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Dylan Stewart

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Consulting firm wins LTA contract for NC solar projects

22nd January 2016 Multidisciplinary consulting firm WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Africa has been appointed as the lender’s technical advisor (LTA) for two Northern Cape-based solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, by local independent power developer BioTherm Energy, says WSP principal projects manager Dinesh Buldoo.... 

Contingency plan to rescue employment of professionals

15th January 2016 As an alternative to retrenching about 55 professional employees, a large facilities management company had partnered with contingent workforce solutions provider Highveld EOH to transfer the employees to Highveld, providing ad hoc employment for them. Highveld marketing and sales GM Jabu Banda... 

PoPI delays impact on employer accountability

15th January 2016 The commencement of the dormant provisions of the Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act 4 of 2013 is possibly being delayed, owing to the establishment of the Office of the Information Regulator, which will be a watchdog for the new Act, suggests business law and litigation firm Fasken... 

Is insolence as deserving of dismissal as insubordination?

15th January 2016 Despite the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration’s (CCMA’s) findings that insolence and insubordination might overlap in certain instances, it is yet to be clarified whether all instances of insolence that are worthy of dismissal must contain elements of insubordination,... 

Natural gas will power South Africa’s future, says consulting firm

11th December 2015 As South Africa grapples with its current and future energy challenges, global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company argues that gas energy, supplemented by renewable power, is a feasible baseload option for meeting the country’s 2025 energy needs. 

Case studies prove success of energy efficiency project

11th December 2015 Having been implemented in South Africa in 2010, the Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE) project, facilitated by the National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, the Department of Trade and Industry and the Department of Energy, can now... 

Late project delivery part of Eskom’s monetary woes

11th December 2015 The behind-time and above-budget construction of State-owned power utility Eskom’s Medupi and Kusile coal power stations, both with an output of 4 800 MW, is a significant contributor to Eskom’s monetary crisis, states KPMG South Africa chairperson Ahmed Jaffer. 

Bank’s IPP projects producing over 40% of connected renewables

11th December 2015 Renewable-energy independent power producer (IPP) projects financed by South African commercial banking firm Standard Bank are producing more than 40% of the 1 760 MW currently provided by the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP). 

Implementing local designation of valves a challenge for industry

6th November 2015 Since the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) designated valves as a priority product that needed to be locally manufactured, in March last year, it has become quite a challenge for the valves industry to implement the DTI’s vision, says Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Cluster of South Africa... 

High-performance plug valves delivered

6th November 2015 Valve manufacturer AZ-Armaturen (AZ) South Africa delivered a total of 22 high-pressure plug valves to a mineral sands operation near Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal over two occasions, once in June and once in July, says AZ GM Erich Ermel, adding that the valves ranged in size from 50 mm to 500 mm... 

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