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Engineering body calls for joint effort to rebuild, ease humanitarian crisis in KZN

THE South African Institution of Civil Engineering (Saice) calls on industry bodies, the engineering fraternity, and the private sector to support efforts to relieve...

Jet fuel supply at OR Tambo stable says Acsa

THE Airports Company of South Africa (Acsa) reassured the aviation industry in a media briefing on Monday 9 May that stock of fuel at...

KZN floods a major ‘wake-up call’

THE catastrophic flooding in KwaZulu-Natal is a wake-up call for local and national government to ensure that future urban development is integrated and resilient...

Free drinking water tests for flood-hit KZN

WITH thousands of people in flood-ravaged greater Durban still without access to safe drinking water, condition monitoring specialists WearCheck are offering free borehole and...

Spirit of Ubuntu: businesses back flood relief efforts

WITH communities across KwaZulu-Natal still struggling to recover from the devastating floods, businesses are stepping in to assist with donations to relief efforts. Sasol’s R7,5...

Flood disaster: President visits as death toll rises

WITH the death toll in flood-ravaged KwaZulu-Natal now at 59 and hundreds of businesses shut down, including several major manufacturers, the province has been...

Last year’s unrest still taking on KZN business

THE widespread looting and arson in KwaZulu-Natal last year damaged business confidence in the province, leading to one of South Africa’s largest truck and...

Business recovery funding for riot-hit North Coast traders

SEVENTY informal traders in iLembe on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast who were affected by the July 2021 unrest have received business recovery funding. The R5-million...

Parliament blaze highlights need for fire protection for heritage buildings

THE fire at the Houses of Parliament in central Cape Town on 2 January has again raised the issue of protecting heritage structures and...

Risk body welcomes mandatory vaccination task team

THE Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA) says a renewed call by President Ramaphosa to accelerate the administration of Coronavirus vaccines and the...

Why risk management is critical for business continuity

FROM an investor perspective, the psychological impact of the July 2021 riots and looting is likely to far outweigh the economic consequences for a...

KZN riots and COVID: is there a silver lining?

By Malusi Mthuli THE unrest and looting that took place in many parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng in July this year is little more than old...

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N3 truck blockade: It’s ‘economic sabotage’, say ministers and business

ANOTHER truck blockade saw Van Reenen's Pass on the N3, the country's main domestic trade route, being closed on Thursday 16 June. This protest...

Factory of the Year competition returns as economy bounces back

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