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How the testers see it

How the testers see it

By Rory Macnamara

In the February 2017 issue, we asked the official bodies to provide their input on the testing of standards and the issuing of certificates, which is undergoing a huge change. In this issue, we have a look at companies accredited by the South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) (refer to block).

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Do you charge by the job, or by the hour?

Do you charge by the job, or by the hour?

Plumbing Africa found this online article by Plumber in Wisconsin, US, interesting, as this debate still rages in South Africa, though not quite as publicly as this one!

Flat rate and hourly billing each have their proponents, but only you can decide what’s right for your business.

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Unintended consequences of discounting in the built environment

Unintended consequences of discounting in the built environment

Opinion by Meggyn Marot, principal broker: professional risks at Aon South Africa
John Ruskin once said, “It’s unwise to pay too much, but it’s worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money — that’s all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing what it was bought to do.”

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It’s about your business!

It’s about your business!

By Rory Macnamara
Plumbers are in the water business and can make money from it if done correctly.

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