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Building owners have 14 months to identify asbestos, plan its removal
Building owners have 14 months to identify asbestos, plan its removalArticle

According to Indawo managing director Geoffrey Jäck, it has been a long time coming, but asbestos is now outlawed and building owners have only 14 months...

23 Mar 2021

UKZN, Cansa partner for lung cancer research project
UKZN, Cansa partner for lung cancer research projectArticle

Cansa is partnering with the UKZN's Multinational Lung Cancer Control Programme under the leadership of Dr Themba Ginindza...

12 Mar 2021

Know your product liability claim facts
Know your product liability claim factsArticle

Each year, defective everyday products such as smart phones, household appliances, cars, baby cribs and toys cause disease, injury and death...

23 Oct 2020

Turner & Townsend completes project management on active hospital site
Turner & Townsend completes project management on active hospital siteArticle

Turner & Townsend was appointed as project manager and principal agent for the recently completed refurbishment and extension of the UCT Neuroscience Institute building on the Groote Schuur Hospital campus in Cape Town...

1 Oct 2020

3 Alice Lane
Iconic Sandton building gets a faceliftArticle

Since 2016, the City of Johannesburg has embarked on an ambitious programme to renovate its iconic but dilapidated buildings throughout its suburbs...

23 Sep 2020

Mines can't ignore the carbon tax. But they can take control of it
Mines can't ignore the carbon tax. But they can take control of itArticle

Mining is one industry that needs to gear itself for phase 2 of South Africa's Carbon Tax Act which will commence in mid-2022...

Francois du Plessis 28 Apr 2020

Unbuilding cities as high-rises reach their use-by date
Unbuilding cities as high-rises reach their use-by dateArticle

We are entering a new world where skyscrapers and other huge buildings are becoming redundant and need significant overhaul or replacement. The process is called unbuilding or, if you're a bit highfalutin, deconstruction...

Norman Day 21 Jan 2020

Still time to address SA's water infrastructural woes, says SAPPMA
Still time to address SA's water infrastructural woes, says SAPPMAArticle

In a recent open letter, President Cyril Ramaphosa painted a grim picture of the country's threatening water woes...

13 Dec 2019

SASTT awards AECOM for trenchless innovation at Sanddrift
SASTT awards AECOM for trenchless innovation at SanddriftArticle

AECOM has been awarded the 2018/19 Joop Van Wamelen Award for Technical Excellence by the Southern African Society for Trenchless Technology (SASTT) for its innovative approach to the rehabilitation and upgrade of the Sanddrift Bulk Sewer in Cape Town...

29 Aug 2019

Coal mines need to be taken to task over water pollution
Coal mines need to be taken to task over water pollutionArticle

Coal mines in Mpumalanga have polluted about 90% of groundwater in the Highveld region alone..

28 Aug 2019

Climate change emerging as a legal liability risk for lenders in SA
Climate change emerging as a legal liability risk for lenders in SAArticle

Legal liability for climate change is an emerging risk for lenders in South Africa - a risk that is by no means limited to projects in the fossil fuel industry...

7 Aug 2019

Why you should invest in the industrial property sector in 2019
Why you should invest in the industrial property sector in 2019Article

Industrial property's top performance is comparison to other sectors is likely to continue going forward, according to Tony Bales, industrial property expert at Epping Property...

17 Apr 2019

Part 1: Will the so-called fourth industrial revolution propel SA forwards?
Part 1: Will the so-called fourth industrial revolution propel SA forwards?Article

Just what is the fourth industrial revolution? No really, what is it all about beyond the hype and jargon?

Garth Williams 8 Mar 2019

What NEMLA IV could mean for mine closures
What NEMLA IV could mean for mine closuresArticle

The implementation of the changes proposed by National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Bill, dubbed NEMLA IV will pave the way for a ground-breaking new specialist rehabilitation industry to emerge in South Africa...

Garyn Rapson and Kirsty Kilner 11 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: Much of the same expected for 2019
#BizTrends2019: Much of the same expected for 2019Article

With pressure on costs, increased fuel prices, the water shortage in Cape Town in 2018, and an economy that is struggling at best, the remedial construction industry can prepare for much of the same challenges in 2019...

Geoffrey Jäck 20 Dec 2018

Equal Education calls on Ramaphosa to get involved in fixing schools
Equal Education calls on Ramaphosa to get involved in fixing schoolsArticle

The Constitutional Court has turned down the Department of Basic Education (DBE) appeal against the landmark Norms and Standards case brought by Equal Education - and the education lobbying group is now demanding that President Cyril Ramaphosa gets involved...

Saam Niami Jalinous 12 Nov 2018

Microplastics. Image by Oregon State University, CC BY-SA 2.0,
We are guinea pigs in a worldwide experiment on microplasticsArticle

One of the main problems with plastics is that although we may only need them fleetingly - seconds in the case of microbeads in personal care products, or minutes as in plastic grocery bags - they stick around for hundreds of years...

