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11 Nov 2020
Steel production trends to sustain the manufacturing industry

The manufacturing industry has been hard hit by the consequences of COVID-19, as reported in recent GDP reports, stating the…

Steel production trends to sustain the manufacturing industry

The manufacturing industry has been hard hit by the consequences of COVID-19, as reported in recent GDP reports, stating the sector suffered a 74,9% financial downturn. This sector-wide drop – including iron, steel, non-ferrous metal products, metal products and machinery – has contributed a total of 11% to the overall…

05 Nov 2020
Growthpoint receives world-leading green building certification

The new Exxaro head office building in Centurion, developed and owned by Growthpoint, has achieved a 6-Star green rating. The Growthpoint Properties owned…

Growthpoint receives world-leading green building certification

The new Exxaro head office building in Centurion, developed and owned by Growthpoint, has achieved a 6-Star green rating. The Growthpoint Properties owned and developed Exxaro head office in Centurion; achieved 6-Star As-Built rating from the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) under the Green Star New Build certification system. Green building certification…

04 Nov 2020
How to drive investment in sustainable infrastructure

By Christian Déséglise, Head, Sustainable Finance and Investments, Global Banking and Markets HSBC Good infrastructure is the backbone of any successful society and economy. People…

How to drive investment in sustainable infrastructure

By Christian Déséglise, Head, Sustainable Finance and Investments, Global Banking and Markets HSBC Good infrastructure is the backbone of any successful society and economy. People need access to energy, transport, sanitation, hospitals and schools to thrive. Unfortunately, the way we have built much of this infrastructure over the last century has been extremely carbon-intensive. We will also need to build much more of…

04 Nov 2020
Rent-to-own solar solutions for businesses

Ellies Electronics announced its partnership with asset finance services business, the Rental Company to provide businesses with rent-to-own solar solutions. “An…

Rent-to-own solar solutions for businesses

Ellies Electronics announced its partnership with asset finance services business, the Rental Company to provide businesses with rent-to-own solar solutions. “An increasing number of businesses are looking for alternative energy solutions; in the midst of increasing electricity tariffs and the unpredictability of the national power grid;” says Shaun Prithivirajh, Chief Executive Officer of Ellies Electronics.…

02 Nov 2020
Consumers still concerned with sustainability despite COVID-19 economic impact

Most consumers will pay more for food and beverage products containing sustainably produced ingredients.  This according to research conducted by…

Consumers still concerned with sustainability despite COVID-19 economic impact

Most consumers will pay more for food and beverage products containing sustainably produced ingredients.  This according to research conducted by emulsifier specialist, Palsgaard.  Focus on the environment The company surveyed over 600 people in four countries.* It found that the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the importance they place on price,…

30 Oct 2020
Revolutionary green roofing

Roof tile design has seen minimal innovation in centuries. Thick; heavy concrete or clay tiles simply fit together. But; tiles…

Revolutionary green roofing

Roof tile design has seen minimal innovation in centuries. Thick; heavy concrete or clay tiles simply fit together. But; tiles hold down a considerable weight to the roof structure. This in turn dictates strong, heavy and expensive roofing structures to cope with the load. These heavy roof tiles are hard…

28 Oct 2020
Passion proves a success in the environmental sustainability sector

AECOM is ranked #1 in Engineering News Record’s (ENR’s) 2020 Top 200 Environmental Firms. This is the fifth year in…

Passion proves a success in the environmental sustainability sector

AECOM is ranked #1 in Engineering News Record’s (ENR’s) 2020 Top 200 Environmental Firms. This is the fifth year in a row that AECOM has topped the global analysis. “Our team is passionate about the environment as well as sustainable development, and awards such as these validate our view of…

28 Oct 2020
Curro Helderwyk becomes top hockey contender with Turftech’s latest pitch installation

Most schools are looking forward to getting back to sports when allowed. But the pupils at Curro Helderwyk are more enthusiastic; because…

Curro Helderwyk becomes top hockey contender with Turftech’s latest pitch installation

Most schools are looking forward to getting back to sports when allowed. But the pupils at Curro Helderwyk are more enthusiastic; because they will finally get the chance to try out the newly-installed Turftech artificial hockey pitch. The first FIH (International Hockey Federation)-certified hockey field in Gauteng’s Brakpan area. Budding players have…

23 Oct 2020
Boschendal is first Cape Winelands farm to receive animal welfare certification

The beef cattle and pigs at Boschendal are now Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World (AGW). Certified Animal…

Boschendal is first Cape Winelands farm to receive animal welfare certification

The beef cattle and pigs at Boschendal are now Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World (AGW). Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW is the only higher animal welfare certification in South Africa and Boschendal is the first farm in the Cape Winelands to meet the programme’s standards, which…

21 Oct 2020
Home security with style

“Home security is an undeniable priority for homeowners across South Africa. It should be prioritised during a home’s architectural or…

Home security with style

“Home security is an undeniable priority for homeowners across South Africa. It should be prioritised during a home’s architectural or interior design process in the same way other features are,” says Duncan Snyman Managing director of AMERICAN shutters®. “It should be considered as a design feature rather than a necessary…

19 Oct 2020
New milestone in sustainable flooring

Interface, major global modular flooring producer and a world leader in sustainable flooring, developed a new carpet tile backing with…

New milestone in sustainable flooring

Interface, major global modular flooring producer and a world leader in sustainable flooring, developed a new carpet tile backing with “the lowest carbon footprint ever”. The new CQuestBio backing contains no petrochemicals (virgin oil) and features the highest level of bio-based content at the start of its lifecycle, coupled with…

14 Oct 2020
Timber facade rises from sustainability ethos

Driving down Dock Road in the direction of the Watershed at the V&A Waterfront near the One and Only hotel…

Timber facade rises from sustainability ethos

Driving down Dock Road in the direction of the Watershed at the V&A Waterfront near the One and Only hotel to the right, one cannot help notice the impressive and completely unique engineered timber pleated façade warmly cladding the Waterfront’s newest building which is currently under construction on the left.  Incorporating cross-laminated timber (CLT), and various…

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