The dormakaba South Africa Matrix One access solution has been designed expressly with to suit the unique requirements of SMEs.

TRANSFORMING SECURE ACCESS FOR SMES

With the global access control market expected to top $16 billion by 2025 (up from $6 billion in 2017), there are definite opportunities to be had. But while many solutions providers have been mainly targeting larger organisations, it seems small to medium enterprises (SMEs) have fallen by the wayside. (more…)

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Belgotex Grass is the first locally manufactured artificial turf, specifically designed to withstand the harsh South African climate.

BELGOTEX GRASS: YOUR HOME TURF ADVANTAGE

Belgotex Grass is made in South Africa. It gives the company an edge on quality. A R20-million investment ahead of the 2010 Soccer World Cup positioned Belgotex as the specialists in artificial turf production, and the preferred choice of industry professionals. (more…)

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Trellidor’s Kevin Bonner says that designing integrated security in at the start of a project has less of a negative impact than retro-fitted barriers.

WHY INTEGRATED SECURITY SHOULD BE DESIGNED IN

Integrated security that is designed in at the start of a project has less of a negative impact on the building than barriers retro-fitted as an after-thought. “This has been our experience, whether it’s a new home or a commercial building, and it’s why all our franchises are geared up to assist architects and developers […]

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23-year old Hashim Tarmahomed, who is currently doing his Honours degree in Architecture Studies at Wits University, won the recent AfriSam Student Design Challenge.

WITS STUDENT BAGS AFRISAM STUDENT DESIGN CHALLENGE

Since its inception in 2009, the AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Award has grown into South Africa’s most prestigious sustainability award programme, attracting an exciting range of entries. By honouring outstanding achievements in sustainable architecture, the awards programme has taken the lead in creating public awareness and debate about sustainability in the built environment. (more…)

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4 GREEN STARS FOR SANDTON GATE

Sandton Gate, located in South Africa’s economic powerhouse, has been awarded a 4-star certification under the Green Star SA Sustainable Precincts v1.1 tool, following the project’s second-round submission in mid-August. Phase 1 of the development achieved a 5-Star Green Star SA Office v1.1 Design certification in July 2019. (more…)

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NEW TUBER PLANTERS FROM INDIGENUS

Indigenus has released their most affordable planter range to date in the new GRC (glass-reinforced concrete) Tuber planters designed for them by Haldane Martin.  As the name implies, the Tuber sits as if it is rooted in the ground. Its solid bearing means it can be interspersed randomly, bunched as a centre piece or grouped in large […]

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IN/OUT TECHNOLOGY TILES

Most homes are a hive of activity and rushing is inevitable. While slips and falls can occur anywhere, they most often happen at home. Subsequently, one of the highest rated concerns amongst homeowners is how to proof their homes against slip-and-fall accidents. (more…)

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Applications for Design Indaba’s Emerging Creatives Programme close at midnight on 30 October 2019.

FINAL CALL FOR ENTRY IN DESIGN INDABA’S EMERGING CREATIVES PROGRAMME!

Time is running out to join Design Indaba’s career-accelerating Emerging Creatives Programme! There’s space for 50 outstanding young creatives from all sectors – architects, fashion designers, illustrators, furniture designers, jewellers, graphic designers, filmmakers and multi-disciplinary mavericks – and the chosen few will have the chance to participate at the Design Indaba Conference 2020 in Cape […]

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Child safety advocacy organisation Childsafe has partnered with UNICEF and the University of Cape Town to launch of a new three-day short course on designing safer cities for children between 28 and 30 October.

COURSE ON DESIGNING SAFER CITIES FOR CHILDREN

Over 40 percent of children said they did not feel safe on public transport and walking in and beyond their neighbourhoods. A quarter (25 percent) percent said they did not feel safe in their city and one out of four said they did not feel safe in parks. (more…)

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Mixed-use real estate is becoming increasingly popular not just in South Africa, but in the rest of the continent, too.

HOW MIXED-USE PRECINCTS ARE SHAPING AFRICAN CITIES

Mixed-use real estate isn’t just taking South Africa by a storm. Developments that combine residential, retail, commercial and office spaces are becoming increasingly popular in the rest of the continent, and for all the right reasons.  (more…)

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