Project Infographic: Africa

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About Marlaine Andersen

I have been working for Leads 2 Business, in the Private Projects Department, for 10 years this July. I am Deputy HoD for Private Projects. Researching mining projects and projects through-out the African continent are my areas of research and I find them most interesting.

The Development of Communication

Communication where did it all start and how did it get to where and what it is now?

The earliest form of communication that we are all familiar with of course are drawings and paintings. Even though speech had already been around before that, it had not completely developed as yet. Drawings and paintings were used one of the earliest ways of communication, around 30 000 years ago.

As time moved on and the human race continued to advance, so did their communication. We moved from drawing on cave walls to rock carvings, or as this is more commonly known as rock art or Petroglyphs. Statutes and sculptures are also often seen or known as petroglyphs and these too convey a certain message.

The next form of communication came to use in the year 9000 BC, this was known as pictograms.  Pictograms were more commonly used to tell or rather, depict a story.

Pictograms eventually evolved into Ideograms. Ideograms mostly used by the Native Americans, Egyptians & the Chinese. This form of communication was ideally used to depict an idea in a certain language.

Finally, writing became part of the development of communication, the early stages of writing where not as you may think by using the alphabet. It was actually what we now know as Hieroglyphs. Each of the symbols used to represent a certain letter, per se.

In 2700 BC  the world was introduced to the Semitic alphabet. This is the alphabet that we are most familiar with now.

Communication has developed so much over the years that it would be difficult to name them all. To name but a few,  we can look at the spoken word, where there are currently about 6500 different languages spoken all over the world. Other forms of communication also include writing, drawing and let’s not forget smoke signals!

Whatever your choice of communication enjoy and do it well.

Sources:
Google
Wikipedia


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Genevieve Smith, I have been working at Leads 2 Business for just over a year now. I work in the Johannesburg office as an account coordinator.

Industry Events: Africa November 2019

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Industry Events: Africa November 2019

Event:

Meqasa Home & Property Fair

Date:

02 to 03 November 2019

Event Location:

Silver Star Tower, Accra, Ghana

Event Description:

The Meqasa Home & Property Fair offers property seekers the opportunity to meet with the nation’s top real estate developers, home loan specialists and home improvement vendors to help them find their dream homes, office space and real estate related products and services. There will be various opportunities for attendees to meet new people and identify those leads that are specifically relevant to their businesses.

Event Details:
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Event:

The Big 5 Construct Kenya

Date:

05 to 07 November 2019

Event Location:

Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

Event Description:

The Big 5 Construct Kenya is Kenya’s connection to the world of construction. The exhibition will bring together international innovative products that are new to the local market. The event will cover all factors of the construction industry. This dedicated construction exhibition brings you with too many prospective buyers at one place and time.

Contact Details:

Tel: +233 24 431 2499
Email: info@dmgevents.com

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Event:

Building Construction And Property Exhibition

Date:

05 to 07 November 2019

Event Location:

Ghana International Trade Fair Centre, Accra, Ghana

Event Description:

This is an international exhibition which showcases Construction Tools and Equipment, Iron and Steel Products, Metal Processing Machines, Heat, Water, Sound and Fire Insulation, Door, Window, Shutter, Stor and Glass Systems, Floor Coverings, Wall Coatings, Cables and Electrical Test, Indoor and Outdoor Illumination, Generator and Power Extension, and much more.

Contact Details:

Tel: +90 216 342 42 24
Email: info@ghanabuild.org

Event Details:
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Event:

Mega Clima East Africa

Date:

11 to 13 November 2019

Event Location:

The Sarit Expo Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

Event Description:

The three-day annual shows, considered as their own region’s largest industry platform. Manufacturers, distributors and many other brands have already reserved their places at the show, with many companies expecting to unveil all-new HVACR products and latest technology.

