This project in Kliptown, Soweto, is one of 2.3-million funded by the government. Minister Tokyo Sexwale viewing alternative sanitation systems at the indaba. Ahmed Ahmed exhibited his solar lighting system. Hydraform produces strong bricks. (Images: Bongani Nkosi) MEDIA CONTACTS • Chris Vick, Spokesperson, Department of Human Settlements +27 83 556 7644 or +27 12 421 1645 RELATED ARTICLES • New homes for Soweto residents • Housing projects to curb SA slums • Urban housing success story • Social development in South AfricaBongani NkosiSouth Africa is now looking into alternative and innovative building materials to address backlogs in social housing delivery, and also to improve the quality of its products.The Department of Human Settlements hosted an indaba on 29 and 30 September in Sandton, Johannesburg, to explore new technologies that could be used for its building projects. The indaba, attended by leading business executives and research academics, was meant to find “new ideas” that are “concrete and implementable”, the department’s minister Tokyo Sexwale said.The department is addressing various faults in a number of social housing projects across the country. It has bulldozed shoddily built houses, spending billions of rands on rebuilding them.Demolishing started in the Eastern Cape in November 2009 where about 20 000 defective houses were flattened. The department also set aside R2-billion (US$287-million) to investigate “dodgy contractors” involved in corruption.As a result of inferior work, officials are forced to do comprehensive inspections on a number of ongoing projects, which is a waste of time, according to the director-general Thabane Zulu.“We should do things right from the start,” Zulu said, adding that there are extensive backlogs.The indaba saw more than 100 companies exhibiting innovative building technologies and new approaches to building. They included construction companies and developers in areas such as sanitation and solar energy.“We have to apply new technologies to build better homes,” Sexwale said.The government is looking at reasonably priced products of quality. “As we look for solutions, we should also be looking at their cost-effectiveness – searching for cheaper materials, but not compromising on quality,” said Sexwale. “The poorest of the poor deserve much better.”The alternative productsJohn Cook, MD of Nare Housing, brought his company’s steel and concrete wall surface, named the Blast Building System. Like many of the exhibited products, Cook’s new technology complements conventional bricks and mortar structures.Independent assessment company Agrément South Africa certified the product in June 2010, and Cook said they will start a project in the Eastern Cape in six weeks.It’s cheap and durable, and a house can be extended using bricks though it’s built of concrete and steel, according to Cook.“Our quality is guaranteed. In 20 years’ time a gogo [grandmother] in Phalaborwa can get a bricklayer to extend her house. I heard they are demolishing because of poor quality – but you can never demolish this.”Germany-based Surefire Group is planning to bid for subsidy housing contracts in South Africa through a local subsidiary. Surefire exhibited its double-insulated concrete structures.“It’s stronger and cheaper than bricks and mortar,” said Surefire director Freddie Seward. “This is the future of technology; bricks and mortar are the past.”The indaba also focused on environment-friendly sanitation and electrification products. Cape Town-based Ezylight, a solar power company, introduced its lighting system, Featuring a solar panel, 12 volt battery and LED lights, the system costs R1 700 ($244) and lasts a lifetime, said founder Ahmed Ahmed.“Our focus for social housing is lighting,” he said.The market for solar energy in South Africa is still “very tight” and the indaba was a “move in the right direction by the government” towards promoting the technology, Ahmed said. Ezylight has been nominated for the 2010 eta Awards, which recognise excellence in innovation and use of efficient energy.2.3 million housesSince coming to power in 1994, the incumbent government has built more than 2.3-million subsidised houses, according to Sexwale. “We’ve been building houses. This government has done better.”
"at present, with the rapid development of the Internet, innovation dividend period in the continuous shortening, any innovation may soon be copied or even subversion. Only in the advanced manufacturing industry under escort, innovation can be rapid commercialization, enterprises can build better innovation ability. This is a challenge, but also for many Chinese enterprises to turn overtaking opportunities."
