December, 2013


Point Blank Gallery unveils UJ architecture students’ vision for Drill Hall precinct

The interactive work of UJ’s Department of Architecture students is on display at the Point Blank Gallery with an open invitation for the public to interact with it and in so doing become part of transforming the inner city for the sake of its most precious and vulnerable assets – its children. The Point Blank […]

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Richard Nuss - marketing manager Tile Africa

Tile Africa Contracts reports on the latest tile and bathroom ware trends from Cersaie 2013

Tile Africa Contracts attended Cersaie 2013, the tile and bathroom ware industry event held annually in September in Bologna, Italy and observed that wood was the overarching theme with wood-look tiles taking centre stage. This year saw more than 100,000 visitors take in the best of what’s to come in terms of technology, innovation and […]

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Cavendish Square Shopping Centre wins Energy Efficient Forum award for 2013

Cape Town, 17 December 2013: Building on Old Mutual Property’s drive for a greener property portfolio, Cavendish Square has won the Energy Efficiency Forum award for 2013 in the single building category. The Forum aims to give commercial building owners the opportunity to share knowledge on energy efficiency, as well as to encourage supporting initiatives […]

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Growthpoint acquires Blackheath industrial property site

Growthpoint Properties has acquired a strategic site in Blackheath, Cape Town for a quality, tenant-tailored industrial property development. Growthpoint’s Blackheath acquisition was facilitated by Johan Foster and Joshua van Zyl of Cape Industrial Properties. The site was acquired from HMNW Properties. Transfer is expected in January 2014. The 1,4 hectare site enjoys a prominent location […]

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Miele DA249-4 (2)

Small on space, but big on function

Mercia de Jager from leading kitchen appliance brand, Miele, offers some tips and advice on how to best choose and incorporate appliances into a smaller kitchen for maximum effect.   Whether you live in a small studio apartment, or you reside in a compact townhouse – there are a lot of homeowners out there that […]

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New wireless moisture measurement system improves concrete quality and control

The state-of-the-art Ludwig FL-Mobimic SlimLine microwave moisture measuring system and wireless Bluetooth transmission system consists of a microwave moisture measuring probe with integrated temperature sensor, transmitting unit and a receiver module. The system was developed in-house by Ludwig in mid-2012, and is exclusively distributed in the local market through Pan Mixers South Africa (PMSA) – […]

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Indoor Plants can Help you Keep your Cool

One would presume that keeping costs within the budget and meeting client expectations are already enough of a challenge for office design teams. This is not where it ends unfortunately. There are many other challenges, one of which is the important relationship between temperature and humidity. The experts have proven that indoor plants offer a […]

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Allistair Cloete presents to Talia Gild

University Of Cape Town’s Corobrik Architectural Student Of The Year Winner’s Design Of A Desalination & Salt Harvesting Plant Helps Alleviate Water Scarcity

As the impact of climate change continues to dominate international debate, there is an increasing need for responsible corporate citizens, not only to adopt environmentally responsible practices, but to promote the concept of sustainable development as widely as possible. Sustainability is an integral part of Corobrik’s corporate culture which goes far beyond its mission to […]

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Paolo Trinchero

Being African will be fundamental to the growth of S.A’s Steel Construction Industry

Paolo Trinchero, who recently took over from Dr Hennie de Clercq as CEO of the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC), says he would like to see the Southern African steel construction industry grow by at least by 5% per year for the next 10 years. “This will require improving relationships with our African […]

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Minister Joematt-Pettersson and CEO of ARC  Mr Shadrec Moepuli

3rd Global Conference On Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Security and Climate Change

The great balancing act How can the world feed more than 9 billion people by 2050 in a manner that reduces the pressure on the environment? Experts from around the world gathered at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg to discuss how to close the gap between food production today, and to find ways to meet the demand […]

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