October, 2016

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VAL DE VIE GIVES AWAY A FERRARI WORTH R 4 MILLION

A significant day in the history of the top luxury residential estate in South Africa took place on Friday, 14 October 2016 when a Polo Village home owner, Magnus Heystek, was awarded a Ferrari California 30 Convertible worth R 4 million by the estate. The announcement was made at a glamourous event held the estate’s […]

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The Apex on Smuts

THE APEX ON SMUTS

The arresting, wedge-shape of The Apex on Smuts – a new, Manhattan-style apartment building in the heart of Rosebank, Johannesburg – presented architects Messaris Wapenaar Cole Architects (MWCA) with the opportunity to design a building with real urban presence. (more…)

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The flagship News Cafe store, located in The Zone at Rosebank took home the international Restaurant & Bar Design Award for the Middle East and Africa category.

STUDIOA WINS INTERNATIONAL RESTAURANT & BAR DESIGN AWARD

The cutting edge design of the flagship News Cafe store, located in The Zone at Rosebank, designed by Tristan Du Plessis of StudioA Signature Projects recently took home the prestigious international Restaurant & Bar Design Award for the Middle East and Africa category. (more…)

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WHY NOT SOUTH AFRICAN?

Ukhuni Business Furniture, a Sandton based office furniture design and manufacturing company, has introduced a uniquely South African product range. This range was developed to represent the pinnacle in South African design and was entered into the 2016, National Furniture Design competition, presented by The Department of Trade & Industry. (more…)

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The Port Elizabeth Opera House is the oldest theatre in the Southern Hemisphere, and the only surviving example of a Victorian Theatre in Africa.

ENCORE FOR AFRICA’S OLDEST THEATRE

The oldest theatre on the African continent and in the Southern Hemisphere, the Port Elizabeth Opera House, has recently undergone intricate renovations and expansions. This was done to transform the building from a heritage site into a first class facility. As the only surviving example of a Victorian Theatre in Africa, leading specialists in the […]

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A LADY LEADING THE WAY IN SUSTAINABILITY

Lisa Reynolds, Sustainability Development Director at Saint-Gobain, believes that while households can make a difference en-masse, industry needs to make the biggest contribution to sustainability, and erode the age old mind-set of purely driving profitability. “The environment must be a priority, businesses must implement sustainable practices, which will, in the long-run, result in major financial […]

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By using slag, the CO₂ footprint of AfriSam’s cement manufacturing activities is significantly reduced.

AFRISAM POWERS “GREEN” BUILDING MOVEMENT

A major focus point for AfriSam’s Centre of Product Excellence is its ongoing product development geared at using downstream materials such as slag, which is well known for its ability to enhance the performance of readymix concrete. (more…)

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