The Green Building Council of South Africa’s annual convention is set to showcase Africa’s potential to develop sustainable buildings as an answer to its infrastructure challenges as well as in response to Africa’s growing and complex cities. The central theme for the convention is “It’s time for Africa – bringing it home”. It is scheduled to hold in Cape Town from the 10th- 12th of September and will be graced by leaders.
Leading the discussions around green building at the conference will be Mick Pearce, Anton Musgrave and Siyabulela Xuza.
- Mick Pearce– a biomimicry expert believes architectural expression must construct a balance between the natural, social and economic environments in which a project is sited.
- Anton Musgrave– a futurist, business strategist and entrepreneur will discuss the strategic thinking and future innovative growth imperatives needed to endure as the world around us evolves.
- Siyabulela Xuza, a 25-year old Mthatha-born scientist has developed an alternative rocket fuel and now has his attention directed on Africa’s energy problems.
The convention aims to inspire delegates on the broader subject of sustainability and also provide greater momentum to transform the built environment towards environmental sustainability on the African continent.