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#LockdownLessons: Manage risk appropriately, stay positive, look for solutions
#LockdownLessons: Manage risk appropriately, stay positive, look for solutions

Adele Naidoo, head of human resources at JoJo, shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how her organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 15 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Agile businesses will come out of this smarter, stronger
#LockdownLessons: Agile businesses will come out of this smarter, stronger

Andrew Skudder, CEO of CCS SA, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 14 May 2020

BT-Industrial signs up as SAPPMA member
BT-Industrial signs up as SAPPMA member

BT-Industrial (BTI) recently signed up as a member of the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association...

13 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Phenomenal collaboration happening in the property sector
#LockdownLessons: Phenomenal collaboration happening in the property sector

Seabelo (Herbert) Theledi, founder and MD of Nthwese Developments, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 13 May 2020

Exxaro head office awarded first WELL certification in Africa
Exxaro head office awarded first WELL certification in Africa

Developed by Growthpoint Properties, the Exxaro head office in Centurion is the first building in South Africa to achieve Silver Level WELL certification for Core and Shell by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI)...

12 May 2020

Covid-19 shines spotlight on health and safety in construction
Covid-19 shines spotlight on health and safety in construction

Although the construction industry is known to be at the forefront of risk mitigation, as it follows very strict processes in line with stringent health and safety laws, Covid-19 has highlighted what a critical role safety, health, environment and quality (SHEQ) plays in the sector...

By Craig Laskey 11 May 2020

The future of green buildings in a post-Covid-19 world
The future of green buildings in a post-Covid-19 world

The Covid-19 lockdown has offered us an unexpected opportunity to reflect on our relationship with the planet, and the insurmountable evidence of climate change and its impact on our everyday life...

By Brett Chrystal 11 May 2020

Water and energy sector talks this week at Virtual African Utility Week and PowerGen Africa
Water and energy sector talks this week at Virtual African Utility Week and PowerGen Africa

"A shift in resources allocation towards the health sector to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic is going to starve other sectors like the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector of much-needed financing," says Paul Yillia, award-winning water sector expert...

Issued by Clarion Events 11 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Make it work, despite the challenges, says Brimis' Andile Nqandela
#LockdownLessons: Make it work, despite the challenges, says Brimis' Andile Nqandela

Andile Nqandela, founder and managing director of Brimis Engineering, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 7 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Patience is key, says Bartlett Construction's Wayne Bartlett
#LockdownLessons: Patience is key, says Bartlett Construction's Wayne Bartlett

Wayne Bartlett, director for Bartlett Construction, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 5 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Lockdown driving innovation, says STAG African's John Schooling
#LockdownLessons: Lockdown driving innovation, says STAG African's John Schooling

John Schooling, CEO of STAG African, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 4 May 2020

MATUS to pay R10.9m for inflating essential hygiene product prices
MATUS to pay R10.9m for inflating essential hygiene product prices

Local company Matus has agreed to pay an administrative penalty of R5.9m after it admitted to inflation of its gross profit margins with regards to essential hygiene products...

30 Apr 2020

Level 4: Hardware, food delivery and winter clothing allowed, but no cigarettes
Level 4: Hardware, food delivery and winter clothing allowed, but no cigarettes

The sale of cigarettes and alcohol will remain prohibited...

30 Apr 2020

Evalution Flooring, R4AWM partner in creating eco-bricks
Evalution Flooring, R4AWM partner in creating eco-bricks

Evalution Flooring, in partnership with Recycle 4 Africa Waste Management (R4AWM), has launched the first phase of its sustainability project with the aim of enabling zero waste in the luxury vinyl flooring arena...

29 Apr 2020

Covid-19 and its impact on loans and real estate arrangements
Covid-19 and its impact on loans and real estate arrangements

In the wake of the spread of the Covid-19 global pandemic, the real estate and loan markets in Kenya are bound to be affected...

By Loice Erambo 29 Apr 2020

#LockdownLessons: Face the future with optimism, creativity
#LockdownLessons: Face the future with optimism, creativity

Nearly every industry is getting pummelled by the spread of Covid-19 and architecture is no exception...