Contact Details:

Tel: +90 212 273 18 18
Email: info@megaclimaexpo.com

Event Details:
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Event:

Future Energy Nigeria

Date:

12 to 13 November 2019

Event Location:

Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos, Nigeria

Event Description:

Future Energy Nigeria is the leading expo and conference that connects thousands of power and energy professionals.Celebrating its 16th edition, Future Energy Nigeria will provide you with two days of interactive discussions with senior executives from the power and energy sector and a two-day trade exhibition for international and local suppliers to display solutions. Our event provides countless networking opportunities to engage with premier stakeholders and decision makers in Nigeria’s power and energy sector.

Contact Details:

Tel: +27 21 700 3519
Email: warda.jakoet@spintelligent.com

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Event:

ISK Regional Conference

Date:

13 to 14 November 2019

Event Location:

Radisson Blu Hotel Nairobi Upper Hill, Nairobi, Kenya

Event Description:

ISK Regional Conference, the theme is Land and Property Sector: Advancing Africa’s Sustainable development. It focuses on Land Governance and Sustainable Land Management, Changing Landscape of Surveying technology, Contemporary Land Administration Processes, Real Estate and Property Valuation in Africa, Professional Ethics and Conduct, Unlocking New Frontiers in Real Estate Investments and etc.

Contact Details:

Tel: +254-20-313490
Email: info@isk.or.ke

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Best Security Systems for an Office Building

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Best Security Systems for an Office Building

When choosing the right type of security system for your business you need to, make an informed decision and, know as much as possible about the various security systems available. Here is a list of the most important types of commercial security systems in the market:

FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS

Fire alarms won’t detect intruders but they do prevent you from losing assets that could be costly to replace if a fire were to occur. You would also be protecting the lives of your employees if a fire were to break out during business hours. SANS 10400: Part T – Fire Protection states that in the event of a fire:

The occupants or people using the building will be protected – including persons with disabilities;
The spread and intensity of any fire within buildings, and the spread of fire to any other buildings will be minimized;
The generation and spread of smoke will be minimized or controlled to the greatest extent reasonably practicable; and
Adequate means of access, and equipment for detecting, fighting, controlling and extinguishing such fire, is provided.

ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEMS

Controlling who has access to specific areas of the building is a way you can keep track of any indiscretions. Access control systems have the ability to collect data that states the time a person has accessed the building. Also, anyone who isn’t granted access will not have a way of entering the premises. This may be achieved by using a biometric access control unit where validation based on biometric qualities like iris and facial recognition, and fingerprint scans.

WIRELESS ALARM SYSTEMS

The advantage of a wireless alarm system is that it can go undetected as there are no visible wires. Intruders won’t be able to cut wires to disable the alarm system, and they will never know that they are being watched. Wireless systems are more likely to include solar and battery to stay on without the need for electricity in case of a power failure. Wireless sensors are easy to install, move and expand.

VIDEO SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS

Video surveillance systems protect the inside and outside of your business. This can be very helpful because you can capture video of the intruder before they step foot into your business. If the intruder manages to come in and take something, presenting this type of video footage will be very helpful to the police when creating a report. Your video surveillance system should offer:

Easy access from anywhere
Safe storage – cloud storage/offsite
Flexibility to grow as your company expands

MONITORED SECURITY ALARM SYSTEMS

We’re living in the digital age, so everything, including your security alarm system, can be accessible to you through your cell phone. 24/7 monitoring stations call the phone number you provide to the alarm company when the alarm goes off and you’ll get an alert through the app too. A panic button will send an instant signal to the monitoring station whereby emergency help will be dispatched. Worth noting is that most insurance companies offer substantial savings to clients who have monitored systems, which may negate the cost of annual monitoring. Your security company should offer the following:

Investigations
Technical Assistance
Premises Monitoring
Armed Response and Escorting
Guarding and Security Consulting

IP-BASED SECURITY CAMERAS

Internet protocol cameras, or IP cameras, enable you to send and receive video footage through the internet and computer network. Improved ability for remote viewing and control, anyone on the network can potentially see video from any camera connected to the network. It is recommended that you use a camera with night vision capabilities. These cameras use an infrared spectrum of light at night and can view and record objects in the dark. Other advantages of this type of surveillance system are:

They record at a higher resolution. This means zooming in won’t create a blurry image.
They include motion detection and record any tampering with the camera.
You can use Power over Ethernet (PoE) to provide power to the cameras.
IP cameras are able to cover a better field of view.

