Domed Housing

South Africans are well acquainted with “rondavels” for accommodation but no measurable effort has gone into bringing them into line with modern construction practice, up until now that is. An ex South African now living in England, Jay Emery, has been working at developing a modern day version of this...

Ebotse Golf and Country Estate

Ebotse Golf and Country Estate in Benoni, Gauteng, is an example of what can be achieved with vision, an entrepreneurial spirit, determination and perseverance. Although it was in the heart of residential Benoni, the site of the Ebotse development had been avoided by all and sundry as it was an old disused...

SA Nanotechnology saves historic buildings

When polymer scientist Siegfried Domröse was at the University of Stellenbosch, he couldn’t help noticing the poor state of repair of some of the 300-year-old buildings in the town. Poorly baked bricks, no damp course, inferior plaster and centuries of limewash had left the walls of many historic...