Minimise Covid-19 infection at your organisation with wristbands

A wristband that allows you to identify at a glance which people have been temperature screened for Covid-19 (minimising risk of anyone accidentally being missed by screening or deliberately avoiding screening). IDCBand – South Africa’s leading wristband supplier – has cost-effective access control wristbands which are available immediately. These bands are non-transferable. They have a…

Hardware retailer notes surge in sales of building supplies during lockdown

The different levels of lockdown restrictions has, unsurprisingly, been accompanied by different responses and trends. Now, as various business sectors adjust to a new consumer climate, and restaurants work towards safely reopening, an unsurprising new consumer trend has emerged: home building, renovations and improvements. Since the start of lockdown, social media platforms have been inundated…

Big 5 Digital Festival aims to connnect Africa’s construction professionals

The inaugural Big 5 Digital Festival Africa, set for 21-22 July, aims to bring together Africa’s construction professionals for two days of networking, learning, and business. The digital event aims to build resiliency, boost the industry’s recovery efforts, and help plan ahead for the post-Covid-19 era. International providers of construction solutions will present their latest…

Capitec Bank’s new headquarters unveiled

Designed by dhk Architects, Capitec Bank’s new headquarters iKhaya, meaning ‘home’ in Xhosa, has been unveiled. Located in the Cape Winelands, Capitec has consolidated its geographically dispersed staff and facilities into one three-storey curvilinear building. Image supplied/Adam Letch The superstructure wraps around itself, creating a ‘doughnut’ shape and forming a central triple-volume atrium – an…

Dr Tony Igboamalu named SAPSA Young Engineering Professional of the Year

Dr Tony Igboamalu, currently employed by engineering, design and advisory company Aurecon (rebranding as Zutari), has been named the South African Professional Services Awards’ (SAPSA) Young Engineering Professional of the Year for 2019/2020. Dr Tony Igboamalu, senior consultant, asset management, Aurecon Engineers should be involved in large-scale projects that significantly impact the well-being of communities,…

Growthpoint, Serra achieve first Green Star EBP Industrial rating in Gauteng

Growthpoint and Serra Services recently achieved a five-star Green Star Existing Building Performance (EBP) rating for an industrial building in Gauteng – a first for the province. Image supplied Situated in a mixed industrial and residential area in Meadowbrook, Germiston, the 7400m2 light manufacturing building, comprising a workshop and offices on two floors, is owned…

Delivering sustainable energy across Africa

The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has disrupted the operating environment for both the public and private sectors as a result of the unprecedented lockdowns and restrictions put in place by countries to curb infections. To navigate this wave of disruption and thrive in its aftermath, business as usual needs to become business unusual to enable organisations…

Diageo to open its first carbon-neutral distillery

Multinational drinks maker Diageo is building its first carbon-neutral distillery in Lebanon, Kentucky in the United States. The $130m distillery, which will produce Bulleit bourbon, is currently under construction and is expected to be fully operational in 2021. It will be one of largest carbon-neutral distilleries in North America. Reinforcing the beer and spirits producer’s…