November, 2012


US sportswear brand goes for LED’s

Rookie USA uses an LED lighting solution from Osram Opto Semiconductors and Phoster Industries Rookie USA, a premium brand specializing in innovative sportswear for children, is equipping its first retail location in New York City with a high-quality LED lighting solution: Installed inside the fixtures from Canadian-based Phoster Industries are energy-efficient Golden Dragon Plus LEDs […]

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C&CI architect elected President of GIfA

Daniel van der Merwe, Architect at the Cement and Concrete Institute (C&CI), has been elected as the new President of the Gauteng Institute for Architecture (GIfA).   Van der Merwe, who will serve the 2013/14 two-year term of office, commented: “Representing both a key construction materials industry, such as the concrete and cement sector, and the architectural profession […]

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Msawenkosi (Musa) Xinwa, Managing Director of Exar Development & Construction

Profile: Msawenkosi (Musa) Xinwa

Driven by an entrepreneurial calling to create much-needed housing and employment in South Africa, Msawenkosi (Musa) Xinwa chose a career in the construction and property development industry.   It has been only six years since Musa completed his studies, but he already has an impressive portfolio of projects to his name, punctuated with unique experiences […]

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Make a colourful new start with Dulux’s trendy new colours

  In keeping with international colour trends, Dulux, a brand from the world’s number one paint company, Akzonobel, has recently launched four trendy new light muted neutrals for interior walls. “These earthy tones will serve as a canvas or foundation to complement almost any other broadwall colour and inspire you to create beautiful neutral schemes […]

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IFESC South Africa takes top honours at 2012 EXSA Awards

IFSEC South Africa, the biggest commercial security, homeland security and fire exhibition on the African continent has won the 2012 EXSA Award for the Best Trade Exhibition in the 6 000-12 000 sq.m. category.   Held on Wednesday 21 November 2012 at Monte Casino in Johannesburg, the Annual EXSA (Exhibition and Event Association of Southern […]

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Kansai Plascon announces executive restructuring

Africa’s number one coatings company, Kansai Plascon Africa Limited, has undertaken steps to align the organisation to meet the present and future needs of the customers.   According to Kansai Plascon’s Chief Executive Officer, Nauman Malik, the move will further entrench Kansai Plascon’s leadership position as the number one coatings company in Africa. “The realignment […]

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Atterbury to start next 70,000sqm of development at Waterfall Business Estate

Progressing as one of South Africa’s most innovative and ambitious property developments, Atterbury announced it is starting the next 70,000sqm of development at Waterfall Business Estate before year end.   Waterfall Business Estate is a staggering 1,6 million square metre mixed-use commercial development with a superb central location, between Sandton and Midrand.   Atterbury’s latest […]

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New-look architecture conference road show sets off in Durban

Decorex SA, in association with sponsor Caesarstone are proud to announce a new look to its annual Conversations on Architecture (COA) conference in 2013. In March next year, launching just before Decorex Durban, a three-city road show featuring some of the world’s leading architects will kick off in Durban on 20 March 2013 and has […]

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Joint venture completes ‘most challenging contract’ to create a new Sandton icon

“The most challenging contract we have ever handled,” is how José Correia, director of Tiber Bonvec Construction, describes the new Sandton iconic building, 115 West Street, which Tiber and WBHO have now completed in a R550 million joint venture.   Both companies are long-standing members of Master Builders Association North (formerly Gauteng Master Builders Association). […]

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Two master builders join forces for opulent Houghton apartment project

Gothic Construction and GD Irons Construction, both long-established members of Master Builders Association North, are currently involved in a major Joint Venture contract of R240 million for the second phase of the construction of ultra-luxury apartments in Houghton.   Gothic was contracted for the first 77-unit phase of The Houghton on the 7th and The […]

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