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May 22, 2015
Industry body Plastics South Africa (SA) believes that its sustainability objective, dubbed ‘Zero Plastics to Landfill by 2030’, which was launched in February last year, is both realistic and achievable. The organisation says the goal, which will be pursued in...
May 22, 2015
FREDRIK JEJDLING Sustainability becomes an important part of a business’ decision-making process
Communications technology firm Ericsson sub-Saharan Africa head Fredrik Jejdling says the company’s commitment to sustainability and corporate responsibility has been integrated into all facets of its operations, which has provided it with sustainable revenue...
May 22, 2015
Recycling company Petco’s largest contracted recycler Extrupet launched its new Phoenix polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle-to-bottle recycling plant last week in Germiston, which will produce an additional 14 000 t/y of PET resin for the PET packaging industry.
May 22, 2015
Industry body Plastics South Africa (SA) believes that its sustainability objective, dubbed 'Zero Plastics to Landfill by 2030', which was launched in February last year, is both realistic and an achievable. The organisation says the goal, which will be pursued in...
May 22, 2015
MEDICAL WASTE INCINERATOR Stricter emission law make it increasingly more difficult for individuals to receive permits to operate a medical waste incineration facility
The lack of medical waste disposal facilities in South Africa is placing pressure on existing facilities, which are unable to cope with increasing demand, resulting in a significant amount of medical waste being dumped illegally, says South African incinerator and...
May 21, 2015
Glencore chairperson Tony Hayward
Rich countries should help developing countries like India limit their carbon emissions by supporting the building of more expensive but cleaner energy plants, Glencore chairman Tony Hayward said on Thursday. Hayward said that India, where hundreds of millions of...
May 15, 2015
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Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa
Minister of Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa, says government is waging a war on waste and prioritising contributing to the development and growth of the recycling economy. “The waste sector is currently valued at about R50-billion a year. Waste has value – both a...
May 15, 2015
FUTURE BACKBONE The transmission corridors were identified in support of Strategic Integrated Project 10 pertaining to electricity transmission and distribution
South African research institute the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), in collaboration with the South African National Biodiversity Institute (Sanbi) and State-owned power utility Eskom, has confirmed the final position of the five strategic...
May 14, 2015
May 12, 2015
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May 08, 2015
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May 08, 2015
Despite attempts by nuclear power lobbyists to assuage global concerns about nuclear waste, University of South Africa (Unisa) college of law lecturer and power plant mechanical engineer Dr Khaled Qasaymeh tells Engineering News that the issue of nuclear waste is the...
May 05, 2015
Sapref refinery
Environmentalists have turned to the Durban High Court to force the eThekwini Municipality to release oil companies Engen and Sapref's atmospheric emission licenses and compliance reports. The Durban South Community Environmental Alliance (SDCEA) and the Vaal...
May 01, 2015
ACCIDENT PREVENTION Investing in dust surpression solutions can effectively reduce or eliminate air pollution at any materials-handling site
To prevent operational downtime that, on average, can result in a loss of between $1 000/h and $3 000/h, materials handling companies must invest in dust prevention solutions that effectively reduce or eliminate air pollution, says dust suppression engineering...
May 01, 2015
HEALTHY SURROUNDINGS Airvax is ideal for hospitals, nursery schools and daycare centres as it does not release particles back into the air once captured
While air quality solutions company Solenco SA has mostly sold its Airvax air purifier to clients in the residential market, the company has noted an increased uptake from industry and small businesses, including pubs and restaurants, which are using the product in...
May 01, 2015
COLLECTING EMISSIONS The emissions generated from different industrial processes need to be collected at the source
Since the implementation of the National Environmental Management Air Quality Act in November 2013, the importance of emissions control in South Africa has been increasing, says air filtration company Freudenberg Filtration Technologies. “In the past, industries...
May 01, 2015
LOCAL PRODUCTON Kentech plans to start manufacturing antipollution filters in South Africa
In response to the Department of Health’s new emissions standards that will come into effect this year, air-pollution control and dust extraction systems supplier Kentech is supplying smoke and dust control solutions that will help companies comply with the new...
May 01, 2015
ENVIRONMENT-FRIENDLY DUST CONTROL I-Cat Environmental Solutions recently installed the ScrubMist dust-removal system at Beeshoek iron-ore mine
Environmental management company I-Cat Environmental Solutions completed the installation of a R5.8-million ScrubMist dust-removal system at diversified miner Assmang’s Beeshoek iron-ore mine, in Northern Cape,  earlier this month. I-Cat director Anton van der Merwe...
May 01, 2015
TREATED ROAD SURFACE Haul road surface treated with the Dust-A-Side bituminous-based product
International research, using human health and environment protection agency the US Environmental Protection Agency’s emissions factors for unpaved haul roads, indicates that haul trucks generate the most dust emissions from surface mining sites, accounting for...
May 01, 2015
TOTAL DUST MANAGEMENT 88Chemco uses appropriate chemistry for each project to ensure the solution fits performance and economic parameters
Dust-suppression solutions provider 88Chemco is saving costs for clients in the mining, oil and gas, and plantation industries with its chemical technologies and engineering methods, including fine-particle engineering, which was launched in July last year, says...
May 01, 2015
DUST EXTRACTION MIP Process Technologies produces dust and fume extraction equipment capable of dealing with air pollution challenges
Global public health institution the World Health Organisation’s 2015 statistics show that at least seven-million people worldwide die prematurely from air pollution-related diseases, which makes dust extraction a growing market that antipollution companies need to...
 
