Water & electricity deficiencies a concern for business in South Africa

water and electricity shortages south africaTHE deficiency in water and electricity supply pose a risk to South Africa’s manufacturing sector’s growth.

This is according to the Manufacturing Circle, which recently released its 2012 first quarter Manufacturing Survey results. The survey featured 50 chief executive officers from a variety of manufacturing companies.

The survey results showed that business confidence remained stable during the first quarter of 2012.

Companies said there was optimism in the future on the back of the government’s infrastructure investment drive, but noted eight factors presenting risks to their outlook on business confidence. Topping the list was deficiency in water and electricity supply.

Manufacturing Circle executive director Coenraad Bezuidenhout said recent data from Statistics SA and the Purchaser Managers Index painted a gloomy picture.

“Everybody knows about the electricity supply problems. As far as water is concerned, there is a problem in the issuing of licences, getting access to the source and the price thereof. Every municipality is able to put its own price tag on water. The same goes for electricity.

He said municipalities still put their own increases on top of Eskom’s increase in the price of electricity.

“Petrol prices have gone up. People are still worried about e-tolling. These things are among the factors that could push the cost pressure up on manufacturing,” Bezuidenhout said

Other risks included a scarcity of raw materials, an appreciating rand and mediocre service delivery by most municipalities.

Last week Statistics SA reported that the manufacturing sector lost 67 000 jobs in the first quarter of 2012.

Source: Sowetan Live (by Penwell Dlamini)

Water and energy provision are probably two of the most important issues facing the world, including South Africa.  What many people forget is the interdependence of water and energy; saving water saves energy and vice versa.  Save water by harvesting rainwater and storing it in rain water tanks and watch how your water and electricity bills start decreasing.

JoJo Tanks South Africa offer a wide range of plastic water tanks and chemical tanks to suit every household, business or agricultural need, including silo tanks and silo tank stands.  See JoJo Tanks VERTICAL TANKS, HORIZONTAL TANKS, STEEL TANK STANDS and OTHER JOJO PRODUCTS. Also see JoJo Tanks’ NEW 6000 LITRE UNDERGROUND TANKS. Also see our FAQ and WATER TANK PRICES.

JoJo’s superior polyethylene plastic water tanks and steel water tank stands make JoJo Tanks the leaders in plastic water tank technology and the quality, affordability and guarantee on these water tanks make JoJo products the best choice in South Africa.  JoJo’s water tanks and chemical tanks come standard with a number of features that are often lacking on cheaper/inferior plastic tanks made by other companies in South Africa.

We are authorised JoJo Tanks dealers in South Africa and dispatch orders directly from JoJo Tank depots to save on transport costs. Full range of JoJo Tanks products and JoJo water tanks for sale.  CONTACT US for a quote on the right JoJo water tank or other JoJo product for you.  Special discounts are available on multiple orders of chemical tanks and water tanks and to our commercial and government customers.


, , , , , , ,