GBCA, ASAQS and UP launch the 2019 edition of Green Building in South Africa: Guide to Costs & Trends
The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA), the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS), and the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology recently launched the 2019 edition of Green Building in South Africa: Guide to Costs & Trends. It is the second publication following the 1st edition...
In defence of big... and small
There is a lot of talk about how much value boutique asset managers can add. When you are smaller you are more nimble, agile, can take more meaningful positions in smaller companies. This is true. (as is the case of the larger asset manager taking a meaningful position in a large company) True too is...
Vermont Sales introduces Plugfones to Southern Africa
The unique and effective Earplug-Earbud Hybrid Brand – The Contractor and Ranger models will be launched this month In the late 2000s, Plugfones recognised a great need in many workplaces where people were required or needed to wear hearing protection but wanted to listen to music at the same time. This is the reason they...
Solar power: Poor installation significantly reduces ROI
Improper installation of commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) systems can drive up maintenance costs in later years and severely diminish any potential cost saving benefits for South African businesses. This is according to Manie de Waal, CEO of Energy Partners Solar, who warns that although PV systems have become an attractive option for businesses, experienced installation services are...
MPC decision 'widely expected'
‘The widely expected decision by the MPC to leave interest rates unchanged yesterday is the right one in present economic circumstances,” says Professor Raymond Parsons, MWU Business School economist.
RECYCLED POLYSTYRENE USED TO MAKE LIGHTWEIGHT CONCRETE
Polystyrene recycling in South Africa has continued to grow in 2016, contrary to international reports that labelled this versatile product as “challenging to recycle” and sometimes even as being unrecyclable.
Seppic launches a natural, ethical alternative to microplastics
Seppic’s new ethically sourced texturising powder, Sepifine BB, offers a velvety soft skin finish and is backed by a great story of benefit sharing and community upliftment in Brazil.
State of the Nation Address: A step in the right direction
By Mamello Matikinca, Chief Economist, FNB. As expected, last night in the State of the Nation Address (SONA) President Cyril Ramaphosa highlighted the notable strides that have been made over the past year, which include a fairly successful investment summit that attracted around R300 billion in investment commitments. The president noted that projects to the value...
2015 World Cups highlight inadequacy of sportsperson’s insurance in SA
With major sporting events such as the IRB Rugby World Cup and the ICC Cricket World Cup taking place in 2015, it can be expected that some players may become injured while performing their chosen sport. This risk was recently highlighted when Springbok captain, Jean De Villiers, suffered a horror knee injury in the final...
New technologies from Sacmi South Africa at Propak 2016
Sacmi's reference hub for the southern part of the African continent looks forward to presenting its latest technological achievements at Propak Africa 2016, being held from 15 to 18 March at the Expo Centre, Nasrec in Johannesburg.
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