Ralph Mathekga: Are charter cities the answer to South Africa's urban decay?

2020-03-10 10:36

The idea of a charter city is enticing - however, it raises serious moral issues in the context of South Africa as it effectively entails us building new cities to avoid the urban decay and also the social problems that has engulfed our metros, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Cosatu: Debt relief for Eskom should not compromise investment, pension funds

2020-03-05 15:20

Any investments used to support the development of the State, should not undermine financial integrity, investment mandates or the sustainability of investment and pension funds, says a Cosatu spokesperson.

New agriculture development agency aims for R25bn in investment

2020-02-19 16:19

The South African Agricultural Development Agency was officially launched in Pretoria on Tuesday.

These stunning images show how Sandton, Durban, and Cape Town have transformed since the 1930s

2019-09-12 07:04

They reveal the radical changes in our country's landscape.

Africa is aiming to become a giant, interconnected trading region. It just might work.

2019-07-14 16:15

All but one African nation has signed a continent-wide free trade agreement which economists are saying could open up the region.

When things just don’t fit

2019-05-28 08:00

Finding yourself in a new job that just doesn’t feel right? It is important to read the signs of a job mismatch – and to learn how to respond to them.

Time for BRICS to expand membership, say New Development Bank governors

2019-04-01 16:12

It is time for the BRICS group of countries to expand its membership, delegates heard at the 4th annual meeting of the New Development Bank in Cape Town.

Rounda initiative to use 'small change' to tackle poverty in SA

2018-10-10 10:48

An ambitious initiative by the Nikela Charity Funding and Development Trust wants to get all South Africans to contribute to social upliftment in the country, R1 at a time.

Slow progress in business environment reforms for SA cities - World Bank

2018-09-19 20:29

A new report by the World Bank has shown that the ease of doing business in major South African cities varies significantly.

China is building one of the world's tallest skyscrapers — take a look

2018-07-03 18:02

Construction has begun on the 668 metre-tall Shimao Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Centre, a project that builds on Shenzhen's urban development boom.


Cosatu: Pensions shouldn't be a 'piggy bank' for ANC's failed economic policies

2020-03-07 11:00

Cosatu has slammed remarks by ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe that pension funds could be used to provide financial support to small businesses and start-ups.

Watch: a R3.9 billion bridge linking Durban to the Democratic Republic of the Congo comes to life

2020-02-25 11:55

The route is a notorious bottle neck for transport, with delays that can take up to 8 days to cross the mighty Zambezi river.

The 'world's first post-car development' is being built in Arizona — here's what it will look like

2019-12-13 13:09

The only parking spaces in the Tempe, Arizona development will be for visitors and ridesharing — and none for residents.

Ramaphosa: The state should be at the centre of development

2019-08-23 06:30

President Cyril Ramaphosa has said that the state should play a leading, entrepreneurial role.

A sinking Arctic town wants to move itself 3 kilometres east, and its R15 billion dollar plan is finally becoming a reality

2019-06-15 12:26

Kiruna will construct around 3,000 new residences by 2040, beginning with a new town hall called "The Crystal".

Western Europe's tallest skyscraper has been likened to the 'Eye of Sauron'

2019-05-06 08:30

The Bestseller Tower, due to be built in a town of just 7,000 residents, will be taller than the Shard in London – and may look a little strange.

Man on a mission

2019-02-28 09:59

When David Brown left Implats to take over struggling junior miner MC Mining, he wanted to clear the company’s legacy problems, including taking the valuable Makhado metallurgical coal project forward.

Here's what the new 120,000 square metre development at Rantanga Junction will look like

2018-10-01 19:34

Most of the standing water pools at Cape Town's Ratanga Junction would be retained and sculpted for the development and buildings around it, according to new plans.

Funeral business adds more life to Calgro M3

2018-07-18 12:02

Residential property development remains the mainstay of Calgro M3’s business, with a pipeline of R25.3bn consisting of 54 376 opportunities, but it also has big plans to expand its funeral business.

Unlocking economic, social benefits of aviation critical for Africa

2018-06-03 18:45

The International Air Transport Association and the African Airline Association signed a memorandum of understanding to unlock the economic and social benefits of aviation for Africa's development.

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