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Covid-19 is teaching us how to design healthier cities

The pandemic has transformed the way we live, attend school and do our work, and our cities must change accordingly

Covid-19 and its legacy in cities

Italy’s response to the pandemic can be used as a cautionary tale not only medically but also infrastructurally

Architecture should be based  on people’s needs

Development initiatives need to consider the contexts, past and present, in which they occur to ensure human-centred solutions

Buildings with humans at their heart

South Africa’s architects may be low-key at Venice but their designs are helping correct social injustices

Slice Of Life: ​The journey to opportunity

"Opposed to this colonial idea of what a city is, townships are actually cities"

The architect as an activist

By recycling items such as wine bottles, practical yet beautiful spaces are created that can change people’s lives.

Opulent beach houses and the art of the leisure colonist

The growing number of extravagant homes built along South Africa's coastlines brings ethics – as well as aesthetics – into question.

The fine art of moulding the essence of cities

Architecture, design, innovation and toilets swirled together in separate international initiatives in Durban and Cape Town.

Brick or stone, Mr Ito?

Sean O' Toole caught up with award-winning Japanese architect Toyo Ito at the world congress of the International Union of Architects in Durban.

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Court must declare Cape Town’s ‘inhuman’ demolitions, evictions illegal, says law centre

The city argues that it is not carrying out evictions, but is acting against land invasions

Back in time to meals on wheels

Cape Town’s oldest roadhouse is hoping to make a comeback during the coronavirus lockdown. Nostalgia is the biggest seller

People’s behaviour stoking Gauteng pandemic

The active case count of Gauteng surpasses that of whole countries. Workers at clinics report a ‘concerning’ relaxation of basic health protocols

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Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

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