Energy & Environment

The Conference is scheduled for 18 -19 October 2017 at the Coastlands Hotel & Convention Centre in Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa CAPE TOWN, South Africa, October 17, 2017/APO/ --  The South African Centre for Carbon Capture & Storage (SACCCS), in partnership with the Department of Energy, supported by the KZN:EDTEA…
Recycling used billboards made from end of life PVC banners not only help keep thousands of homeless city dwellers warm and dry, but has now also received the recognition it deserves from South Africa’s plastic recycling fraternity by walking away with a Gold Award in the category “Novel and Artistic…
Polyflor has become the only flooring manufacturer to achieve an ‘Excellent’ rating for BES 6001 certification, a standard for the Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products as certified by Britain’s Building Research Establishment (BRE), for products manufactured at its Whitefield and Teesside facilities.  According to Tandy Coleman, CEO of Polyflor SA,…
PRETORIA, South Africa, October 5, 2017/APO/ --  At the end of September 2017, South Africa concluded its one-year term at the helm of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors. South Africa’s Permanent Representative to the IAEA, Ambassador Tebogo Seokolo, was elected to serve as Chair of the…
African countries that have for decades depended on their national oil company as a key source of revenue will need to rethink business models and strategies to avoid being captive to a single energy source and to allow them to rebalance budgets JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, October 5, 2017/APO/ --  NOCs…
According to Magwanishe, the forestry sector is amongst the most labour-intensive and further demands rural based operations JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, October 5, 2017/APO/ --  The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulenani Magwanishe says the agro-processing and forestry sectors are key in growing the economy and create sustainable jobs…
The increasing availability of natural gas in South Africa represents a significant opportunity for industry to lower energy costs and improve profitability, while also moving towards cleaner emissions targets. This is being made possible through the development of a rapidly expanding gas distribution network by Virtual Gas Network (a division of CNG Holdings): the…
Virtual Gas Network (VGN), a division of CNG Holdings, recently partnered with the Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development (GDID) and the Gauteng Department of Health (GDOH) to reduce the carbon footprint of 10 state-owned hospitals, which forms part of government’s Green Initiative. By converting their coal-burning boiler systems to cleaner natural gas systems,…
Virtual Gas Network (VGN), a division of CNG Holdings and the road-based transporter of natural gas to businesses and industry within Gauteng, will be exhibiting at the Mozambique Gas Summit from 18 to 20 October. The natural gas industry in South Africa is expanding at an unprecedented rate thanks to the discovery of…
The fuel pricing schedule for the different zones will be published on Tuesday, 03 October 2017 CAPE TOWN, South Africa, October 2, 2017/APO/ -- The Department of Energy informs the public of the fuel price adjustments for October 2017. South Africa’s fuel prices are adjusted on a monthly basis, informed…
Making bed bases from old car bumpers turned out to be anything but a rubbish idea for Graham Coleman and Gianni Nosenzo of Cycliq in Wadeville – two veterans of the bedding industry whose innovative Space Base Bed Base was awarded the SAPRO Trophy for the Best Recycled Product of…
Plasticomp cc has become the latest SMME to join the Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA). According to SAVA Chief Executive Officer, Delanie Bezuidenhout, Plasticomp has successfully satisfied the criteria for membership and has been accredited as a member and signatory to the association’s Product Stewardship Commitment (PSC). “We are thrilled…

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