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Carina Borralho

Carina Borralho

Carina Borralho is a former Reporter for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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German company says SA is perfect partnership

20th June 2014 In comparison to the German market, the South African market is growing but is still very small.  The market for ware washing systems is bigger in Germany and in Europe, but South Africa’s growing market potential is why the company chose to expand in it, says German manufacturer of ware washing... 

Plastic piping perfect for water systems

30th May 2014 In light of looming water scarcity in South Africa, plastic-piping solutions provider Marley Pipe Systems is constantly exploring ways of conserving water, wherever possible. “In South Africa, excess rain can cause floods on roads and in certain low-lying areas. Attenuation is carried out when... 

Technology can solve South Africa’s water problems

30th May 2014 In addition to a possible water shortage predicted by 2020, South Africa’s water problems are being exacerbated by other challenges, such as leaking pipes, ageing infrastructure and poor municipal administration, resulting in billions of public funds being wasted every year, says consulting... 

Setting standards for sugar cane

28th March 2014 To date, 3.66% of the world’s land that farms sugarcane has been certified as sustainable against the standard set by sustainability organisation Bonsucro, which is working at continuing to grow sustainability certification in sugar cane worldwide. “The 3.66% figure might seem like a small... 

Sugar cane poses some environmental threats

28th March 2014 The widespread practice of burning sugar cane prior to harvest is becoming a challenge, particularly in Southern Africa, as it causes air pollution and biomass residue (cane trash), which could otherwise be burned to generate heat and create electricity, says global policy research institute... 

Mining giant invests significantly in environmental protection

21st March 2014 South African petrochemicals giant Sasol is forced to take drastic measures with regard to environmental protection efforts, especially at its Secunda-based underground coal mining complex, which covers more than 1 1002 km and is one of the largest in the country, says Sasol spokesperson Alex... 

World to face water scarcity by 2050

7th March 2014 The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development estimates that, by 2050, more than 60% of the population in Brazil, Russia, India, Indonesia, China and South Africa, will live under severe water stress. “Unless powerful measures are taken to boost water productivity, we run the risk of... 

Desalination a solution to SA’s growing water demand

7th March 2014 Engineering, management and specialist technical services company Aurecon says that, water, which is a finite resource and is mostly allocated to users, will become significantly more expensive for South Africans, as companies will have to start using water from the ocean to produce drinking... 

Western Cape a platform for business growth

28th February 2014 The Western Cape has consistently outperformed seven of the nine provinces in South Africa in terms of average yearly growth from 2001 to 2011, according to trade, investment and promotion agency Wesgro’s 2013 report. The province’s economy averaged 4.1% growth from 2001 to 2011, outperforming... 

Promising times for Western Cape

28th February 2014 The biggest growth potential or geographical dispersion of economic activity in the Western Cape lies in the Cape metropolitan area, and the adjacent Cape Winelands district, where 85% of the real value is generated through production, states the Western Cape Provincial Treasury yearly... 

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