Festive Season Home Renovation – The 5th Wall in your home!

In South Africa, no festive season is truly whole until you have completed the home renovations you have been putting off since January, in order to showcase your home to visiting friends and family.

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The SAPOA President, Mr. Malose Kekana, congratulates the Green Buildings Council of South Africa (GBCSA) on its 15-year anniversary

The South African Property Owner’s Association (SAPOA) President, Mr. Malose Kekana, congratulates the Green Buildings Council of South Africa (GBCSA) on its 15-year anniversary, and wishes the Council’s Chair and Board all the best for their upcoming conference which takes place from 2 to 4 November 2022.

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High-performance adhesives can assist with household savings

During tough economic times, repairing and restoring broken materials and household items has become more relevant. Learning how to tackle projects yourself rather than buying or hiring has become more essential than ever. Pratley has a diverse range of high-performance adhesives that can save you from having to fork out for an expensive replacement.

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Renishaw Hills residents launch citizen science group that benefits environment

The mid-KZN South Coast boasts incredible biodiversity, with the restoration of indigenous areas creating more space for local flora and fauna to thrive. As a way to track this trend, conserve biodiversity, and create a better connection with the natural world, a group of Renishaw Hills residents recently launched the Nature Action Group (NAG).

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ADR Access, a first-of-its-kind legal-tech platform for speedy dispute resolution launches in SA property sector

ADR Access, developed by legal expert turned tech entrepreneur Frank Stanley, has released the first end-to-end legal-tech alternative dispute resolution platform in South Africa. The platform is focused on streamlining dispute resolution in the property sector.

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CESA survey highlights SA’s risks – construction sector confidence falls due to lack of government projects and slow pace of tender awards!
 

The results of Consulting Engineers South Africa’s (CESA’s) Bi-annual Economic and Capacity Survey (BECS) for the period January to June 2022 just released, indicates an improved outlook for 2022 but projections remain below 2% for 2023/24 on the back of higher lending rates dampening potential investment demand and slower consumer demand.

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Council of Agriculture brings 23 Taiwanese companies to showcase 60 cutting edge agriculture, livestock, and aquaculture technologies

Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan of Taiwan (COA) will gather 23 Taiwanese agricultural companies to form “Taiwan Agricultural Technology Pavilion” in Asia Agri-Tech Expo & Forum 2022, which will take place on 10th ~ 12th of November 2022 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1.

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Allianz Global Wealth Report 2022:  South African savings grew by 15.4% in 2021

  • Three times lucky: For the third year in a row, global financial assets grew by double-digits in 2021, reaching EUR 233trn (+10.4%)
  • Turning point: In 2022, a nominal decline by more than 2% is on the cards – in real terms, households will lose a tenth of their wealth
  • The return of debt: Household debt increased by 7.6% in 2021, the fastest increase since before the Global Financial Crisis (GFC)
  • Record growth: South African savings grew by 15.4% in 2021, clocking the fastest increase since the GFC. 
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Resuscitating South Africa’s ailing plumbing manufacturing industry

The proposed Water and Sanitation Industrialisation Master Plan aims to arrest years of erosion of South African capacity to design and manufacture competitively priced, quality plumbing products for both the local and international markets. 

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SA needs a sustainable construction industry

If South Africa is to meet its full potential, we will need to develop human settlements which are socially acceptable and capable of economic development and growth.

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