R/€ = 17.00 Change: 0.05
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Plumblink, Ariston and IOPSA drive high standards in geyser installation

5th July 2022 Plumblink, South Africa’s leading plumbing merchant, and Ariston, which is at the forefront of water-heating technology, have partnered with the Institute of Plumbing South Africa (IOPSA) to provide professional plumbers with refresher courses in the correct installation of domestic geysers. In... 

Has VPN reached end of life?

5th July 2022 By Simeon Tassev, MD and QSA at Galix As organisations have moved increasingly into the cloud and remote working has become both a requirement and the norm, the traditional borders of the enterprise have shifted and become more amorphous. This means that securing networks and connections can... 

Whitehaven facing legal challenges over Narrabri expansion

By: Esmarie Iannucci     5th July 2022 Coal miner Whitehaven Coal is facing a legal challenge to the State Significant Development Consent for the Narrabri Stage 3 extension project, in New South Wales, which was granted by the state’s Independent Planning Commission (IPC) in April this year. The proposed extension would extend the... 

Genesis confirms bid for Dacian Gold

By: Esmarie Iannucci     5th July 2022 ASX-listed Genesis Minerals on Tuesday confirmed its growth aspirations in Western Australia, unveiling a recommended takeover offer of gold miner Dacian Gold. Both Genesis and Dacian went into a trading halt at the start of the week, as reports emerged that Genesis had made a takeover offer... 

Billionaire Oppenheimer wins ban on mining at Zimbabwe farm

By: Bloomberg     4th July 2022 Billionaire Nicky Oppenheimer, South Africa’s second-richest man, won a court order to temporarily halt mineral exploration on his private family ranch in Zimbabwe. Pearline Mineral Exploration must cease any mining activities on the 65,000-hectare (251-square mile) Shangani Ranch, according to a... 

Policy uncertainty worsens; Eskom largest threat to the economy

By: Schalk Burger     4th July 2022 The North West University (NWU) Business School’s Policy Uncertainty Index (PUI) increased to 60.9 during the second quarter, from 59.7 in the first quarter, and remains well in negative territory. This is the highest level recorded since the inception of the PUI in 2016. 

The value of a biodiversity management and action plan

4th July 2022 (Virtual Showroom): The overall decline in the natural biodiversity within South Africa and globally has been in steady decline over the past two (2) centuries as a direct and indirect consequence of the growth of the human population and unsustainable management of anthropogenic activities. In... 

CTC aims to get ahead of skills lag by working with equipment manufacturers, technology researchers

By: Schalk Burger     4th July 2022 Mining industry training company the Colliery Training Centre (CTC) has established links with various original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs), technology research organisations and employers to enable it to train students and employees on the latest equipment and technologies emerging in the... 

Water scarcity and the effects on the environment:

4th July 2022 Water is a necessity for all forms of life however, it is unfortunately not evenly available throughout the globe. It is estimated that almost three-quarters of the Earth’s surface is covered by water of which only 3% is fresh water, suitable for human consumption. The WWF stated that around 2.7... 

Development Planning department develops a guideline for Involving Visual and Aesthetic Specialists in EIA Processes

4th July 2022 The Provincial Government of The Western Cape: Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning (D:EA&DP) developed a guideline for Involving Visual and Aesthetic Specialists in EIA Processes (CSIR, 2005). The guidelines apply to projects within the Western Cape, however, they provide... 

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