Sustainability is not about being 'green'. It encompasses economic, environmental and social conditions and with regulatory requirements comes the opportunity for improvement...
By Melissa Baird 18 Mar 2015 07:33
LPG is a safe, reliable and cost-effective alternative to conventional power supply yet only 3% of South Africans are currently using it as an additional source of energy...
By Atose Aguele 26 Nov 2014 07:53
The Competition Commission recently announced its unconditional approval of Grohe Luxembourg Four SA's acquisition of joint control over South African-based Apex Valves South Africa, Cobra Watertech, Isca, Libra Bathrooms, Vaal Sanitaryware and Expiro Manufacturing (Watertech Companies).
By Nazeera Mia 4 Nov 2014 07:45
Recently the Competition Commission conditionally approved a merger involving two cement producers, Holcim Limited and Lafarge SA.
By Nazeera Mia 4 Nov 2014 07:38
In his State of the Nation Address (SONA) last month President Jacob Zuma fleetingly highlighted government's support of a strategy to raise nuclear generation capacity in South Africa (quoting the potential for the addition of over 9,000MW of nuclear capacity), while highlighting shale gas and nuclear energy as core industries that need to be developed.
By Tom Harris 8 Aug 2014 07:18
As part of the Competition Commission's fast-track settlement procedure in the construction industry, the Commission invited construction firms that were involved in collusive conduct to apply to engage with the Commission on settlement terms.
By Kayley Keylock 4 Aug 2014 11:02
Those who did arrive early on Friday at the Design Indaba were rewarded by listening to Issa Diabate, who apparently even trended on Twitter during his presentation.
By Terry Levin 3 Mar 2014 11:10
Just as your balustrades, staircases and pool enclosures need to comply with a variety of regulations and building codes, the glass that you use in your building projects or property developments need to comply with a variety of codes and regulations to ensure that the facility is safe for all that utilise it.
By Robert Blackbeard 15 Jan 2014 07:48
In October 2011 the SCA had occasion, in the matter of Dormell Properties 282 CC vs Renasa Insurance Company Limited and Others NNO 2011 (1) SA 70 (SCA)("Dormell"), to consider and pronounce upon the status and enforceability of a construction guarantee under circumstances where a dispute existed between the Contractor and the Employer in whose favour the guarantee had been issued.
By Nick Muller 12 Dec 2013 10:37
For some people the only purpose of a business is to make money for shareholders. For others there might be some underlying social investment - such as creating jobs or providing a better quality of life - but one thing is certain: without profit, no business is sustainable.
By Paddy Hartdegen 11 Sep 2013 08:41
If there is one entrepreneurial venture where an inability to cost your projects will almost certainly kill your business, it is construction. I was reminded of this by a discussion I had with Sakhile Mdluli*, an entrepreneur with a construction business who recently joined one of Raizcorp's business support programmes.
By Allon Raiz 27 Aug 2013 11:29
Africa's energy landscape is rapidly changing. New gas and oil finds in countries outside the traditional resources footprint in North and West Africa have fuelled a flurry of activity among energy investors from Europe, China and India.
By Greg Nott 10 Jul 2013 11:15
Anyone with half a brain and no mathematical training can follow this simple reasoning: it is cheaper to do a job properly the first time without taking shortcuts than to do it badly, using inferior methods and materials in the hope that it will save money. It should be obvious to everyone that this is never the case. Sadly it isn't.
By Paddy Hartdegen 4 Jul 2013 11:23
The South African economy is very sensitive towards the topic of energy, mostly owing to the price of electricity, its scarcity, climate change and a focus on sustainable living.
By Ori Saban 28 Jun 2013 08:03
Ongoing poor maintenance of Joburg's decaying suburban road infrastructure poses a real threat to the city's residential property values - particularly in prime areas.
By Ronald Ennik 5 Jun 2013 16:39
I would hope that everyone at Eskom - not only its chief executive, Brian Dames - would be using gas rather than electricity to make something tasty for supper. We wouldn't want our chief executives, or anyone else at Eskom, going hungry at night when they have to keep the power feeding into the homes of millions of South Africans.
By Paddy Hartdegen 9 May 2013 13:54