John Meeker 15 Aug 2018

Court orders end to mud schools
Court orders end to mud schoolsArticle

The Bhisho High Court has found parts of the government's norms and standards regulations for schools to be unconstitutional. The court has ordered that schools substantially built from mud as well as asbestos, wood or metal, be replaced with buildings that meet the National Building Regulations...

Chris Gilili 19 Jul 2018

Finalists announced for Sikuvile Awards
Finalists announced for Sikuvile AwardsArticle

The finalists in 13 of the 17 categories in the Sikuvile Journalism Awards 2018 have been decided...

28 May 2018

New school opens on first day of academic year
New school opens on first day of academic yearArticle

Learners attending the newly constructed Everest Primary School in Newclare, Westbury, were full of smiles as they entered their school on the first day of the academic year...

17 Jan 2018

Pollution killed nine million people in 2015: report
Pollution killed nine million people in 2015: reportArticle

Pollution claimed the lives of nine million people in 2015, one in every six deaths that year, according to a report published on Friday, 20 October...

24 Oct 2017

Scan Display's solution to Cape Town water shortages
Scan Display's solution to Cape Town water shortagesArticle

In light of increased water scarcity in Cape Town, some businesses have decided to proactively find alternatives to relying on the overburdened municipal water supply - such as Scan Display...

Issued by Scan Display 16 Oct 2017

Common pitfalls to avoid when buying or selling property
Common pitfalls to avoid when buying or selling propertyArticle

While the Consumer Protection Act has gone some way towards protecting buyers, and the new proposed Property Practitioners Bill goes further, property buyers still have to beware...

13 Oct 2017

Bench Marks Foundation releases its report on health in mining communities
Bench Marks Foundation releases its report on health in mining communitiesArticle

The Bench Marks Foundation has released ‘Waiting to Inhale', a study on household health and well-being in four mine-impacted communities in Johannesburg...

30 Aug 2017

Willem Liebenberg and Andre Kowalenski of Drakenstein Municipality
Drakenstein achieves significant water loss reduction after installing HDPE pipesArticle

Under a 20-year master plan to replace old or aging asbestos pipes with HDPE pipes, the Drakenstein Local Municipality in Paarl, Western Cape has achieved significant successes in reducing water loss...

25 Aug 2017

#BizTrends2017: Exciting areas of growth in plastic pipe industry
#BizTrends2017: Exciting areas of growth in plastic pipe industryArticle

Despite numerous appeals made to government by industry, not enough has happened this past year to improve South Africa's water infrastructure...

Jan Venter 28 Dec 2016

After Langlaagte: DMR reveals the depth of illegal mining
After Langlaagte: DMR reveals the depth of illegal miningArticle

The plight of zama-zamas, willing to put their lives at risk in torrid conditions to earn a living, was once again highlighted this month...

21 Sep 2016

Buy or build?
Buy or build?Article

The idea of having a home built to their exact specifications is an exciting notion for many prospective homeowners...

Adrian Goslett 20 Sep 2016

Why non-renewables are still in abundance while renewables are not
Why non-renewables are still in abundance while renewables are notArticle

The problem the world faces is that many of the resources that are truly threatened are the renewable ones, not, as so often assumed, the non-renewables...

Philip Lloyd 5 May 2016

Rehabilitating 660 abandoned asbestos mines
Rehabilitating 660 abandoned asbestos minesArticle

The South African government is to close and rehabilitate some 660 abandoned asbestos mines and shafts...

1 Feb 2016

Water restrictions are leaky plaster to tackle SA's water crisis
Water restrictions are leaky plaster to tackle SA's water crisisArticle

To combat one of the worst droughts South Africa has ever experienced, water restrictions were implemented in Gauteng, Cape Town and parts of KwaZulu-Natal...

28 Jan 2016

Increased chance of cancer? Meat the risk profile
Increased chance of cancer? Meat the risk profileArticle

Last week, the World Health Organisation's cancer arm, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), announced that the consumption of processed and red meat is associated with an increased risk for colorectal cancer, particularly processed meat...

10 Nov 2015

Not everything gives you cancer, but eating too much processed meat certainly can
Not everything gives you cancer, but eating too much processed meat certainly canArticle

On Monday, 26 October, the cancer arm of the The World Health Organization released its evaluation on how likely red and processed meats are to cause cancer.

Bernard Stewart 27 Oct 2015

Capetonians urged to support Mustadafin health care workers
Capetonians urged to support Mustadafin health care workersArticle

The home-based care workers in the Tafelsig and Delft suburbs in Cape Town are doing wonderful work in these gang, alcohol and drug infested areas...

6 Oct 2015

Clean-up of spilled vegetable oil in Durban continues
Clean-up of spilled vegetable oil in Durban continuesArticle

The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has been continuously monitoring the sites that were affected by the oil spill from the burned-out Africa Sun Oil Refineries factory a month ago in Durban...

