Author: Samuel Charandura

Architecture and Human rights; Is it important for the Built Environment?

Architecture and Human rights; Is it important for the Built Environment?

This past festive season, I had a privilege to visit New York City on a sponsored scholarly visit by my university. One thing that caught my eye was the built environment. It’s designed in such a way that people and the surrounding infrastructure they co-relate and co-exist. With an eye for anything construction, sustainability and the environment my mind perambulated on the architect of the... »

Is the South African Construction Industry Affected by Modern Slavery?

Is the South African Construction Industry Affected by Modern Slavery?

South Africa’s construction industry is lagging in the implementation of anti-slavery laws.  Most countries like the UK, Australia, Canada and the US have made modern slavery into law. The question is: how deep is our construction industry affected by modern slavery? »

The construction sector and human rights are inseparable

The construction sector and human rights are inseparable

“My life here is like a prison. The work is difficult; we worked for many hours without rest in the hot sun. When I first complained about my situation, soon after arriving in Qatar, the manager said ‘if you complain you can, but there will be consequences. If you want to stay in Qatar be quiet and keep working’. Now I am forced to stay in Qatar and continue working.” ̵... »

The Construction Industry Can Be Sustainable Within The Confines Of SDGS

The Construction Industry Can Be Sustainable Within The Confines Of SDGS

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Human rights and the construction industry

Human rights and the construction industry

“Human Rights” is a term usually associated with the States (USA). It is a term we usually hear on TV news about war crimes, humanitarian crisis, refugees, etc. With my interest in construction and human rights research, I have grown to be quite fond of this term. The Human Rights »

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