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Initiative launched to stimulate adoption of fast-growing energy management standard by South African firms

25th August 2020 An initiative is under way to accelerate the adoption by South African industrial firms of the international energy management standard ISO 50001, which is designed to help improve the performance of a company’s energy-intensive assets to support cost savings and emission reductions. Although ISO... 

Biogas courses offered online despite delay

19th June 2020 As cement, aggregate and readymix concrete producer AfriSam marks ten years since the inaugural AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Design + Innovation, the 2019/20 edition is likely to set new trends. The fifth round of the biennial awards is taking place amid an era of worldwide economic... 

Lack of finance hinders energy efficiency implementation in companies

29th May 2020 Milisha Pillay argues that there has never been a more opportune time for financial institutions to become more invested in structuring financial packages that are designed to appreciate the nuances of energy efficiency projects   Fortified by steeply rising electricity prices, stricter... 

Covid-19 an opportunity for better resource management

29th May 2020 The national lockdown because of Covid-19 presents a good opportunity for manufacturing companies to improve their resource and utilities management, says government-funded programme National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) KwaZulu-Natal regional manager Kevin Cilliers. There is... 
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Butler retires as Omnia director

Frank Butler will retire as director of chemicals company Omnia at the company’s annual general meeting on September 23. He has served on the board since September 2002 and is chairperson of the board's social, ethics and risk committee.  

Cape Town’s unfinished elevated freeway requires rethinking, says Amdec CEO

Developer Amdec Group CEO James Wilson emphasises that it is imperative to reopen discussions around Cape Town’s unfinished elevated freeway. “Demolishing freeways in highly densified urban areas is a massive and costly undertaking.  It requires a clear vision, bold risk taking, and a re-ordering... 
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