Architect and Builder Magazine South Africa Dec 2017 / Jan 2018 - Page 6

EDITORIAL LOUISE FENNER-SOLOMON | PUBLISHER OUR TEAM PUBLISHER / ADVERTISING Louise Fenner-Solomon 044 382 1111 PUBLISHER / DESIGN Peter Fenner-Solomon 044 382 1111 I wish you all a well earned break after a long, challenging year. We have covered some amazing projects this year, worked with both large and small firms producing work that ensures South Africa holds its own on the international architectural and development stage. Firms have been working flat out and employing more staff but at the same time there is always this fear that these busy times are due to come to an end sometime soon. Perhaps we should be more optimistic. 2018 sees the country enter a new year on a cautiously positive note. The winds are changing politically and we hopefully have a new leadership at the helm who will set us on a straighter course, improving the economy and ensuring the corrupt answer ACCOUNTS Peter Fenner-Solomon 044 382 1111 for their crimes against the people of South Africa. What has occurred to me more urgently than ever however is that we can’t sit back and wait for Government to make improvements, complaining all the while that they are not. Whether it’s restructuring your business to move with the changing times or being prepared to make less profit on a development that includes low income housing SUBSCRIBE opportunities, every company and individual within it should be looking at what they SOUTH AFRICA past at your peril and to your moral detriment. 1 Year / 6 Issues 2 Year / 12 Issues INTERNATIONAL 1 Year / 6 Issues 2 Year / 12 Issues can do for their country and not what their country can do for them. Remain in the R350 exc. VAT R600 exc. VAT This issue includes a very special feature on the V&A Waterfront Silo Precinct. Completed with the opening of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art (MOCAA), this precinct provides a world class mixed use addition to the already R800 exc. VAT R1 400 exc. VAT HOW TO SUBSCRIBE Email us your subscription choice: successful V&A. We feature the newest projects in-depth in our print edition as well as including the previously featured No 1, 2 and 5 Silos in our digital edition. This is a first for Architect and Builder and it was exciting to work on a number of buildings within the same precinct at the same time, thereby really getting a feel for what the developers and architects were trying to achieve. Cape Town also saw the recent opening of Tsogo Sun’s new hotels in the City Bowl, uniquely combining two of their brands on the same city block. CONTACT US TELEPHONE 044 382 1111 FACSIMILE 086 551 8323 EMAIL WEB 6 THE 2017 SAPOA PROPERTY PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR Editorial