With Eskom's conventional power infrastructure foundering, alternate sources of energy are looking more attractive. The ground breaking at an 80MW wind farm in the Northern Cape brings the country a step closer to effectively harnessing renewable energy...
By Nicci Botha 28 Jul 2015 13:33
Building efficiency is being reinvented by connected-building technologies. Building equipment and systems are becoming more integrated and intelligent...
By Neil Cameron 22 Jun 2015 06:23
The focus of the third and final keynote session at the African Utility Week was on bridging the gap between the lack of Africa's utility infrastructure and the fully-integrated smart cities of the future for the continent to live up to its projected rate of economic growth...
By Nicci Botha 15 May 2015 06:14
The golden thread stitching together the keynote presentations on the second day of African Utility Week was undoubtedly the need to tap into Africa's vastly underutilised renewable energy resources to support the potential for economic growth and social upliftment...
By Nicci Botha 14 May 2015 09:41
Eskom hopes to maintain its unbroken record over the years of not having to implement loadshedding during the winter months...
By Nicci Botha 13 May 2015 08:18
Africa has the potential of becoming the energy powerhouse of the future and thereby going a long way to alleviating the poverty on the continent...
By Nicci Botha 13 May 2015 08:05
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