October, 2011


Paint perfection: Turn a bland cement floor into a showfloor

Gone are those patios that fade, chalk or yellow and here’s to a new range of earthy colours. A newcomer to South Africa’s paint industry is this attractive long-lasting cement floor paint with polyurethane performance.   With polyurethane as a resilient material, Duram has used the latest in water-based technology to develop this single-component paint. […]

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Corobrik looks at new markets

Today’s cash constrained economy means that investing in future operations and product manufacture has become largely dependent on the ability to incorporate energy efficient mechanisms and environmental responsibility into the business model. Corobrik is embracing these principals, having converted both its Lawley and Driefontein facilities from a coal-fired operations to a natural gas-fired operation. It […]

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SESSA Convenes Special General Meeting To Re-Constitute Photovoltaic Division

The Sustainable Energy Society of Southern Africa (SESSA) has convened two special general meetings with the express purpose of re-constituting its Photovoltaic division (PV).   The meetings – scheduled for November 3 in Johannesburg and November 8 in Cape Town – are open to SESSA members as well as interested parties. On the agenda are […]

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Waterkloof scoops SA’s Best Architecture and Landscapes title

Bio-dynamic wine beauty, Waterkloof Estate, known for its sustainable wine farming on the elevated outskirts of the Helderberg Winelands, has clinched South Africa’s Best Architecture and Landscape title at the prestigious Great Wine Capitals (GWC) Best of Wine Tourism Awards 2012.   In addition, this magnificently appointed ‘cellar in the sky’, perched high on the […]

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Vodafone Innovation Centre receives the highly coveted 6 star Green Star rating

The team that worked on the Vodafone Innovation Centre will admit to this – the Vodacom Innovation hub is one of the most ambitious green buildings that they have worked on. With a ground breaking brief and an innovative team on board, it is no wonder that this project is indeed one of Africa’s most […]

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The Afrisam-SAIA award for sustainable architecture – call for entries

Buildings are responsible for more than 40 percent of the world’s total primary energy consumption and account for 24 percent of world CO2 emissions while it is estimated that 70 percent of the nine billion people predicted to live on earth in 2050 will reside in urban areas. It is essential that architects lead the […]

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Different styles of wooden windows explained

Whether you are building or renovating, your home’s windows can be one of its most attractive features. In fact, just replacing out-dated windows with beautiful new ones can give your home an entirely new look.   Not only are windows a very practical architectural feature, providing convenient ventilation and letting in natural light, but they […]

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Graficomp breaks sales record

Not even the bad economy was enough to stop Graficomp from increasing its sales In the last three weeks the company was able to sell 40 Hewlett Packard DesignJet T1200 A0 printers. Together with HP, Graficomp was determined to break the downward spiral of customers buying low-cost units due to their affordability but ultimately finding […]

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Sika launches i-Cure technology

Sika, as leading global supplier of polyurethane to the construction industry, has high ethical standards and ambitious environmental and safety goals, and therefore continuously invests in R&D to find ways of reducing emissions and developing environment- and consumer-friendly construction chemicals. Now Sika launches the new i-Cure technology that will further reduce emissions to protect the […]

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Dawn Group and LEPA showcase sustainable building alternatives

The Dawn Group, which is a leading South African manufacturer and distributor of quality branded hardware,  sanitaryware, plumbing, kitchen, engineering and civil products  has teamed up with Lightweight Energy Panels Africa (LEPA) to showcase the advantages of cost effective and sustainable building alternatives to the housing market.   LEPA specialises in the manufacture and installation […]

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