Durban — “Climate change is not a distant threat but a stark, present reality,” said Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) Minister, Sihle Zikalala.

He was speaking at the 1st Built Environment Climate Change Indaba held on Thursday at the Olive Convention Centre in Durban, under the theme: “Restoring Access-Rebuilding Social-Cohesion and Healing of Communities through Social Infrastructure”.

The Indaba which seeks to engage and co-ordinate built environment stakeholders towards developing a framework on how the sector can adapt to new technologies for climate change resilience, was convened by the Council for the Built Environment (CBE), a public entity of the DPWI.

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