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Immediate power restoration to Joburg market critical for food safety, says Agri SA

29th October 2021 The lack of electricity at the Johannesburg market since October 26 owing to cable theft is having a disastrous impact on the quality and safety of agricultural products, agricultural industry organisation Agri SA executive director Christo van der Rheede said on October 29. “During power... 

Minerals Council calls for MineSafe summit in November, says tech to improve safety

29th October 2021 Industry organisation the Minerals Council South Africa urges the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE), organised labour, mine professional associations and mining suppliers to hold the MineSafe summit in November, as soon as possible after the elections, to address the regression in... 

WPIC highlights 100-year history of woven platinum gauze catalysts

29th October 2021 Industry organisation the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) has summarised the 100-year history of platinum woven gauze catalysts and highlighted the relevance of platinum as an efficient industrial material owing to its ductility; its resistance to corrosion, oxidation and temperature;... 

CoJ launches Web-based construction permit system

29th October 2021 The City of Johannesburg's (CoJ's) Department of Development Planning on October 28 launched its Web-based construction permit system that is designed specifically for building permit purposes. The Construction Permit Management System will be piloted until November 8 and is intended to modernise... 

SAWEA welcomes 1 600 MW of onshore wind projects to be procured under REIPPPP bid window 5

29th October 2021 The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has welcomed the announcement that 12 onshore wind projects have been included in Bid Window 5 (BW5) of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP). The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) on... 

Shining Light Award winners announced

29th October 2021 Twelve young jewellery designers – three each from Botswana, Canada, Namibia and South Africa – won awards during this year's Shining Light Awards, which is hosted by diamond miner De Beers and honours the next generation of jewellery designers. “Through the programme, we are able to help the... 

Youth employment initiative calls for funding proposals from NPOs

29th October 2021 The revitalised National Youth Service (NYS) programme, one of the components of the Presidential Youth Employment Intervention (PYEI), invites nonprofit organisations (NPOs) and nonprofit companies (NPCs) to submit innovative proposals that, through the delivery of community service activities,... 

Scatec awarded 273 MW of solar projects under REIPPPP bid window 5

29th October 2021 Renewable energy producer Scatec has had three solar projects, totalling 273 MW, included under Bid Window 5 of the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy's Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP). Scatec will sell power from the solar plants to power... 

Scaled-up waste recycling, beneficiation and waste-to-energy seen creating 150 000 jobs by 2024

29th October 2021 The 2020 National Waste Management Strategy (NWMS) posits that increased recycling and beneficiation of waste can act as a catalyst and contributor to the circular economy with the potential to create up to 150 000 new jobs by 2024, the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE)... 

Free app enables facility managers to view LED lighting savings

28th October 2021 A free smart device app and Web-based tool has been developed to enable anyone in South Africa to measure how much energy, cost and greenhouse-gas emissions savings will be achieved by switching to light-emitting diode (LED) lighting, while ensuring the quality of luminescence is maintained or... 


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