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Roadmap for mines to comply with water use licences

As many mines grapple with the complexities of implementing and renewing their water use licences (WULs), global consulting engineers and scientists SRK Consulting have prepared a manageable system to simplify this process – complete with a training programme to put all those responsible on the same page. According to SRK Africa principal scientist Jacky Burke, […]

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P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Programme celebrates 10 billion litres of clean water globally

Six billion litres have been provided to Africa alone Procter and Gamble (P&G) mark an important milestone of their P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Programme – providing 10 billion litres of clean drinking water to needy communities around the world. (more…)

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Three killed and two wounded by elephant poachers in Garamba National Park, DRC

Five members from African Parks, including four rangers and the Park Manager, sustained injuries in a shootout with elephant poachers on April 23, 2016 in Garamba National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It is with sincere regret that we announce that three of the Rangers, Dimba Richard, Anigobe Bagare, and Matikuli Tsago […]

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AECOM KZN office one of Durban’s most sustainable buildings

AECOM has inaugurated its new KwaZulu-Natal head office in Umhlanga Ridge, believed to be the first building in Durban to have achieved a five Green Star rating from the Green Building Council of South Africa. The building’s four Green Star rating for interior design was expected to be ratified within the next couple of weeks, […]

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Hydrogen-based technologies have exciting implications for a more energy-efficient future

Towards an energy-efficient future

With mounting pressure for industries to reduce their carbon emissions, hydrogen is a ‘hot topic’ in both the motor vehicle manufacturing and renewable energy sectors. For Tshwane-based specialised engineering company RTS Africa Engineering, hydrogen-based technologies have exciting implications for a more energy-efficient future. The company is the sole agency for leading global hydrogen technology company […]

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Plastics industry joins in efforts to provide water relief to drought stricken areas

More donations of bottled water required The South African plastics industry has joined the wave of volunteers helping to bring water relief to drought-stricken areas of our country, with the Maitland office of Plastics|SA becoming a collection point for water donations made by members of the public and businesses from Cape Town’s southern and northern […]

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Photovoltaic installation provides significant savings in engineering company

TW Profile Services has been in operation since 1994 and has successfully grown into one of the largest service centres in the laser cutting and profile cutting industry in South Africa, specialising in plasma cutting, guillotine cutting, rolling and bending. “Due to our high electrical consumption, we needed to look at possible solutions and selected […]

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KSB Pumps introduces system to provide sanitation to rural villages

Viable solution to replace bucket system in rural areas

A pumping system designed to separate solids and pump waste water over longer distances holds the key to providing acceptable sanitation to rural villages and sparsely inhabited areas where, until recently, the bucket system and pit latrines were the only alternative. (more…)

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New agreement is good news for big brands and the world’s forests

At the recent Green Building Council of SA (GBCSA) Conference, an intervention to create a network of certified suppliers was agreed.  As consumers increasingly want to buy sustainably sourced products, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and allied industries are issuing a declaration about forest protection and management.  This is aimed to assure consumers of good […]

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Renewable energy sector keeps the power on

While the headlines are filled with nuclear power proposals, the renewable energy sector is quietly forging ahead and generating growth. Total investments since the Department of Energy (DOE) embarked on its alternative energy sector drive in 2012 now stand at more than R200-billion. (more…)

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