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Batteries and decentralised power seen as key way to boost security of supply

1st July 2022 Industry body the South African Energy Storage Association chairperson Mikhail Nikomarov emphasises the importance of a decentralised power system and the benefits it can provide, and how this can be supported using battery energy storage systems (BESS) in the local market. “Energy storage... 

Batteries and decentralised power seen as key way to boost security of supply

1st July 2022 Industry body the South African Energy Storage Association chairperson Mikhail Nikomarov emphasises the importance of a decentralised power system and the benefits it can provide, and how this can be supported using battery energy storage systems (BESS) in the local market. “Energy storage... 

Economic strain, building ratings drive green buildings demand

24th June 2022 The economic impact of Covid-19 and the introduction of the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) in South Africa are some of the factors driving the growth of the green buildings sector, states consulting engineers WSP Africa building services regional director Alison Groves. The local market has... 

Green ratings offer benefits during economic crunch

24th June 2022 Premium and Grade-A offices that are Green Star-certified provide an average one-year income return of 8.4, compared to an average of 8.3 for non-Green Star-certified Prime and Grade-A offices, according to the MSCI South Africa 2021 Green Annual Property Index. Further, vacancy rates – based on... 

Industry body stresses need for import protection

17th June 2022 Construction industry body Cement & Concrete South Africa (CCSA) is interacting with government to legislate anti-import dumping tariffs and protection for local cement materials and products. “We have capacity to produce around 22-million tons of cement a year, and we are producing only about... 

Industry body initiatives boost research, skills building

17th June 2022 Since the launch of the Cement & Concrete South Africa (CCSA) last year, the organisation has hosted a range of educational and concrete research and development initiatives to promote research, and improve skills and education, in the cement and concrete industry. The first of these CCSA... 

Firm offers labour solutions to mines

10th June 2022 Integrated employment management solutions company Quyn will use its presence, contacts and previous experience in projects in Mozambique to supply bespoke employment management solutions to the mining sector, says Quyn Mozambique country manager Nelo Teixeira. Quyn provides a range of tailored... 

Infrastructure improvements, coherent legislation could boost industry

10th June 2022 Foreign direct investment in Mozambique has been in decline since 2013, owing to political uncertainty, falling commodity prices and security concerns. Law firm Beech Veltman CEO Warren Beech says domestic investment has, however, remained steady throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, and the... 

Hybrid energy system benefits mine, indicates sustainable momentum

10th June 2022 The approval of a solar and battery system at miner Syrah Resources’ Balama graphite operation, in Mozambique, reflects an ongoing shift in the African mining sector towards sustainability, self-reliance and cost control, states energy investment company CrossBoundary Energy mining business... 

Supplier to showcase breathalyser solution

27th May 2022 Alcohol-testing solutions provider ALCO-Safe will launch its new ALCONTROL Version 2 breathalyser solution at the A-OSH Expo event, which will be held from May 31 to June 2 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Gauteng. Although ALCO-Safe may not have the required volumes for a full... 

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