Top 10 Safety Tips Every Plumber Must Know

The World Plumbing Conference 2019 was recently held in Melbourne, and this year’s event took on the theme: The Four Pillars Of Plumbing. These four pillars consist of Participation, Practices, Products, and Protection. In light of Protection, we decided to jump back to the basics and put together a list of the top 10 safety [...]

By |2019-10-01T13:21:30+00:00October 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The extent of informal activity in the plumbing industry – an analysis

The extent of informal activity in the plumbing industry in South Africa recently surprised the Institute of Plumbing South Africa (IOPSA) and the Plumbing Industry Registration Board (PIRB). This came after a report commissioned by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Skills Development Programme for a Green Economy II on the plumbing [...]

By |2019-09-19T07:20:33+00:00September 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How many plumbers are there in South Africa?

A Stats SA analysis of the plumbing industry estimates that there are 125 000 people that self-identify as plumbers within the South African economy. Of this Stats SA data set, 10 359 of these self-identified plumbers employ one or more people and 12 860 are own-account workers, while most self-identified plumbers in South Africa are [...]

By |2019-09-09T06:59:37+00:00September 5th, 2019|PIRB|0 Comments

A comprehensive look at the plumbing industry landscape in South Africa in 2019

A recent in-depth plumbing industry analysis done in cooperation with the Institute of Plumbing South Africa (IOPSA) and the Plumbing Industry Registration Board (PIRB), shows that the plumbing industry is facing some major challenges. The report, commissioned by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Skills Development Programme for a Green Economy II, [...]

By |2019-10-01T08:07:13+00:00September 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Explainer: How to register with the PIRB

Read the following article to find out exactly why and how a plumber should register with the PIRB: It's quite simple, really and it all comes down to this: If a plumber is not registered with the Plumbing Industry Registration Board (PIRB), he/she won't be able to issue PIRB Plumbing Certificates of Compliance (CoC's). Why [...]

By |2019-08-27T07:32:18+00:00August 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Explainer: How to register with the PIRB

Champions 4 Charity: Plumbing industry heavyweights make generous donations

Various charity 'boxers' recently handed over their cheques to their chosen charities after stepping out of the Champions 4 Charity boxing ring. One of these champions includes Lea Smith from the Plumbing Industry and Registration Board (PIRB). He recently handed his donation over to the Sutherland High School's charity of choice, Dimphonyana Tsa Lapeng in [...]

By |2019-09-17T07:29:47+00:00August 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Champions 4 Charity: Plumbing industry heavyweights make generous donations

The PIRB and Freedom of Expression: What you need to know

Over the last 20 years since the advent of the internet, it's been easy to get carried away with what you make public and ultimately what you post on social media. That being said, while the risks of social media are both evident and prevalent, irresponsible social media use may result in legal action. After [...]

By |2019-08-20T11:50:00+00:00August 1st, 2019|PIRB, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The PIRB and Freedom of Expression: What you need to know

Champions 4 Charity: Plumbing industry gives back to the community

Plumbing industry heavyweights recently came together for the first-ever Champions 4 Charity Fight Night. The event was held on 20 July 2019 at the Sorex Estate in Centurion and consisted of a white-collar boxing event and a black-tie dinner where twelve boxers from the plumbing industry entered the boxing ring to fight for each of [...]

By |2019-08-01T06:49:16+00:00July 31st, 2019|PIRB|Comments Off on Champions 4 Charity: Plumbing industry gives back to the community

Winter Plumbing Maintenance in South Africa: What you need to know

Over the next 48 hours, temperatures are set to plummet across South Africa. As the official website for Snow Reports in South Africa said that there is a high chance of fairly widespread light snow falling in South Africa starting on Tuesday 23 July, and a possibility of heavier snowfalls of up to 20cm, it is [...]

By |2019-07-23T10:06:49+00:00July 23rd, 2019|PIRB|Comments Off on Winter Plumbing Maintenance in South Africa: What you need to know

The Current State of Plumbing in South Africa – 2019

Did you know that South Africa has been classified as a water-stressed country by the United Nations Environmental Program? With an annual rainfall of less than 500mm, we fall significantly lower than the world average of 860mm. It’s no news that we need to use water responsibly, but it is time we addressed and minimized [...]

By |2019-06-26T13:02:17+00:00June 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Current State of Plumbing in South Africa – 2019
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