March, 2014

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4th consecutive win4th consecutive win for Tsogo Sun’s hotel as the Best Airport Hotel in Africa! for Tsogo Sun’s hotel as the Best Airport Hotel in Africa!

Tsogo Sun’s InterContinental O.R. Tambo Airport remains the Best Airport Hotel in Africa, says travellers who participated in the Skytrax 2014 World Airport Hotel Awards. For the 4th consecutive year, the InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport hotel is the proud recipient of the 2014 Skytrax award in the Best Airport Hotel for Africa category. The […]

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World Design Capital Cape Town 2014 to Benefit from the Built Environment Industry

Members of the built environment industry were recently invited by the Master Builders Association of the Western Cape to hear about some of the construction-related World Design Capital (WDC) Cape Town 2014 projects lined up for the year. They also heard how the built environment can get involved with WDC’s vision ‘to transform Cape Town’ […]

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UNLIMITED DESIGN FREEDOM JUST ONE OF PRECAST CLADDING’S ADVANTAGES

Precast concrete cladding provides the designer with substantial freedom in the choice of form, texture, and appearance because concrete’s flexibility allows for limitless scope in expression and character, says Bryan Perrie, MD of The Concrete Institute. Precast concrete panels are reinforced concrete units available in a variety of mixes, colours and finishes, such as formed, […]

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SOUTHGATE LATEST REPAIR PROJECT FOR DOW CORNING 123 SILICONE SEALANT

a.b.e. Construction Chemicals has supplied Dow Corning 123 silicone sealing tape for  the weatherproofing of glazed areas of several high profile structures in Johannesburg. Based in Boksburg, a.b.e. is part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group, and sole South African technical distributor of the renowned Dow Corning range of structural glazing sealants which are imported […]

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Nedbank loan to boost Eastern Cape’s retail revival

Building on their extensive involvement in the development of the Eastern Cape’s property industry, Nedbank Corporate Property Finance has finalised a R17 million loan with development company, Vargalor (Pty) Ltd, which will help fund a new convenience shopping centre in Lorraine, Port Elizabeth. The shopping centre, named Kamma Crossing, will be located off the busy […]

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Baywest begins the big countdown

(Port Elizabeth) – Baywest Mall developers Abacus Asset Management and Billion Group yesterday [March 19] began the one year countdown until the doors of the Eastern Cape’s largest mall open to the public on March 19 next year. Celebrating the launch of the countdown on Algoa FM yesterday morning [March 19], Baywest MD Gavin Blows […]

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Read our latest issue, free!

Read the January/February 2014 issue of Leading Architecture & Design here We feature Culross on Main by M-Architects, Strauss Daly Place by Elphick Proome Architects, Brits Hospital by Jas Vancraybex Architects and profile Mellet & Human Architects

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SWITCH TO PORTABLE SOLAR POWER’ – SOLVING AFRICA’S PRESSING ENERGY PROBLEMS

Proudly endorsed by Jacques Kallis and Dale Steyn 575 million people across Africa, 10 million in South Africa alone, are not connected to any form of electricity.  Compounded by Eskom’s recent load shedding which has placed enormous strain on business and communities alike, the need for a safe, sustainable, cost-effective and environmentally friendly solution to […]

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Norcros Groundworks Academy launched

Norcros South Africa, consisting of tile and bathroomware retailer Tile Africa; adhesive manufacturer TAL and tile manufacturer Johnson Tiles recently launched its Norcros Groundworks Academy, a newly built training facility at its head office in Olifantsfontein, Gauteng. The facility and programmes were developed to create and sustain a culture of learning within Norcros SA that […]

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Saint-Gobain Gyproc Ceiling Tiles awarded Premium Ecospecifier SA Product Listing

Saint-Gobain Gyproc’s range of ceiling tiles have achieved the prestigious Premium Ecospecifier SA Product Listing. This accreditation verifies that Saint-Gobain Gyproc range of ceiling tiles are innovative products that represent high-value over their lifetime, not only in the traditional sense, but also in the expanded sense of health, wellbeing and productivity of their total life, […]

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