SA Roofing September 2017 // Issue: 93 - Page 3

EDITOR’S COLUMN Opportunities abound S pring time is slowly creeping in and I am excited about the offerings of the season and the industry. You, our readers, have played such a huge role in the success of the magazine that we’re launching our very own 2018 SA Roofing & Insulation Directory! The directory is a one-stop shop for all things roofing – from suppliers to contractors and official bodies. Read more about how you can take advantage of this opportunity on page 27. What makes this time of the year even better is that it signals new beginnings, new opportunities and the (warm) sun on our backs! A new mall was recently opened in Istanbul, solely for gastronomy and entertainment, features on page 14 and has an outstanding roof interior. The industry has so much to offer, and still much more to overcome. Richard Polling shares his views about African construction methods (page 28) and we touch on the complexities regarding logistics and transport on page 22. Despite the industry facing its own challenges it’s not all doom and gloom, because – as each challenge is faced and dealt with – we keep on moving forward. What a time to be alive! Ntsako Khosa Writer