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Energy management to improve

By: Johane Turkstra     5th May 2017 Attending this year’s African Utility Week taking place from May 16 to 18, the National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA) believes that the implementation of energy management systems (EnMSes) can be beneficial for energy producers in Africa. Referring to the Industrial Energy... 

Renewable microgrids the future of African power system – research institution

By: Nadine James     5th May 2017 Self-sustaining renewable microgrids could foreseeably drive the development of Africa’s power system, resulting in quick, cost-effective electrification that enhances power security, says South African national research institution, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). CSIR... 

Manufacturing Indaba enters its 4th year - aimed at growing South African manufacturers

     3rd April 2017 The rapid advancement of technology and processes in the manufacturing industry across the world has forced South Africa to consider changing current practices and mind sets in order to be able to compete internationally.  At this edition of the Manufacturing Indaba, to be hosted at Emperors... 

Joint industrial water efficiency activities count every drop and make every drop count

     30th March 2017 The National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) will announce plans on the NCPC-SA Industrial Water Efficiency Project during a workshop to be hosted by the Royal Danish Embassy on 30 March 2017. The focus of the workshop will be on prevailing water quantity and quality challenges... 

NCPC-SA to emphasise efficiency at Naacam show

By: Marleny Arnoldi     24th March 2017 The National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA) will share its knowledge regarding resource efficiency and cleaner production methods to assist industry in lowering costs through reduced energy, water and material use during this year’s National Association of Automotive... 

Govt’s involvement in promoting energy efficiency needed

     17th March 2017 Government should be more proactive and involved in encouraging energy efficiency, as it lies at the core of sustained economic growth, says the National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA). This, along with the statement that industries and businesses must prepare more... 

Industrial manufacturers to implement energy management systems

By: Simone Liedtke     10th March 2017 The National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA) is assisting industrial manufacturing companies – such as foundries – to develop and implement energy management systems (EnMS) in line with ISO 50001 through its EnMS training programme. 

Increased awareness key to enhancing industrial water efficiency

By: Robyn Wilkinson     3rd March 2017 Increased awareness of the importance of water conservation and an enhanced sensitisation to practices that can facilitate it are some of the most effective means of eliciting a positive response to the drive to see that water efficiency practices are adopted in South Africa’s industrial... 

Overcoming the obstacles to an energy efficient SA

     2nd March 2017 Energy efficiency lies at the core of sustained industrial and economic growth in SA, and industries and businesses must prepare more sufficiently for inevitable energy price hikes, while government should be more proactive and involved in encouraging energy efficiency. These are the findings... 

Energy Efficiency Workshop

     21st February 2017 The National Cleaner Production Centre, South Africa, the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa and the Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association will host an energy efficiency workshop to highlight challenges and provide solutions to the energy challenges facing industry and business. The... 

Energy efficient qualifications finalised

By: Nadine James     17th February 2017 Occupational qualifications developed by the National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, the German Development Institute (GIZ) and the Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (Ewseta) for... 

Conference aims to foster low carbon economy

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     3rd February 2017 With South Africa’s signing of the Paris Agreement at the United Nations twenty-first Conference of the Parties in 2015 requiring it to have met certain greenhouse-gas emission reduction targets from a mitigation and an adaptation point of view by 2020, this year’s Industrial Efficiency... 

DTI-funded manufacturing intern programme saves local industry R6m

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     14th December 2016 Local industry has saved R6-million in resources, including 133 000 kℓ of water, after 16 manufacturing facilities nationwide implemented the Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) internship programme, funded by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to conduct onsite resource... 

Plastics|SA Helps Industry Members Prepare For An Uncertain Future

     16th November 2016 Energy experts give advice on how to face the current economic downturn by implementing energy and water solutions. The Sustainability Council of Plastics|SA and DRA Global Engineering Consultants hosted a seminar entitled “Preparing for an uncertain future” in which a panel of sustainability... 

Best practice guideline aims at enabling global competitiveness

By: Nadine James     4th November 2016 National resource efficiency programme the National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA) has released its resource efficiency and cleaner production  (RECP) best practice guideline for the South African valve manufacturing industry. The objectives of the guideline are to ensure... 

Western Cape’s Manufacturing Indaba looks to expand growth potential of SA’s green hub 27th October 2016

     27th October 2016 With its aspirations of becoming the green economy hub of Africa, the Western Cape and its manufacturers are looking forward to the second annual Manufacturing Indaba Western Cape on the 8th November at the Cape Town ICC, which will once again bring together the province’s industrial movers and... 

NCPC-SA confident industry will meet carbon emissions reduction targets

By: Anine Kilian     7th September 2016 The National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA) has, through its industrial energy efficiency project, assisted industry to reduce its carbon emissions by two-million tons since 2011, allowing it to confidently commit to meeting the industry target of a 6% reduction by 2020,... 

Industrial symbiosis key to growth in recycling and manufacturing sectors

By: Simon Sonnekus     30th August 2016 The Industrial Symbiosis (IS) Programme delivered by the National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA) at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) campus has proven to be important in the creation of several synergies that are providing effective recycling... 

Developing existing skills to benefit businesses

By: Sascha Solomons     22nd July 2016 To upskill professionals with degrees in the engineering industry and natural sciences, the National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA) has added an expert level course in Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production (RECP) to its range of offerings that already includes Energy... 

Next week’s Manufacturing Indaba to host minister, VIPs and international manufacturing experts

     20th June 2016 Manufacturing stakeholders are keen to keep the momentum going in their manufacturing operations, which make up South Africa’s fourth-biggest economic sector. Manufacturing saw a recent recovery despite weak demand. Manufacturing business confidence rose five index points to 23 in the second... 

