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‘Green hydrogen’ could turn SA into an energy exporter

SOUTH Africa has traditionally been a net importer of energy, but a relatively new clean technology could be pivotal in turning the country into...

How high-efficiency motors and drives help combat climate change

GLOBAL industrial technology company ABB has called on governments and industry to accelerate adoption of high-efficiency motors and variable speed drives to help combat...

Boost for SA plastic pollution efforts as major player pledges support

SAFRIPOL, one of Africa’s leading polymer producers and marketers, has officially signed the Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) pledge. Gert Claasen, Technology and Innovation Executive at...

Bearing materials made with solar energy

Polymer bearing material producer Vesconite Bearings intends to take advantage of South Africa’s high levels of solar radiation to power some of its most...

New SaaS water quality monitoring tool

BOSCH Capital has been appointed by water governance, risk and compliance specialists CBSS to support the commercial development of the new LEGUAAN Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)...

Durban sustainability expert nets key global appointment

WASTE management company Averda has appointed two rising stars, Brindha Roberts and Mariam Ansari, as Group Director of Sustainability and Director of Plastics Recycling...

Solar industry body welcomes power utility boss’s supportive comments

THE South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) has welcomed comments made by Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter recently in support of an increased distributed...

Asphalt: when warm is ‘greener’ than hot

SINCE the Carbon Tax Act came into effect in 2019, there has been a drive towards reducing emissions in almost every sector, including the...

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...

Plastic waste: counting the true cost, charting a solution

Mounting plastic waste risks lives and diminishes sustainable change, writes Kate Stubbs, Marketing Director at Interwaste. THE use of plastic in the world is affecting and...

​ 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...

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Freight body ‘dismayed’ as cyber-attack cripples ports

THE Road Freight Association (RFA) has voiced its dismay and grave concern at the recent cyber-attack on Transnet which caused crippling delays and disruptions...

Insurer pledges R10 million to rebuild SMEs following riots

OLD Mutual Insure says it is working around the clock to finalise looting-related claims – which it is mandated to handle on behalf of...

Big rebrand for top civils stable of companies

OSBORN Engineered Products, a leading manufacturer of specialised equipment for asphalt road building, aggregate processing and concrete production has unified under the new global...

N3 upgrades on track says roads agency

CONSTRUCTION work on the upgrade of N3 from the Cato Ridge Interchange to the northern end of the Dardanelles Cutting started on 14 April...

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Freight body ‘dismayed’ as cyber-attack cripples ports

THE Road Freight Association (RFA) has voiced its dismay and grave concern at the recent cyber-attack on Transnet which caused crippling delays and disruptions...

Insurer pledges R10 million to rebuild SMEs following riots

OLD Mutual Insure says it is working around the clock to finalise looting-related claims – which it is mandated to handle on behalf of...

Big rebrand for top civils stable of companies

OSBORN Engineered Products, a leading manufacturer of specialised equipment for asphalt road building, aggregate processing and concrete production has unified under the new global...

N3 upgrades on track says roads agency

CONSTRUCTION work on the upgrade of N3 from the Cato Ridge Interchange to the northern end of the Dardanelles Cutting started on 14 April...