Leads 2 Business Weekly Quote

In recognition of International Women’s Month in March, this week’s quote is from Maya Angelou.

“Hoping for the best, prepared for the worst & surprised by anything in between.” Maya Angelou.


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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.

5 Large Projects in Mauritius

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Mauritius is a small island in the Indian Ocean. The most important revenue in the 1980s was sugar cane being exported to European countries. Nowadays it relies mostly on the tourism sector which is considered its main source of revenue. Tourism has become a source of job creation and revenue for the local inhabitants. A change in the tourism demand for an island may have a major impact on the Gross Domestic Product, the budget and the Balance of Payments.

Sugar cane fields are now being replaced by new projects to cater to the tourism sector. With so many developments in the pipeline for Mauritius, it is hard to pick just five of them. Currently, on the L2B website, we have over 340 projects for Mauritius alone, and that figure is climbing steadily.

Here are some interesting large projects that are currently either in the pipeline or underway in Mauritius:

1) Jin Fei Smart City

The Jin-Fei Smart City will be created over eight years and will require an investment of around US$ 800 million. The first phase includes the construction of the Garden of Eden, which is now complete, as well as the construction of a 5-star hotel with 185 rooms. This hotel project will be carried out in two 60 m high towers. Construction of the hotel has started on a plot of land next to the Place du Jardin d’Eden. In parallel, construction will also start on 19 luxury French-style villas along the Baie du Tombeau river, a clifftop restaurant and an entrepreneur club that will take the form of a boat.
2) Medine Smart City (aka Uniciti)
Medine Group is aspiring to create a smart city which will include not only residential areas, schools, universities, shopping malls, sport and leisure centres but also an art and cultural centre and a botanical garden. With a surface area of 823 acres between Bambous, Cascavelle and Flic en Flac, the project will have a global investment of US $ 937 million once the city is completed.
3) Beau Plan Smart City
Terra Mauricia’s smart city project will be located at Beau Plan on a freehold land of an extent of 540 acres. The proposed smart city project will comprise of residential units, mixed-use development, creative park and university campus development. Existing developments such as the Aventure du Sucre, Beau Plan Business Park, restaurant, leisure facilities amongst others have been included in the smart city. The project will entail a total investment of US$ 800 million and will bring around 10 200 job opportunities.
4) Cap Tamarin Smart City
The Cap Tamarin Smart City Project will be located at the entrance of Tamarin Village and will comprise of an education zone, office spaces, a boutique hotel, residential units, a civic centre and public amenities, including jogging and cycle tracks. The project will cover the land of an extent of 105 acres. The total investment is estimated at US$ 240 million.
5) Mon Tresor Smart City
The Mon Trésor Smart City project is being undertaken by the Omnicane Group and will be a vibrant and sustainable city comprising of a business gateway, offices, logistics/light industrial park, freeport zone, 600 residential lots, 300 villas/duplexes, 100 apartments, commercial centre, leisure complex, SME’s incubator, film studio, civic centre, an education and art hub on freehold land of an extent of 184.1018Ha at Mon Trésor and La Cambuse. The total project cost is estimated at US$ 253.5 million.

 

Did you know: Mauritius has emerged as Africa’s most competitive economy for 2019 and ranked 25th in the world. South Africa’s economy is ranked 2nd in Africa and 60th in the world for 2019.

For more information on the above developments, as well as a whole lot of other interesting projects happening in Mauritius, as well as in the SADC region, please feel free to contact me (MelanieM@L2B.co.za) to receive daily project leads and updates.

Sources:
Pulse
African Construction Expo
Lexpress Property
Skyscrapercity
UKdiss


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Featured Project: City Mall Refurbishment

City Mall Refurbishment – Johannesburg, Gauteng.

Description
Refurbishment and renovations to the existing 996m² 5 level City Mall situated at Erf 4787, corner of Small Street and Albertina Sisulu Street, Johannesburg, Gauteng. The scope of work comprises of the supply and installation of all materials and workmanship for the City Mall Refurbishment. Approximate GPS co-ordinates -26.2043192, 28.0465419

 

Status Region
Tender Johannesburg
Category Value
Building R61 Million – R100 Million
Industry Timing
Renovations, Retail February 2020 – August 2020 (6 Months)
Sector Class
Private Invited / Negotiated

 


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About Michelle Hosford

I started my journey at Leads 2 Business in the Directory Department in 2012. I was then promoted to the Private Projects department in 2014 and have been working as the Regional Gauteng content researcher ever since.

Project Infographic: Africa

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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:
Website
Registration

 

 

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

Event Details:
Website
Registration

 

 

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:
Website

 

 

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:
Website
Registration

 

 

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

Event Details:
Website
Registration

 

 

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

Event Details:
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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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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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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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