General

General

Read Paddy Hartdegen’s thoughts on this matter.

Some newspaper reports over the past few weeks have suggested that the water supply crisis in Madibeng is behind the needless deaths of several residents in different townships.  Being pedantic it’s quite obvious that it’s not the water shortage but the people’s behaviour that led to those deaths, but let’s put that aside for a moment.


If the government can be as generous as it is to it’s own people (like President Jacob Zuma, Dina Pule or Tina Joemat-Pettersson) then surely it can be at least a little more generous to the many business that generate the gross domestic product that fills South Africa’s tax coffers.  At least that’s what I would have thought.


If a privately owned company was owed R122-million by its own staff I have no doubt that its shareholders would kick up a huge fuss and would send the entire board of directors and the executive management team packing.


Read Paddy Hartedegen’s thoughts on this matter.

For hundreds of years the Robin Hood notion has been considered quite noble, justified and honourable when, in fact, it’s the very opposite: it is disruptive, undermining and economically fateful.  Its simple crookery.

Read Parry Hartdegen’ts thoughts on this matter.

Some people seem to think that South Africa is the king of oddities and curiosities, particularly when it comes to the many schemes that are set up to fleece unsuspecting and gullible consumers of the money.  But there are oddities all over Africa and there just as many crooks, thieves and scammers in other parts of Africa as there are in South Africa.

 

Read Paddy Hartdegen’s thoughts on this matter.

During the course of the past few days I came across a very interesting little snippet from the South African Revenue Service – notoriously tough on implementing the tax laws – that a concession has been given to young taxpayers who work as waitresses or waiters.

Read Paddy Hartdegen’s thoughts on this matter.

After months of speculation – and seemingly endless debates that just go round and round in circles – it appears that the government is certainly planning to tax the mining companies even more than they are at the moment believing, mostly erroneously, that the mining companies are making so much money they can afford it.

Read Paddy Hartdegen’s thoughts on this matter.

Community action is so much more productive and sensible than the violent and angry protests that tend to dominate any service delivery issues in South Africa.  These violent outbreaks are characterised by looting, hooliganism, damage to property, loss of life and even the destruction of entire trains, trucks or buses.

Read Paddy Hartdegen’s thoughts on this matter.

Pilgrim’s Rest is a great little village with a history that dates back well over a hundred years when it was home to colourful characters like Wheelbarrow Patterson or Mathias Mocket, better known as The Bosun who’d been a seaman and knew how to cook.

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Magazines

African Fusion

AfricanFusionAfrican Fusion, the official publication of the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW), aims to provide up-to-date insight into welding technology and the welding industry.

Capital Equipment News

Capital Equipment News is dedicated to the application of equipment and modes of transport that are used in the mining, construction, quarrying, and transport industries.

Construction World

ConstructionWorldConstruction World was first published in 1982 and has grown to become a leader in its field, offering a unique mix of editorial coverage to satisfy the diverse needs of its readers.

Electricity + Control

ElectricityandControlE + C publishes innovative, technical articles that provide solutions to engineering challenges in measurement, automation, control, and energy management.

Lighting in Design

LightingandDesignLighting in Design is a glossy, upmarket publication aimed at lighting professionals. It is the only B2B magazine in SA that is dedicated solely to the subject of lighting.

MechChem Africa

MechChemJanuary2017cover MechChem Africa supports African engineering and technical managers across the full spectrum of chemical and mechanical disciplines.

Modern Mining

ModernMiningEstablished in 2005, Modern Mining is one of SA's leading monthly mining magazines, noted for the quality and accuracy of its writing and the breadth of its coverage.

Modern Quarrying

ModernQuarryingModern Quarrying is firmly entrenched as a leading industry-specific magazine. It focuses on promoting the science and practice of quarrying and processing in southern Africa.

Sparks Electrical News

SparksElectricalNewsReadable and informative, Sparks Electrical News is the newspaper for those involved in installing and maintaining electrical supplies and equipment.

 
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