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Our first democratically elected President, Dr Nelson Mandela once said,
“For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”
Office vacancies in the various nodes included in the Q1 2013 SAPOA Office Vacancy Survey show little change to the previous quarter’s figures. Total vacancy in the CBD is in line with the previous quarter’s figures at 12.8%, along with Claremont 21%, Bellville 7.9%, Century City 5.8%, Rondebosch/Newlands 9.3%, Pinelands 3.3% and the V & A Waterfront 1.2%.
The pace of expansion and real GDP growth rate in Sub-Saharan Africa has doubled in the last 20 years and Africa is now the next frontier for many leading cement producers. With a construction industry boom on the horizon, over 2000 construction industry professionals from across the continent are headed to the TotallyConcrete Expo on 3 to 5 June at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.
The latest research into the provision of affordable housing in the so-called gap market in South Africa shows that it not only brings with it improved welfare and social cohesion, but is also an important facilitator of opportunities and wealth creation.
Wesgro absorbed CTRU’s financial and staff resources to drive an aggressive international marketing campaign with a unified brand focused on business and tourism.
Industrial and mining environments are often harsh on products. Designing and engineering products with this in mind is a key factor in the longevity and reliability of a product. Experience, knowledge and expertise regarding these industries and their specific requirements, are critical in developing hard-wearing and durable products and equipment.
A board meeting was held between the Western Cape’s destination marketing, trade and investment promotion agency Wesgro and Cape Town Routes Unlimited (CTRU) to finalise the handover of responsibilities.
The latest research into the provision of affordable housing in the so-called gap market in South Africa shows that it not only brings with it improved welfare and social cohesion, but is also an important facilitator of opportunities and wealth creation. The study found that those who obtain homes in this sector move beyond viewing them as a mere shelter. Instead, their homes become assets and through appreciation of these assets entrepreneurship, job creation and/or access to higher levels of education are stimulated.
Exhibition space is filling fast for the Cape’s premier industrial trade show, with both blue-chip companies and smaller enterprises looking to maximise opportunities in a business environment that’s showing growth.
Ian Callum, Design Director for Jaguar, received the prestigious BritWeek Design Icon Award at the recent BritWeek Christopher Guy Design Event in West Hollywood. Callum was recognized for his significant contributions to British design at the event, which in collaboration with Architectural Digest, celebrates British design across interiors, fashion and architecture.
“Changes proposed to South Africa’s Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA), Labour Relations Act (LRA) and Employment Equity Amendment Bill (EEAB) will have a significant impact on how employers conduct their business in 2013,” says Cooper.
The integrated resource plan presents South Africa with a significant challenge that is related to welding technology. Such a challenge includes the fabrication, construction, maintenance, inspection and testing of millions of components to ensure that they are safe, reliable and fit for purpose.
AGRI-BUSINESS investment fund, Agri-Vie, has flagged aquaculture in South Africa as an increasingly important initiative in protecting the abalone species. The company believes abalone-farming ventures could be the basis for the future development of the national aquaculture industry.
Property: Eleo Capital launches second distressed property fund focusing on investment in Cape residential market
Cape Town-based investment company, Eleo Capital, has announced the inception of a new distressed property fund, which will be invested in the residential property market in the Western and Eastern Cape. The Eleo Capital Distressed Property Fund 2 is the second investment venture launched by Eleo in the last four years, on the back of its highly successful Distressed Property Fund 1.
One of Afrox’s top performing welding specialists, Houston Isaacs, has won the South African Institute of Welding’s (SAIW) Young Welder of the Year competition, qualifying him to represent South Africa in Leipzig, Germany, at the WorldSkills competition in July 2013, where he will compete among top performers from other countries for a world title.
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