 
 
 
May 01, 2015
DUST EXTRACTION EPF Systems’ approach is to design a specific solution for each customer using a testing station
Researched and tested dust-extraction, filtration, ventilation and waste-transfer techniques that enable companies to effectively combat the pollution caused by operating processes are now available to South African companies, owing to a partnership between local...
Apr 30, 2015
As a means to reduce reworks spending on construction projects, construction company GVK-Siya Zama has implemented an integrated management system (IMS), which will reduce reworks spending by 25% and improve the group quality average to over 85%.
Apr 29, 2015
Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has welcomed a recent decision by Sasol to withdraw its legal action against herself and the National Air Quality Officer in the High Court of South Africa.  On April 17, the petrochemicals group gave notice in the North...
Apr 24, 2015
The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) is currently rolling out a R126-million sanitation upgrade project at rural schools in the Eastern Cape on behalf the Eastern Cape Department of Education (DoE). The programme will see 947 toilets built at 108 schools in the...
Apr 24, 2015
Many of South Africa’s sewage treatment plants face major challenges, including the lack of technical capacity and funding to maintain and operate ageing sewage treatment infrastructure, as well as the ability to expand the sewage treatment capacity to meet the...
Apr 24, 2015
South Africa’s municipalities need to develop an integrated master plan to address delivery constraints of the country’s wastewater treatment plants, says consulting engineering firm WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff Africa technical director Leon Saunders. He points out that...
Apr 24, 2015
NEW INFORMAL CONCEPT The Nic’s patented rotating bowl is nano-coated, preventing waste matter from sticking to the bowl
Portable sanitation solutions provider Sanitech hopes to start producing its New Informal Concept (Nic) portable toilet solution, which employs a double-sphere rotating bowl, by the end of this month. Sanitech MD Robert Erasmus tells Engineering News that the...
Apr 24, 2015
With the fifth yearly Africa Health Exhibition and Congress set to take place next month at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Council for Health Service Accreditation Southern Africa CEO Professor Stuart Whittaker notes that quality standards and an...
Apr 20, 2015
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Ministers from governments across Africa have renewed their call for a strong, new universal climate-change agreement and increased flows of funds, including through market and finance opportunities, sufficient to fulfil Africa’s development aspirations, at the...
Apr 17, 2015
While the energy crunch in South Africa will remain a problem over the medium term, the benefits of energy efficiency and management will persist for much longer, says national Measurement and Verification Council (MVCSA) board member and Southern African Association...
 
