March 2009

South Africa : Nightingale Associates SA to design New Lighthouse


Nightingale Associates SA to design New Lighthouse on Africa's southern-most tip.

The Cape Town-based practice wins a design competition to provide the 'gateway to the continent's southern-most point'.

DRIEKOPSEILDAND : Rock Enravings from the Halocene


For more information on these engravings and this site we recommend that you visit:

http://www.driekopseiland.org

The site is based on a thesis:
Morris, D. 2002. Driekopseiland and "the rain's magic power": history and landscape in a new interpretation of a Northern Cape rock engraving site. Submitted to the University of the Western Cape for a Masters Degree (Anthropology) awarded Cum Laude in March 2003.


 

Uganda: Construction Sites Closed, Aya Warned

Uganda: Construction Sites Closed, Aya Warned - THREE building sites in Kampala where accidents occurred have been closed by the gender and labour ministry, Parliament has heard. [AA Construction]

Ethiopia: Awash Bank's High Rise Building to Change Gimbi Landscape

Ethiopia: Awash Bank's High Rise Building to Change Gimbi Landscape - Awash International Bank (AIB) is to construct the first ever four-storey building in Gimbi Town, West Wellega Zone of Oromia Regional State, 441 Km west of Addis to house its first outlying branch. [AA Construction]

Zimbabwe: Zinara Buys Equipment

Zimbabwe: Zinara Buys Equipment - The Zimbabwe National Road Authority has purchased road construction equipment worth US$2,6 million from China for use in repairing and maintaining roads throughout the country, an official said on Tuesday. [AA Construction]

Uganda: 2009-03-26 Chinese Inspect Namboole Stadium

Uganda: Chinese Inspect Namboole Stadium - A TEAM of five Chinese experts are in the country to assess damages at Mandela National Stadium Namboole and recommend repairs for the ultra modern sports complex. The team, led by senior technologist Li Fang, will inspect the various facilities at the stadium and report to their foreign aid department. [AA Urbanisation]

Nigeria: Halt the Demolitions

Nigeria: Halt the Demolitions - I APPRECIATE the effort of the incumbent Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Senator Adamu Aliero to restore Abuja's master plan, make Abuja the cleanest environment in the world, rid the streets of beggars, ban private commercial vehicles and motorcycles and embargo street trading. Also, I commend the Federal Capital Development Authority under the Minister's watch for re-constructing Kubwa roads. [AA Urbanisation]

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South Africa : Hennie Lombard Wins Ultimate Photography Competition

Hennie Lombard, (33), a parliamentary researcher from Sea Point, will be winging his way to Barcelona camera in hand after winning the Continuum Architects / WesBank Photography Competition in Johannesburg last night. One of 10 finalists in a competition that attracted more than 350 entrants from all walks of life, Lombard's first prize includes flights and accommodation for two. Each of the remaining nine finalists took home a cash prize of R1500.

Nigeria: Again, Tears Over Collapsed Building At Idi-Araba

Nigeria: Again, Tears Over Collapsed Building At Idi-Araba - "I spoke with my sister some minutes before the building collapsed. Now I don't know if I can see her again. Oh God, why, why? Kelechi's lamented amidst sobbing, as sympathisers thronged Idi-Araba area of Lagos to console him on Wednesday afternoon over the tragedy of collapsed building in which many are trapped. [AA Construction]

Nigeria: Building Collapse! - Death Toll Hits 11

Nigeria: Building Collapse! - Death Toll Hits 11 - "THOUGH I was able to rescue Emeka and Esther who are my children's friends who came to play with them, I was unable to save my son Joseph." [AA Construction]

South Africa: Cancelled Deal to Cost M&R R5 Billion

South Africa: Cancelled Deal to Cost M&R R5 Billion - CONSTRUCTION group Murray & Roberts (M&R) said yesterday a joint venture contract for the construction of the Tameer Towers project in Abu Dhabi in the Middle East, worth R5bn to the company, had been cancelled due to the global financial crisis. [AA Construction]

Rwanda: 6,000 Hotel Rooms Needed By 2012

Rwanda: 6,000 Hotel Rooms Needed By 2012 - The projection comes at a time when the country has been ranked among the top 10 travel destinations by travel guide Lonely Planet, which is likely to result in more tourists visiting the country. This will put extra pressure on the 163 hotels currently operating. [AA Construction]

South Africa : Rooiground housing project kicks off next week

By Proffesor Ndawonde

Mafikeng - The Rooiground Housing Development Project will begin next week and is expected to provide 1 000 housing units to the families living in the Rooiground informal settlement outside Mafikeng.

