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Petrochemicals giant Sasol, which typically incinerates its waste sludge streams or sends them to hazardous waste sites, is increasing its use of composting to treat these streams at its Secunda plant, in Mpumalanga, reducing transportation and disposal costs, as...
Aside from the horrific terror attacks in Nigeria and France, the precipitous fall in the oil price has been the main news story of 2015 so far. The weakening has not only been steep, it’s been fast, with the rapidness of the change illustrated neatly in an article...
 


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The international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope – which is to be jointly hosted by South Africa and Australia with, later, outstations in other countries – may not yet exist, but international scientific working groups are already deciding what...
A free Web-based solar power plant capacity-planning tool offers project planners and developers, as well as governments, a means to assess the solar energy potential of thin-film solar PV power over an area of land. The tool was developed by thin-film solar...
As yet, no specific methodology, timeline or costs have been finalised to remedy the water ingress, excessive to contractual specifications, into the Gautrain tunnel between emergency shaft two (E2) and Park Station, says Bombela Concession Company technical and...
ASTRAPAK The group highlighted that executive strategic interventions and other group-wide business improvement imperatives were progressing favourably
The “seriously disruptive” electricity outages in South Africa have cost packaging group Astrapak more than R2-million in “irrecoverable downtime costs”, the company said on Monday, adding that the power cuts were negating some of the benefit of energy saving...
Bakkies and more affordable cars dominated South Africa’s new vehicle market in 2014. Unaudited data from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) shows that South Africa’s most popular vehicle in 2014 was the Toyota Hilux, selling 37 562 units.
EDWARD CARBUTT ISO standards provide effective ways of ensuring that even heterogeneous IT environments are managed according to business needs
Information technology (IT) systems are critical business systems and integrating IT and business development using a framework of business sustainability standards enable processes to be improved continuously, says Service Management specialist provider and...
Germany will soon be home to some of the hottest and coldest temperatures, most arid and humid conditions, hurricane force wind speeds, and highest altitudes to be found on the planet, courtesy of a new climatic test centre being built by Ford at its engineering...
With the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI’s) revised broad-based black economic-empowerment (BBBEE) codes deadline drawing closer, entities need to proactively prepare their supply chains by defining strategies to integrate the BBBEE requirements into their...
 
B1 NATIONAL ROAD Aveng Grinaker-LTA will upgrade a 10 km stretch of the road
Multidisciplinary construction and engineering group Aveng Grinaker-LTA has started upgrading the B1 national road between Windhoek and Okahandja, in Namibia, to a dual carriageway at a cost of N$239-million.
Last month news network CNN ‘African Start-Up’ profiled co-founders of recycling company Rethaka - Thato Kgatlhanye and Rea Ngwane for converting plastic bags into solar panel school bags for underprivileged children. Upcycled plastic bags are the main component of...
 
 
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To start: absolutely nothing justified the murderous attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo or on a kosher supermarket, in Paris, early this month. Both were expressions of murderous bigotry. (Alas, bigots are to be found everywhere, but, fortunately,...
I am in a substation. In the substation is some 11 000 V switchgear, a 400 V switchboard and two transformers. The room has no windows and no ventilation. I am with two others – one is the person who is responsible for the electrical design of the substation and the...
The falling price of oil continues to dominate global energy news. By mid-January, the price of crude had fallen below $50/bl for the first time since the depths of the global recession in 2009. Why has the price plunged so dramatically? The short answer is that a...
Most jobs in renewables are created during installation. This is not different from constructing a soccer stadium or building the next Carlton Centrehere there are foundations to be laid, cement poured and steel pillars to be erected they sort of amount to the same...
At the invitation of the Latvian Presidency of the European Union (EU), World Customs Organisation (WCO) secretary-general Kunio Mikuriya addressed the European Union Customs Union Group (CUG) in Brussels, Belgium on January 14. Latvia, which has responsibility for...
When making high-powered science and technology decisions, it is necessary to involve science and technology professionals. It really is. It is necessary to listen to the opinions of science and technology professionals. It really is. Do readers detect a note of...
 
 
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US President Barack Obama called on partisan American lawmakers to “turn the page” after what he dubbed as a “breakthrough year for America”, when the economy began creating jobs at its fastest pace since 1999. “Will we allow ourselves to be sorted into factions and...
Its too early to forecast what the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa’s new supply-chain-based organising model will mean for it, the future of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) and the Cosatu affiliates on whose toes Numsa will...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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