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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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community, immunity and unity are in our name

This July #BizUnity Month will replace the former Mandela Month but, still, retain the same objectives – focusing on companies standing together for good! This is a prime opportunity for a sponsor to be seen to be standing up and together for SA business. Sticking together, in familiar circles, is a natural instinct. Especially in…

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How future architecture, technology could help achieve a more sustainable SA

Covid-19 has forced society to embrace remote working, and to be successful in this, technologies affiliated with the fourth industrial revolution have been used to allow industries to continue operating effectively and efficiently. Somers Govender, principal architect at Artek 4 Architects and AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Awards adjudicator Architects, designers and engineering professionals are particularly attuned…

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