Publications of interest
DRAFT SOUTH AFRICAN STANDARD (DSS):
PUBLIC ENQUIRY STAGE
The technical committee, SABS SC 59I responsible for the preparation of this standard has reached consensus that the attached document should become a South African standard. It is now made available by way of public enquiry to all interested and affected parties for public comment, and to the technical committee members for record purposes. Any comments should be sent by the indicated closing date, either by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail to:
SABS Standards Division
Attention: Compliance and Development department
Private Bag X191
Fax No.: (012) 344-1568 (for attention: dsscomments)
Any comment on the draft must contain in its heading the number of the clause/subclause to which it refers. A comment shall be well motivated and, where applicable, contain the proposed amended text.
- The public enquiry stage will be repeated if the technical committee agrees to significant technical changes to the document as a result of public comment. Less urgent technical comments will be considered at the time of the next amendment.
"Vincent T. H. Chu (Hong Kong) would like to share the following books with members of SAICE to make contribution to the world."
"200 Questions and Answers on Practical Civil Engineering Works",
"Civil Engineering Practical Notes A-Z" ,
"Ask Vincent Chu (Common FAQ on Practical Civil Engineering Works)" and
"The Underlying Reasons in Practical Civil Engineering Works"
Carbon Disclosure Project 2009 - South Africa JSE 100: This report and all of the public responses from corporations are available to download free of charge from www.cdproject.net.
"This year's report piloted a performance assessment of companies, companies who demonstrated a correlation between disclosure and performance are to be commended. It is hoped that as companies become more seasoned in collecting and analysing their data, they will also increasingly put measures in place to reduce their emissions through strategic interventions, target setting and measurable and verifiable action."
Report written by
National Business Initiative
G8 Climate Scorecards: Background information for China, Brazil, India, Mexico and South Africa - Climate performance of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, United Kingdom and United States of America commissioned jointly by Alianz, a leading global financial service provider, and WWF, a leading global environmental NGO.
"Climate change is the greatest threat to development and prosperity on this planet, endangering people and cultures as well as the natural base of life.
The contribution in the context of the G8 summits is the provision of an annual analysis of the G8 national efforts to tackle climate change. The 2009 edition shows that while some efforts exist, action remains insufficient to set the world on a low carbon economy course."
Dr. Joachim Faber
Board Member Allianz SE
James P. Leape
Director General WWF
ICE's Engineering Civilisation from the Shadows
Engineers in developing country - R du Toit