February 2012

Matseke Architectural Services

Cape Town

Matseke Architectural Services is a professional company that can assist you with ALL the CONSTRUCTION aspects of your projects.

We value our clients and their needs and so we’ve come up with ways of enabling us to work together more efficiently and effectively; providing quality products, on time and in their budget.

Visit website: http://www.matseke.co.za/

Edon Consultants


Edon Consultants International Ltd. Was first established in 1982 as a sole proprietorship under the direction of Arch. J. E. O. Ndong, trading as Edon Consultants. The firm later expanded and became an international company when it opened offices in Uganda and Namibia and became a Limited Liability company in the year 2000.

Visit website: http://www.edoninternational.com/

General Architecture Collaborative


Founded in 2008, GAC is a non-profit collaborative group of designers / practitioners with expertise in architecture, landscape architecture, industrial design, furniture design and the visual arts. We design and implement strategic and culturally specific architecture, landscape, urban design and planning solutions.

Stonequay Building Procurements

Your specialist partners in the procurement of quality materials for the building, civil engineering and mining industries of Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands.

Urko Sanchez Architects


Born and raised in Madrid, Spain, Urko Sanchez began his architectural studies in 1988. It took him 10 years to complete his coursework because of a huge passion for travel. “From the time I was very young, I have always loved traveling,” says Urko. “I’ve been in more than 40 countries.” From Canada to Argentina, from India to Africa, Urko has seen a great deal of the world. Consequently, travel has informed much of his life and his work – all of the colors and art and people and cultures he’s been exposed to adding to a sense of what Urko wanted to build for himself and others.

Xavier Schorr Modelbuilder

Architectural Model Makers

Website: http://www.xavierschorr.co.za/

Direct Estimators

Direct Estimators is a Construction Cost Estimating firm. We do all types of estimates at all different stages of construction. Detailed elemental estimates can be provided including material quantities, which the client can use to track the project cost as well as the progress as a whole.This enables the client to foresee any hidden cost and be in full control of the project. We also provide contract administration advice, which will enable the client to enter into the correct contract and complete the project successfully.

Consult Design


Consult Design is committed to offering clients a full range of architectural services. In today's complex building environment, full of rules and regulations, it is critical to maintain expert knowledge in the many interconnected areas of architecture and building. It is this specialist knowledge and our team approach which enables us to address our individual clients residential, commercial or industrial architectural objectives and aspirations with innovative and imaginatively designed solutions.

Pharos Architects


Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Pharos Architects provides architecture and engineering for building projects in the East Africa region including South Sudan.

Areas of specialization include donor-funded development projects such as Schools, Hospitals and medical research clinics, Private Houses, Villas and other Residential Developments, Green architecture Bio--Containment.

Pharos Architects was established on the principle that good architecture does not need to be costly. The founder and director,Andrew Gremley (MAAK), has worked as an architect in the East Africa

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We are dedicated to the uncompromising fundamentals of architecture and design.

All of our projects begin with a thorough period of design research and investigation.

A full understanding of our client’s needs in terms of budget, technology and sustainability is the basis upon which each project is begun.

Sketch plans, working models and 3D computer analysis are carried out before final concept plans are presented to the client.

In this way an interactive design approach with the client at all stages allows for the end result to be a successful one.


East London

Meedia is a digital architecture company specializing in producing structured architectural media.

Meedia started in 2006 and has grown into a team of architectural professionals, graphic designers and 3d modellers. We have, so far, a small portfolio of architecture, design and 3d visualization projects ranging from small to large scale, simple and complex.

Africa Vision Holdings

Cape Town

Cathy Skillicorn Architects

Cape Town

The vision of this practice is to be involved with the making of buildings & public spaces which illustrate the positive effect that excellent & responsible design has on all end-users & the built environment.

In other words, when you make a mark, whatever the scale, ensure that the context is enriched & the experience of all users enhanced.

Visit website: http://www.csarchitects.co.za

Inventive Studio Model Builders

Between them the brothers Barnard have over thirty years Professional Model Building experience in the building of Architectural Models, Engineering Models and Topographical Models.

As a result of years of experimentation during the process of meeting client demands for Specific Application Models, they have at their disposal a vast knowledge of materials and their applications.

Syro Studio Architects

Cape Town

Syro Studio Architects are based in Harfield Village in Cape Town and provide architectural and design services for a broad spectrum of projects.

Syro takes an ethical approach to architecture and design, and aims to fulfill clients' needs while maintaining a sensitive awareness of the social and environmental climate.

Syro Studio Architects approach projects as a whole, considering both the surrounding environment and the finishing details.

Visit Website: http://www.syro.co.za

McNamara Architects

Cape Town

Cape Town Architects and Architecture. McNamara Architects is an architect managed architecture, architectural and Urban Design firm in Cape Town, South Africa. We are Cape Town architects and Urban Designers providing full architecture, interior design and architectural design services for commercial, residential, public, educational, institutional, medical, house plans and industrial buildings in Cape Town, South Africa.

Visit Website: http://www.mcnamara.co.za

KADCO Secures U.S.$30 Million for KIA Rihabilitation

[Arusha Times]

Plans are underway to transform Kilimanjaro International Airport into a fully-fledged tourists gateway.

Zimbabwe: Housing Scandal Erupts in Bulawayo

[Financial Gazette]

Another housing scandal has erupted in Zimbabwe's second largest city, with Bulawayo residents seeking the urgent intervention of the Minister of Local Government, Rural and Urban Development, Ignatius Chombo, amid allegations of multiple ownership of stands in Cowdray Park suburb.

Construction of Trans Nzoia Roads Set to Start Next Week, Says Kerra

[Nairobi Star]

Construction of roads in Trans Nzoia County will start next week, Area KeRRA manager Joseph Wanyama has said.

Kuvango Municipality to Gain 200 More Residences

Cuvango -
The construction of 200 residences, as from this month, in Kuvango, will improve the image of the Municipality, as well as the accommodation situation of the populations, an official source considered.

Housing Is a Tool for Economic Development - Mohammed


Inuwa Shehu Mohammed is the Executive Director, Operations and Technolgy, Aso Savings and Loans Plc. He spoke with Ruth Tene and Blessing Anaro on the need to bridge the housing gap in the country.

Plans for Buzzing Design Precinct Predicted to Contribute Billions to GDP

[West Cape News]

The bustle of Long and Kloof Streets never extended to the eastward edge of the inner city but a bold plan by the Cape Town Partnership intends to create a vibrant design-orientated district dubbed The Fringe which will hopefully create jobs and contribute billions of rands to GDP over the next 20 years.

Province Explains the Nuwe Begin Housing Project to Angry Locals

[West Cape News]

Angry residents of Khayelitsha's TR informal settlement met with Human Settlements MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela on Tuesday evening to hear who qualified for houses in the Nuwe Begin Housing Project in Mew Way, Khayelitsha.

KCCA to Decongest City


Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) is planning to decongest the city in a bid to transform the central business district, a top official has said.

Going Up - Cape Town's New Skyscraper

[SA Info]

Cape Town's city skyline will soon feature a stunning addition. The 32-storey, R1.6-billion Portside Building - Cape Town's first new skyscraper since 1993 - represents a substantial investment in the Western Cape and a major boost for the local construction industry.

New Technology Allows Completing a Building in Two Days

Cement -free, low cost, energy efficient houses will soon be made available to Nigerians, thanks to the efforts of a researcher at the University of Lagos.

Cabinet Approves Social Housing Project

[Egypt Online]

The Cabinet has approved in its meeting under Dr. Kamal Ganzoury the draft law on social housing in preparation for submitting it to parliament for approval.