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GBCSA announces rebrand of Green Star SA rating system

Green Building Council South Africa's (GBCSA) Green Star SA rating system has been rebranded Green Star Africa to support its uptake throughout the continent...

9 Oct 2017

First green DHL Express facility in SSA unveiled

DHL Express recently unveiled its first green facility in sub-Saharan Africa, located in Bryanston, Johannesburg. The company also announced the roll-out of further green upgrades to additional sites...

5 Sep 2017

Africa shows rising interest in green building design

The UNEP Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative attributed 30% of annual carbon emissions to the global building sector...

By Alison Groves 13 Jul 2017

In their rush to become "global", cities risk creating spatial apartheid

The first thing I saw when stepping out of the taxi was a sign advertising craft beer...

By Melissa Tandiwe Myambo 11 May 2017

Johannesburg and Accra, inching their way up the urban food chain

Like it or not, we measure the success (or failure) of cities according to broad principles of urban culture inherited largely from the west...

By Lesley Lokko 25 Apr 2017

Rags, not riches, defining Africa's urban explosion

Anarchic architecture, unchecked pollution and high costs of living are the lot of African city dwellers, experts warn, as living standards fail to keep pace with rapid urban growth on the continent...

24 Mar 2017

Why Ghana needs a new approach to stop the erosion of its coastline

Ghana's economic growth rate is expected to pick up again next year after two years of slowdown following the country's stellar 7% growth in 2013. But this success has come at a price...

By Kwasi Addo Appeaning 3 Jul 2015