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25 Sep 2020
6 Reasons to choose AXOR

Over the last 25 years, AXOR has carved out a space in the design history books as a brand that creates new…

6 Reasons to choose AXOR

Over the last 25 years, AXOR has carved out a space in the design history books as a brand that creates new benchmarks in form and function. Their range of around 2,000 products are each finely crafted, with no detail left untouched. And over time, AXOR has come to embody the creative…

23 Sep 2020
SABIS School Runda achieves Green Star Africa-Kenya PEB rating

The new SABIS® International School – Runda in Nairobi achieved a 4-Star Green Star Africa-Kenya PEB v1 Design Rating in…

SABIS School Runda achieves Green Star Africa-Kenya PEB rating

The new SABIS® International School – Runda in Nairobi achieved a 4-Star Green Star Africa-Kenya PEB v1 Design Rating in April 2020. The school is being presented as a case study at the World Green Building Week (21-25 September), and a tree-planting ceremony is being planned as part of the…

23 Sep 2020
Radisson Red is the new Green

No. 6 Silo building receives star environmental rating from the Green Buildings Council of SA The V&A Waterfront today achieved another sustainability…

Radisson Red is the new Green

No. 6 Silo building receives star environmental rating from the Green Buildings Council of SA The V&A Waterfront today achieved another sustainability accolade when the Green Buildings Council of South Africa (GBCSA) handed over a plaque recognising the sustainable development of the Silo District’s No. 6 Silo building. The building, which now…

02 Sep 2020
Risk intelligence the key to a sustainable future

Only by building risk intelligent organisations will leaders be able to overcome six distinct global threats identified by the Institute…

Risk intelligence the key to a sustainable future

Only by building risk intelligent organisations will leaders be able to overcome six distinct global threats identified by the Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA). This is according to Christopher Palm, IRMSA’s Chief Risk Advisor. “Leaders at the highest levels of the private and public sectors must embrace an…

28 Aug 2020
Keep the lights on during load shedding

While the recent move to level 2 of the national lockdown has been widely welcomed, many businesses have encouraged their…

Keep the lights on during load shedding

While the recent move to level 2 of the national lockdown has been widely welcomed, many businesses have encouraged their employees to continue working from home as the country comes to grips with COVID-19. However, the reintroduction of load shedding due to the strain on the national power grid has…

20 Aug 2020
Want independence from the grid? What to know before jumping into solar

With electricity price hikes on the cards and load reduction being implemented, more people are thinking about gaining independence from…

Want independence from the grid? What to know before jumping into solar

With electricity price hikes on the cards and load reduction being implemented, more people are thinking about gaining independence from the national grid with alternative energy sources, like solar, to power their lives. Switching to solar makes sense if applied for the correct reasons. South Africa has an ideal climate…

07 Aug 2020
A new wave of sustainable packaging for SA’s cosmetics industry

The move to sustainable packaging will be revolutionary for the South African cosmetics industry, but it won’t happen overnight. Teqal…

A new wave of sustainable packaging for SA’s cosmetics industry

The move to sustainable packaging will be revolutionary for the South African cosmetics industry, but it won’t happen overnight. Teqal is ready to start premium face care brands on this journey with the first biodegradable packaging developed and produced locally. According to international reports, almost 300 million tons of plastic…

03 Aug 2020
Every South African can be an eco-warrior

Each year, the local plastics industry welcomes the arrival of Spring and warmer weather by encouraging citizens to help make…

Every South African can be an eco-warrior

Each year, the local plastics industry welcomes the arrival of Spring and warmer weather by encouraging citizens to help make a difference where they live, work, learn or play by participating in Clean-Up & Recycle SA Week. Clean-Up & Recycle SA Week is an annual public awareness week during which…

20 Jul 2020
SA’s recycling rate on par with global standard

Statistics show 62% of all PET plastic beverage bottles produced in SA in 2019 were collected for recycling. Despite global…

SA’s recycling rate on par with global standard

Statistics show 62% of all PET plastic beverage bottles produced in SA in 2019 were collected for recycling. Despite global market contractions, and now the rolling economic impact of COVID-19, South Africa’s PET plastic recycling value chain has kept its wheels turning, delivering another positive annual recycling rate while creating…

03 Jul 2020
Hitachi ABB Power Grids commences operations

Hitachi ABB Power Grids is a global technology leader with a combined heritage of almost 250 years, employing around 36…

Hitachi ABB Power Grids commences operations

Hitachi ABB Power Grids is a global technology leader with a combined heritage of almost 250 years, employing around 36 000 people in 90 countries.

24 Jun 2020
Discovery building six Green Stars

The new Discovery head office is only one of a handful of projects to have achieved a 6-Star Green Star…

Discovery building six Green Stars

The new Discovery head office is only one of a handful of projects to have achieved a 6-Star Green Star As-Built rating. This achievement from the Green Building Council of South Africa, pushes the envelope for an environment- and occupant-friendly building.

02 Jun 2020
Looking to science for food security solutions

BY: Chyreene Truluck, Spoor & Fisher South Africa Global food security is increasingly challenging in light of population growth, the…

Looking to science for food security solutions

BY: Chyreene Truluck, Spoor & Fisher South Africa Global food security is increasingly challenging in light of population growth, the impact of climate change on crop production, and limited land available for agricultural expansion. One solution has been presented in the form of gene editing, a technology – based on…

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