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In the run-up to the 30th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards, the regional winners in KwaZulu-Natal were recently announced.


Innovative thinking is the mark of a fine architect and it will take innovation to meet the architectural challenges of the future. The many aspects which make up fine design include the principles of sustainability, appropriate built cost and attractive lifecycle costs, technical skill and an appreciation of the social context of a structure in […]

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La Lucia Mall: fabulous at 40 with a fantastic future ahead

An icon of modern shopping in KwaZulu-Natal, La Lucia Mall celebrates 40 years of retail success this month. Originally built in 1974, La Lucia Mall has grown and evolved with its community and retail trends to remain a relevant and exciting shopping attraction, frequented by over six million shoppers each year. Now, it is set […]

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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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Corobrik Builds Up Social Housing in eThekwini

Prudent sourcing and selection of building materials and fittings and fixtures has delivered Lakehaven Phase 11- a ground breaking social housing project that will definitely raise the bar in this segment of the housing arena. Dirk Meyer, managing director of Corobrik, said that Corobrik is proud to have been associated with what is Durban’s third […]

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Tugela Ferry to benefit from a new, modern shopping centre

The vibrant, yet isolated, KwaZulu-Natal rural town of Tugela Ferry is set to get its very first shopping mall when Tugela Ferry Mall opens in April 2015. With investment from Copper Zone (Pty) Ltd and the retail leasing know-how of Retail Network Services, for the first time over 184,200 residents of the 41 800 households […]

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Unilever and Wildlands provide Green-preneurs a unique way to barter waste for products

Durban – Unilever SA is teaming up with the Wildlands Conservation trust to provide ‘green-preneurs’ with access to nutrition and hygiene packs, as part of the company’s goal of improving the livelihoods of consumers who use its products. The initiative forms part of the broader Unilever Sustainable Living plan, with specific and measurable targets for […]

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Legrand Concept Store opens in Umhlanga, KZN

The launch of the first KwaZulu-Natal ‘Legrand Concept Store’, which opened in Umhlanga recently, forms part of Legrand’s drive to boost its specialist electrical solutions offering to contractors, architects, consultants and interior designers, as well as the end user. “Legrand Concept Stores, which are owned and managed by carefully selected partners, are dedicated showrooms that […]

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Urban informality as a generator for meaningful built form wins Mongezi Ncube a place in the Corobrik Architectural Student of the year Awards.

As the impact of climate change continues to be felt, there is an increasing need for responsible corporate citizens, not only to adopt environmentally responsible practices, but to promote the concept of sustainable development as widely as possible. Achieving sustainability is well entrenched in Corobrik’s corporate culture which goes far beyond its mission to supply […]

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Multi-disciplinary construction group Liviero is continuing to build up its expansive track record in the commercial and retail sector, with the award of a new R162-million contract to build a shopping mall in Mtubatuba, KwaZulu-Natal, as well as contracts totalling more than R264 million for the construction of two new office developments in Gauteng. The […]

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Minister of Energy visits ART Solar

A highlight for ART Solar at the end of May 2013, was a visit from the Minister of Energy, Ms Dipuo Peters, to the recently established plant in Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal. “We were proud to introduce the Minister to our team and to show the dignitaries around our new manufacturing facility. ART Solar has the latest […]

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