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Disaster management and planning crucial to prevent a repeat of April floods

THE weather is getting wilder in KwaZulu-Natal. This year has been a record breaker, with unprecedented rainfall causing floods, landslides, and the loss of...

Invest in our planet by renewing commitment to recycling

By Marcelo Piva: Regional Sustainability Director - Middle East and Africa, Tetra Pak THE global food system is a critical but often overlooked area of...

Distribution centre badly damaged in July riots demolished

THE Mass Discounters distribution centre in Durban, which suffered extensive damage due to the July civil unrest last year, has been demolished. The work was...

Could bugs and plants with an appetite for toxins solve SA’s mining waste problem?

GENETICALLY engineered bugs and plants with an appetite for toxic waste are part of today's weaponry for ridding the planet of pollution in a...

City dismisses claims that Durban’s tap water is ‘tainted’

THIS comes after a report on Sunday by IOL media claiming Durban residents may be drinking contaminated tap water, and that the municipality is...

April floods: R3.8bn damage to infrastructure, says City

A special full council meeting was held on 18 May to update city management on the recent flood disaster recovery and rebuilding efforts. A total...

CESA challenges Sanral’s decision to cancel R17.5bn in tenders

THE board of the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) recently took the decision to cancel tenders to the value of R17.47-billion.Sanral says...

Eskom’s Bess project for renewable energy storage pushes ahead

ESKOM’S large-scale battery energy storage project, which involves installation of battery energy storage systems (Bess) at seven sites, is intended to lower electricity costs,...

Retail Property: From Covid-19 risk to stagflation risk

By John Loos: Property Sector Strategist at FNB Commercial Property Finance THE retail property market correction appears likely to continue during FNB’s economic forecast period....

Eager to trim your electricity bill? Energy monitoring could be the answer

By Aubrey Mcelnea: CEO Tsebo Facilities Management Solutions ENERGY usage has become a major cost and we can expect higher electricity prices in future. Another...

How a Hammarsdale chemical plant is saving energy to meet ESG targets

IN 2012, Buckman, a US-headquartered specialty chemical company, partnered with Energy Drive with a goal of reducing electricity usage and water consumption at Buckman’s...

Upgrades on N3 between Dardanelles and Lynnfield Park Interchange proceed apace

KEEPING the goods flowing between the port of Durban and the powerhouse of Johannesburg has always been a basic pillar of South Africa’s economic...

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Financial reports won’t save local government crisis, warns town and regional planners

By Burgert Gildenhuys: Director, BC Gildenhuys & Associates IT is unclear whether South Africa has the will or guts to confront issues contributing to the...

N3 truck blockade: It’s ‘economic sabotage’, say ministers and business

ANOTHER truck blockade saw Van Reenen's Pass on the N3, the country's main domestic trade route, being closed on Thursday 16 June. This protest...

Factory of the Year competition returns as economy bounces back

FOLLOWING a challenging two years in the manufacturing sector, Kearney, a leading management consulting firm, is excited to announce the return of the Factory...