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- Night view of Durban Harbour from Glenwood

The month of September has been a very eventful one, having been on the road for the better part of it. We've been working hard, extending our territory and having so much fun, such that I almost did not have the time to produce our September Newsletter. My apologies, but I hope in this case that it may be "better late than never".

Recently, I had some business engagements in Durban which were set to change the trajectory of IPPM. I had a few people to meet who would help us enter into the next phase of our growth as a company, which is extending our footprint as IPPM into the KwaZulu Natal region, namely the city of Durban. Good fortune! who can foretell good fortune;an idea that comes at the right time, or being at the right place at the opportune time, or meeting someone who completely revolutionises your life and sets everything alight for you.

Among others, I had the unique opportunity of meeting a gentleman in Durban by the name Reesh Singh who set things alight for us. This gentleman, a Professional Architect who commenced practice in 2004 at L&R Architects, and brought to it several years of local and international post graduate  experience can be said to be one of those people who set things alight. Visit their website at

I have the unique opportunity of working alongside this gentleman, and gleaning some wisdom from his vast knowledge and experience in life and architecture. Because of him, IPPM now enjoys the unique opportunity of serving the Durban market, and are now also located at Netcare Office Park, 95 Umhlanga Rocks Drive, Durban North. Look out for the IPPM team as it takes Durban by storm, also look out for our new avatar as we will be embarking on re-branding IPPM very soon. KSAZOBALIT!!!
Top image - Left: Luvuko Mqaqa (Principal), Centre: Buhle Monakali (Project Architect) , Right: Tshikaro Nqhome (Technician)

We've all heard the saying; all work and no play makes a very dull Architect (or something like that), so we decided to mix business with a little bit of pleasure. More importantly, this became great team building exercise for Team IPPM. We painted the city red (at least we tried); visited Shaka Marine World, did a bit of swimming, then some 'tshisa nyama' and ended our adventure with some fishing at Blue Lagoon beach. Even though we didn't catch a single fish, we had a great time, strengthened our bond as a team and created unforgettable memories. However, Tshikaro was so disappointed with our 'superior fishing skills' that he was embarassed to even stand next to us.

I must say it's a pleasure to work with these guys, their commitment and hard work really inspires me. Without them, we wouldn't be where we are. I suppose the crux of the matter is that we all need other people to help us in achieving our dreams. We all need each other. In the business world we need each other’s market and ideas. In the personal world we need each other’s inspiration and cooperation. I have had the great pleasure of meeting all these unique and awesome individuals, who continue to add so much value into my life and business.

PS. Look out for our rooted merchandise (rocked by our super model and technician Tshikaro, on far right in Top image), which will be available for sale at our online shop,located on our website - (coming soon).

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" Thus far the Lord has helped us ".

―  1 Samuel 7:12