November, 2016

Trellidor Security Shutter aluminium louvre-style shutter with purpose-designed strengthening features.

NEW SHUTTERS BRIDGE GAP BETWEEN ATTRACTIVE DESIGN AND FUNCTIONAL SECURITY

Trellidor has launched a new addition to their lifestyle security range that bridges the gap between attractive design and functional security.  Trellidor Security Shutter is an aluminium louvre-style shutter with purpose-designed strengthening features that lift it into the security barrier realm. (more…)

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SA STAINLESS STEEL SURVEY LIGHTS THE WAY FOR POSSIBLE INDUSTRY UPTURN

Predictions that 2016 would be another tough year for the stainless steel industry may be less accurate than originally thought. This after the last three Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (sassda) Short Track Surveys revealed an overall average improvement in market statistics. (more…)

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The first LIFE Grand Café in Cape Town opens at the V&A Waterfront

LIFE GRAND CAFÉ OPENS AT THE V&A

This summer, the first LIFE Grand Café in Cape Town will be opening its doors at the V&A Waterfront in a free-standing 1902 heritage building right on the water’s edge. Part of the LIFE Group of Companies, the collection of five unique cafes in Johannesburg is known for their mouthwatering soul food, distinctive décor and […]

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Corobrik face brick and pavers selected for the new Sol Plaatje University

COROBRIK AT SOL PLAATJE UNIVERSITY

A range of Corobrik’s face brick and pavers were selected for the iconic development of the new Sol Plaatje University integrated into the inner-city fabric of Kimberley in the Northern Cape. (more…)

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Akusto absorbers significantly improve indoor sound quality and noise absorption

NEW VISUALLY APPEALING INDOOR SOUND ABSORBERS

Ecophon, a division of Saint-Gobain, has introduced a revolutionary multipurpose product into South Africa that not only looks great, but also significantly improves indoor sound quality and noise absorption. (more…)

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2017 A BETTER YEAR FOR CONSTRUCTION

South Africa’s economy is poised to grow by between 2-3% in real terms next year, which will have a knock-on effect in the building and construction sectors and lead the way out of the protracted downturn the market has experienced. (more…)

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Arup recently completed a transit orientated development masterplan for the light rail transit system in Addis Ababa.

THE FUTURE OF AFRICAN CITIES

“Cities by their traditional definition are places of opportunity and access, yet for many people living in African cities today this is not the case. Historical spatial and economic exclusions have created ‘large and poor’ cities. At Arup we believe that the future of African cities should offer equal opportunities and a greater participation in […]

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INCREASE IN DEMAND FOR TRAINED ADJUDICATORS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Arbitrations and adjudications are on the rise in the construction industry as companies face headwinds in the domestic market, according to Euan Massey, director at MDA Consulting. In addition to market pressures, there is likely to be increased demand for trained adjudicators as a result of the implementation of the Construction Industry Development Board’s (cidb) […]

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minima INTRODUCES AFRICAN TWIST INTO 2016/17 RANGE OF TIMBER CEILING LIGHTS

Simplicity has been a major trend for some years now and Scandi influence is evident everywhere at airports, restaurants, hotel lobbies and residential lounges around the world. In South Africa, while it remains strong, its universal, sophisticated style is beginning to evolve into a new era of minimalism underpinned with a touch of Africa. (more…)

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Skateistan international Skate School in Johannesburg.

INNER CITY SKATE SCHOOL MADE FROM CONTAINERS

Skateistan is an award-winning non-profit organisation that uses skateboarding and education for youth empowerment. It has its roots in Kabul, Afghanistan, where it was formed in 2007, when its founder Oliver Percovich, realised that skateboarding could be used as a “hook” to attract low-income youth living on the street to enrol in various programmes designed […]

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