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Helping African cities respond to climate change

THE recent release of the Working Group I Sixth Assessment Report by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has confirmed the risks and...

Infrastructure heavyweight amps up ESG efforts

GLOBAL infrastructure consulting firm AECOM has launched Sustainable Legacies, its strategy for reaching ambitious environmental, social and governance (ESG) objectives. CEO Troy Rudd said this...

Professional services firm joins the race to net zero

PROFESSIONAL services firm WSP Global recently announced its commitment to ambitious climate action to achieve net zero emissions across its value chain by 2040....

It’s a go for Durban’s hydrogen economy

DURBAN could soon be on the path to being a major player in South Africa’s budding ‘hydrogen economy’, with plans to position the city...

Circular economy of world’s biggest clean-up day this year

WITH plastic pollution high on the global agenda due to the ongoing pollution of rivers and oceans, this year’s World Cleanup Day will be...

It’s a go for Durban’s hydrogen economy

Durban could soon be on the path to being a major player in South Africa’s budding ‘hydrogen economy’, with plans to position the city...

How manufacturing can boost the circular economy

By Michael Ouissi THE manufacturing industry faces what is likely to be the most fundamental shift ever in its business model. Since the beginning of the...

Big plastics recycler switches to solar

EXTRUPET one of the largest recyclers of plastics in African has switched to renewable energy, making it one of the first companies in the...

New waste regulations bring circular economy a step closer

TETRA Pak South Africa has welcomed Section 18 Regulations to the National Environmental Management: Waste Act (NEMWA) which came into effect from 5 May...

SMEs urged to go solar to minimise power pricing and supply threats

THE electricity sector has been in the spotlight recently with the impact of a 15.62% increase in electricity tariffs and frequent power interruptions. Against this...

Sector coupling essential if emissions revolution to succeed

By Seydou Kane There is a rapidly growing awareness of the need to decarbonise energy supply, and we have recently seen dramatic shifts start to...

How forestry, forest products can help solve global challenges

THE International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) has released its biennial Sustainability Progress Report which demonstrates progress in seven key areas of...

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Sweet success for Durban sugar factory project

Bosch Projects is a joint winner in the 2021 CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards, for the UCL 175 TCH Factory Expansion Project, in the...

Slow lane: road closure alert for N3

THE road closure caused by the reconstruction of the slow lane on the busy N3 Durban-bound from Sanctuary Road to Link Road in Town...

Truck body builder bullish about growth prospects

BUSINESS at truck body and trailer-building company Serco has improved this year compared with 2020 but is still below that achieved in 2019. This is...

Global kudos for engineering work on Hillcrest reservoir

CONSULTING engineering firm Knight Piésold received commendations in the consulting engineer category at the Construction World’ 2021 Best Projects Awards for two of its...