The R54.9 million project forms part of the Breaking New Grounds programme which aims to eradicate informal settlements and create vibrant and sustainable areas.

Each beneficiary will receive a starter house comprising a minimum of two bedrooms, a living area and inside bathroom. The area had already been equipped with electricity.

The project had been delayed because the previously appointed contractor was intimidated, threatened with violence and ultimately dismissed from site by some of the residents in October 2007.

However, the North West MEC for Developmental Local Government and Housing, Howard Yawa said a new contractor had been appointed and the project was now ready to get underway.

The MEC visited the area earlier this week, accompanied by the Member of the Mayoral Committee (MMC) for Planning and Development, Gaasite Legalatladi and the Ward Councillor, Boitumelo Phatudi. - BuaNews

Nigeria: Vandals Besiege Nnamani's N1Billion Mansion in Enugu

Nigeria: Vandals Besiege Nnamani's N1Billion Mansion in Enugu - Vandals are now on a looting spree at the palatial mansion of the former Enugu State Governor, Chimaroke Nnamani. [AA Urbanisation]

Zimbabwe: Ramotswa Steel in Deep Financial Trouble

Zimbabwe: Ramotswa Steel in Deep Financial Trouble - Ramotswa Steel's hopes of getting a rescue package from its Zimbabwean holding company, Ziscosteel, look increasingly bleak after the parent company admitted it is technically insolvent. [AA Urbanisation]

Uganda: Engineer, Contractor Held Over Nakivubo Trench

Uganda: Engineer, Contractor Held Over Nakivubo Trench - AN engineer and private contractor were on Monday arrested for digging a trench in the Nakivubo Market Place Road, which the Police said had caused jam in the area. [AA Construction]

Uganda: Stop Work On High-Risk Sites

Uganda: Stop Work On High-Risk Sites - The Police have blacklisted 27 buildings under construction in Kampala and asked the Government to take action. [AA Construction]

Uganda: 'Developer Adjacent to Collapsed Site Altered Plans'

Uganda: 'Developer Adjacent to Collapsed Site Altered Plans' - THE developer of the site adjacent to a city building which collapsed recently killing four people altered construction plans, Kampala City Council (KCC) has said. [AA Construction]

Nigeria: Two Die, Many Trapped in Lagos Building Collapse

Nigeria: Two Die, Many Trapped in Lagos Building Collapse - IT was a day of wailing yesterday in Lagos, as two persons died and many trapped as a four-storey building on 35 Ojerinde Street, Idi-Araba, collapsed. [AA Construction]

Uganda: KCC Not Aware of Unsafe City Buildings

Uganda: KCC Not Aware of Unsafe City Buildings - Kampala city council says is not aware of the risky buildings in the city. [AA Urbanisation]

Nigeria: Minister Decries Dearth of Local Building Materials

Nigeria: Minister Decries Dearth of Local Building Materials - Minister of State for Works, Housing and Urban Development, Mrs. Grace Ekpewhre, has expressed dissatisfaction over the slow pace of growth of the building materials sub-sector in the country, saying the country needed to look inward and improve the quality of its local building materials to reduce cost of housing. [AA Construction]

Lydenburg Stones : Visual Introduction

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Lydenburg Stones : The Aboriginal Connection

Source: http://www.gippsland.monash.edu.au

Out of Africa - Aboriginal origins uncovered

ABORIGINAL Australians are descended from the same small group of people who left Africa about 70,000 years ago and colonised the rest of the world, a large genetic study shows.

After arriving in Australia and New Guinea about 50,000 years ago, the settlers evolved in relative isolation, developing unique genetic characteristics and technology.

The study, by an international team of researchers, is another nail in the coffin for the theory that modern humans, Homo sapiens, interbred with archaic humans, such as Homo erectus, as they spread around the globe.

Source:

http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/out-of-africa--aboriginal-origins-uncovered/2007/05/08/1178390312301.html

Lydenburg Stones : Details Page 1

Various details of concentric circle engravings.

Lydenburg Stones : Observatory Rock

LYDENBURG STONE : OBSERVATORY ROCK

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South Africa : Lydenburg Stones -How to get there


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South Africa : Ancient Architectural Heritage Under Threat


This flat carved stone lies close to a dust road in Mpumalanga. It is beautifully engraved with concentric circle motifs and is clearly as old as Moses – if not older.

Yet, for all its beauty and cultural value, it will probably be broken up, crushed and used for infill on the new housing projects that are popping up around the area. This stone relic has a long and noble history but its track record over the last fifty years is anything but noble and its future is bleak indeed.