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The new Cosmo Mall pedestrian bridge, designed to resemble the shape of an Acacia tree thorn.


The new multi-million rand landmark Cosmo Mall Pedestrian Bridge, developed by the owners and developers of the mall, Bentel Group, opened to the public late last month (December) just ahead of peak festive season trading. (more…)

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A view of a BLOK development - Sixty6onK


Brothers in law Erik Janse van Rensburg and Eric van den Berg launched Wauw Architectural and Urban Workshop in 2013. Their aim for the business: To grow a thriving and sustainable platform to provide a nurturing environment for critically acclaimed design. (more…)

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South Africa’s energy crisis has everyone searching for solutions. We spoke to Evan Lockhart-Barker, General Manager Marketing for Saint-Gobain in Southern Africa, about Saint-Gobain’s move towards a more sustainable way of doing business. Who is Evan Lockhart-Barker? I was born and raised in Bloemfontein and graduated from St Andrews School before completing a degree in Marketing through […]

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Deputy Minister of the Department of Labour, Inkosi Sango Patekile Holomisa

Experts Consider the Foundations for a Sustainable South Africa

The 109th annual Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) Conference got underway on September 22nd, at the Boardwalk Hotel and Convention Centre in Port Elizabeth. The theme for this year’s Congress was ‘Building a Sustainable South Africa’, aimed to address subjects such as skills development, growth and job creation within the building and construction industry. The […]

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SA’s brightest green stars are honoured

South Africa’s top rated Green Star buildings and top green building professionals were announced at the Green Star Leadership Awards 2014, held at the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) Convention, sponsored by Nedbank, in Cape Town last week. For their stellar contributions to green building in South Africa, this year’s big winners of these […]

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Magnet completes energy saving lighting installation at shopping mall

Magnet has recently completed the installation of an energy efficient lighting system at the new Wolmans luggage outlet at the La Lucia Mall, KwaZulu-Natal. “This project, which involved the installation of modern lighting fittings, has resulted in energy savings of approximately 56 % a month,” says Gary Dawson, sales manager, Magnet’s lighting division. “The design […]

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The Building Centre

Established in 1953 by Laurie Wale, a pioneer in South Africa’s building industry, The Building Centre is a permanent exhibition space , giving members of the building trade (architects, builders and renovators), as well as homeowners, an opportunity to view available building products before making purchases.   At the outset, Laurie Wale founded the Architect […]

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Weathering the storm – dhk thinkspace looks recession-proof

While all industries suffered the effects of the global recessionary impact, the architectural industry and its allied interior sector are often seen as a measure of economic effect, experiencing highs and lows in parallel with the broader economy. Based in Cape Town and Johannesburg, dhk thinkspace is becoming a major player in Gauteng. By successfully […]

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Msawenkosi (Musa) Xinwa, Managing Director of Exar Development & Construction

Profile: Msawenkosi (Musa) Xinwa

Driven by an entrepreneurial calling to create much-needed housing and employment in South Africa, Msawenkosi (Musa) Xinwa chose a career in the construction and property development industry.   It has been only six years since Musa completed his studies, but he already has an impressive portfolio of projects to his name, punctuated with unique experiences […]

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