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Power on at Robinson Deep

South Africa’s first independent landfill gas-to-power project has begun generation in Johannesburg, providing 3megawatts (MW) of renewable electricity, enough to supply more than 5 500 homes. Project developer ENERGY Systems has started...

Wastecon 2016 is around the corner

Southern Africa’s premier waste management conference, WasteCon, is around the corner and attendees can look forward to thought-provoking topics and stimulating speakers. The Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA’s) biennial...

Changing the waste management landscape

During the past two years, South Africa’s waste management industry has witnessed updates to the National Waste Management Act. Proper and professional waste management practices are advocated, and the implementation of environmentally conscious...

Ekurhuleni gears up for water preservation

By 2025, South Africa will be one of 14 African countries classified as subject to water scarcity. It is therefore critical for local authorities such as the City of Ekurhuleni to preserve the water resources, which lie within its area of...

South Africa proud to ratify the Nagoya Protocol

The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) is proud to announce that South Africa is the first country in 2013 and the twelfth country overall to ratify the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of...

The time is ripe for biogas investment, says SABIA

The South African Biogas Industry Association (SABIA) will be launched at the Africa Energy Indaba in February 2013 by experts who believe that biogas should no longer be lumped together with other alternative energy sources, but holds enough...

Rooftop solar PV nears grid parity in SA

By Jack Ward, MD of power provisioning specialist, Powermode Renewable energy will undoubtedly play a key role in South Africa’s eventual transition to a sustainable energy economy, with all its citizens having access to a reliable source of...