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Matus trade show

Matus launches new products at its annual trade show

The Matus journey started back in 1942 with brothers Lukie and Sam Matus. Little did they know that 75 years later Matus would be the number one trusted partner in the industry. Serving the industrial, construction, engineering, agricultural, retail DIY and mining sectors – the Matus story is a story of building – building relationships, […]

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New Mitsubishi Triton bakkie

A new Triton hits the market

The 2017 model, the fifth in the Colt/Triton lineage, is the most advanced pick-up ever to be developed by Mitsubishi with its balanced combination of true SUV-like road manners with heavy-duty workhorse capabilities. (more…)

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Festool industrial design winner copy

Industrial design winner visits Festool in Germany

For the exam project students of the University of Johannesburg Faculty of Art, Design Architecture and Industrial Design were tasked with researching and then designing a rechargeable lawnmower for homeowners with small gardens. Festool agents, Vermont Sales were the overall competition sponsor with Festool. (more…)

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PPC cement

Make or break time for PPC

PPC, one of South Africa’s biggest cement makers needs to rebuild credibility with investors after it was forced to raise R4 billion in a rights offer earlier in 2016 to service debt.  CEO Darryll Castle said 2017 will determine the company’s future after the share price almost halved in 2016. (more…)

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Jurie Hanekom, Chairman of Swartland

Going green: A business imperative

Jurie Hanekom, Chairman of windows and doors manufacturer and an industry leader in sustainability practices, Swartland, explains, “Today, the green revolution has taken root in society’s general consciousness. Operating in an environmentally sustainable way, and offering products and services with verifiable green credentials, is no longer a mere fringe movement reserved for boutique consumer products, […]

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Eureka store branding

Eureka brands hardware store

Marketing Director at Eureka DIY Solutions, Willem Marais, explains, “When the store moved its main entrance in 2016, it allowed us an opportunity to position our product stands directly behind the store’s main entrance.” The branding is easy to see as customers enter the store. Visitors immediately see the fasteners section as well as the […]

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Construction and Totally Concrete Expo

Construction and Concrete fraternity to mingle again

With an expected 45 countries participating, this is Africa’s mega construction and infrastructure show and biggest gathering of 9 000 qualified buyers and sellers for the entire built environment value chain. (more…)

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Alcolin Win a bakkie

Bakkie winner announced

The Alcolin Win a Bakkie competition ran from 01 September to 30 November 2016. All customers had to do was buy any Alcolin product and fill in the till slip number on the Alcolin website, or send an sms to the competition line. (more…)

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Water storage JoJo tanks

Water tanks shape water security

The range of tanks and tank accessories JoJo supplies provides homeowners wide scope in achieving a water storage solution that is customised to their unique requirements (in terms of cost, complexity, available space, and so on) – whether this be for municipal backup supply; rainwater harvesting; or a fully integrated water storage solution that combines […]

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School of Concrete Technology offers e-learning courses

SCT to offer e-learning

John Roxburgh, lecturer at the School of Concrete Technology (SCT), says the high level SCT41 (General Principles of Concrete Technology) and SCT42 (Practical Applications) courses are specifically designed to prepare a candidate to sit for the Concrete Technology and Construction Stage 2 and Stage 3 examinations set by the Institute of Concrete Technology (ICT) in […]

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Q20 supports African Wild dog

Q20 supports the ‘Endangered Wildlife Trust’ and the African Wild Dog

African Wild Dogs are the second most endangered carnivore in Africa and occur naturally at low densities compared to other carnivores. The Kruger National Park population has undergone a relatively recent decline and is currently small with less than 300 individuals. Disease (Canine Distemper Virus and Rabies) has emerged as a recent threat and needs […]

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Masonite Africa rebranded Evowood

Masonite Africa is reborn as Evowood

The rebranding marks a new beginning and reflects the rejuvenation and reinvigoration of a company that was acquired by the proudly South African consortium of Jacobs Capital and Black Bird Capital in August 2016. (more…)

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Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO ArkKonsult

New board calls for safeguard of skills funds

The newly-established Professional Board for the Master Built Environment (PBMBE) intends playing a major role in boosting the skills level and professional status of 41 industries that have pledged allegiance to the PBMBE’s goals, says Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO of ArkKonsult, the consultancy spearheading the PBMBE’s proposed operations in collaboration with Master Builders Association (MBA) […]

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SAPMA executive committee

Trio leads Exco for 7th year

The SA Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA) executive committee will again be led by the now familiar trio of stalwarts comprising Terry Ashmore (Chairperson), Sanjeev Bhatt and Aggie Argyrou (Vice-Chairpersons) for the year ahead following the election of the Exco at the recent SAPMA annual general meeting at Zwartkop, Pretoria. (more…)

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Technical committee chair elected

Dr Siphilisiwe Nhlovu has been elected as Chairperson of the SA Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA) Technical Committee. Dr Ndlovu graduated with a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Cape Town in 1999 and continued to study there towards an MSc in Material Science, which she obtained in 2002. (more…)

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