Generation Rent or Generation Buy: Which one should it be? Effective housing policy should properly provide for adequate housing for rent as well as to buy. Several contributing factors to housing supply shortages include a dwindling skilled workforce, materials price inflation, limited development funding for SME...

Construction is engaged in the production process but without the manufacturing mentality. Supply chain s encourage integration of the skills, equipment and materials required in the process. This should lead to greater efficiency, shortened delivery times, reduced costs and increased quality of projects. The problem is...

Cash is king in the construction industry and effective cashflow is the lifeblood of progress on site. Several attempts have been made over the years to solve the age-old problem of late payment practices which has bedeviled the industry including Construction Act 1996 and Late...

  Projects delivered on time, within budget and to high standards are an employer’s dream. Yet projects have a tendency to generate disputes that destroy otherwise lucrative commercial relationships across the supply chain. The Technology and Construction Court exists to resolve these disputes. But what causes...

The Problem of Late Payment The problem of late payment in the construction industry and its devastating consequences is common knowledge and evidenced in multiple surveys;  In the extreme it can result in the insolvency and liquidation of otherwise excellent contractors, sub-contractors and suppliers.  The worst...

The construction industry is engaged in the production process but without the commensurate manufacturing mentality.  The supply chain concept encourages that mentality which drives more cohesive integration of the diverse professional skills, crafts operatives, plant, tools, equipment and materials required in the production process.  This...

The African Cup of Nations (“AFCON”) begins in January 2017 and the participants’ federations have released their squads for the upcoming tournament. Prior to these announcements, the continent’s high profile stars who ply their trade in European leagues are facing the challenge of leaving their...

The 2016/17 Premier League season is well underway and the headlines in transfer news have been dominated by Paul Pogba’s transfer to Manchester United for a reported fee of £89 million. The hashtag #POGBACK was rife on all possible platforms of United’s social media to...

It has recently been revealed that Burnley striker Andre Gray posted a number of allegedly sexist, homophobic and derogatory tweets on his Twitter account when he was a non-league player at Hinckley United back in 2012. Having scored his first Premier League goal in Burnley’s...