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19 Jul 2021
Colour trends in the kitchen 2021

Colour in kitchens is the hottest design trend for 2021. Adding colour in the kitchen is a great way to…

Colour trends in the kitchen 2021

Colour in kitchens is the hottest design trend for 2021. Adding colour in the kitchen is a great way to freshen things up and it can also be a real mood booster. So it’s little wonder that coloured granite sinks are soaring in popularity as more of us look to lift our…

09 Jul 2021
Cyber threats on the rise in the manufacturing industry

As technologies become more interconnected, the potential cybersecurity threats and attack vectors are growing. Increasingly companies are looking to adopt…

Cyber threats on the rise in the manufacturing industry

As technologies become more interconnected, the potential cybersecurity threats and attack vectors are growing. Increasingly companies are looking to adopt smart technologies to optimise production and decision-making in order to create businesses of the future. However, as reliance on autonomous and digital technology grows, so too does the risk of…

28 Jun 2021
New independent BEE players disrupt SA’s changing fuel landscape

The spate of recent closures of major refineries in South Africa, and the uncertainty over whether it’s worthwhile to lift…

New independent BEE players disrupt SA’s changing fuel landscape

The spate of recent closures of major refineries in South Africa, and the uncertainty over whether it’s worthwhile to lift the local refining industry up off its knees, has fundamentally changed the country’s fuel landscape.  It’s looking more than likely that in the next few years, the country will shift…

18 Jun 2021
Biophilic design colours and textures

Biophilic design has experienced a resurgence in popularity driven largely by the upswing in time-spent-at-home. The design of living areas…

Biophilic design colours and textures

Biophilic design has experienced a resurgence in popularity driven largely by the upswing in time-spent-at-home. The design of living areas is focused on creating healthy spaces for people to gather, in a post-pandemic imagining of what our public and private spaces could be. To this end, the earthbound design draws…

28 May 2021
How Business Process Outsourcing is ensuring business continuity in the pandemic

BY: Gean Botha, managing director at Programmed Process Outsourcing, a Workforce Holdings Company Introducing Business Process Outsourcing to your business…

How Business Process Outsourcing is ensuring business continuity in the pandemic

BY: Gean Botha, managing director at Programmed Process Outsourcing, a Workforce Holdings Company Introducing Business Process Outsourcing to your business is a smart move that will increase efficiencies thereby cutting costs. As companies attempt to recover after a rough 2020, their main objective is to do more, with less. Budgets…

21 May 2021
Clinical trials impacted by COVID-19

A surge in new COVID-19 variants and an increase in cases is having a continued impact on clinical trials. The…

Clinical trials impacted by COVID-19

A surge in new COVID-19 variants and an increase in cases is having a continued impact on clinical trials. The total number of disrupted trials has levelled off, but the number of clinical trials that have resumed continues to rise, although somewhat slower than the initial rise. This implies that…

07 May 2021
New podcast tackles trends in beauty and personal care that are shaping the industry

A newly launched podcast series focuses on beauty and personal care trends that are defining and shaping the future of…

New podcast tackles trends in beauty and personal care that are shaping the industry

A newly launched podcast series focuses on beauty and personal care trends that are defining and shaping the future of the industry’s development. The podcast takes these trends apart and investigates the science behind them to give a balanced and unbiased insight into the latest in-vogue trends. Investigating trends taking…

04 May 2021
Trendy modern consulting room floors

Traviloc XL-RCB features at the “Oral Wise” dental studios in Windhoek; Namibia. The rigid core LVT flooring provides a canvas for trendy…

Trendy modern consulting room floors

Traviloc XL-RCB features at the “Oral Wise” dental studios in Windhoek; Namibia. The rigid core LVT flooring provides a canvas for trendy modern consulting rooms and offers a number of practical benefits too. Warm and comfortable underfoot, Traviloc provides excellent in-room acoustics thanks to its pre-attached IXPE sound mitigating backer. The “Ultra…

03 May 2021
PG Bison receives shareholder approval for new Boksburg manufacturing investments

 PG Bison, a proudly South African company, and the leading manufacturer of wood-based panel products in Africa, has announced it…

PG Bison receives shareholder approval for new Boksburg manufacturing investments

 PG Bison, a proudly South African company, and the leading manufacturer of wood-based panel products in Africa, has announced it has received approval for the purchase of a new Melamine Faced Board (MFB) press and an additional hot coating line from its shareholder, KAP Industrial Holdings. This will bring PG…

29 Apr 2021
AXOR x The Future Laboratory: Exploring the Future of Urban Living

Together with one of the leading international consulting firms on future trends, The Future Laboratory, AXOR has dedicated itself to…

AXOR x The Future Laboratory: Exploring the Future of Urban Living

Together with one of the leading international consulting firms on future trends, The Future Laboratory, AXOR has dedicated itself to the topic of ‘Compact Luxury’, exploring the megatrend of urbanization. The aim is to bring architects and interior designers into the exchange to gain new ideas, insights and inspiration for a…

28 Apr 2021
Open drains have devastating repercussions in vulnerable areas

Drains are meant to serve a good purpose in helping to prevent flooding, however, when they are left open, solid…

Open drains have devastating repercussions in vulnerable areas

Drains are meant to serve a good purpose in helping to prevent flooding, however, when they are left open, solid and domestic waste can collect in them and lead to blockages, which in turn can threaten health. Taking a tour along the roads of some densely populated estates and slum…

22 Apr 2021
Raw materials shortage puts the S.A. Coatings industry under heavy pressure

A serious shortage of raw materials, coupled with substantial increases in prices for raw materials, has put the South African…

Raw materials shortage puts the S.A. Coatings industry under heavy pressure

A serious shortage of raw materials, coupled with substantial increases in prices for raw materials, has put the South African coatings industry under intense pressure, says Tara Benn, executive director of the SA Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA). Benn says a complex mix of demand; production issues at global chemical plants;…


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