Preferential Procurement Regulations are now in place.



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Preferential Procurement Regulations are now in place 

Preferential Procurement Regulations are now in place and 9.(1) prescribes that in the case of designated sectors, where in the award of bids local production and content is of critical importance, such bids must be advertised with the specific bidding condition that only locally produced goods, services or works or locally manufactured goods, with a stipulated minimum threshold for local production will be considered.

It is critical that SABS technical specification, SATS 1286:2011 must be used to calculate local content and the exchange rate to be used in the calculation of local content must be the Reserve Bank's published figure as at 12h00 on the date of advertisement of the bid.

Some definitions:

Designated sector,
Means a sector, sub sector or industry that has been designated by the Dept of Trade and Industry in line with national development and industrial policies for local production, where only locally produced services, works or goods or locally manufactured goods meet the stipulated minimum threshold for local production and content.
Local content,
Means that portion of the bid price which is not included in the imported content, provided that local manufacture does take place.

SATS copy is accessible at http:/ development/ip.jsp. this is available at no cost. For more details contact Tapiwa Samang at

This regulations applies to all national, provincial and municipal, Schedule 2 and 3 public entities in every department that procures goods.

National Water and Sanitation Summit

Water and sanitation services remain one of the core challenges of our time globally, and particularly for South Africa’s growing political economy. Yet while South Africa has met the Millennium Development Goals in these areas, our primary goal remains that of universal access to safe and sustainable water and sanitation services to all in South Africa. Read more

The Annex – a ‘natural environment’

The 15 Alice Lane Annex building has been redeveloped into an AAA-Grade, 4-Star Green-Star design-rated office building.The iconic Alice Lane Towers in Sandton (also known just as ‘The Towers’), Johannesburg can be seen from far away. But this isn’t the only development worth bragging about at the 15 Alice Lane precinct (corner of Sandton Drive). Read more

WPC’s Environmental Aspects of Plumbing: Part 7 of 9

This study is taken from the World Plumbing Council’s Environmental Aspects of Plumbing study and it will be split into nine parts, set to appear in Plumbing Africa from March until November 2014

Waste water treatment and pollution control

The most obvious method to control disease spread from waste and waste water is to treat it properly utilising known principles to control deposit, transmission, treatment and reintroduction of treated human waste into the environment. Read more

CPD points through Plumbing Africa 

Plumbing Africa is starting to become involved in the CPD point system through its Test your knowledge and our new Codewords sections. More details as we finalise the how and when. Watch this space

Need for Education and Training for Better Sanitation and Hygiene

Dr. Sudarshan Iyengar, Vice-Chancellor, Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad

Community health, hygiene, and sanitation have not been a prominent part of the cultural ethos in India over the last few centuries. It is indeed ironic that a country, which, during ancient times, demonstrated very high standards of planned city sanitation, fell into gross ignorance and disrepute with regard to sanitation. Interest in sanitation and hygiene was revived only after the British took hold of the country’s governance after 1860. Read more

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Date: 24 October 2014 | Time: 10h00 – 20h00
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Tip 3 for preparing your annual budget: Play with the numbers. Be sure to compare your budget to last year’s and to the actual results, paying attention to large variances.

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