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Limpopo-based businessmen fined R500,000 for operating unlicensed gas cylinder business

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Limpopo-based businessmen fined R500,000 for operating unlicensed gas cylinder business

Two businessmen from Limpopo, Tahir Hassan and Javed Khan, have been fined R500,000 by the Mokopane Regional Court for operating a gas cylinder business without a licence. The duo was found guilty after being arrested during a multi-disciplinary sting operation comprising the Hawks' serious organised crime investigation, Mokopane bomb disposal, local criminal record centre, department of home affairs, department of mineral resources and energy, department of environmental affairs, Mogalakwena fire and rescue, and Royal Square. The plant, located in Mahwereng outside Mokopane, was found to be refilling and selling gas cylinders bearing different brands without authorization. The accused were also...

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How to insure your solar panel installation in South Africa - A Guide for Homeowners and Body Corporates

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How to insure your solar panel installation in South Africa - A Guide for Homeowners and Body Corporates

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana's announcement regarding the launch of the National Treasury's rebate scheme for new rooftop solar installations on private homes from 1 March 2023 has increased the demand for renewable energy solutions among homeowners in South Africa. As a result, many homeowners are opting for solar panel installations, leading to some confusion among body corporates and homeowners associations (HOAs) in estates and complexes about insuring these installations. Hermanus van der Linde, CEO of short-term insurance broker Integrisure, suggests that body corporates and HOAs can cover solar panels under their existing building insurance policies with minimal implications. However, some...

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At Least 20 Organisations Take Eskom and Government Institutions to Court

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At Least 20 Organisations Take Eskom and Government Institutions to Court

Over 20 organisations, including trade unions and individuals such as Dr Lufuno Rudo Mathivha and Dr Tanusha Ramdin, have taken power utility Eskom and various government institutions to court over load shedding. The respondents in the case are Eskom, the Presidency, the Minister for Public Enterprises, the Director General, the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, the Director of the Department of Minerals and Energy, the Mineral Resources and Energy Department's director-general, and the National Energy Regulator of South Africa, as well as the National Energy Regulator of South Africa, the People's United Democratic Movement, and Nersa. The applicants argue...

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"Electricians - Discover the Commercial Benefits of SAPAC for Electricians in South Africa"

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"Electricians - Discover the Commercial Benefits of SAPAC for Electricians in South Africa"

How SAPAC Can Benefit Electricians in South Africa As an electrician in South Africa, you understand the importance of adhering to strict protocols and regulations to ensure the safety and reliability of electrical installations. However, you may not be aware of the commercial benefits that come with being part of a collective that represents the commercial interests of electricians and contractors. That's where the South African Professionals and Contractors (SAPAC) comes in. SAPAC is a platform that brings together electricians, contractors, and other professionals in the electrical and construction industry to create a unified voice that advocates for the interests...

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Why SAPAC Builders Matters: Utilizing Local Builders Who Understand South African Standards in regional areas

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Why SAPAC Builders Matters: Utilizing Local Builders Who Understand South African Standards in regional areas

Building a new property or renovating an existing one is a significant investment. Therefore, it's essential to ensure that the construction process is handled by experts who are knowledgeable and understand the applicable South African National Standards (SANS) in the local build environment. Utilizing local builders in their respective areas who understand South African Standards can have a significant impact on the quality, safety, and longevity of your property. One of the most significant advantages of working with SAPAC builders is that they understand the building codes and regulations in South Africa. These regulations are designed to ensure that buildings are...

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