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Unique port sand bypass system successfully mimics nature

Unique port sand bypass system successfully mimics nature

The Port of Ngqura, the first port in the world to have a fixed jet pump sand bypass system, is meeting its stringent dredging targets of 240 000 tonnes of sand per year, after successfully overcoming  challenges. “This is an achievement as we are complying with the...

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How SA businesses can secure their power supply

How SA businesses can secure their power supply

Electricity tariffs have recently been increased by around 14%, and the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has approved further above inflation hikes for the next three financial years. This means that operating costs for all businesses are expected to...

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SA to introduce 4IR affiliate centre

SA to introduce 4IR affiliate centre

South Africa and the World Economic Forum (WEF) have signed a host government accord to establish an affiliate centre of the WEF's Fourth Industrial Revolution Centre (C4IR). South Africa will be joining China, India and Japan, who already have the affiliate centre....

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Coming soon: waste picker integration

Coming soon: waste picker integration

The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), together with sector role players, has developed guidelines for how municipalities can formally integrate waste pickers. Waste pickers collect between 80% and 90% of all of the post-consumer packaging and paper recycled...

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Meet the eco-warriors of the oil business

Meet the eco-warriors of the oil business

Used motor lubricant is dirty, hazardous stuff. Yet the collection of used oil in South Africa has provided business success stories for many eco-entrepreneurs who are not only making a living, but who are also making a difference to the environment. One litre of used...

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Five ways to tread a little lighter this Earth Day

Five ways to tread a little lighter this Earth Day

Earth Day is celebrated annually on 22 April. Now in its 49th year, Earth Day is one of the largest observances in the world with one billion people in 192 countries participating in activities each year. ‘Protect Our Species’, the theme for this year’s Earth Day...

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Cement industry to appeal for protection against imports

Cement industry to appeal for protection against imports

The Concrete Institute (TCI) will be lodging an appeal to the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) of South Africa to impose import tariffs on cement imports to protect producers from the mass importation of cheaper cements from countries such as China...

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Bakwena and its community

Bakwena and its community

The Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire is a prime example of a successful toll road business that serves as an important catalyst for regional socio-economic growth. Bakwena’s new commercial manager, Solomon Kganyago, speaks to IMIESA about ongoing developments....

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Embracing the future of reuse

Embracing the future of reuse

As an arid country with a low average rainfall, South Africa faces the danger of its ground- and surface water resources becoming diminished if they are not managed more carefully. The reuse of wastewater as an alternative resource will be an absolute necessity when...

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What to expect from Mariswe

What to expect from Mariswe

Mariswe’s stated aim is to engineer infrastructural solutions that build communities to improve people’s lives. Anew kid on the block?” you may ask. Not at all: rather a new name for a company that has matured and changed, and is no longer recognisable as the same...

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Waste management made for Africa

Waste management made for Africa

As a small company dealing with large projects internationally, Pasco Waste & Environmental Consulting has adopted an operating philosophy that allows it to easily slot in with the communities of the world, especially those in Africa. Established on 1 April 2000,...

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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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