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21 Feb 2017
Industrial design winner visits Festool in Germany

For the exam project students of the University of Johannesburg Faculty of Art, Design Architecture and Industrial Design were tasked…

Industrial design winner visits Festool in Germany

For the exam project students of the University of Johannesburg Faculty of Art, Design Architecture and Industrial Design were tasked with researching and then designing a rechargeable lawnmower for homeowners with small gardens. Festool agents, Vermont Sales were the overall competition sponsor with Festool.

09 Feb 2017
Make or break time for PPC

PPC, one of South Africa’s biggest cement makers needs to rebuild credibility with investors after it was forced to raise…

Make or break time for PPC

PPC, one of South Africa’s biggest cement makers needs to rebuild credibility with investors after it was forced to raise R4 billion in a rights offer earlier in 2016 to service debt.  CEO Darryll Castle said 2017 will determine the company’s future after the share price almost halved in 2016.

09 Feb 2017
Going green: A business imperative

Jurie Hanekom, Chairman of windows and doors manufacturer and an industry leader in sustainability practices, Swartland, explains, “Today, the green…

Going green: A business imperative

Jurie Hanekom, Chairman of windows and doors manufacturer and an industry leader in sustainability practices, Swartland, explains, “Today, the green revolution has taken root in society’s general consciousness. Operating in an environmentally sustainable way, and offering products and services with verifiable green credentials, is no longer a mere fringe movement…

09 Feb 2017
Eureka brands hardware store

Marketing Director at Eureka DIY Solutions, Willem Marais, explains, “When the store moved its main entrance in 2016, it allowed…

Eureka brands hardware store

Marketing Director at Eureka DIY Solutions, Willem Marais, explains, “When the store moved its main entrance in 2016, it allowed us an opportunity to position our product stands directly behind the store’s main entrance.” The branding is easy to see as customers enter the store. Visitors immediately see the fasteners…

09 Feb 2017
Construction and Concrete fraternity to mingle again

With an expected 45 countries participating, this is Africa’s mega construction and infrastructure show and biggest gathering of 9 000…

Construction and Concrete fraternity to mingle again

With an expected 45 countries participating, this is Africa’s mega construction and infrastructure show and biggest gathering of 9 000 qualified buyers and sellers for the entire built environment value chain.

09 Feb 2017
Bakkie winner announced

The Alcolin Win a Bakkie competition ran from 01 September to 30 November 2016. All customers had to do was…

Bakkie winner announced

The Alcolin Win a Bakkie competition ran from 01 September to 30 November 2016. All customers had to do was buy any Alcolin product and fill in the till slip number on the Alcolin website, or send an sms to the competition line.

08 Dec 2016
Water tanks shape water security

The range of tanks and tank accessories JoJo supplies provides homeowners wide scope in achieving a water storage solution that…

Water tanks shape water security

The range of tanks and tank accessories JoJo supplies provides homeowners wide scope in achieving a water storage solution that is customised to their unique requirements (in terms of cost, complexity, available space, and so on) – whether this be for municipal backup supply; rainwater harvesting; or a fully integrated…

08 Dec 2016
SCT to offer e-learning

John Roxburgh, lecturer at the School of Concrete Technology (SCT), says the high level SCT41 (General Principles of Concrete Technology)…

SCT to offer e-learning

John Roxburgh, lecturer at the School of Concrete Technology (SCT), says the high level SCT41 (General Principles of Concrete Technology) and SCT42 (Practical Applications) courses are specifically designed to prepare a candidate to sit for the Concrete Technology and Construction Stage 2 and Stage 3 examinations set by the Institute…

08 Dec 2016
Q20 supports the ‘Endangered Wildlife Trust’ and the African Wild Dog

African Wild Dogs are the second most endangered carnivore in Africa and occur naturally at low densities compared to other…

Q20 supports the ‘Endangered Wildlife Trust’ and the African Wild Dog

African Wild Dogs are the second most endangered carnivore in Africa and occur naturally at low densities compared to other carnivores. The Kruger National Park population has undergone a relatively recent decline and is currently small with less than 300 individuals. Disease (Canine Distemper Virus and Rabies) has emerged as…

08 Dec 2016
Failing to plan is planning to fail

Do you get to the ‘marketing’ line item and really give thought to the amount you allocate? The old adage…

Failing to plan is planning to fail

Do you get to the ‘marketing’ line item and really give thought to the amount you allocate? The old adage is true, ‘You have to spend money to make money.’ But how much and where should it be spent?