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Driver Demerit System

SA’s Driver Demerit System: Signed but by no means sealed – Road Law

We have mentioned the impending South African Driver Demerit System in past editions of this newsletter. In an attempt to follow up on the story, we have discovered that is…

Johannesburg Roads Agency to Invest 99 Million in Roads

The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) is to spend almost R100-million in Region B in the 2015-2016 financial year to improve and maintain the roads infrastructure, including the repairing of potholes….

Attempts to Build South Africa’s First Green Student Res

Cape Town – Using Innovative Building Technology and optimal architectural design, Stellenbosch University’s new 208-bed student residence, which is currently under construction, will help address the major accommodation shortage at…


South Africa’s First Smart City Forges Ahead

HONG Kong-listed Shanghai Zendai is going ahead with its grandiose plans to build a colossal mixed-use city in the sleepy village of Modderfontein, northeast of Johannesburg, despite talk that China’s…

How to Make it Easier to Claim from Insurance

Given that some, if not most of us, will at some point make claims on our insurance policies, it is important to be prepared when that moment arises to avoid…

China’s 3 Gorges Dam – by the Numbers

The project will flood the three gorges that give the dam its name: the Qutang, Wu Xia, and Xiling. They stretch for some 124 miles (200 kilometers) along the upper…


10 Interesting Facts About The Palms Dubai

1. It is the biggest man made island in the world and Palm Jumeirah can even be seen from space. 2. Dubai was well suited as its landmass is twice…

The Importance of Directors and Officers Liability in the Construction Industry

Directors and Officers cover is designed to protect past, present and future D&O’s by indemnifying them for loss resulting from a wrongful act, for which the D&O is alleged to…

Top 5 Reasons Claims Don’t Get Paid

More South Africans have some kind of short term insurance than ever before and the rate of claims has increased proportionately. There is growing concern though, amongst the increase in…


Almost Half a Million Truck and Bus Drivers Without Permits

We have seen an increase in the incidence of large-scale truck and bus accidents over the last few years and this is due mainly to 2 reasons. Firstly, there are…