http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 13.14Change: -0.15
R/$ = 12.05Change: -0.20
Au 1200.03 $/ozChange: -6.12
Pt 1139.50 $/ozChange: -16.00
 
 
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?








Start
 
End
 
 
And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
 
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Tenders Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Letters Contact Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
Jan 28, 2011

Service station doubles as a community information centre

Back
Diesel|Petrochemicals|PROJECT|Energy|Petrochemicals|Products|Service|Services|Diesel
Diesel|Petrochemicals|PROJECT|Energy|Petrochemicals|Products|Service|Services|
diesel-company|petrochemicals-company|project|energy|petrochemicals|products|service|services|diesel
© Reuse this



Petrochemicals giant Sasol and the Department of Energy (DoE) have opened a new Integrated Energy Centre (IEC) for the community of Qunu, in the Eastern Cape.

The R8-million facility functions not only as a Sasol service station but also as a platform to narrow the information divide and disseminate knowledge related to energy to local institutions, households and individuals.

Owned by the Qunu community through a cooperative structure, the IEC will provide all the products and services offered at a service station as well as function as a fully fledged library, information centre and computer room, fitted with ten computers.

The IEC will function as a community information hub and energy shop, sell illumi- nating paraffin, liquefied petroleum gas, candles, petrol and diesel at more affordable prices.

Selling these energy products will assist in job creation through the various participating local small, medium- sized and microenterprises.

Sasol Oil chairperson and Sasol group executive Maurice Radebe says that the Qunu IEC is a catalyst for heightened economic activity in the area.

“We will be satisfied once the IEC becomes an economic hub creating employment opportunities, ensuring access to affordable energy and providing a platform for small business development. The Qunu IEC has huge poten- tial for sustainability,” he says.

Sasol has sponsored and built five IECs, including the Qunu facility, since first partnering with the DoE on the project in 2001.

Located in rural communities identified by the DoE, Sasol IECs are now operational in Caba Mdeni and Qunu, in the Eastern Cape, Moshaweng, in the Northern Cape, Mutale, in Limpopo, and Ratlou, in the North West.

Edited by: Martin Zhuwakinyu
© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Economy News
Updated 19 minutes ago The South African government needs to take urgent steps to address ongoing trade concerns – particularly the long-running dispute over antidumping duties on American chicken – before US lawmakers start drafting 2015 trade legislation, the US Embassy’s Minister...
Despite the “overwhelming” positivity surrounding the majority of the changes contained within the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA) Amendment Bill, one clause has “unintended consequences” capable of damaging South Africa as an attractive...
International Monetary Fund (IMF) board directors, who recently concluded an Article IV consultation with Nigeria, have agreed that mobilising additional nonoil revenues is critical to open up fiscal space and improve public service delivery over the medium term....
Article contains comments
More
 
 
Latest News
Updated 24 minutes ago The South African government needs to take urgent steps to address ongoing trade concerns – particularly the long-running dispute over antidumping duties on American chicken – before US lawmakers start drafting 2015 trade legislation, the US Embassy’s Minister...
Zola Tsotsi
Updated 59 minutes ago State-owned electricity producer announced in the early hours of Tuesday morning that Zola Tsotsi had agreed to step down as a director and chairperson of the board and that Dr Ben Ngubane had been appointed acting chairperson. In a statement the utility indicated...
Eskom chairperson Zola Tsotsi
The chairperson of South African power firm Eskom said he faced a vote of confidence by the utility's board late on Monday, after being accused of acting improperly by suspending the chief executive. State-owned Eskom has implemented regular power cuts this year to...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Projects in Progress 2015 - First Edition (PDF Report)
In fact, this edition of Creamer Media’s Projects in Progress 2015 supplement tracks developments taking place under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme, which has had four bidding rounds. It appears to remain a shining light on the...
Electricity 2015: A review of South Africa's electricity sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Electricity 2015 report provides an overview of State-owned power utility Eskom and independent power producers, as well as electricity planning, transmission, distribution and the theft thereof, besides other issues.
Construction 2015: A review of South Africa’s construction sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Construction 2015 Report examines South Africa’s construction industry over the past 12 months. The report provides insight into the business environment; the key participants in the sector; local construction demand; geographic diversification;...
Liquid Fuels 2014 - A review of South Africa's Liquid Fuels sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Liquid Fuels 2014 Report examines these issues, focusing on the business environment, oil and gas exploration, the country’s feedstock supplies, the development of South Africa’s biofuels industry, fuel pricing, competition in the sector, the...
Water 2014: A review of South Africa's water sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Water 2014 report considers the aforementioned issues, not only in the South African context, but also in the African and global context, and examines the issues of water and sanitation, water quality and the demand for water, among others.
Defence 2014: A review of South Africa's defence industry (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Defence 2014 report examines South Africa’s defence industry, with particular focus on the key participants in the sector, the innovations that have come out of the sector, local and export demand, South Africa’s controversial multibillion-rand...
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
Projected capital expenditure (capex) in the South African automotive assembly industry should reach a record R7.48-billion this year, says the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) in its 2014 fourth quarter business review. Capex...
After several years of navigating project-threatening red tape and currency fluctuations, the 4.4 MW Bronkhorstspruit biogas power plant, which will supply clean energy to a leading automotive manufacturer in Gauteng, is expected to enter production before June....
RESOURCEFUL The raw material for the pilot plant would be supplied from the dissolving wood pulp plants at Sappi’s Saiccor and Ngodwana mills, in South Africa, and the Cloquet mill, in the US
South African paper and pulp producer Sappi reported earlier this month that it would build a pilot plant for the production of low-cost Cellulose NanoFibrils, or CNF (nanocellulose) at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen in the Netherlands.
The long-term outlook for Nigeria is a country that has the potential to be very strong. So affirmed International Monetary Fund (IMF) Nigeria Mission Chief and Senior Resident Representative Dr Gene Leon on recently. "But we are starting from a point of huge...
Poor infrastructure planning and inadequate maintenance are becoming increasingly problematic for new developments and the associated infrastructure required to support such developments. In many urban and rural municipalities, the state of infrastructure has been...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
content
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
 
 
Close
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks
Subscribe Now for $96 Close
Subscribe Now for $96