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New technologies ease SA into a low-carbon future

New technologies ease SA into a low-carbon future

Power shortages and a transition to a lower-carbon future, in line with South Africa’s Paris Agreement commitments, will require the country to harness new technologies. Energy storage, which will be a critical element of a modern power system, offers potential for...

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Waging war on plastic is not the answer

Waging war on plastic is not the answer

Plastics SA has taken a bold stance in the midst of worldwide calls to ban and reduce plastics: waging war on plastic is not the answer. Instead, the time has come to start waging war on plastic pollution, says Anton Hanekom, executive director of Plastics SA. “To win...

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Renewables key for a climate-safe future

Renewables key for a climate-safe future

Scaling-up renewable energy combined with electrification could deliver more than three quarters of the energy-related emission reductions needed to meet global climate goals. According to the latest edition of the International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA)...

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Championing business sustainability

Championing business sustainability

As an advocate for clean, green, reliable, and economical energy solutions, ABSA has made its campus in central Johannesburg self-sufficient, thanks to a world-class energy centre and grey water plant. Clean energy Absa’s Energy Centre is the first site in the world...

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Building and construction confidence continues to dive

Building and construction confidence continues to dive

The South African building and construction industry remains under tremendous pressure, with confidence still on the decline. According to 2019Q1 cidb SME Conditions Survey, general building (GB) confidence declined by 1 index point to 33. Ntando Skosana, Project...

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Harnessing the benefits of O&M

Harnessing the benefits of O&M

Overstrand Municipality has awarded a 15-year operations and maintenance (O&M) contract to Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies South Africa to manage the municipality’s extensive water and wastewater infrastructure network. Overstrand Municipality has nine...

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Western Cape seeks to address rail crisis with new bill

Western Cape seeks to address rail crisis with new bill

Passenger rail remains the backbone of land-based public transport networks across the world. Unfortunately, the passenger rail service across South Africa, and particularly the Western Cape, has been in a state of crisis characterised by declining performance...

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Sanral signs new MoU to transform the roads sector

Sanral signs new MoU to transform the roads sector

Sanral has signed an MoU with equipment supplier Pilot Crushtec to promote transformation and empowerment in South Africa. The barriers to entry for newcomers in the roads sector are restrictive due to high cost of capital equipment and lack of expertise within the...

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Featured Articles

Engineered for generations

Engineered for generations

Meeting the current and future water storage needs of South Africa’s rural and urban communities is a top priority, as is implementing future drought countermeasures. Delayne Gray, managing director at SBS Tanks®, discusses the company’s innovative responses to these...

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Desalination: affordable, reliable, sustainable

Desalination: affordable, reliable, sustainable

Cape Town has put plans for a permanent desalination plant on hold following good rains and reports that the technology is simply too expensive. However, there are feasible options for effectively bolstering water supplies. The capital and operational costs of...

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Partnering with communities

Partnering with communities

Making a lasting difference, Sasol Mining is passing on sustainable benefits that are shaping and adding value, says Lucky Kgatle, senior vice president, Sasol Mining. Sasol has been part of the South African landscape since the 1950s and is one of the country’s...

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A hazardous waste winner

A hazardous waste winner

As the first high-hazardous landfill to be constructed in Vereeniging, Gauteng, in 24 years, Averda’s Vlakfontein Class A landfill has been built to the latest local and international standards. From planning through to operation, the Averda team is proving that the...

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Industry News

Aveng sells Infraset businesses for R200 million

Aveng sells Infraset businesses for R200 million

Construction engineering conglomerate Aveng has announced the sale of 100% of its manufacturing business unit, Aveng Infraset to Colossal Africa Consortium for a total value of R200 million. The transaction, which includes the Infraset businesses in South Africa,...

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Averda enlarges Moroccan market share

Averda enlarges Moroccan market share

Waste Management giant Averda will be extending its service offering in Morocco, following the signing of a 20 year contract with Tangier City.   The contract will see a team of local and international engineers guiding the conception, construction and management of...

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Keeping track of cargo made easy

Keeping track of cargo made easy

Tracking non-powered assets like containers, trailers and packages has just become easier thanks to a newly launched ultra-compact GPS tracking device. Ctrack’s range of BX500 and BX600 wireless, ultra-compact GPS tracking devices are ideal for use in cars, trucks and...

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