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​ New cheaper, simpler water desalination for industry

WITH South Africa still experiencing a drought in many areas, industries that rely heavily on water for their processes will need to take a...

Energy storage gets cleaner, quieter, lighter

WITH traditional energy sources like coal, an environmental pollutant, fast being depleted, the global gaze has turned to alternative cleaner and more cost-effective renewable...

Intelligent water boosting systems for energy savings

ENSURING the right pressure and volume of water in a building today calls not just for a reliable system but one that is energy...

On the frontlines of the war against alien vegetation

SOUTH Africa is currently facing a major environmental problem, where invasive alien plants are aggressively spreading and taking precious water and space from our...

Top sustainability rating for SA paper heavyweight

GLOBALLY accredited sustainability ratings provider EcoVadis has scored Sappi Southern Africa Platinum Medal status in its assessment of how well the company has integrated...

Oil spill shocker River clean-up may take 2 years

TRANSNET says it may take as long as two years to fully clean up the estimated 60 000 litres of crude oil which spilled...

Why this electricity industry ‘saviour’ is now a pariah

By Marcel Buckner SOMETIMES today’s hottest new product is tomorrow’s problem child, and this is true for sulphur hexafluoride (SF6), a man-made colourless, odourless gas...

Consumer goods giant’s R19bn ‘Clean Future’ commitment hailed a game changer in fight against global warming

UNILEVER’S commitment to investing 1 billion Euros (more than R19 billion) globally on technology to help it to transition away from fossil fuel derived...

Low water levels won’t stop projects, department promises

THE Department of Water and Sanitation in KwaZulu-Natal says it will oversee the speedy implementation of water infrastructure projects across the province. This despite...

What’s needed to make infrastructure-driven growth a reality?

IN light of ongoing discussions across the public and private sectors on infrastructure development as the key to South Africa’s economic growth, Consulting Engineers...

Fast track solution for KZN COVID wards

WORKING closely with the Department of Health in Kwa-Zulu Natal, TAL, a division of Norcros SA, has helped fast track an overhaul of the...

Coal mines need lower costs, higher productivity

DESPITE South Africa’s energy supply being heavily reliant on coal, weak prices and more demanding mining conditions are putting pressure on coal mines and...

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Durban refinery could be closed for months after fire

IT is likely to be several months before the Engen refinery in Durban, shut down after a fire on 4 December 2020, is operating...

Bounce back for truck builder

BUSINESS at leading South African truck and trailer building company, Serco, has recovered strongly in the last quarter of 2020 with prospects for 2021...

Harnessing water from the sea

With the global demand for clean, safe and reliable water, coupled with rising populations and urbanization, the water industry in South Africa faces unprecedented...

Economic uptick good news for M&E sector

THE Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) has welcomed the uptick in economic activity, as reflected in the positive GDP growth...