"at present, with the rapid development of the Internet, innovation dividend period in the continuous shortening, any innovation may soon be copied or even subversion. Only in the advanced manufacturing industry under escort, innovation can be rapid commercialization, enterprises can build better innovation ability. This is a challenge, but also for many Chinese enterprises to turn overtaking opportunities." In August 25th, 2016 China Yabuli entrepreneurs forum summer summit, Lenovo Group Chairman and CEO Yang Yuanqing said.
at the same time, Yang Yuanqing also stressed that today’s China, IT, communications and the Internet and other industries, has achieved a certain degree of global leadership. Chinese companies have made new achievements in innovation. Therefore, for the moment Chinese enterprises, use the international industrial division of labor to reshape the image of innovation, this is the time we have the opportunity in the emerging field, become an innovation leader, which is not only a manufacturing superpower.
for Yang Yuanqing in 2016 Chinese Yabuli entrepreneurs forum summer summit speech:
distinguished Hu Heping governor, vice governor Wang, leaders, entrepreneurs friends, good morning!
glad to meet with you in the beautiful Xi’an! March NPC and CPPCC during Dongsheng, the founder of our forum and Tian Yuan in Beijing called Lou secretary, he should be a good friend of many entrepreneurs, we identified this year summer summit in Xi’an Yabuli forum landing. The secretary was very excited, give advice and suggestions for summit theme and content, but also on the Expedition Route entrepreneurs put forward their own proposals. Today, the summit in the Shaanxi provincial government for their support of victory is held on behalf of Yabuli entrepreneurs forum, thank governor Hu Lou, thank the Secretary, thanks to the relevant departments of Shaanxi province
! Thank you!
the theme of the summit is "China’s economy in the great history". Xi’an is a historic city, the ancient capital of thirteen dynasties, is the ancient Silk Road to the starting point, is representative of the Han and Tang Dynasties are the most brilliant China history of the city, no city can reveal China ancient civilization, economic prosperity, political advantage more than Xi’an. Today, Shaanxi has become an important hub in The Belt and Road ", with countries and regions along the Silk Road in-depth cooperation, will undoubtedly once again for the China economy and globalization make contribution. For this reason, we have selected the theme, to explore the past and future economic China here, to explore the globalization and Chinese enterprises in the era of globalization historical role, should be a fitting.
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no matter what business, it is impossible to have been very hot, there is always a low season, off-season business how to do better? Monday to Friday is generally a clothing store in the bleak period, this time, we are not at work is to go to school, so this time is so deserted there? The store looked at his dismal turnover and high store rent, would you? Do not worry, if you do not have time to go shopping, you can open the store in the store delivery service to help you in the off-season can also create high turnover.
clothing store owner small Yan is rattling pictures, she said shoot are new arrivals, ready access to customers to do online marketing. Last month, the small Yan in QQ built a group, which is her old customers, clothing photos on the Internet, customers can online ordering, then come with express delivery. Anyway, the network is also convenient, online banking can be a direct remittance, buyers do not meet the seller can do business. If the customer can buy back wearing inappropriate replacement".
in the white T-shirt wholesale mall specializing in Qin Maple can use this trick, her shop was opened in May this year, but soon entered the bottleneck period, the total customer complain to her, too lazy to go out to see the goods, she registered a photo album online, to each customer to leave QQ number and photo album address each new stock that will be new to take photos, notify the customer on the album to see samples, orders amounted to 200 yuan will be free door-to-door. Qin Feng introduction, the move is very effective to stabilize the old customers. T-shirt wholesale choice too much, in the eyes of the customer I am not the only choice, but this service is very intimate, they will be happy to patronize.
clothing many shopkeepers have said, take pictures, etc. shipment delivery does increase the workload on weekends or holidays, into the season, there is no need to take into account the online marketing, this is a season to spend after all meet the transaction is a matter of expediency, the traditional way is more reliable".
about the clothing store business, perhaps a lot of people have their own views, hope Xiaobian recommended can really help to you, in the clothing business process, we should seize the characteristics of each period, when the off-season sales do not worry, find a way out at the end of an antidote against the disease, and let your clothing store better, all year round is a peak period.