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24 MARCH 2018 is WORLD TUBERCILOSIS DAY (TB)this Year’s Theme is ‘LEADERS FOR A TB-FREE WORLD’ WHAT IS TB? Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by bacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) that most often affect the lungs. Tuberculosis is curable and preventable. WHAT CAUSES TB? The weak body system is the main cause of tuberculosis. It might be the
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Workers’ Compensation Simplified.

What is Workers’ Compensation? Worker’s compensation, or what is commonly referred to as COIDA cover, is a compulsory assurance that is taken out, by a company, to cover their employees in the unlikely event that they are injured or contract an illness while performing their daily work duties. What is covered by this insurance? Worker’s
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Occupational Health & Safety Committees in the Workplace – Whom, When and Why

An employer shall in respect of each workplace when two or more health and safety representatives have been designated, establish one or more health and safety committees and, at every meeting of such a committee as contemplated in sub-section (4), consult with the committee with a view to; initiating developing promoting maintaining and reviewing measures
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Summary of Action Points for MBA North

In order to assist Sub-Contractors and ultimately the industry as they tackle the challenge of non-payments and delayed payments, a second meeting was held with Sub Contractors on 27 February. The action and discussion points from the meeting have been summarised for the benefit of members that were not in attendance. These points form part
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Building Inspections and The NHBRC: Who Takes Responsibility

Unfortunate events started the 2018 year off in Johannesburg with various houses collapsing in Cosmo City, Protea Glen and Soweto.  This raised questions about the compliance with building standards, as well as quality control by contractors, with the Executive City Mayor, Cllr Herman Mashaba stating clearly that the culprits will be brought to book. We
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Title Deeds and Zoning

Construction on a site can be delayed or even stopped due to town planning related aspects. There are numerous of these aspects. The public is usually not aware of them, or sometimes, they deliberately ignore these aspects. One of the most common problems is restrictive conditions in title deeds. Before there was a Town Planning
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Profile – Kelvin Saptoe – QuickStrut SA – MBA North Member

Four years ago, Kelvin Saptoe brought his wide experience together to form QuickStrut SA. Quick Strut SA is a 100% black owned company, which has become a dynamic performer in the field of supplying the highest quality electrical supplies, cable management solutions and network infrastructure components. Kelvin grew up in poverty-stricken Cradock, where he became
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