This dissertation's urban vision looks at the environmental issues
of land, water and the health of the people of Vanderbijlpark, all of
which have been affected by heavy industry. The study sets out to
address the ...
This dissertation considers the lives and rituals of a community of informal waste
reclaimers living on an active landfill site just outside Mamelodi, Pretoria. Their
living conditions are poor and yet they deliver an ...
In the quest for achieving a modern civilization, the interconnected relationship between
nature and humankind has changed to one of disconnection. This disconnection does not
only compromise the natural environment but ...
Common Ground investigates the process in which a Community Vocational Facility is integrated within a community through an extroverted approach. This responds to the current educational typology which are formed from ...
At the centre of our urban areas, there is the market spaces, arcades and department stores, which have always
been the driving force for urban design and central spaces for socialisation. In the 21st century, the ...
Wolmarans, Petrus Stefanus(University of Pretoria, 2017)
South Africa currently faces challenges such as high levels of unemployment, inequality and poverty. The skills deficiency in South Africa is one of the biggest obstacles to finding employment and poverty reduction. According ...
The Bill of Rights states that equal access to healthcare is the
constitutional right of all people living in South Africa (SA 1996).
However, with the current healthcare model being made up of a
divided public and private ...
The population density of the inner city of Tshwane is increasing,
with further residential and commercial development being planned.
The current design of the city centre is characterised by hardscape
and buildings with ...
This investigation looks into creating a resilient public building within a political continuum which can remain
contextually relevant to multiple cultures and civic contexts that are in a constant state of change.
The traditional educational model of passive rote learning is no longer adequate. Students should be taught to become self-learners who partake in educational activities and they should become critical thinkers who can ...
Johannesburg was built on the discovery and exploitation of gold, but the gold mines are
depleted, and a new resource is driving the city: human capital. The ingenuity and aspirations
of the dense and diverse population ...
Van Rooyen, Stephanie(University of Pretoria, 2017)
Some former public spaces and
buildings of the historical city no longer
contribute to the urban fabric and no
longer support the city's energy. With
this, the historical importance of the
fabric is being lost, leaving a ...
Van der Walt, Suzette(University of Pretoria, 2017)
South Africa is on fire. The dream of a rainbow nation has gone up in flames with the buildings being burned by those protesting an unjust system of governance. The people have begun to take back the power from those they ...
Thompson, Eloine Caroline(University of Pretoria, 2017)
This study focuses on creating optimal healing environments. It uses the healthcare sector as the vehicle for
design, research and understanding of the negative experiences associated with healthcare environments.
Hidden in the western outskirts of Pretoria
lies the remains of what used to
be the protector of the West, known
as 'Westfort'. Just before the outbreak
of World War II, the fort was dismantled,
stripped down for its steel ...
This dissertation explores Johannesburg's inner-city precinct of Joubert Park. It
intends to bridge the gap between the everyday community of the park and the
extraordinary heritage and memory of the site. Through a ...
A public interface for the infrastructure of
Water sustains all living things on this earth and has
a huge impact on the natural environment. Water is
the most valuable natural resource on this earth. It ...
Within our current society, humankind often
separates 'human place' from 'natural
place'. This alienation from nature leads
human beings to believe that activities
outside of protected natural areas have
no effect on the ...
Swanepoel, Jade Lansley(University of Pretoria, 2017)
This study forms part of the discourse that critiques the current state
of colonial museums in a post-colonial, post-apartheid city. The project
focuses on a proposed urban vision for the precinct of Joubert Park in