All business sectors are affected in a range of ways by different types of crime. While it’s near impossible to eradicate theft entirely a comprehensive security solution is an effective way to minimise the impact.


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I joined Leads 2 Business in February 2009 and serve as IT Director.

Leads 2 Business – Year End Function Awards Evening 2018

The much-anticipated and Auspicious Leads 2 Business Awards Evening was recently held at the tranquil Tala Game Reserve.

Highlights of the evening was the presentation of several Awards to personalities who excelled commendably. The winners were presented with a commendation certificate, a stunning photo book and a floating trophy. In addition, awards for 5 years and 10 years long service were also presented.

 

The CEO's Customer Relations Award
Winner: Christine Brooks
The Top Sales Award
Winner, Michelle Engelbrecht
The Top Tele-Sales Award
Winner : Jackie van Zyl
The Top Account Co-ordinator Award
Winner : Candice van Aswegan
The Top Retention Admin Award
Winner : Cecile van Deventer
The Top Retention Award
Winner : Wendy De Wet
The Voice of the Company Award
Winner : Tara Hutton
The Top Content Researcher Award
Winner : Michelle Hosford
The Most Improved Employee Award
Winner : Connie Flinders
The Most Valued Employee Award
Winner : Sasha Anderson
The Platinum Quill Blog Award
Winner : Lauren Davids
5 Year Long Service Awards
Winners : Bianca Horne and Shanna Knezovich
10 Year Long Service Awards
Winners : Barry West, Debbie Wessels, Antonette Claassens, Lola Govender & Jackie van Zyl

 

Congratulations and Well Done to all the Award Winners!

About Marlaine Andersen

I have been working for Leads 2 Business, in the Private Projects Department, for 10 years this July. I am Deputy HoD for Private Projects. Researching mining projects and projects through-out the African continent are my areas of research and I find them most interesting.

Featured Tender: Construction of Administration Block, Assembly Area and Bulk Earthworks at Taung Hotel School

Construction of Administration Block, Assembly Area and Bulk Earthworks at Taung Hotel School

Taung Hotel School

Contract Number:

DOT01NWER009 – IDT

Description:

Construction of Administration Block, Assembly Area and Bulk Earthworks at Taung Hotel School (Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati

Category Industry
Building
Infrastructure
Renovations
Institutional
Hospitality & Leisure
Region Site Inspection
North West 2018-11-16 12:30 PM
Closing Date Contract Period
03 December 2018 No Details

 

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About Claire Donaldson

I started working at Leads 2 Business in February 2005, and have served as Head of Department of Daily Tenders from 2007 until the present. I oversee both the Daily Tenders South Africa and Africa Departments.

Featured Tender: Strengthening of the Northern Staircase at Duvha Unit 3 Boiler

Strengthening of the Northern Staircase at Duvha Unit 3 Boiler

Duvha

Contract Number:

MPGXC005374 – Eskom

Description:

Eskom Holdings Soc Limited Gauteng invites tenders for the Provision of Strengthening of the Northern Staircase at Duvha Unit 3 Boiler for a Period of Eight Months.

Category Industry
Building Power Grid
Region Site Inspection
Mpumalanga 2018-11-08 10:00 AM
Closing Date Contract Period
27 November 2018 at 10:00 No details

 

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Industry Events: THINC 2018, AOP 2018, CCE 2018 and CCS Annual Charity Golf Day 2018

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Industry Events: THINC 2018, AOP 2018 and CCE 2018 and CCS Annual Charity Golf Day 2018

Construction Events

Event:

Tourism, Hotel Investment & Networking Conference Africa 2018

Date:

5 – 6 September 2018

Event location:

Century City Conference Centre, Cape Town

Event Description:

The Tourism, Hotel Investment & Networking Conference creates an exceptional forum for knowledge sharing, collaboration and business generation, in a stimulating environment. It provides the attendees with ample opportunities to network with peers and business contacts, allowing delegates to discover new and exciting opportunities in this fast expanding market.

