July, 2013


Plascon Professional Hygiene™ Low Sheen

Plascon is South Africa’s leading manufacturer of paints and coatings. The company has recently introduced the Plascon Professional Hygiene™ Low Sheen which uses BIODEFENCE™ silver technology to create cleaner and more hygienic interiors by reducing the risk of cross contamination, illness and infection in public areas and buildings such as hospitals and food manufacturers. The […]

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Create a mobile bar and win R50 000 with FINE BRANDY. BY DESIGN.

There is one month left to enter a bar design competition which challenges the next generation of innovators to create their ultimate drinks counter. The competition aims to enhance consumer experience at tasting events held by the FINE BRANDY. BY DESIGN. collection of premium brandies. The prize for the winning designer is R50 000 – […]

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Business in Africa: Lafarge shares insights

“Lafarge is a well-established, experienced building materials producer on the African continent”, was the clear message to a gathering of 70 key South African construction and engineering industry leaders at the prestigious ‘Lafarge in Africa’ breakfast seminar on 3 July in Sandton. Lafarge South Africa, local subsidiary of the international Lafarge Group, the world leader […]

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The Cradle-to-grave eco approach explained

19 July 2013, Johannesburg: There are many various individual aspects that help to define a product’s green credentials. However, it is essential to look at the environmental impact of the product in question from a holistic perspective, and to see how all those individual aspects work together, in order to truly understand how “green” it […]

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Diepsloot, on the northern boundary of Johannesburg, has attracted huge informal settlements, resulting in a population estimated to be over 350 000. The dramatic growth in the area has meant that thousands of young people have little in the way of further education and life-skills support facilities. A dream of Father Louis Blondel, a missionary who […]

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Bridge City Development Gathers Momentum

Negotiations for the first property sales within the recently released 17 hectare Bridge City Business Estate – a prime location just 17 kilometres from the Durban port and 23 kilometres from the King Shaka International Airport – are well underway. The entire 60 hectare Bridge City development, which includes the mixed use commercial and residential […]

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DM Agencies wins gold level prize - Club Legrand

Club Legrand – DM Agencies wins gold level prize

DM Agencies in Cape Town has won a gold level prize in Legrand’s ‘Club Legrand’ competition – a campaign initiated earlier this year to increase awareness of the Legrand name. “This competition, with the ultimate prize of a trip to Paris, has created a buzz at Legrand’s distributor outlets throughout the country,” says Luk Ivens, […]

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New calculation tool for architects launched at the Sustainability Week 2013 in Johannesburg

* Easy-to-use guide on how to choose the appropriate insulation material thickness for the various building applications. * Over 5000 units earmarked for distribution to South Africa’s architects and building planners. BASF will launch a new calculation tool for architects during the Green Building Conference and Exhibition 2013, which forms part of the larger Sustainability […]

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The global footprint of Mapei

Mapei, world leader in the production of adhesives and chemical products for building, can look back on its 75 year history with pride. From the massive Panama Canal project to the breathtaking Three Gorges Dam on China’s Yangstze River; from London’s ingenious Olympic Stadium to Cape Town’s tallest skyscraper, Mapei’s technical expertise and innovative products […]

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Another Green Star Rating for the V&A Waterfront

The V&A Waterfront has been awarded another Green Star rating, this time for its No2 Silo building. The 4 Star Green Star rating comes shortly after No1 Silo, an 18 000 square metre commercial building and the new Allan Gray head office, was awarded a 6 star Green Star rating for design. No2 Silo is […]

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