4 May 2015

SAPPMA expresses concern about SA's water supply
SAPPMA expresses concern about SA's water supplyArticle

SAPPMA has expressed grave concerns about the severe pollution in water sources, water losses in distribution, and the lacking water infrastructure that is expected to support increasing demand...

20 Feb 2015

SA businesses begin to consider renewable energy
SA businesses begin to consider renewable energyArticle

The rising cost of energy paired with the unreliability of the national electricity supplier has become a growing concern for South African businesses that are heavily dependent on electricity supply...

7 Jan 2015

Tips for SMEs to keep on the right side of the law
Tips for SMEs to keep on the right side of the lawArticle

If you're running a small business, you might feel overwhelmed by the many regulatory bodies and requirements in South Africa. From labour laws and tax regulations to municipal bylaws, health and safety regulations and consumer protection laws, you'll be spending a great deal of your time simply trying to comply with a range of legislative and regulatory demands.

11 Sep 2014

Asbestos related diseases in women spotlighted during Cancer WeekArticle

Ahead of Cancer Week and Women's Month, Asbestos Relief Trust chairman, John Doidge, pointed out that the plight of women affected by lung-related occupational diseases is generally unacknowledged and under-reported.

29 Jul 2014

Commemorating Global Asbestos Awareness Week
Commemorating Global Asbestos Awareness WeekArticle

Global Asbestos Awareness Week (1-7 April) works to raise awareness of asbestos-related diseases - including mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer - as well as to advocate for the significant danger that asbestos exposure poses to the health of individuals and communities.

4 Apr 2014

Give state time to implement interventions
Give state time to implement interventionsArticle

PRETORIA: North West Premier Thandi Modise has urged the residents of Majakaneng, near Brits, to give government a chance to implement its R2bn provincial water plan before staging protests.

7 Feb 2014

School upgraded by Anglo colliery
School upgraded by Anglo collieryArticle

In partnership with the Mpumalanga Department of Education, Anglo American's Thermal Coal operation near Kriel in Mpumalanga has donated R18m for the upgrading and expansion of facilities at the Sibongamandla Secondary School in Thubelihle.

28 Oct 2013

Indoor tanning drives increase in skin cancer - study, Part 1
Indoor tanning drives increase in skin cancer - study, Part 1Article

Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of cancer. While unlikely to metastasize and therefore associated with low mortality, it can be disfiguring and costly to treat. Typically, it has been seen on the heads of elderly outdoor enthusiasts: think dockworkers, golfers or Sun Belt retirees with blotchy, scabbed facial skin.

12 Jun 2013

2013 construction industry outlookArticle

According to the latest FNB/Bureau for Economic Research (BER) Building Confidence Index Survey, confidence in the building sector has risen from 26 index points during the third quarter of 2012 to 32 in the fourth. The rise in the confidence index seems to be driven by suppliers rather than other sectors of the construction industry.

Richard Williams 10 Jan 2013

2013 Construction Industry Outlook
2013 Construction Industry OutlookArticle

According to the latest FNB/Bureau for Economic Research (BER) Building Confidence Index Survey, confidence in the building sector has risen from 26 index points during the third quarter of 2012 to 32 in the fourth.

10 Jan 2013

Paddy Hartdegen
Gross unfairness for South Africa's mining companiesArticle

The more I read about the horrors of the Lonmin sagas at Marikana the more angry I get because of the enormous injustices that have occurred in those mining village over the years.

Paddy Hartdegen 31 Aug 2012

Patient blue killer still stalks Northern Cape townsArticle

A poisonous legacy of South Africa's years as a global blue asbestos hub, the Grim Reaper has snaked through here for decades, wiping out families and striking down neighbours with deadly precision, Times Live reports.

10 Aug 2012

Asbestos and shift work boost work-related cancer deaths to over 8000 a yearArticle

UK: Around 8000 cancer deaths in Britain each year are linked to occupations - especially those where asbestos, diesel engine fumes or shift work is involved - a new study showed on Wednesday, 20 June 2012. This equates to around 5% of all cancer deaths in Britain.

22 Jun 2012

Researchers determine pathway for origin of most common form of brain, spinal cord tumor
Researchers determine pathway for origin of most common form of brain, spinal cord tumorArticle

Johns Hopkins researchers say they have discovered one of the most important cellular mechanisms driving the growth and progression of meningioma, the most common form of brain and spinal cord tumor. A report on the discovery, published in the journal Molecular Cancer Research, could lead the way to the discovery of better drugs to attack these crippling tumors, the scientists say.

13 Jun 2012

Thousands of plaintiffs in silicosis class actionArticle

Reuters Africa reports that Richard Spoor, a South African lawyer, said he was preparing a class action lawsuit against leading gold mining firms on behalf of thousands of former miners who say they contracted silicosis, a debilitating lung disease, through negligent health and safety.

22 Mar 2012

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