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Can Covid-19 inspire a new way of planning African cities?

How cities are planned is critical for managing infectious diseases. Historically, many urban planning innovations emerged in response to health crises. The global cholera epidemic in the 1800s led to improved urban sanitation systems. Respiratory infections in overcrowded slums in Europe inspired modern housing regulations during the industrial era. Urban planning in Africa during colonisation…
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The Impact Of COVID-19 On The Construction Industry

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live and work in South Africa. We have had to adapt to living and working in lockdown. We now practise social distancing in the workplace and in our homes. Many people are working from home. We have to wear masks in public. COVID-19 has impacted all of…
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Safety Measures When We Build Roads

According to the World Health Organization, approximately 1.35 million people die every year because of road traffic crashes. How scary! South Africa has experienced around 14,000 road deaths a year. With this statistic in mind, South Africans should make safety on our roads a priority; whether they are motorists, pedestrians, or road construction workers. Safety…
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