Solar Cities

In 1839, Alexandre Edmond Becquerel discovered electricity could be generated by sunlight. He claimed that “Shining light on an electrode submerged in a conductive solution would create an electric current.” Solar energy is now utilized and recognized all over the world.

Solar cities would be very beneficial in South Africa due to our current restraints with Eskom and the load shedding each one of us has had to endure on and off for the past 12 years. Solar Energy is free and being a third world County, this would be viable and It would be great not having to depend on Eskom for electricity.  Utilizing Solar panels will save you money and reduce your lights account.

Many South African are currently utilizing solar energy to power the following:

  • Watches
  • Calculators
  • Lighting
  • Water pumps
  • Water heaters

Solar energy hold’s the most potential in South Africa due to the fact that we receive a large amount of radioactive energy. Solar Energy is renewable, meaning we will never run out of sunshine. Wind energy could also be unitized in South Africa, especially around our coastal areas.

Counties that make the most use of Solar power would be:

  • China
  • United States of America
  • Japan
  • Germany
  • India
  • Italy
  • United Kingdom
  • Australia

The initial cost of setting up a solar running house or city is at a high rate, however, the saving, in the long run, is thousands of rand.

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Feedspot
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HomeInsulations


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Funny excuses written on insurance claims

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Funny excuses written on insurance claims.

Insurance fraud is no joke, but below are a few funny insurance fraud and claims :

• “I thought my window was down but I found it was up when I put my head through it.” Probably not the most effective way to think with your head”

• “I was driving along the motorway when the police pulled me over onto the hard shoulder. Unfortunately I was in the middle lane and there was another car in the way..”

• “Going to work at 7am this morning I drove out of my drive straight into a bus. The bus was 5 minutes early..”

• “A man in Washington State nearly got a taste of his own medicine when he attempted to kill a spider with a makeshift blowtorch. Using a cigarette lighter and a can of hairspray, he promptly set fire to his towels and the bathroom went up in flames. His insurance claim was refused because it was deemed a ‘deliberate act”

• “There’s a WHAT in your soup? Carla Patterson tried to defraud a Virginia Cracker Barrel restaurant for a $500,000 insurance settlement after claiming she found a mouse in her soup. An investigation found that the mouse didn’t have any soup in its lungs and never was cooked. She was sentenced to one year in prison”

• “For 7 years between 1993 and 2000 Isabel Parker pretended to slip and fall in various locations. After doing it nearly 49 times she filed insurance claims worth nearly a millions dollars. Unfortunately for her the insurance company didn’t fall for it”

• “The accident happened because I had one eye on the lorry in front, one eye on the pedestrian and the other eye on the car behind.”

• “A woman in the USA who had accidentally baked her cellphone inside a birthday cake had her insurance claim denied”

• “In Greece, a British tourist was so busy looking at a group of girls that he ran into a bus shelter and broke his nose. He was lucky – his insurer paid out for his medical treatment”

 

Think the next time you lay a claim with your insurance, make sure it is sensible and that it does not land up on the funniest insurance claims list.

 

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Featured Tender: Expression Of Interest For Development Of A Shopping Center At Erf 914 And Relocation Of Ngqeleni Stadium

Expression Of Interest For Development Of A Shopping Center At Erf 914 And Relocation Of Ngqeleni Stadium

Supply, installation and maintenance of standby generators and general electrical reticulation

Contract Number:

47/2018 – Nyandeni Local Municipality

Description:

Invitation To Submit Expression Of Interest For Development Of A Shopping Center At Erf 914 And Relocation Of Ngqeleni Stadium. Bid proposals are hereby invited from suitably qualified and reputable service providers/Property Developers for Development of a Shopping Center at ERF 914 and Relocation of Ngqeleni Stadium.

Category Industry
Consultants Hospitality & Leisure, Institutional, Retail
Region Site Inspection
Eastern Cape (047) 2018-09-28 11:00 AM
Closing Date Contract Period
25 October 2018 No Details

 

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Advertising and Marketing within the Construction Industry

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Advertising and Marketing within the Construction Industry

Advertising and Marketing within the Construction Industry

When I think of Advertising within the Construction Industry, I picture driving past a construction site being developed, imagining a new shopping centre / new hospital or maybe even an office block that will be in the space that was once empty.
There is always a great deal of excitement within the town, people are eager to know what is being constructed. This already has the target market talking.
It is a fundamental way of advertising and connecting that excitement to your company. It is vital that your company name is on all construction signage boards advising the audience what is being constructed.

There are a lot of alternative ways to advertise your construction company if you consider every surface an advertisement space on your construction site, here are a few examples:

Providing Uniform for all your staff on site:

I strongly believe that providing your staff with a uniform creates a level of a professional business image, it eases identification as well as lets your employees look smart and neat, uniforms give your staff a sense of belonging and security, and it promotes company unity, pride and loyalty.
Uniform creates brand awareness and transforms your staff into moving sign boards.

 

Branding:

Safety signage on your construction site is essential, why not be creative and make your safety signage with your company name, this will be an eye-catcher. Furthermore it is a great surface to print your logo on.
Your plant machinery will possibly be on site for the duration of the development, branding your machinery is a free way to advertise and notify people driving past that your company is on site and you are constructing the development the town is excited about.

This is a great way to market your skills and advertise your work.

Social Media:

Before and after photo are always an amazing way to market your work and skills, social media is a very effective and very low cost platform to build your company name. Social media can also give you insight about your competitors as well as instant online feedback from clients and target market.

Great Advertising can help your business! So, the next time your company is working on a building site, remember to market your work by ensuring your company signage is visible and post before and after photos on your social media pages.

Sources:

Alternative Advertising


http://www.brandmarketers.com/archives/non-traditional-advertising-alternative-ads-experiential-marketing-examples
http://smallbusiness.chron.com/advertising-promotion-strategies-construction-industry-12798.html
https://fitsmallbusiness.com/construction-marketing-ideas/

Featured Tender: Replacement of vertical mixers

Replacement of vertical mixers

vertical mixers

Contract Number:

ERW201708/TNDR-015 – Erwat

Description:

Bids/ proposals are invited for the Replacement of vertical mixers at various Erwat. WWCW: Manufacture, supply, deliver, install and commission.

Category Industry
Plant & Machinery Institutional, Water
Region Site Inspection
Gauteng 2018-06-05 11:00 AM
Closing Date Contract Period
22 June 2018 at 12:00 No Details

 

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