Charting a course beyond the pandemic for the East African property industry
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Charting a course beyond the pandemic for the East African property industry

East Africa has long been a challenging region for property developers to operate in, and not as buoyant as other markets. With COVID-19 triggering a recessionary environment, the property industry, always deeply affected by changes in the economy, is identifying areas of resilience and pockets of opportunity. As investors and developers step back, regroup and…

PA of the Year 2020 goes to PA of award-winning company!
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PA of the Year 2020 goes to PA of award-winning company!

Julie Ivason, PA to Tim White, CEO and Matthew Renshaw, COO of leading Pan-African construction solutions company Profica was awarded the prestigious title of South Africa’s PA of the Year 2020 on Secretaries Day, Wednesday 2nd September. She received the accolade at a hybrid event organized by the Professional Association for Secretaries (PAFSA) at The…

Rapid response field hospitals needed as provinces play catch-up
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Rapid response field hospitals needed as provinces play catch-up

South Africa is experiencing a hospital crisis with state and private hospitals reaching capacity, driving an urgent need for more triage centres and field hospitals as Covid-19 infections surge. The Western Cape has shown that rapid response infrastructure is the most viable solution to help meet the escalating need, says Mandy Mulder of temporary infrastructure…

Logistics and warehousing sector in Africa to pull through pandemic storm
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Logistics and warehousing sector in Africa to pull through pandemic storm

The next period is set to be very challenging for the commercial real estate industry across Africa as COVID-19 takes its toll on the economy. However, according to Tim White of leading Pan-African construction solutions company Profica, logistics and warehousing have strong fundamentals in place which may see the industrial sector weather the storm and…

Profica’s golden touch
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Profica’s golden touch

Leading construction and property solutions company Profica is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary this year, and now has another reason to celebrate as the company receives another PMR.africa Golden Arrow award this year. CEO Tim White says, “We’re proud to have shown great consistency in being rated in the top 3 Project Management Companies in the…

Profica and Chattels partner to provide fast track delivery of emergency healthcare facilities in South Africa
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Profica and Chattels partner to provide fast track delivery of emergency healthcare facilities in South Africa

Construction solutions company Profica has partnered with temporary infrastructure specialists Chattels to deliver vital emergency healthcare facilities across South Africa. Rapid deployment of these facilities is underway to serve increased demands for triage and testing resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Chattels has already constructed new temporary COVID-19 triage and potential field hospitals at Tygerberg Hospital,…

Developing data centres for Africa
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Developing data centres for Africa

The global digital evolution has just been put into overdrive by COVID-19 as locked-down nations are forced to accelerate the shift online, driving a massive spike in data needs.Microsoft Teams has reached 44 million daily users and Zoom users exploded to 200 million in March from a 10 million previous maximum, as the share price…

Profica expands focus on specialist healthcare services
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Profica expands focus on specialist healthcare services

It is very clear that dramatic healthcare capacity expansion has to be a priority now, across Africa and the globe, as countries grapple with the impact and potential impact of COVID-19. With a number of healthcare sector projects completed and underway, Matthew Renshaw, Chief Operating Officer of construction and property solutions company Profica, says his…

Profica riding the wave of hotel development across Africa
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Profica riding the wave of hotel development across Africa

Hotel season is firmly underway at Profica as the project management of a number of different hotel developments is undertaken simultaneously across East, West and Southern Africa. With a string of successful projects to Profica’s hospitality bow on the continent and beyond, the teams are bringing vital experience to bear in completing these projects as…

Profica manages KZN biggest retail refurbishment
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Profica manages KZN biggest retail refurbishment

When extensive renovations were planned for Umhlanga’s popular shopping centre, Gateway Theatre of Shopping, it was acknowledged that this would be a significant undertaking. Undoubtedly it was to be one of the largest alterations, additions, and refurbishments of an active shopping centre in South Africa and certainly the largest ever in Kwa-Zulu Natal. The Client,…