SA contractors to support local manufacturers

According to Databuild CEO Morag Evans, the Covid-19 pandemic is having an unprecedented impact on the global economy and supply chains across the world are feeling the pinch – however, this presents an ideal opportunity for South African companies to support local manufacturers. As more countries go into lockdown, world leaders and health care workers…

Not taking lockdown lying down

In true South African spirit, even in times of adversity, daily stories of generosity and ingenuity abound. Never have we been more proud of how business communities are using our publishing platforms than since the outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus. Recent comments from UK press referring to South Africa’s ‘formidable leadership’ in the handling of…

Impact on construction contract claims

The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has already had extreme impacts across the globe, including South Africa. The lockdown, which has resulted in construction sites being shut down, will have a significant impact on projects and result in substantial delay claims. Possible effects of Covid-19 on construction projects In addition to the lockdown, the consequences of the…

Sanral operations to remain active during lockdown

Sanral’s routine road maintenance (RRM) and toll operations have been declared an essential service by government and will therefore continue during the lockdown period. Sanral CEO Skhumbuzo Macozoma, said: “RRM activities are important to ensure good safety performance of national roads, while toll operations are equally important to ensure seamless mobility and effective traffic and…