 
 
 
Apr 17, 2015
BURNING METHANE Zest WEG Group is focusing on gas-powered electricity generation in industries where methane is prevalent
State-owned power utility Eskom has ordered a set of five trailer-mounted substations from electrical solutions company Zest WEG Group to assist with substation up-time.
Apr 16, 2015
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Climate change, with a particular focus on limiting global temperature rise to less than 2 °C, would be under the spotlight at the first-ever Business & Climate Summit, to be held at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation headquarters,...
Apr 10, 2015
Partnerships between companies, communities, government and nongovernmental organisations are necessary to enable the efficient recycling of electronic waste (e-waste) throughout Africa, says Ericsson sub-Saharan Africa Head Fredrik Jejdling. Ericsson has piloted a...
Mar 27, 2015
PARTICIPATION INCREASE The South African Fruit and Wine Industry Confronting Climate Change initiative focuses on supporting emerging farmers to calculate their carbon footprint
In addition to registering significant growth in the number of wine cellars calculating their carbon emissions, the South African Fruit and Wine Industry Confronting Climate Change (CCC) initiative has, over the past year, noted increased interest from other...
Mar 27, 2015
RECYCLING REWARDS One tonne of recovered paper saves three cubic metres of landfill space, reducing costs for municipalities
In an effort to replace the old N-level courses previously offered by former further education and training colleges, the Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (Pamsa), in partnership with the Fibre Processing and Manufacturing (FP&M) sector education and...
Mar 27, 2015
DRAINING RESOURCE The World Economic Forum’s ‘Global Risks 2015’ report rates water crises as “the greatest risk” worldwide, with water scarcity also being a key risk
Despite a global understanding and emphasis on water as a scarce resource, South Africa is not taking sufficient cognisance of the future risk of water security and its potential impact on business, and the domestic, industrial and mining sectors, says research and...
Mar 27, 2015
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CARBON EVALUATION Carbon management is key in assisting South Africa to reach its contribution to climate change mitigation goals and the 34% reduction in carbon emissions
Considering National Treasury’s confirmation last month that carbon tax would be introduced in 2016, with a draft Carbon Tax Bill to be introduced later this year to allow for more public comment, industry needs carbon tax experts to assist it in managing carbon tax,...
Mar 27, 2015
GREEN POTENTIAL In tabling its intended contribution for COP 21, South Africa should acknowledge green contributions already under way
Appropriate stakeholder consultation for South Africa’s intended nationally determined contribution (INDC) to climate change is key to ensuring transparent interaction and practical proposals ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, otherwise known as...
Mar 27, 2015
Sustainability company Alive2Green will be hosting this year’s Sustainability Week at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research from June 23 to 28, which is themed ‘Get ready to put ideas in motion’.
Mar 20, 2015
The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) plans to have piloted 100 properties through its existing building performance (EBP) tool by the end of April.
 
 
 
 
Mar 20, 2015
Owing to the current acid mine drainage (AMD) crisis in South Africa, which is contributing to the country’s clean natural resources becoming scarcer, mines are being forced to look at ways to enhance their processes and to recycle and treat their water before...
Mar 20, 2015
TYRE RECYCLING Milvinetix is using a development grant to improve its tyre recycling facilities
Using pyrolysis to recycle used vehicle tyres is gaining popularity in South Africa, with the first fully functional pyrolysis plant, at Gauteng-based tyre recycler Milvinetix’s premises already operational.
Mar 06, 2015
The amendments made to the National Environmental Management Act (Nema) concerning Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) regulations, which came into effect in December, is a positive step towards interdepartmental collaboration, says law firm ENSafrica environmental...
Mar 06, 2015
South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) secured a conviction rate of 61% in criminal cases related to rhino poaching during the 2013/14 financial year, said Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa. Speaking at a media briefing in January on the...
Mar 06, 2015
IMMINENT IMPOSITION Acid mine drainage poses a serious threat to parts of South Africa's water supply
Gaseous carbon dioxide (CO2), provided by gas products and services company Afrox, has been successfully integrated into a water treatment system at coal miner Optimum Coal’s water reclamation plant near Hendrina, in Mpumalanga. The system treats acid mine drainage...
 
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