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4IR: ICT and energy sectors equally crucial

Energy has played an enabling role in each of the past industrial revolutions, and the fourth is no different. But instead of powering factory machinery and steam engines, it is powering everything from communication backbone to access networks,...

Increasing automation in the construction industry

The construction industry is grappling with issues pertaining to productivity and meeting project deadlines that have been intensified following the economic recession of 2008-2009. About 2 million construction workers were let go in the United...

Disaster fund needed to clean up uMsunduzi river spill

Fish are dying in the polluted uMsunduzi River in KwaXimba. A spillage of vegetable oil and caustic acid from a Willowton Oil factory in Pietermaritzburg has created what has been dubbed as one of the worst  environmental and health disaster in the...

The death of landfill?

Landfill 2019 seeks to bring the landfill and alternative waste treatment industries together to learn about the latest techniques and developments, and provide a forum for the exchange of knowledge and ideas.  By Chris Wiid The Landfill 2019...

Tons of toxic mercury waste remains uncleared in KZN

Three thousand tons of highly contaminated toxic mercury waste remains uncleared in Cato Ridge, KwaZulu-Natal.The deadly chemical was imported and dumped by British based giant Thor Chemicals after it shut down operations in that country in the...