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24 February 2017
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07 Nov 2014
 
 
New labour law repeals old regulations entirely
Engineering and Construction Law
The Department of Labour's 2014 construction regulations, as required by the Occupational Health and Safety Act, No. 85 of 1993, came into effect on April 4, 2014. These new regulations repeal the...
 
 
Tender rule compliance essential
Engineering and Construction Law
South African courts have, in their recent pronouncements on public procurement processes, started to emphasise the importance of tenderers complying with the tender rules laid down by organs of...
 
 
‘Loose’ language can determine outcome of contracts
Engineering and Construction Law
Current South African case law indicates that courts will be most inclined to find that an on-demand bond only exists where it is clear – on the basis of interpretation of the documents before the...
 
 
01 Nov 2013
 
Construction funding could limit corruption
Engineering and construciton law
The introduction of the international regulatory framework for banks, or Basel III, to the South African financial markets would change the way construction and infrastructure projects are...
 
 
 
 
Court ruling affirms its position on on-demand performance guarantees
Engineering and construction law
In February this year, an urgent application in respect of three performance guarantees of more than R600-million was brought jointly by boiler contractors Hitachi Power Africa and Hitachi Power of...
 
 
 
 
Dispute resolution in construction contracts
Engineering and construction law
The ever-increasing number of cross-border contracts, as well as the scope and scale of work being undertaken by construction companies, has necessitated the need for unity and consistency in the...
 
 
Prescription and knowledge of the root cause of the defect
Engineering and construction law
The execution of a construction contract must be seen as a fluid and dynamic process that alters as the scope of work changes, disruptions occur, programmes are revised and variations are stated....
 
 
Using law to avoid corruption
Engineering and construction law
A lack of understanding of construction contracts exposes the construction and engineering industry to problems such as cartels.
 
 
 
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