Feb 13
Iraj abedian

“VITAL SOURCE OF HOPE” FOR SA

There is a large dose of weariness in our society, but the majority of South Africans are peace-loving and rational, and our economy is resourceful and diverse. There is sufficient skill and capacity in the country for a real turn-around of the socio-economic challenges, providing us with a “vital source... read more →
Feb 13
immigration options

WHERE WILL I GO?

We are hearing the question in our friendship circles, at sports gatherings and even in discussions between children. “Where will I go if South Africa falls apart? Will it be America, Canada, Australia or New Zealand?” It is a valid question in many situations, of course. However, I believe it... read more →
Feb 13
africa's power

AID FOR AFRICA’S POWER REACHES “RECORD HIGH”

Foreign investment in the electrification of sub-Saharan Africa has reached a record high in recent years, as international donors flock to help increase the region’s access to electricity. This stands at only 35%, far lower than in any other region in the world. Aid to the region’s power sector from... read more →
Feb 13
hazardous waste disposal

CONCLUSIONS ON WASTE DISPOSAL

Dolphin Bay has been investigating the best methods of processing and disposing of our clients’ CCA waste in instances when the concentrations of contaminants in the leachate surpass the limits accepted by licenced landfill sites. With the help of two engineering students and waste expert Dr Dave Baldwin, we have... read more →
Feb 13
Green Resources AS group

NEW CLIENT IN UGANDA

Dolphin Bay is proud to be adding value to the business of a new client in Uganda, Busoga Forestry Company, part of the Green Resources AS (GRAS) group. GRAS is one of the few major commercial forestry owners in Uganda, also operating in Tanzania and Mozambique. The group adds value... read more →
Dec 11
Bertus Coetzee, Dolphin Bay Chemicals

A YEAR OF EXTREME STRESS, GREAT REWARDS

This year has been one of the most stressful yet rewarding ones that Dolphin Bay has ever experienced, observed Bertus. The hallmarks of 2018 for our industry have been a strong sense of uncertainty and a growing awareness of our vulnerability, as has been the case for business in general... read more →
Dec 11
Dr Azar Jammine

SHINING LIGHT ON OUR ECONOMY

In this story, leading economist Dr Azar Jammine, Director and Chief Economist of Econometrix, gives the Dolphin Bay Brief insights into the major factors that will determine whether the South African economy improves or deteriorates next year, and outlines several reasons for hope. Azar acknowledged a general malaise in business... read more →
Dec 11
Thinus Ferreira, Dolphin Bay

TIMBER INDUSTRY DRIVEN BY URGENCY

A significant proportion of our industry was driven by a sense of extreme urgency akin to “survival mode”, in response to the pressures it was experiencing from a sudden growth of demand. This is one of the observations from Dolphin Bay’s Chief Operations Officer Thinus Ferreira. The need to second-guess... read more →
Dec 11
Marlize Jacobs, Dolphin Bay Chemicals

“THINGS HAVE BEEN NUTS”

“Things really have been nuts this year,” observed our Chief Financial Officer Marlize Jacobs. Several hurdles and problems occurred, sometimes all at once. “The reality is, everyone has had a hard time, as we’ve seen by talking to people in other businesses and in our everyday lives. Just as we... read more →
Nov 20
forestry a climate friendly industry

FORESTRY: A CLIMATE-FRIENDLY INDUSTRY

Forestry is a carbon-neutral industry and the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – the body of scientists who are leading the world’s assessment of the climate change challenge – advises countries to extend their total area under afforestation. In its Fifth Assessment Report, which is its latest, the IPCC... read more →