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Learners at school in Coronationville now have water in their taps

8th September 2021 A pipe failure in Coronationville, Randburg left the Bernard Isaacs Primary school without water for an extended period. When the repair to the pipe was finally complete, daily water restrictions were imposed, giving the community access to water between 6:00 – 6:30 am only. With the water supply... 

Weekly South African Coal Report

6th September 2021 The September roll-over sees a massive jump in spot monthly prices, with a further strengthening of the forward curve, which remains significantly backwardated. The story of coal’s meteoric price rise in 2021 has been one of expensive natural gas and underperforming renewables in the face of... 

CSIR develops polymer composite for steel pipe maker for push-fit applications

By: Schalk Burger     3rd September 2021 The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed a polymer composite solution for, and in partnership with, steel pipe manufacturer Hall Longmore. The solution advances Hall Longmore's aim to offer the South African water industry a localised push-fit application for... 

The new standard of HDPE seamless bends

3rd September 2021 Linesco Pipeline Engineering Supplies, a leading supplier of steel backing flanges to the high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe market in Southern Africa has increased its product offering to include HDPE pipe fittings.  Linesco is no stranger to HDPE pipe manufacturing, as it forms part of the... 

High standards a key step in improving the competitiveness of SA's plastics pipe sector

2nd September 2021 The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA) has highlighted the importance of adhering to local and international standards as one of the key ingredients to improving the competitiveness of the local plastic pipe industry. Earlier this year, the merSETA Plastics Chamber... 

UCD opens new depot in Cape Town 

By: Irma Venter     30th August 2021 United Container Depots (UCD) has moved from its location in Paarden Eiland to larger premises in Beaconvale, Parow, also in Cape Town. The new depot has a container stacking area of more than 20 000 m²; warehouse space of 4 000 m²; a dedicated controlled atmosphere (CA) gassing area for up to... 

SA homes becoming smarter as high speed internet becomes an essential

26th August 2021 By Shane Chorley, Head of Sales and Marketing at Frogfoot Access to affordable always-on connectivity, such as that provided by fibre, and advancement in home automation technology has resulted in a growing number of South Africans showing an interest in, and adopting smart home technologies.... 

Solving nonrevenue water challenge could improve the fortunes of communities

By: Simone Liedtke     24th August 2021 Water represents a major revenue source for municipalities, but about 41% of non-revenue water (NRW) generated by local towns and cities goes “straight down the drain”, cost-wise, laments global water technology company Xylem Africa marketing and strategy manager Chetan Mistry. NRW is water that... 

Okwa to acquire Gem Diamonds’ Botswana subsidiary for $4m 

By: Donna Slater     23rd August 2021 London-listed Botswana Diamonds (BOD) reports that Okwa Diamonds, its joint venture (JV) with Vast Resources, has conditionally agreed to acquire 100% of the share capital in Gem Diamonds Botswana (GDB) for $4-million in cash and payable in two instalments. The acquisition of GDB is conditional... 

Supplier provides hygienic pumps solution to food and beverage industry

20th August 2021 The food and beverage industries remain important contributors to the manufacturing and fastmoving consumer goods (FMCG) sectors, as well as the local economy. However, food and beverage manufacturers are some of the most highly regulated (and penalised) businesses – and rightly so, given the... 

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