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New environmental targets met

Tetra Pak, the food processing and packaging solutions business, has made strong progress in 2013 towards its 2020 environmental targets, focusing on developing sustainable products, reducing environmental footprint across the value chain and...
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Power supply solutions must be integrated

“Engineering firms need to offer master planning and integrated power supply solutions on the African continent, rather than focusing on one aspect of the energy supply chain,” said GIBB Chief Supervisor, Colin Logan. “Promoting one particular...

Adressing skills shortages in eThekwini

Creating awareness and interest around critical subjects related to scarce skills in the country, is critical to the eThekwini Municipality. In partnership with the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education and the Willowton Group it recently launched...

Biofuels the way forward?

Increasing the use of biofuels is the most cost-effective way for Finland to achieve the goals of the EU’s 2030 climate and energy framework. VTT and the Government Institute for Economic Research (VATT) have completed a study commissioned by...

Mining spill turns Mexico River orange

Officials in Mexico imposed water restrictions on towns and cities along a river in the state of Sonora following a spill late last week of around 10 million gallons of contaminated wastewater containing sulfuric acid from mining operations in the...
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Progress at Ingula underway

The multi-billion Rand Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme, like many around the world of this magnitude and complexity has suffered delays not least the site closure ordered by the Department of Labour after last year’s tragic accident that claimed the...

Deep water exploration in South Africa

A joint venture between Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (CNRL) and a partner has seen the probing in search of crude in deep water 175 km off the coast of South Africa, according to chief executive of CNRL Steve Laut. “The project carries a lot of...