Water-wise women

By: Kelly-Ann Prinsloo – writer

Plumbing Africa talks to ladies of the industry about the challenges they have faced and the experience they have gained in their respective journeys through the plumbing industry

Being a women in today’s world can be difficult for many reasons. Sometimes it is even more so for women who work in traditionally male-centric environments, like the plumbing industry. Plumbing Africa brings you the stories of women who have made the plumbing industry their own, despite the challenges they have had to overcome.

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Catherine Blersch: Never stop learning

By: Kelly-Ann Prinsloo – writer

Catherine Blersch, a civil engineer at Aurecon Cape Town’s Water Unit, talks about how she got to where she is and where she’s headed

Catherine Blersch, a professional engineer in the wastewater treatment division at Aurecon, is responsible for professional civil engineering services in the planning, design and implementation of wastewater treatment works projects.

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Thomson Bros: quality products at competitive prices


Thomson Bros Trading has been in business since 1998 and continues to grow from strength to strength

Where it all began
Thomson Bros Trading (TBT) was started by Bryan Thomson, the late father of the current directors, Gary and Marshal Thomson, in 1998. Bryan Thomson, an engineer with an entrepreneurial spirit, developed a range of PVC valves and fittings for the local agricultural market.

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Dedication, passion and customer service

ITD, in business for over 15 years, is driven by dedication, passion and customer service

ITD was founded in February 2001 by Terry Rendel, who has been in the plumbing industry since 1977. He began his plumbing experience as a plumber in England and then, upon his return to South Africa in 1986, joined the Boumat group.

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Solahart: leading the way

Solahart is one of the oldest and most respected solar geyser brands in the southern Africa

Solahart has found a niche for itself in South Africa by focusing on high users of energy in domestic housing and creating a dealer network of green-conscious people from the plumbing industry.

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