E-tolls, industry and the plight of the small business

  by Mark Botha, editor The recent introduction of the e-toll system as part of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) is adding to the soaring cost of doing business in South Africa, and to the woes of the country’s small business sector. As the Road Freight Association (RFA) puts it, small enterprises which fail […]

New plug and socket system for SA

  by Mark Botha, editor The Wiring Code (SANS 10142-1) has identified SANS 164-2 as the preferred standard for plugs and socket systems in 2013, and it is now expected that this configuration will be phased in on new installations as of next year. The standard specifies a three-pin, hexagonal plug-and-socket configuration developed in 1986 […]

Plug into energy efficiency

by Valerie Geen, National Business Initiative The National Business initiative (NBI) has been awarded £8,6-million by the Department of International Development (DFID) to implement a countrywide project on Energy Efficiency support to commercial and industrial companies of various sizes and sectors. We call on the private sector to plug into the NBI’s energy efficiency initiative […]

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