August, 2014

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New phase released for commercial and retail development in Umhlanga

An exciting mixed commercial portion of land ideal for a range of commercial, retail and business park development is being made available by Tongaat Hulett Developments, the property development operator within the Tongaat Hulett stable. The new release forms part of the greater Cornubia development, a multi-billion rand collaboration between the eThekwini Municipality and Tongaat […]

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Another top industry accolade for Cradlestone Mall

The multiple award-winning Cradlestone Mall in Krugersdorp added to its growing trophy cabinet last week by winning the prestigious overall Spectrum Award in the South African Council of Shopping Centre’s (SACSC) annual Retail Development & Design Awards (RDDA) in Cape Town. The award for the best new shopping centre development in the country represents another […]

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Main contractor Murray & Roberts Buildings is making good progress on the new Dainfern Square Shopping Centre, north of Johannesburg, being developed by Abacus Asset Management. This upmarket mixed-use retail development on the corner of William Nicol Drive and Broadacres Drive is expected to start trading from April 2015, with a number of national retailer […]

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Corobrik launches smartphone app

Five years ago, the only tablets you found on a building site were the occasional Panado to cure jackhammer-induced headaches. Today, however, the way architects and construction teams work has morphed dramatically. It is estimated that there are now over 29 million cell phones in South Africa (compared to just five million landlines), meaning that […]

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TAL supplies adhesive for large-format tile installation at car showroom

TAL recently supplied adhesives and ancillary products for the installation of large-format porcelain tiles at the Hyundai showroom and dealership in Weltevreden Park. Tiling of 1500m² was carried out by JRRA Tiling and TAL supplied TAL Pourable Adhesive to install 600x600mm grey porcelain tiles to the showroom floor. Due to the specific conditions of the […]

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Kumba launches R10.5 million solar-powered internet school initiative

Kumba Iron Ore, a business unit of the Anglo American Group, today officially opened the first of four solar-powered Internet schools at Jiyana Secondary School in Tembisa.  The project included a solar powered internet school, a 17m x 30m vegetable garden to support the schools’ feeding scheme, a bio-digester which produces gas to be used […]

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GUMTREE EXTREME REFRESH: DJ Fresh partners with Gumtree to renovate Soweto day-care centre

DJ Fresh is partnering with Gumtree, South Africa’s largest online classifieds for the Gumtree Extreme ReFresh, a restoration project of a charitable nature. The Gumtree Extreme ReFresh will see the famed local DJ spearhead the renovation and refurbishment of Little Pina Pina – a day-care centre located in Soweto – using donations made on Gumtree […]

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SMITH Studio housed in restored building

A thoroughfare of Cape Town for more than four hundred years, Cape Town’s Church Street has become a node of artistic talent and now welcomes its latest addition, SMITH Studio, a contemporary fine art gallery. While SMITH will be home to contemporary fine art, these modern works will be housed in a historical building whose […]

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Top South African shopping centre and retail developments honoured

Cradlestone Mall in Joburg’s West Rand scooped the coveted 2014 Spectrum Award for the best overall development in the South African Council of Shopping Centre’s (SACSC) annual Retail Development & Design Awards (RDDA). The RDDA’s were announced on the opening day of the SACSC’s 18th Annual Congress in Cape Town yesterday in front of more […]

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When leading mobile provider Cell C recently moved into their new head office in the Waterfall Business Estate in Midrand, they needed to have Static Dissipative (SD) flooring installed at their world class Advanced Repair Centre in order to lessen static in space. “Electrostatic discharge is a problem that cannot be ignored. Something as minor […]

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