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Mar 18, 2016
German engineering company Oerlikon’s vacuum technology division, Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum (OLV), has been awarded the contract for the supply of vacuum systems that will equip several production lines for a Korean producer of lithium-ion batteries. The delivery of...
Mar 16, 2016
Renewables accounting for around 90% of new electricity generation in 2015
A new International Energy Agency (IEA) analysis of global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions points to a “decoupling” of greenhouse-gas emissions from economic growth, with emissions having remained flat in 2015, notwithstanding global economic growth...
Mar 11, 2016
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After ten years in the making, it was possible that South Africa will implement a carbon tax in 2017, as directed in National Treasury’s Draft Carbon Tax Bill, published late last year, Carbon Check South Africa said on Friday. The process to promulgate a tax on...
Mar 11, 2016
Dr Diejo J Rodriguez
ADVERTORIAL – By Nevenka Ristic How do we ensure that our investments are resilient to climate risks? How do we make climate-smart policy choices against a backdrop of uncertainty? So far, the world has relied on global circulation models that provide information on...
Mar 11, 2016
SMALL-SCALE FISHERS More than 270 communities have registered Expressions of Interest with DAFF
The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) announced last month that after an intensive process of redrafting, the Small-Scale Fishing Regulations have been approved by the Minister. The Small-Scale Fishing Regulations will be published once...
Mar 11, 2016
The expected increase in food production, in conjunction with challenges, such as water scarcity and economic restrictions, will force the agriculture and food and beverage (F&B) sectors to adapt packaging, and processing practices, to improve performance and reduce...
Mar 07, 2016
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The South African Tyre Manufacturers Conference (SATMC) said it would now seek out constructive engagement with the National Treasury and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on a number of remaining fundamental governance issues, following the “clarity and certainty” on...
Mar 07, 2016
The Kruger National Park and various partners have invested R16 million in drone technology that is able to detect poachers on their grounds. CEO of Unmannd Ariel Vehicle and Drone Solutions, Otto Werdmuller Von Elgg on Sunday said: “Over the next 12 months we will...
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Mar 04, 2016
CLEANING UP WATER RESOURCES BirdLife South Africa's CEO says wetlands are essential to the ecosystem
With wetlands being essential to the ecosystem, owing to water being a precious resource to mankind, the second annual Flufftail Festival, held last month in Johannesburg, highlighted the need to preserve water, wetlands and endangered waterbirds (especially the rare...
Mar 01, 2016
Century-old engineering and environmental consulting company, Jeffares & Green on Tuesday announced that it would be changing its name to JG Afrika in an effort to renew its brand to better reflect the company’s goals and strategies. “The brand development process...
Feb 26, 2016
BUCKET HALF FULL While the drought has caused many problems for the southern African region, innovative entrepreneurs may benefit from the opportunities its created
While the current drought presents several challenges for local businesses, it has also created opportunities for entrepreneurs with workable water conservation solutions, says independent business association Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI)...
Feb 26, 2016
KATSE DAM The Lesotho Highlands Water Project delivers water to South Africa at an average rate of 25 m³/s, or 780-million cubic metres of water a year
Despite allegations by disgruntled Lesotho residents, the country’s water problems are because of the prevailing drought and not as a consequence of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP), says Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LDHA) public relations...
Feb 26, 2016
BOTTLE HOARDING Plastics|SA's collects about 3500 lites of water a day
Professional industry association Plastics|SA urges businesses and residents to continue collecting water for drought-stricken areas, noting that while instances of localised and infrequent rainfall have resulted in a false sense of security for some citizens, the...
Feb 26, 2016
KEVIN CILLIERS The National Cleaner Production Centre regional manager says that ts new programme will help alleviate South Africa's water scarcity
Recognising the socioeconomic strain caused by the current drought and following the successful implementation of its Industry Energy Efficiency (IEE) project, the national resource efficiency programme National Cleaner Production Centre, South Africa (NCPC-SA) is...
Feb 26, 2016
PURIFIED? Consultant says that half of all the water treatment facilities are underperforming
Factors, such as climate change and dam sedimentation, as well as a skills shortage in local government, water boards and water utilities, will continue to impact on water security after the drought ends, says civil engineer and consultant for engineering services...
Feb 26, 2016
MINISTRY AT WORK The Minister of Water and Sanitation launched the 2015 Water Week at KwaDukuza in KwaZulu Natal on March 16
Where dam levels have further declined, more stringent restrictions will be implemented to preserve water supply, says the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS). The DWS notes that the latest South African Weather Services forecasts have projected below-average...
Feb 19, 2016
GRIM YEAR AHEAD FOR MOTOR INDUSTRY The weakened economy has made the auto motive market less conducive for buying and even operating vehicles 
The lacklustre economy, consumers’ desparate financial position and affordability of vehicles are three key areas that will stunt the growth of the South African automotive industry this year, says audit, advisory and tax services firm KPMG. According to KPMG...
Feb 19, 2016
SHUFFLE LIGHTING COLUMN The different features that the Shuffle incorporates is aimed at connecting people to their social environments
Since the launch of its Shuffle one-pole lighting column in October, luminaires manufacturer Beka Schréder has received a number of enquiries for various projects at universities, playgrounds and fitness parks. Beka Schréder marketing manager Sibusiso Skosana tells...
 
