August, 2011

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Johannesburg’s first mall overhauled

Cape Town has Table Mountain, Durban its beaches and the Kruger National Park, the Big Five. While tourists flock to South Africa to enjoy our country’s natural beauty, they also come from far and wide to pay pilgrimage to our shopping mecca, Johannesburg. With over 80 shopping centres serving thousands of tourists each year, along […]

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Select the best for the best results

For the true media enthusiast, there is nothing better than a private home theatre nestled in the comfort of your own home. However, since it is a costly investment and an exceptionally technical installation, it is always best to entrust the design and installation to a professional.   Investing in a custom home theatre is […]

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Sense and sensuality – bathroom cabinet trends for 2011

It was over a decade ago when trend watchers started noticing the first stirrings of the inclusion of furniture in the bathroom. Today, this is standard practice, with a wide variety of beautiful and durable furniture on the market, made specifically for bathroom applications.   Says Jasmin Kraneveldt from Bathroom Bizarre: “In the past, many […]

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3Concepts 1e-IDEA competition powered by HP and Autodesk

Concept:   We know that a project is the expression of an idea, and these ideas are based on concepts. HP, with collaboration from Autodesk, wants to find the architect or student with the best architectural ideas through this on-line architectural challenge, using the HP ePrint & Share solution.   1. HP has invited its […]

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Precast concrete standards – essential armour plating for CPA disputes

Although the Consumer Protection Act has been in force for several months, the jury is still out as to the impact it will make on the South African economy and, more specifically, on precast concrete manufacturers.   However, Concrete Manufacturers Association director, Hamish Laing, observes that companies which adhere or manufacture to a certifiable standard […]

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SESSA Suggests Tariff Bidding Model Will Hurt Local Sustainable Energy Industry

Government’s plan to adopt a tariff bidding model effectively abandons the REFIT model it promulgated in 2009 and puts the local sustainable energy industry, particularly the photovoltaic sector, at a disadvantage.   That’s the opinion of SESSA, the Sustainable Energy Society of Southern Africa. Echoing the sentiments of other industry bodies, SESSA said a tariff […]

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A more ecological, economical future is made possible with the Green Building Council SA Convention

If you knew you could halve the cost of running your business or home, would you laugh and turn away?   Of course not, particularly in these strained times. That’s precisely why the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) is hosting its fourth annual Convention and Exhibition, sponsored by Nedbank Corporate Property Finance, in […]

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Telesure Investment Holdings announces the construction of its new head office

Telesure Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd (Telesure) is part of an international financial services group and houses the leading insurance brands in South Africa including Auto & General Insurance, Unity Insurance and Dial Direct Insurance; insurance brokerages such as Budget Insurance Brokers and 1st for Women Insurance Brokers and life insurance provider, 1Lifedirect.   The Brief […]

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Kingdom Tower to top reigning champ Burj Khalifa by 173m

Construction of the 1km-high building in Jeddah to start soon. AS+GG’s design is both highly technological and distinctly organic, said the practice.   The US-headquartered architectural practice Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG) has revealed the design for the Kingdom Tower, which is to be the world’s tallest building at 1 kilometre height. It […]

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Premier breaks ground for Cape Town new skyline

Underscoring their commitment to sustainable investment in the Western Cape, Old Mutual and FirstRand are embarking on their joint Portside development initiative to further the fast growing central business district of Cape Town. The Cape Town skyline will soon feature a stunning new addition in the form of the impressive new Portside Building. The project […]

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