November, 2011


Lafarge welcomes new communications manager Charlene Lamb

Any reference to lamb ends with Charlene’s surname as this dynamic woman is more lioness by nature which is why Lafarge South Africa feels fortunate to be welcoming her into the fold.   Charlene joined the company in October 2011 as Lafarge Cement Division’s Communications Manager and she is already shaking things up. “I look […]

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The South African Informal City Exhibition – Newtown: 11 November – 11 December

The South African Informal City Exhibition was launched on Thursday, 10 November, on a warm summer’s evening in the heart of Johannesburg. A small crowd turned out at the Bus Factory in Newtown to preview the exhibition before it was opened to the public on 11 November. Students and architects, planners and city officials mingled […]

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Repurpose | Architect Africa film screenings at COP17

eThekwini Municipality and the Architects’ Collective will host a series of film screenings from 1-9 December alongside the Repurpose: Architecture in Public Spaces exhibition. The screenings are part of the events surrounding the United Nations seventeenth Conference of Parties, which runs from 28 November to the 9 December 2011 in Durban, South Africa.   Ten […]

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People – and paint – with green characters

In these days of increasing environmental awareness, more and more producers are striving to find ways of classifying their products as ‘green’. New SA Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA) member, B-Earth International, manufactures paints, coatings, varnishes and special applications that comfortable exceed the norm in eco-friendliness and sustainability. With production facilities and trained applicators in Pretoria, […]

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40% over-performance on energy saving project

Powertech IST Otokon was awarded the Energy Project of the Year at the Southern African Association for Energy Efficiency’s (SAEE) Awards Ceremony last night. The Awards Ceremony formed part of the official annual SAEE Banquet which marked the opening of the 6th Southern African Energy Efficiency Convention (SAEEC2011) and Exhibition on the 16th of November […]

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Next Energy Training Foundation Courses

See below the dates for the next Energy Training Foundation (ETF) courses:   Certified Energy Manager Course An international qualification under certification by the US-based Association for Energy Engineers (AEE) and the SAEE, presented to persons wishing to perform energy management of all energy sources in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors. Date: 12-16 March […]

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How to maintain timber windows and doors

  Timber windows add a beautiful aesthetic to any home they grace, and if they are well maintained, they can last a lifetime. Charl Jacobz from Swartland offers some tips and advice on how to best maintain their beauty.   Wooden windows need periodic care in order to ensure they maintain their good looks, durability […]

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South Africa leads the world towards sound M&V practices

On the 16 of November 2011, delegates to the Southern African Energy Efficiency Convention 2011 (SAEEC2011) were the first to hear that South Africa had been appointed as the chair of the International Standards Organisation (ISO) working group to establish a global measurement and verification (M&V) standard. South Africa is viewed internationally as leaders in […]

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Hundreds of refurbished student apartments up for grabs in Jozi

As the year draws to a close, Joburg students are being advised to ensure they have accommodation lined up for the 2012 year before they put up their feet and enjoy the December holidays. “There is a significant shortage in quality, affordable student rental accommodation in Joburg, and leaving these arrangements for the New Year […]

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Green properties through renewable energy – a vision for the future

Improving sustainability and reducing the environmental impact of properties has become an important issue over the last few years, particularly within the commercial sector, due to a combination of social and economic pressures. Internationally, laws around carbon emissions are driving businesses to become more environmentally friendly or risk facing large financial penalties, and this combined […]

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