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Businesses will soon be able to move off Eskom’s grid

Businesses will soon be able to move off Eskom’s grid

Businesses, malls and factories will soon be able to generate their electricity and feed it into the grid. Energy Minister Jeff Radebe told the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) to license applications from businesses to be able to do so. The slight...

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All roads lead to the CSIR for SATC 2019

All roads lead to the CSIR for SATC 2019

Disruptive transport technologies will take centre stage at the 38th annual Southern African Transport Conference (SATC) to be held from 8 to 11 July 2019 at the CSIR Convention Centre in Pretoria. Endorsed by the Department of Transport and the International Road...

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Challenging the notion of green building in South Africa

Challenging the notion of green building in South Africa

The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA), together with the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS) and the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology recently launched the 2019 edition of...

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Western Cape heavy downpours to recharge dam levels

Western Cape heavy downpours to recharge dam levels

Western Cape Province has entered its winter rainy season once again; this was seen with the earlier heavy downpours across the City of Cape Town and the surroundings.  Sputnik Ratau, spokesperson from the National Department of Water and Sanitation says the rain...

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Water-tight solutions

Water-tight solutions

Faulty and incorrectly installed seals are among the most common causes of premature submersible pump failures. AESSEAL has developed one of the most comprehensive component seal product portfolios available, designed specifically to overcome these challenges. A...

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SPRAS: The new approach to wastewater

SPRAS: The new approach to wastewater

The rapid rate of urbanisation, combined with steady population growth, is placing pressure on existing wastewater treatment plants, pushing up processing and maintenance costs, as older facilities struggle to keep pace with rising inflows. IMIESA speaks to...

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The source of life

The source of life

The water and wastewater industries are the guardians of one of the world’s most important resources, and continuous investment in infrastructure and new technologies is essential to their processes.  Despite the fact that two-thirds of the earth’s surface is water,...

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Concrete contribution to solar energy

Concrete contribution to solar energy

As of 30 January 2019, a new source of solar power is boosting Eskom’s national grid from the Northern Cape town of Kathu, where a R12 billion generation plant has achieved commercial operation, following two years of construction that saw almost 65 000 m3 of concrete...

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Industry News

While the SA construction industry remains volatile, safety at heights is always a trend at A-OSH EXPO For those who live or work in the Johannesburg area, the views of the Sandton and Rosebank skylines, which are both key business areas in the city, seem to be...

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Solving the Eskom dilemma

Solving the Eskom dilemma

By Mzukisi Kota* Restructuring Eskom into separate functions is a sensible solution to many of its problems. We believe it can be done in a way that should be acceptable to unions but will not prejudice its lenders and the sovereign debt rating. The next step after...

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IIoT a focus at Pumps, Valves & Pipes Africa

IIoT a focus at Pumps, Valves & Pipes Africa

A delegation of local and international engineering professionals together with a line-up of thought-leaders in Africa’s extractive, construction, energy, food processing, agriculture, water and wastewater, and power generation industries will be at the Pumps, Valves...

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