By Estelle Meiring 28 Apr 2020

Can South Africa's coastal infrastructure survive corrosion?
Can South Africa's coastal infrastructure survive corrosion?

Consulting engineers and designers seem to need intensive education on the important role that zinc hot dip galvanised steel can play in ensuring a long life (+30 years) for exposed structural steel and other steel fixtures...

By Simon Norton, Issued by Irvine Partners 24 Apr 2020

#LockdownLessons: Q&A with Kate Roper of Aurecon
#LockdownLessons: Q&A with Kate Roper of Aurecon

Kate Roper, client director, health and education at Aurecon, shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how her organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 24 Apr 2020

#LockdownLessons: Q&A with Armond Boshoff, CEO of Atterbury
#LockdownLessons: Q&A with Armond Boshoff, CEO of Atterbury

Armond Boshoff, CEO of Atterbury, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis, how his organisation is navigating these unusual times, where the challenges and opportunities lie...

By Sindy Peters 23 Apr 2020

Sew-Eurodrive joins SA campaign in 3D printing face masks, shields
Sew-Eurodrive joins SA campaign in 3D printing face masks, shields

Sew-Eurodrive has joined a nationwide campaign to use 3D printing technology to produce much-needed face masks and shields for healthcare workers and first responders...

23 Apr 2020

How 3D printing is proving its worth in the fight against Covid-19
How 3D printing is proving its worth in the fight against Covid-19

From specialised masks to various breathing apparatus, 3D printing is helping people to think 'out of the box'...

23 Apr 2020

BIBC provides relief for construction industry during lockdown
BIBC provides relief for construction industry during lockdown

The BIBC paid out over R58m in advances to eligible employees of employers who were registered and compliant over the period from 1 November 2019 to 26 March 2020...

22 Apr 2020

Not taking lockdown lying down: A 360 industry overview
Not taking lockdown lying down: A 360 industry overview

An overview of Bizcommunity's Press Offices, companies and organisations putting the grit in integrity, by continuing to communicate and innovate despite the many challenges of the Covid-19 lockdown...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 21 Apr 2020

Boogertman + Partners collaborate on FNB Soccer City field hospital design
Boogertman + Partners collaborate on FNB Soccer City field hospital design

Boogertman + Partners has delivered a design proposal to turn the Johannesburg FNB Soccer City Stadium into a 1,500 bed field hospital...

21 Apr 2020

Buildings have their own microbiomes - we're striving to make them healthy places
Buildings have their own microbiomes - we're striving to make them healthy places

Architects and building engineers strive to create safe, productive places where humans can live and work...

By Kevin Van den Wymelenberg, Leslie Dietz, Mark Fretz 21 Apr 2020

Now is the ideal time to address the frustrations of 'open plan human spam'
Now is the ideal time to address the frustrations of 'open plan human spam'

With the almost evangelical rush to convert offices to open plan in the last 20 years, workers in South Africa and around the world are increasingly revolting against the design trend as they demand a shift away from what was once an unquestioningly popular, cost-cutting management trend...

20 Apr 2020

MIT develops mass manufacture of disposable face shields
MIT develops mass manufacture of disposable face shields

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has started to produce mass manufacture of disposable face shields for healthcare professionals in response to Covid-19...

20 Apr 2020

Tribunal slams province and city over River Club developments
Tribunal slams province and city over River Club developments

The appeal against Heritage Western Cape's two-year provisional protection of the River Club site in Observatory, where a mega-development is planned, has been dismissed...

By Steve Kretzmann 20 Apr 2020

10 ways to stay connected on Biz during lockdown
10 ways to stay connected on Biz during lockdown

Self-isolation, lockdowns, working remotely and physical distancing can get you down. Bizcommunity is the daily 'virtual commute' that brings you closer to 19 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Apr 2020

Lockdown set to hit already troubled construction industry hard
Lockdown set to hit already troubled construction industry hard

The lockdown and its aftermath are set to raise all sorts of issues for an industry that is already in trouble...

15 Apr 2020

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