Legal design

When architects Boogertman and Partners designed the new 18-storey Bowman Gilfillan building in Bree Street, Cape Town, it wanted to incorporate as many local products as possible. A one-stop solution for all the brass and sanitaryware was also a priority. With Cobra easily meeting both these criteria, it was the natural choice as the preferred supplier.

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Building a better life

Tragically, fifteen thousand children a year in South Africa suffer burns, injured in ways we cannot even begin to imagine.

Thankfully, Children of Fire, a charity in Auckland Park, Johannesburg, moved in to a family home in 2005, so it could rehabilitate many child burn survivors in South Africa.

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Healthy pioneer

Dylan Ross-Kent is the founder and CEO of Hygizone – a local start-up that invented and manufactures a toilet extraction system that dramatically reduces odours and bacteria-spread post-flushing. What this means is that instead of extracting the air from an extractor situated in the roof of individual stalls, Hygizone has invented an extraction system that fits onto the bowl of the toilet and extracts ‘dirty air’ directly from the source.

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First PV for Dawn

Dawn Projects launched its first renewable Solar Photovoltaic energy project at the Dawn Distribution Centre (DDC) in Germiston on 14 May 2014. The electricity reduction programme came about as sustainable reduction in energy consumption became a focus due to increases in electricity prices of 25% a year between 2008 and 2012.

DDC Germiston decided to participate in a Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-funded assessment conducted by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), to establish a base line and identify any opportunities to reduce energy use.

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