 
 
 
Feb 19, 2016
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AVAILABLE RESOURCE The young people will undergo continuing basic demining training and will be added to the pool of skilled South African deminers which Mechem can call on for future international clearance missions
Demining and clearance company Mechem, which is part of defence products and solutions company Denel, was called in to inspect vacant land next to Loftus Gardens in Pretoria that has been earmarked for a new housing development. Denel acting group CE Zwelakhe Ntshepe...
Feb 19, 2016
Reduced water availability, owing to current drought conditions and one of the driest rainy seasons, have resulted in many households and companies having to deal with the reality of water insecurity. This has led to increased searches for and securing alternative...
Feb 19, 2016
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Feb 17, 2016
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PRAVIN GORDHAN
South Africa’s population would focus on whether or not Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announces any increases in tax rates when he delivers his budget speech next week, law firm Norton Rose Fulbright tax director Andrew Wellstead said at a media briefing on...
Feb 12, 2016
The drought in Southern Africa could become one of the worst on record should the current below-normal rainfall continue, the United Nations (UN) World Food Programme said this week. The El Niño conditions presently being experienced in the region had resulted in a...
Feb 12, 2016
Master Builders Association (MBA) North has developed a Construction Health and Safety Information Technological (CHS-IT) system aligned to the requirements of the government’s new construction regulations. The new system will be launched early this year, says MBA...
Feb 12, 2016
MITIGATING WASTE TYRE CHALLENGE Redisa has implemented various tactics to encourage the tyre recycling industry to alleviate the problem of waste tyres and ultimately create job opportunities
Following the launch of the Centre for Rubber Science and Technology (CRST) at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) in November, waste management organisation the  Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (Redisa) has partnered with...
Feb 12, 2016
The South African Marine Research and Exploration Forum (Samref) was recently launched by Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor. The Forum is a joint initiative of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Offshore Petroleum Association of South...
Feb 11, 2016
Following six years of negotiations between governments, the aviation industry and environmental group observers, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (Icao) has designed the world’s first carbon dioxide (CO2) efficiency standard for aircraft. The standard,...
 
