September 2008

Tanzania: Road Goes Missing in Meru District

Tanzania: Road Goes Missing in Meru District - An allegedly newly rehabilitated road is missing in Meru. This is the road originating from Maji-ya-Chai area going up to Ngurdoto village. [AA Construction]

Nigeria: Construction Firm Demands Return of 52 Houses

Nigeria: Construction Firm Demands Return of 52 Houses - An indigenous construction company, Abba Jaye and Sons (Nig.) Limited, has called on the federal government to return its 52 houses earlier taken over on lease by the defunct Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF). [AA Construction]

Nigeria: Another Mall Crumbles in Abuja

Nigeria: Another Mall Crumbles in Abuja - Barely six weeks after a four storey building collapsed in Abuja claiming not less than eight lives, part of another building under construction yesterday collapsed at plot 750, Barnex Plaza, Aminu Crescent, Wuse II, Abuja. No casualty was reported. [AA Construction]

SAIA Biennial Convention 2008 :: Register Now!


The South African Institute of Architects presents the Biennial Convention and Corobrik SAIA Awards for Excellence 2008.

Don’t miss the premier event on the architectural calendar - comprising of an awards banquet; conferencing, workshops, trade show, design and art exhibitions, architectural and heritage tours plus evening and weekend themed activities - all hosted by the Gauteng Institute for Architecture, endorsed by the South African Council for the Architectural Profession and organised by Alive2Green.

Cameroon: Feicom to Construct Town Halls in NW

Cameroon: Feicom to Construct Town Halls in NW - The Provincial Chief of Councils for the Northwest, Henry Shey, has announced the construction of over seven town halls in some council areas in the Northwest. [AA Construction]

Zimbabwe: Sanitation Nightmare Looms for Harare

Zimbabwe: Sanitation Nightmare Looms for Harare - A MOUND of garbage that has piled up over the past three years at the junction of Seventh Avenue and Mushonganyama Link in Harare's densely populated Mbare suburb threatens to block the intersection altogether in a few months' time. [AA Urbanisation]

Nigeria: We'll Rebuild Holy Trinity, Akpabio Reassures Community

Nigeria: We'll Rebuild Holy Trinity, Akpabio Reassures Community - Consequent upon the peaceful resolutions of the lingering land disputes between Mbiakong and Ifiayong Usuk communities, the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Chief Godswill Akpabio has promised to reconsider his earlier decision not to re-build the Holy Trinity College, Mbiakong in Uruan Local Government Area, which was razed down following a boundary clash between two warring communities. [AA Construction]

Namibia 2008-09-03 : Omaruru to Build Olympic-Size Stadium

Namibia: Omaruru to Build Olympic-Size Stadium - An Olympic-size sports stadium is envisaged for the town of Omaruru. Planning of the project is at an advanced stage, and the Omaruru Town Council has already allocated a 4-hectare piece of land for the project. [AA Construction]

Cameroon: Canada to Build 300 Multimedia Centres in Cameroon

Cameroon: Canada to Build 300 Multimedia Centres in Cameroon - Cameroon's Information and Communication Technology will in a few years ahead witness a significant transformation, following the signing yesterday of two new agreements between the government, represented by the Minister of State for Posts and Telecommunications, Maigari Bello Bouba and the Mobile Money Cameroon consortium in the present of the Canadian High Commissioner to Cameroon, Jean Pierre Lavoie on the one hand and Cameroon and South Korea on the other. [

Zimbabwe: Hotel Construction on Course - RTG

Zimbabwe: Hotel Construction on Course - RTG - THE Rainbow Tourism Group has expressed confidence it will complete its joint-venture three-star hotel in Beitbridge in time for the 2010 Soccer World Cup. [AA Construction]

Japanese Aid for Millennium Villages

Japanese Aid for Millennium Villages - Japanese Aid for Millennium Villages - The Japanese government has pledged 10 million US dollars, spread over five years, to support Mozambique's Millennium Villages Programme. [AA Network News] [AA Mozambique]

EASTGATE SHOPPING CENTRE TO GET A REFRESHING UPGRADE


MDS Architecture has designed an outdoor lifestyle extension for Eastgate Shopping Centre. Currently under construction, the new lifestyle component will increase the landmark centre's gross lettable area by 12 000 m2 to 121 000 m2.

Nigeria: Five Feared Killed As Building Collapses

Nigeria: Five Feared Killed As Building Collapses - NO fewer than five persons were feared dead and several others injured yesterday when a two-storey building collapsed in Asero area of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. The incident which occurred at about noon left three siblings, including a set of twins, who were bricklayers working at a petrol station which was under construction injured. [AA Construction]

Angola : President Announces Major Development for Malanje

President Announces Major Development for Malanje - President Announces Major Development for Malanje - The Angolan head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos, Saturday in northern Malange province announced that the region will gain a "greater development" in coming months. [AA Network News] [AA Angola]

South Africa to Host Architects World Congress in 2014

The South African Institute of Architect's bid theme for the UIA 2014 Congress was entitled "MultipliCITY": World Future.  Click here to find out more...

South Africa will stage the International Union of Architects (UIA) World Congress in 2014. This announcement was made during the XXIII UIA Congress and General Assembly at the Lingotto Conference Centre in Turin, Italy.

Durban will be the first African city to host the Congress since Egypt more than 30 years ago. This is the third time that the event will be hosted in Africa; the first in sub-Saharan Africa and the second time in the Southern Hemisphere.