In the week of 12 to 18 March there were 65 land occupations, according to the Mayco member responsible for informal settlements Xanthea Limberg. She says “large-scale orchestrated land invasions” are taking place. The City has appealed to the public to help counter what it sees as the “scourge” of land “invasions”.

The project consists of the construction of a bridge dam that aims to desalinate the valley of Tanaf, Senegal. Today, it is flooded with tides of Atlantic Ocean that destroy the cultivable fields and contaminate the aquifers, causing one of the highest rates of malnutrition and sub-Saharan disease, as well as determining poverty due to the lack of agricultural activity.

The Living Building Challenge is possibly the most rigorous green building certification programme and sustainable design framework in the world.

This is the project for a cultural centre in Tanaff village, at the extreme south of Senegal, by Italian architect Raoul Vecchio, who uses only natural and local materials, to enhance the resources of the territory and preserve the environment.

At #AZA18, the theme ‘WeTheCity: Memory & Resilience’ engages head on the changing role of architects in the built environment and architects’ obligations to the public.

From the organisers of the highly-acclaimed timber trade expo, WoodEX for Africa, a new, specialised trade expo

Renée Minnaar is the regional winner for the University of Pretoria in the Corobrik Architectural Student Awards. She is pictured with her thesis model, entitled "Remediator ...

The project aims to create a symbolic architecture that uses only local materials and simple yet innovative technologies, so as to create teaching and development opportunities also on site.

The consultations aimed at mapping out how land expropriation without compensation will work must be inclusive and handled in the most responsible manner.

As our cities evolve in response to global urbanization and climate change, urban developments need to be sustainable, adaptive, diverse and resilient to meet the demands of market creation, resource consumption, and spatial equality and efficiencies.