 
 
 
Feb 11, 2016
Globally, governments have taken steps to ensure that consumption taxes on crossborder transactions, including electronic services to private consumers, are paid in the country where the services are consumed. According to a report released on Thursday by advisory...
Feb 05, 2016
SCORCHING Cool Breeze evaporative coolers are suitable for South Africa’s hot and dry conditions as they have been built for the Australian outback, which is also hot and dry
Owing to the hot and dry conditions in South Africa, evaporative cooling company Air-Dale Engineering notes that the Cool Breeze evaporative coolers are well-suited for local use, as these conditions are prevalent in most parts of the country. The company has been...
Feb 05, 2016
ALL GASSED UP BMW's Rosslyn plant in Gauteng is one of ten commercial biogas operations in South Africa
The introduction of support programmes for both the commercial, and household or rural level, will boost growth in the biogas industry, which will subsequently assist with the increase of renewable-energy supply, waste management, job creation, skills transfer and...
Feb 05, 2016
Owing to its continuous innovation in protective gear, personal protective equipment (PPE) service provide Select (PPE) was recognised with an 2015 Southern Africa Frost & Sullivan Award for Visionary Innovation Leadership last year by consulting firm Frost &...
Feb 05, 2016
The iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority signed a R10-million contract last month with local tailings storage facility specialists Cyclone Engineering Projects to remove about 100 000 m3 of dredge spoil obstructing the natural course of the uMfolozi river, in...
Feb 05, 2016
INVENTING FOR CHANGING LIVES Samsung invents technology that positively impacts on consumers’ lives
Multinational electronics company Samsung Electronics’ Free Joint Multi (FJM) air conditioning system is able to create required temperatures while producing less noise pollution and preserving outdoor space. The company says the FJM is capable of doing this as it...
Feb 05, 2016
ENERGY POVERTY Sustainable Energy Africa enables municipalities to implement sustainable energy strategies
Local governments, as key decision-makers in urban development and planning, need to be more involved in the development of a sustainable energy sector, says research organisation Sustainable Energy Africa (SEA) director Mark Borchers.
Feb 05, 2016
TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED The AquaEdge 23XRV chiller makes use of a non-ozone-depleting refrigerant and next-generation screw compressor technology
The installation of a 6 MW cooling plant by heating and air-conditioning solutions provider Carrier is due for completion in 2017. The cooling plant will provide cooling and heating solutions to the mixed-use sustainable district project at the V&A Waterfront’s Silo...
Feb 05, 2016
Health and safety training company NOSA is set to roll out two new health and safety courses launched at the end of last year. NOSA marketing, commercial and social media editor Nadia Pisanti says NOSA’s 34 training facilities across South Africa are indicative of...
Feb 05, 2016
The failure to adhere  to the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act’s obligation for employees to maintain safe environments without health risks may result in devastating economic and human costs, says the Department of Labour (DoL). To address this issue, DoL...
 
 
 
 
Feb 05, 2016
NAIROBI FIRE SERVICE Volunteers ready to assist the Nairobi fire service with donations and volunteers
Safety products manufacturer MSA Africa has partnered with nongovernmental organisation Africa Fire Mission (AFM) to donate and refurbish more than 1 100 sets of personal protective equipment (PPE) to fire brigades in Southern Africa.
Feb 05, 2016
DOING DEALS AND TAKING NAMES The Africa Energy Indaba is a great place to liaise with potential clients and create new partnerships
Africa Energy Indaba (AEI) MD Liz Hart says the value of attending the eighth yearly AEI is that industry stakeholders will meet the right people who can decide on energy transactions and implement them.
Feb 02, 2016
Small Business Project CEO Chris Darroll
Organised business has called on government to apply stricter, more robust regulatory-impact assessment (RIA) criteria before developing policy, legislation and regulations. Representatives from the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci), the Small...
Jan 29, 2016
A view over the Indian Ocean
The South African Marine Research and Exploration Forum (Samref) was launched on Friday by Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor. The forum is a joint initiative of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Offshore Petroleum Association of South...
Jan 29, 2016
The Hawks are working on a project with state-owned Denel Dynamics to find the right drone technology in the fight against rhino poaching, Parliament heard on Friday. Parliament’s police committee was briefed by the South African Police Service (Saps), South African...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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