News >

Locally assembled battery on the market

Category:

Energy storage options are set to increase as Blue Nova smart battery solutions will launch it’s locally designed and assembled energy storage solution to the market in May 2016. Blue Nova business development head James Verster expects the Lithium Iron Yttrium Phosphate (LiFeYPO4) battery will take over from lead acid batteries in the same way that LED lights took over from incandescent bulbs.

Read More »

Paint turns walls into dry erase boards

Category: , ,

IdeaPaint is an innovative new product that lets you create a usable, interactive surface on practically any surface in your home, school or office, allowing for the dematerialisation of work spaces.

Read More »

Read, filter, drink

Category: , ,

Rusty-orange in colour, The Drinkable Book, looks like a normal book. This 20-page manual not only conveys information, but is also a complete water filtration system.

Read More »

LEGO goes monochrome

Category: , ,

LEGO recently launched the Architecture Studio especially for adults. The kit has 73 different shaped blocks (bricks, plates, slopes and tiles), either white or transparent, with a total of 1210 pieces and a 272-page guidebook. The composition of the kit allows for multiple unique designs inspired by the guidebook, which uniquely provides no instructions but considerable inspiration.

Read More »

Saint-Gobain again in Top 100 list

Saint-Gobain Group is featured in the Top 100 Global Innovators list for the second year running.

Read More »

Reversing damp

Category: ,

Damp is a common and costly problem in South Africa: the arrival of Aquapol in South Africa may offer cure. A leader in building dehydration systems, they have won numerous awards for their system that reverses rising damp in buildings. The drying period lasts between six and eighteen months and it requires installation of a device that can be disguised as a light fitting. The system requires no drilling, electrical connections or batteries. The success of the product lies in the precise location of the device, which is determined by a series of measurements and salt tests.

Read More »

Evolve paint

Category: ,

The new Evolve paint is a water-based interior paint by Prominent Paints made with 70% organic raw materials, has zero solvents and is free of VOCs, lead, APEO (alkylphenol ethoxylates) and formaldehyde.

Read More »

E-wire lights

Category:

“E-wire lights” is the brain child of Andy Horn, founder of Eco Design Architects & Consultants. These elegant features follow his ecologically-conscious architectural work.

Read More »

Solarkiosk = modular building plus solar panels

The SOLARKIOSK is one of those concepts that make you wonder why no one has thought of this before. GRAFT architects have taken the prominence of the urban spaza shop and reworked it as a modular building, integrated solar panels and taken it to rural African communities that are off grid and cast in darkness at night.

Read More »

Eliminating noise pollution with insulation

Category:

GypWall Soundbloc, produced by Saint-Gobain Gyproc, is a construction system that reduces noise transmission of sounds as loud as 81 dB. It is ideal for healthcare and education institutions where the limiting noise levels are vital to productivity. According to Saint-Gobain Gyproc “effective sound insulation is a necessity as peace and quiet are essential to relaxation, healing and concentration. Long-term noise disturbance may even lead to significant health problems”. The acoustic plasterboard is locally manufactured according to European standards and incorporates a lightweight steel stud and track structure.

Read More »

Editor

Liesl Hattingh
editor@youngafrica.co.za
021 447 0822
082 777 5746

Managing Director

Eugene Hugo
eugene@youngafrica.co.za
021 447 0822
071 672 3545

Sales Director

Suna Dindar
suna@youngafrica.co.za
021 447 0822
076 010 1045

Subscriptions

adtraffic@youngafrica.co.za
021 447 0822

Cape Town: Unit 105A, 1st floor, The Woodstock Exchange, 66 Albert Road, Woodstock, 7925
PO Box 1189, Woodstock, 7915

Tel: 021 447 0822 | Fax: 086 524 8930