Apr 11

AFRICA’S MASSIVE VARIATIONS IN STANDARDS

Many African countries have no official standards on wood treatment, and there is massive variation among those standards that do exist. In most countries that have standards there are no regulatory bodies – South Africa is the exception to this rule – and where these bodies are in place, they... read more →
Apr 11
SANS wood treatment standards

SANS CONSOLIDATED AND SIMPLIFIED

Our industry has been consolidating, simplifying, and updating the specifications governing wood treatment, in a massive undertaking expected to be finished by the end of July this year. The revisions will streamline the process for future amendments, which is important because timber treatment standards are revised regularly. Standards are reviewed... read more →
Apr 11
illegal timber treaters

INCREASED CHALLENGES CREATED BY ILLEGAL TIMBER TREATERS

Illegal timber treaters are becoming increasingly blatant and fearless, even advertising their poles on social media, as the authorities continue to fail to take action against them. This booming trade is causing substantial damage to the legal timber industry, which can ill afford the loss of sales in current times.... read more →
Apr 11
Ian

GOVERNMENT SHOULD HARNESS BUSINESS SKILLS TO AID A TURNAROUND

It is vital that government sees private business, with its good management skills, as a friend and not an enemy, in order to address the problems in SOEs such as Eskom and the SABC. This was some of the advice from Ian Cruickshanks, chief economist at the Institute of Race Relations... read more →
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 →