Energy & Environment

An opinion by Kerry Williams, Alessandra Pardini, Alexandra Felekis, Nadiaah Singh and Garyn Rapson of Webber Wentzel The legal framework governing the generation of electricity in South Africa is the Electricity Regulation Act, 4 of 2006 (ERA). Section 7 of the ERA provides that no person may, without a license issued…
Albany, New York, December 12, 2016: Renewable energy resources and major opportunities for energy productivity exist over wide geographical areas, in contrast to other energy sources which are mainly focused in a limited number of countries. A recent report titled “Renewable Energy Top 5 Emerging Markets Industry Guide-2016”, has been…
Expo and conference to focus on major industry trends   “The power and energy landscape in Africa is undergoing significant change” says Evan Schiff, African Utility Week event director, adding that current trends include “the availability of private investment for power and energy projects, the fast development of energy storage,…
Thursday, 01 December 2016 16:07

The Visible Impact of the PV Renting Project

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One year after Dieter Ortmann, CEO and founder of the German maxx-solar & energie, started planning the project, the first pilot system was commissioned. Another half a year later, students now benefit from the system and maxx-solar energy and GreenFin have launched a financing tool to make PV renting available…
Monday, 14 November 2016 13:03

Relaunch of the maxx-solar academy Cape Town

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Mayor Patricia de Lille and Minister Wolfgang Tiefensee, Freestate of Thuringia, Germany inaugurated today themaxx-solar academy in cooperation with SARETEC The maxx-solar academy was established in 2011 by the German Solar Energy Society DGS and the maxx I solar energy PTY Ltd. Since than more than 1500 engineers, architects, craftsmen…
Johannesburg, 5 October 2016: The theme of this year’s World Architecture Month, celebrated every year in October, has been announced by the International Union of Architects (IUA) as “Design a better World”. At the start of this important month for thebuilt environment, the South African Council for the Architectural Profession…
“Keeping our community clean and neat is the responsibility of every one of us,” says Donna-Mari Noble, Communications Manager of Mpact Recycling. Furthering this social objective by encouraging communities to recycle was a major motivation behind Mpact Recycling’s partnership with the glamorous 2016 Mrs South Africa pageant. “How better to…
Thursday, 22 September 2016 13:42

Partnering up in KwaZulu-Natal to save rhinos

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The beautiful 700ha Gwahumbe Game & Spa in Mid-Illovo, KwaZulu-Natal, is the latest private reserve to join the ranks of others which have dehorned their rhinos. Its partnership with Husqvarna and Hilton veterinary surgeon Dr Ryan van Deventer will, hopefully, ensure the survival of the lodge’s last remaining male rhino,…
Friday, 05 August 2016 11:23

Go Green, Switch to Solahart

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Shortage of energy is one of the biggest crises that the world is facing right now, with fossil fuels rapidly depleting and escalating the process of global warming (by creation of greenhouse gases). As the melting of ice on the Poles speed up owing to dangerous emission levels, scientists and…
Towards a Marine Waste Strategy for Africa Plastics|SA participated in the launch of the African Marine Waste Network that took place in Port Elizabeth recently. Speaking at the event that took place at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Anton Hanekom, Executive Director of Plastics|SA, highlighted the local plastics industry’s pro-active…
PIETERMARITZBURG, KWAZULU-NATAL, 14TH JULY 2016 - Mandela Day is a global call to action that promotes the idea that each person has the power to transform the world, therefore on the 18th of July 2016, the Cascades Lifestyle Centre in Pietermaritzburg is partnering with two leading conservation groups, the Dusi…
After three weeks of intense voting, pv magazine and Hanwha Q CELLS is happy to declare the South African-German Maxx-Solar Energy as the winner for its inventive project: delivering innovative financing solutions for solar PV in Africa. A total of 20 companies submitted their entries for the Installation Innovation Award,…
Wednesday, 13 July 2016 11:05

WEC Projects acquires majority stake in IWC

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ISANDO, JOHANNESBURG, 12 July 2016 – WEC Projects (Pty) Ltd, a contractor specialising in turnkey water and wastewater treatment solutions in South Africa, has acquired a majority stake in Industrial Water Cooling (Pty) Ltd (IWC), a company specialising in cooling tower and industrial cooling solutions, IWC announced today.  The partnership…
The Onderstepoort Veterinary Genetics Laboratory (VGL) at the University of Pretoria has developed a ground-breaking technique to collect and catalogue DNA from rhinos and rhino horn which could lead to more convictions of poachers and reduce rhino poaching in Southern Africa.   Known as RhODIS, Rhino DNA Index System, the…
ISANDO, JOHANNESBURG, 12 July 2016 – WEC Projects (Pty) Ltd, a contractor specialising in turnkey water and wastewater treatment solutions in South Africa, has acquired a majority stake in Industrial Water Cooling (Pty) Ltd (IWC), a company specialising in cooling tower and industrial cooling solutions, IWC announced today.  The partnership…

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