The best of times, the worst of times

 

By Rory Macnamara

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity,” as stated by Charles Dickens in his novel, A tale of two cities.

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I have to work harder “because I’m a woman”

By Fiona Ingham

Thobeka Magubenihas been working as a qualified plumber for four years. She works on the Expanded Public Works Programme in KwaZulu-Natal, which she joined in 2009. Out of the 300 people on the programme, only five of them were women. After three years on the programme, she earned her trade diploma and licence.

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Women’s month preface

Women’s Day marks the anniversary of the great South African women’s march of 1956, where thousands of women marched to the Union Buildings to protest against the carrying of passes.

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Is SANS 721 a political standard?

By Rory Macnamara.

 

Too much time has passed since discussions started on SANS 721:2014, which was published without consideration for the genuine concerns of both the technical committee and sub committees. Subsequently, the South African Bureau of Standards, or SABS, appointed an independent assessor to assess the standard after it had been approved and published. A copy of the assessor’s report is in Plumbing Africa’s possession.

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