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SAPVIA supports large and small IPP procurement for long-term capacity

1st March 2021 Industry body the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) COO Niveshen Govender says the organisation supports the implementation of technology-specific, nuanced procurement programmes based on long-term capacity requirements to facilitate cheaper power. Energy security is a... 

New cement and concrete industry body aims for growth, value, sustainability

1st March 2021 A new industry organisation Cement and Concrete South Africa (CCSA) was launched on March 1 to create long-term shared value and industry growth in South Africa through collaboration, skills development, innovation and the highest standards in sustainable cement and concrete materials and... 

Probe finds Mpumalanga, Gauteng hydrogen sulphide levels above WHO recommendations

1st March 2021 An ongoing probe by the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) to determine the cause of the high levels of air pollution reported in Mpumalanga and Gauteng during the week of February 11 to 17 has determined that sulphur dioxide (SO2) levels were in compliance with ambient... 

Sibanye-Stillwater provides full bursaries to 12 top matriculants

26th February 2021 Twelve top-performing matriculants from disadvantaged schools around precious metals miner Sibanye-Stillwater's South African operations will be awarded full bursaries to pursue tertiary studies at local universities. “We are extremely pleased to be able to provide these top learners, who have... 

Global crude steel production up 4.8% y/y in January

26th February 2021 Crude steel production for the 64 countries that provide data to the global industry body the World Steel Association (worldsteel) increased by 4.8% year-on-year to 162.9-million tonnes in January. Production in Africa, the US, Japan and the European Union (EU) had, however, decreased, worldsteel... 

Hyprop warns of up to 46% decrease in distributable income

26th February 2021 Specialised shopping centre real estate investment trust (Reit) Hyprop expects its distributable income a share for the six months ended December 31, 2020, to be between 43% and 46% lower year-on-year at between 181c and 191c. The company attributes the decline mainly to the negative impact of... 

Stellenbosch University building achievest A-rating energy efficiency certificate

26th February 2021 Stellenbosch University (SU) received the very first Electrical Performance Certificate (EPC) for any building in South Africa, with its Admin B building receiving an A-rating for electrical consumption of 48 kWh per square metre. This is in adherence to the amendment to the National Energy Act... 

Successful marine mining vessel repair leads to two more ship repair projects

26th February 2021 The successful repair of the Gariep mining vessel, operated by  De Beers Marine, in November has led to two further ship repair projects being booked for 2021 at the Port of Cape Town, the Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT) said on February 25. The Gariep mining... 

JCB appoints Bell to distribute its equipment in South Africa

26th February 2021 Construction equipment manufacturer JCB has appointed materials handling subsidiary and distributor Bell Equipment South Africa as the distributor for the full range of JCB construction equipment from May 1. Bell Equipment Sales South Africa (Bessa) will be JCB's distributor in the key South... 

New technologies can reinvigorate traditional production in developing countries

26th February 2021 New technologies can reinvigorate traditional production sectors and speed up industrialisation and economic structural transformation, says United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) technology and logistics division director Shamika Sirimanne. She adds that developing countries... 

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