Contact Details:

Tel: +27 79 734 2296
E-mail: tsmith@hvs.com

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Event:

Africa Oil & Power 2018

Date:

5 – 7 September 2018

Event location:

Cape Town International Convention Centre

Event Description:

The conference will be continent’s premier platform for energy investment and policy. The conference will bring together an elite class of ministers and senior-level government officials and top executives of private sector companies spanning the energy value chain, including upstream, downstream, engineering, construction, services, consulting, power generation, legal and finance.

Contact Details:

E-mail: meghan@africaoilandpower.com

Event Details:

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Event:

Cape Construction Expo 2018

Date:

12 – 13 September 2018

Event location:

Sun Exhibits, GrandWest, Cape Town

Event Description:

The Cape Construction Expo is the prime meeting place for construction industry professionals in the Western Cape. With eight dedicated product zones and numerous free workshops, the event caters to the Western Cape’s construction, cement and concrete industries. The audience includes architects, engineers, contractors, quantity surveyors, government representatives as well as suppliers of products and services to the industry. Leads 2 Business will also be exhibiting join our Facebook Event,  visit us at Stand 312 or contact us for your free ticket.

Contact Details:

Tel: +27 21 700 5515
E-mail: justinmarthinus@dmgevents.com

Event Details:

Website
Pre-registration
Booking

 

Event:

CCS Annual Charity Golf Day 2018

Date:

5 September 2018

Event location:

Centurion Golf Estate

Event Description:

CCS Annual Charity Golf Day Sponsorship on 5th September 2018 for The Tomorrow Trust. Leads 2 Business is sponsoring the 11th Tee, join our Facebook Event.


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Top Demolition Projects

Top Demolition Projects

When it comes to tearing things down, you need to make absolutely sure, that you never ever need or want to see that thing again… Let’s say, a building…

Demolishing a building may come with good reason, like a condemned building or just an unsafe environment all round.

I am 100% sure nobody ever wants anything in life to go wrong, but, just like anything in life, demolishing a building can be very unpredictable.

A lot can go wrong, even with the most meticulous planning. So much needs to be taken into account when planning to demolish a building.
Even more so if the least amount of damage to the surrounding area and the people involved is a concern.

Just like in rugby, because of the shape of the ball, it can go in the complete opposite direction than is planned. And might just cost you the game.

With this in mind, should it all blow up in the wrong direction, it would probably cost you much more than anticipated. And in some cases damage to someone else’s home and/or work.
This will then also lead to months of unnecessary construction work and relocation of people and/or companies.

Wasting time and money, does not bode well for the future of a company.

So, let us take a look at a disastrous outcome for a demolition project:

 

And since I would not like to leave you with that sour taste in your mouth, here are some adventurously, successful demolition projects:

 

Here we can see that some well-planned demolition projects can look absolutely stunning.
It comes with extreme precision, when planning such projects.

We have to keep in mind that where there is demolition in process, there will soon be something more modern and safe built in its place.
It goes to show that in life, we have to take the bad with the Good.

May this give you hope that not all things being demolished end disastrously.

 

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Featured Project: Hotel and Convention Centre, Swaziland

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Hotel and Convention Centre, Swaziland

Hotel and Convention Centre, Swaziland

Description:

Construction of a five star International Hotel and Convention Centre at Ezulwini in Swaziland. No official name has been given to the new Ezulwini complex, but it is being referred to by planners as the King Mswati III Hotel and Convention Centre. Estimated project value : E1 billion.

Hotel and Convention Centre, Swaziland

Status:

Underway

Category:

Building

Industry:

Hospitality & Leisure

Sector:

Public

Region:

Swaziland

Value:

R100 Million+

Timing:

May 2015 – October 2018.

Class

Open Tender

 

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One girl who would rather wear boots than high heels...

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