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Shoprite expands solar PV project; 19 sites outfitted

By: Donna Slater     18th February 2021 Fast-moving consumer goods company the Shoprite Group has expanded its solar photovoltaic (PV) programme, with 19 of its sites in South Africa and Namibia now boasting rooftop PV installations. There are now 18 Shoprite Group stores throughout South Africa and Namibia that use solar power,... 

Climate change mitigation efforts contribute to hydrogen fuel cell market growth

By: Donna Slater     18th February 2021 There is a growing market for hydrogen-fuelled, proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells that rely on platinum catalysts in the transportation sector, especially zero-emissions powertrains in heavy-duty and fleet commercial vehicles, according to platinum investment stimulator the World Platinum... 

Trust a turnkey energy engineering service provider for project peace of mind

18th February 2021 At a time when project budgets are increasingly under pressure, as are delivery timelines, it makes more sense for infrastructure projects to trust one vendor that offers a turnkey solution to lead and manage every step of the process, from early ideation and planning to feasibility and... 

Job initiative to train youths to install solar geysers made from recyclable materials

By: Schalk Burger     12th February 2021 Youth employment organisation Lulaway's social impact division Lulalab Foundation has developed a youth employment initiative that trains youths to assemble, install and maintain gravity-fed solar geysers that are made from recycled materials in informal settlements. The pilot phase of the... 

Successful fishing line bin project expands its footprint

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th February 2021 South Africa’s success with preventing discarded fishing line from ending up in the oceans or on beaches by using fishingline bins made from off-cuts of PVC pipe, is resulting in more than 77 new bins being manufactured for installation at beaches around the country ahead of the National Water... 

Robust planetary gearboxes for long service

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th February 2021 The G3 full line of planetary gearboxes from Zest WEG are among the world’s most robust and capable of running for 10 years before major servicing is required. With an output torque range from 400kNm to 8,750kNm, the range boasts bearings designed for over 100,000 hours of operation. These... 

New year, new lease?

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th February 2021 Know your rights before renewing your corporate lease agreement As the new year kicks off, many companies will be renewing their lease agreements for the next 12 months. For most companies, COVID-19 has had a radical impact on their space requirements.  Jamie Louw, the Financial Director of FM... 

Hyundai donates brand-new library to Palm Ridge Primary School

5th February 2021 Hyundai Automotive South Africa has donated a newly fitted library and learning centre to the Palm Ridge Primary School south of Johannesburg as part of the company’s corporate social investment programme with its focus on education. The handover of the library keys to Palm Ridge Primary at... 

Tribunal fines fire control companies for cartel conduct

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     3rd February 2021 The Competition Tribunal has found two fire control firms guilty of fixing prices, dividing markets and tendering collusively in the market for supplying, installing and maintaining fire control and protection systems. Cross Fire Management has been ordered to pay an administrative penalty, or... 

Export speed-up projects in spotlight at Richards Bay Coal Terminal  

By: Martin Creamer     28th January 2021 South Africa’s Richards Bay Coal Terminal is going all out to raise its export efficiency in a bid to counter ship queuing. With the R1.34-billion worth of stacker reclaimers and shiploaders provided in 2018 putting in solid performances, RBCT has now turned to debottlenecking conveyor projects... 

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