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Patrick McInerney, director at Co-Arc International Architects, came away from the recent 2019 SAPOA Convention feeling depressed about the discussion regarding the property industry and the economy in general. If things are really so bad, he asks, why are a record number of building cranes adorning our city skylines? Why are we not celebrating the successes?

IF IT’S ALL DOOM AND GLOOM, WHY SO MANY CRANES ON THE SKYLINE?

This year’s SAPOA Convention was probably the most downbeat that I’ve attended in my many years in the building industry. The majority of speakers gave us bad news – ranging from water scarcity problems through to concerns about the oversupply of property, the industry’s talent drain and government’s lack of policy certainty. (more…)

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SESSA announces new council members

The Sustainable Energy Society of Southern Africa (SESSA), a non-profit organisation dedicated to the creation and continued growth of an authoritative renewable energy hub, has announced its new council. Responsible for guiding policy and formulating strategies to assist SESSA successfully meet its objectives, the council comprises 10 industry specialists and academics. They are Henning Holm […]

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P&G Moves Into New Green Building

Environmental sustainability standards are playing an increasingly important role in decision making for companies across the globe. The decision to relocate the Procter & Gamble (P&G) South and East Africa head office was no exception.   P&G, the global manufacturer of leading consumer brands such as Pampers, Gillette and Pantene, has relocated to the innovatively […]

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