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#BizTrends2020: 5 key focus areas for the concrete sector
#BizTrends2020: 5 key focus areas for the concrete sector

Cement production and consumption is a reliable indicator of a nation's growth, as its infrastructure is a reflection of development....

By Bryan David Perrie 7 Jan 2020

Kgothatso John Malange was recently announced as the official winner of the Caesarstone Student Designer of 2019. Image supplied.
#Newsmaker: Caesarstone's 2019 Student Designer, Kgothatso John Malange

Hailing from Alexandra in Johannesburg, Kgothatso John Malange is a design force to be reckoned with and was recently announced as the official winner of the Caesarstone Student Designer of 2019, placing him in the ranking as South Africa's most promising designer...

By Juanita Pienaar 19 Nov 2019

#BizTrends2019: Africa opens up for SA's stainless steel sector
#BizTrends2019: Africa opens up for SA's stainless steel sector

2019 seems to be the year of an 'opening up' of Africa, whether it be opening trade borders or opening key infrastructure projects...

By Lesley Squires 7 Jan 2019

Eco-homes: Building materials of the future
Eco-homes: Building materials of the future

Sorry to disappoint the sci-fi junkies out there, but futuristic movies that portrayed glistening silver cities filled with metallic buildings might have missed the mark...

By Adrian Goslett 3 Aug 2018

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#BizTrends2018: A brave new world for South African stainless steel manufacturers

Here are some of the 'hot spots' in the local stainless steel sector over the next year...

By Lesley Squires 9 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Enter Generation Z: Fusing the old with the new
#BizTrends2018: Enter Generation Z: Fusing the old with the new

Traditionally the domain of a serious set of older engineers, cement / concrete technology and civil engineering are currently undergoing a slow but steady transition...

By Hanlie Turner 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2017: HVAC and building efficiency
#BizTrends2017: HVAC and building efficiency

In heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and the building efficiency arena, the biggest trend drivers are the entrance of digital and wireless...

By Neil Cameron 11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Exciting areas of growth in plastic pipe industry
#BizTrends2017: Exciting areas of growth in plastic pipe industry

Despite numerous appeals made to government by industry, not enough has happened this past year to improve South Africa's water infrastructure...

By Jan Venter 10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Reinventing traditional materials
#BizTrends2017: Reinventing traditional materials

"Necessity is not the mother of invention. It more often happens that the acquirement of knowledge of the previously unknown properties of a material suggests its trial for some new use." - Willis R. Whitney

By Daniel van der Merwe 10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Greater need for quantity surveying than ever
#BizTrends2017: Greater need for quantity surveying than ever

The construction industry has always been cyclic, enjoying a boom for several consecutive years only to face a slump afterwards. Eventually, things pick up again...

By Larry Feinberg 9 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Sustainability to drive trends in construction
#BizTrends2017: Sustainability to drive trends in construction

The myth that cost outweighs yield for companies that invest in greener, more sustainable and stakeholder-driven policies has been debunked...

By John Schooling 9 Jan 2017

10 tools every DIY professional needs to own
10 tools every DIY professional needs to own

If you have started a business completing all kinds of DIY projects, and feel you have the necessary skills to sell your services, here are ten tools that your business certainly can't do without...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 23 Dec 2016

Alta Schoultz
[BizTrends 2016] Year of radical innovation in built environment

Much of our modern life is rooted in the way we have designed our cities...

By Alta Schoultz 18 Jan 2016

Imraan Lambat
Disruptive technologies - 3D printing

The future of how things are made is evolving rapidly to fit a changing world. Driven by disruption, it's no longer science fiction or limited to the imagination, the design-led revolution is now underway...

By Imraan Lambat 10 Dec 2014

Competition Commission approves Grohe acquisition
Competition Commission approves Grohe acquisition

The Competition Commission recently announced its unconditional approval of Grohe Luxembourg Four SA's acquisition of joint control over South African-based Apex Valves South Africa, Cobra Watertech, Isca, Libra Bathrooms, Vaal Sanitaryware and Expiro Manufacturing (Watertech Companies).

By Nazeera Mia 4 Nov 2014

Cross-shareholdings can create an element of transparency
Cross-shareholdings can create an element of transparency

Recently the Competition Commission conditionally approved a merger involving two cement producers, Holcim Limited and Lafarge SA.

By Nazeera Mia 4 Nov 2014

Paddy Hartdegen
Was the construction industry wrong?

Many people in the commercial world, the media and the security sectors have been baying for the blood of the chief executive and directors of several major construction companies over their collusion.

By Paddy Hartdegen 25 Jul 2013

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