Author: Samuel Charandura

The role of SMEs in the construction and engineering sector and corporate accountability

The role of SMEs in the construction and engineering sector and corporate accountability

Small to medium entreprises are arguably the backbone of the South african economy.This is eveidenced by the StatsSA’s findings and the setupof a dedicated SME ministry for them.The construction sector is blooming with the rising of SME specialising in plumbing,engineering,architecture,surveying to name but a few. In the times where business is measured against how it impacts people construc... »

Engineering and Infrastructure in Dam Construction~Lessons from Vale Brazil .

Engineering and Infrastructure in Dam Construction~Lessons from Vale Brazil .

On Tuesday 28th, the mining company Vale withdrew from the UN Global Compact, the largest social and corporate responsibility network in the world. This information appears on Vale’s page on the site of the United Nations initiative. The multinational’s decision to withdraw from the Compact was taken after pressure from civil society. In February 2019, an international group of organisations forma... »

Chinese overseas infrastructure investment in Africa

Chinese overseas infrastructure investment in Africa

2019 is not yet halfway but the industry has already experienced a lot of causalities with Group 5 as the latest of companies to file for liquidation question that bogs the mind is ,do we need a foreign “saviour” in Africa to resuscitate our construction industry? China is establishing itself as a global construction and infrastructure powerhouse. Chinese investments abroad have been r... »

How does construction and engineering companies impact the mega sporting events

How does construction and engineering companies impact the mega sporting events

How do construction and engineering companies impact the mega sporting events? Human rights organizations and other NGOs, media, unions have reported human rights abuses caused by the impacts of massive infrastructure projects carried out in preparation for major sporting events, such as the FIFA World Cup and the Olympic Games.  [rml_read_more] Many of these allegations involve abuses committed b... »

Construction companies can be prosecuted for operating in war zones

Construction companies can be prosecuted for operating in war zones

The question that begs to be answered in this article is whether construction and engineering companies can be liable to prosecution under international law because of their operations in conflict or war zones for crimes against humanity and abuse of human rights. I will also draw the nexus between business operations and parental liability under the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business a... »