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Fresnel technology on the up in South Africa

The launch of MTN’s Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) plant has highlighted the benefits of Fresnel technology. This uses the sun to reflect heat from 242 mirror panels to ultimately create air conditioning for MTN’s data centre, converting heat into...

D-Day for greenhouse gas legislation

The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has gazetted draft regulation on 18 July 2014 with respect to the mandatory reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Government has indicated that companies will need to calculate and report on...

Responsible care commitment signed

Labchem has become the latest member of the Chemical & Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA) to sign the Responsible Care (RC) Public Commitment, thereby committing the company to implementing its guiding principles. Labchem, which operates...
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Chemical toilets ‘Violate Human Rights’

The City of Cape Town’s has been found guilty of infringing on people’s human rights. It was found that the roll out of chemical toilets unfairly discriminates against “black African” people, and violates the rights to basic sanitation and dignity...
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Uganda: keeping water sources clean

The Kitgum district water department in Uganda has embarked on a campaign for dismantling boreholes with filthy environs in a bid to let the water users maintain proper hygiene and sanitation. Kitgum district water officer Peter Oryem Okema reveals...

New line-up at UD Trucks

UD Trucks has continued its drive to expand its product range to suit local fleet owner’s exacting requirements, through tehe launch of the new Quon GW26 450 6×4 truck-tractor. This unit will compete in the popular 440 to 460hp extra heavy...
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SA responsible for majority of Africa’s pollution?

A recent report in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) revealed that South Africa is responsible for the majority of African’s carbon emissions as a result of its coal-intensive energy production. The report notes however, that...

Structural drainage lecture gets CPD Accreditation

An illustrated lecture on Structural Drainage by Kaytech’s Julian Maastrecht has recently been accredited by SAICE for CPD. Geosynthetics have been used in subsoil drains in South Africa since 1972 and the lecture presents theoretical information...