SA Manufacturing Needs To Empower Small Businesses

     3rd June 2016 Small to medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) are the engine of economic growth and are essential for competitive and efficient economic growth. Research has shown that SMMEs are critical for poverty reduction and can play a particularly important role in developing countries. SMMEs are the... 

Stainless steel imports problematic – association

By: Nadine James     27th May 2016 Stainless steel industry body Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (sassda) executive director John Tarboton says some imported stainless steel products do not have the correct alloy composition to adequately fulfil their functions. He explains that this conclusion is partially... 

Energy management systems crucial in South Africa

By: Robyn Wilkinson     6th May 2016 National Cleaner Production Centre (NCPC) is assisting South African companies in instituting energy management systems to make their operations more energy efficient. This not only saves costs for companies but is also a necessity in a country where energy availability is under threat, says NCPC... 

SA Manufacturing Needs To Empower Small Businesses

     18th April 2016 Small to medium and micro enterprises are the engine of economic growth and are essential for competitive and efficient economic growth. Research has shown that SMMEs are critical for poverty reduction and can play a particularly important role in developing countries. SMMEs are the largest... 

The value of 'benchmarking' your industrial systems and processes using 'RECP'

     29th March 2016 Ai2SA hope to illustrate to industrial clients why it’s beneficial to perform “independent benchmarking” of their Industrial Systems and Processes based on the “Resource Efficiency Cleaner Production” (RECP) principles introduced by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) initiative, the... 

Water efficiency programme in first stages of development

By: Nadine James     26th February 2016 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 developing an Industrial Water... 

NCPC information-sharing portal live by June

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     17th February 2016 The Resource Efficiency and Clean-up Production Network Portal (RECPNP) developed by industrial sustainability programme the National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA) is expected to be live by June, reveals NCPC-SA director Ndivhuho Raphulu. Speaking to Engineering News Online... 

Government-funded programme to launch Phase 2 at Energy Indaba

By: Nadine James     5th February 2016 Resource efficiency programme the National Cleaner Production Centre, South Africa (NCPC-SA) will launch Phase 2 of its Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE) project, at the Energy Services (Esco) Conference, which takes place on February 17, day two of the 2016 Africa Energy Indaba.  

Minister of Trade & Industry Dr Rob Davies to address Western Cape Manufacturing Indaba

     12th October 2015 The dti Minister, Dr Rob Davies, will address the upcoming Western Cape Manufacturing Indaba on Friday 6th November in Cape Town. In what will be a not-to-be-missed opportunity, manufacturing role players and interest groups can also look forward to hearing from the MEC of Economic Opportunities,... 

Manufacturing Indaba momentum spreads to the Western Cape

     28th September 2015 Cape Town - Following the success of the recent national Manufacturing Indaba at Emperors Palace, Ekurhuleni, and the success of the KwaZulu-Natal road show of the Manufacturing Indaba, the momentum has reached the Western Cape, where manufacturers can look forward to hearing from the dti... 

Manufacturing Indaba momentum spreads to the Western Cape

     17th September 2015 Following the success of the recent national Manufacturing Indaba at Emperors Palace, Ekurhuleni, and the success of the KwaZulu-Natal road show of the Manufacturing Indaba, the momentum has reached the Western Cape, where manufacturers can look forward to hearing from the dti Minister, Dr Rob... 

The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa – Partnerships to grow the green economy

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th August 2015 “South Africa is currently ranked as one of the top three investors in the renewable energy generation sector in the world, and the South African Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) not only supports the continued development of a ‘Green Economy’ but offers a range of services and... 

Energy crisis forces SA industry to innovate

     22nd July 2015 South Africa’s energy supply challenge has created opportunities for companies to innovate in their use of energy, and to become a world leader in industrial energy efficiency, experts said in Durban on Tuesday. SA was already exporting its industrial energy efficiency knowledge and skills to 17... 

Changing the economic landscape through improved industrial efficiency

     20th July 2015 South African manufacturers have made a compelling business case for energy efficiency by cutting R1.1 billion in energy costs, reducing consumption by 1340GWh and mitigating 1.2 million tonnes of CO2 emissions. Now the driver of these significant savings is turning its attention to the growing... 

Changing the economic landscape through improved industrial efficiency

     20th July 2015 South African manufacturers have made a compelling business case for energy efficiency by cutting R1.1 billion in energy costs, reducing consumption by 1340GWh and mitigating 1.2 million tonnes of CO2 emissions. Now the driver of these significant savings is turning its attention to the growing... 

Efficiency training programme includes water and waste

By: Pimani Baloyi     26th June 2015 Resource efficiency and cleaner production specialist the National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA) is expanding its industrial energy efficiency training programme to include water efficiency and waste minimisation courses, the centre’s green skills development manager, Wynand... 

Local manufacturing needs to instil resource efficiency

By: Bruce Montiea     19th June 2015 South Africa’s manufacturing processes still need to be developed – especially in terms of resource efficiency – as the industry is still growing, says resource efficiency and cleaner production specialist the National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA) director Ndibhuho Raphulu.... 

DTI-funded programme produces 78 expert level graduates

By: Dylan Stewart     5th June 2015 Since 2010, resource efficiency programme the National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa’s (NCPC-SA’s) expert-level industrial energy efficiency courses, have produced 78 graduates, says NCPC-SA marketing and communications manager Julie Wells. 

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