Is plastics manufacturing an essential service?
Plastics SA, the umbrella body representing all sectors of the South African plastics industry (including polymer producers and importers, converters, machine suppliers, fabricators and recyclers), is urging the Government to classify certain of its sectors as essential workers. This comes in the wake of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement that the nation will be locked down...
UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA’S COROBRIK ARCHITECTURAL STUDENT OF THE YEAR WINNER
Sustainable building demands architectural design that aims to minimise negative environmental impacts through efficiency and balance in the use of materials, energy and development space. It is a mindful approach to energy and ecological conservation in the creation of the built environment.
How to choose the right padlock (Part 1)
If you’re in the market to purchase a padlock then it means you most probably want to lock up something valuable or stop someone gaining unauthorised access to an area. If you make the wrong choice of padlock then you’ve wasted your time and money and made the ‘thief’s’ job a whole lot easier. But,...
SAOTA AND ARRCC FROM CAPE TOWN REIMAGINED THIS DRAMATIC IBIZA HOME
Having spent time in Cape Town, the owners of this Ibiza house were familiar with the contemporary work being done by SAOTA and ARRCC and approached them to design the extensive refurbishment and alterations to the existing three-level Spanish-style house.
AECOM HELPS DEVELOP RICHEST SQUARE MILE IN AFRICA IN SANDTON
Integrated infrastructure delivery company AECOM has played an important role in the development of Sandton in Johannesburg, touted as one of Africa’s richest square miles, and characterised by continuous growth.
Rethink the interior cladding process with Fastmount®
The secret to Fastmount is the unique set of design registered interchangeable clips ideal for secure fastening. With Fastmount, interior panels can be easily removed and refitted in any sequence, time after time. Combining speed, versatility and accuracy, the Fastmount system enables designers, installers and contractors to re-think the panelling process. Fastmount is designed to...
Key industry events co-located to boost science-based industry development
Messe Muenchen South Africa, organisers of several of Africa’s major industry trade shows, have co-located food & drink technology (fdt) Africa, IFAT Africa and analytica Lab Africa to bring science and innovation closer to food & drink, water, sewage and waste treatment, for one-stop access to the interconnected value chains in these sectors. The future...
Yale New Stainless Steel Hinges
Designed and tested to meet strict Yale standards, Yale hinges come with a 3-year guarantee. Available in butt & flush hinge configurations, these high-quality SS201 grade stainless steel hinges are also available in brass PVD finish to suit user requirements. For more information on all Yale’s door hardware please visit www.yalelock.co.za
Sustainable coconut oil production improves farmers’ lives
A project has been launched to establish a certified coconut oil supply chain and improve the livelihood of coconut farmers in the Philippines and Indonesia. BASF, Cargill, Procter & Gamble (P&G) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH have cooperated in the development partnership under the develoPPP.de programme commissioned by the German Federal...
PSG Wealth gives back to local schools
PSG Wealth is giving back to their local communities in Gauteng by creating a better environment for underprivileged primary school children. PSG Wealth’s current programme has already seen many renovations and infrastructural improvements at Emelang Primary School in Meadowlands and Witkoppen Primary in Fourways. PSG Wealth provides financial support, while the initiatives are driven by...
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