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Air Products, Jeka highlight benefits of solar rooftop installations 

By: Simone Liedtke     19th July 2019 A solar photovoltaic roof-mounted power plant system installed at industrial and specialty chemicals supplier Air Products’ Kempton Park facility generates sufficient energy to meet between 60% and 70% of the facility’s day-time requirements, Air Products GM Maropeng Bahula says. The plant,... 

How to use SEIFSA indices for Contract Price Adjustment (CPA)

3rd July 2019 Congratulations you have just landed a very big tender contract! Despite this significant achievement you are unsure on how to proceed with the process, and different questions come to mind 

Opinion: Why solar is an attractive solution for small firms 

27th June 2019 In this article, South African Photovoltaic Industry Association programme manager Niveshen Govender outlines the business case for those small firms weighing an investment in solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. Increased demand and technological advances have attributed to the significant decrease... 

Union threatens strikes as municipalities, SOEs and provinces battle to pay bills  

By: News24Wire      26th June 2019 Municipal staff and officials at State-owned entities are suffering as a seemingly countrywide delay in paying salaries has hit home. On Wednesday, the South African Municipal Workers' Union threatened strike action if all workers at around 30 municipalities around the country were not paid... 

PPC appoints CEO with global experience

By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th June 2019 Cement producer PPC has appointed Roland van Wijnen to succeed Johan Claassen as CEO of the group. Van Wijnen is a Dutch national, whose listed company experience and exposure to international global best practice is expected to broaden the management practices of PPC. 

Irregular spend at municipalities at R25.2bn, but could climb – AG

By: African News Agency      26th June 2019 Auditor General Kimi Makwetu on Wednesday revealed irregular spending at South Africa's municipalities decreased from R29.7-billion to R25.2-billion, but added the latter figure was likely to climb. Releasing the 2017/18 audit outcomes of municipalities, Makwetu said the irregular spend... 

Concerns about not being employed trouble 39% of graduates – PPS Index

By: Thabi Madiba     26th June 2019 Financial services provider PPS has revealed that 39% of students are concerned that they may not be employed immediately after their tertiary education. PPS released its 2018 Student Confidence Index, which revealed that 36% of professionals thought the government should draft conducive policies... 

Audit outcomes for South African municipalities continue to decline

By: African News Agency      26th June 2019 The audit outcomes of South Africans municipalities continued to deteriorate with only 18 of them achieving clean audits for 2017/18, Auditor General Kimi Makwetu said on Wednesday. Releasing the municipal audit outcomes in a media briefing, Makwetu said of the 257 municipalities and 21 municipal... 

Sephaku expects weak construction materials demand to continue

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     26th June 2019 Amid weak demand, JSE-listed Sephaku Holdings focused on lowering its debt, defending its share of the market and improving cost efficiencies during the financial year ended March 31. Sephaku CEO Dr Lelau Mohuba on Wednesday said local building and construction materials manufacturers continued... 

AfDB to fund upgrades to South Sudan water, sanitation infrastructure

By: African News Agency      26th June 2019 South Sudan’s water and sanitation infrastructure is to be upgraded thanks to a decision by the African Development Bank to provide $24.7-million in funding. The bank’s Strategic Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement Project will support the rehabilitation of about 50 km of the capital Juba’s... 

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