Leadership Awards 2014, held at the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) Convention, sponsored by Nedbank, in Cape Town last week. For their stellar contributions to green building in South Africa, this year’s big winners of these […]

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Magnet completes energy saving lighting installation at shopping mall

Magnet has recently completed the installation of an energy efficient lighting system at the new Wolmans luggage outlet at the La Lucia Mall, KwaZulu-Natal. “This project, which involved the installation of modern lighting fittings, has resulted in energy savings of approximately 56 % a month,” says Gary Dawson, sales manager, Magnet’s lighting division. “The design […]

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