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.
SATS copy is accessible at http:/www.thedti.gov.za/industrial development/ip.jsp. this is available at no cost. For more details contact Tapiwa Samang at firstname.lastname@example.org
This regulations applies to all national, provincial and municipal, Schedule 2 and 3 public entities in every department that procures goods.
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
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
Need for Education and Training for Better Sanitation and Hygiene
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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Two very important events in plumbing took place recently, the International Emerging Technology Symposium, and Plumbdrain. We can understand if you missed the International Emerging Technology Symposium since a ticket to the US might be a bit pricey at a time when the economy is not very favourable, but we hope that you at least made it to the local Plumbdrain.
Either way, you will find reviews of both these events in Plumbing Africa’s October edition 2014.
Continuing with our duty of informing and educating the industry, we have a look at an education and training programme in water and sanitation, and housing and habitation that is being implemented in India.
From rural to urban, the latest re-development of the existing 15 Alice Lane Annex building in Johannesburg included the installations of dual-flush toilet cisterns from Geberit and electronic tap mixers for water usage control, and Duravit’s electronic urinals.
We give you all the tips you might need to implement proper project management in your business. Read more
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