Energy & Environment

Monday, 27 March 2017 14:40

Billions of bottles recycled in South Africa

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Over 2 billion PET plastic bottles were recycled in South Africa last year. Plastic bottle recycled tonnage in SA has grown by over 800% since 2005.  PETCO* has announced their 2016 recycling figures. These indicate that the annual PET recycling rate has grown from 52% of post-consumer bottle PET in…
The Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) is pleased to welcome Chembridge Additives as new members.  This specialist distributor of plastic additives is based in Pretoria, and began its operations in 2008 as the appointed agent for Lanxess Germany GmbH and Tanatex Chemicals GmbH - servicing a multitude of industries.  …
Strong focus on water at African Utility Week in May South Africa’s National Water Week kicks off on Monday, 20 March while globally World Water Day is celebrated on Wednesday, 22 March.   In the informal settlement of Langrug in Franschhoek, an innovative wastewater treatment project is changing the lives…
“Enriching lives in the era of energy intelligence” Huawei, the well-known global information and telecommunication giant, has signed a platinum sponsorship with African Utility Week, the leading conference and trade exhibition for African power, energy and water professionals, taking place from 16-18 May 2017 in Cape Town. The company will…
Generating value and creating agility in the evolving business landscape of power and utilities With the firm’s goal to focus on ‘future proofing’ in an effort to prepare for both foreseeable and  unforeseeable forces that are fundamentally changing the power and utilities industry, KPMG has taken up a diamond sponsorship…
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 12:37

Bupo Animal Health donates cutting edge landscaping equipment.

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Pretoria, 10 March 2017: Leading animal health industry company, Bupo Animal Health today announced that it has made a donation to a long serving landscaping services supplier, Reckson Makaringi of T-Rex Gardening Services . The donation, a set of brand new Ryobi landscaping equipment i.e a Trimtec lawnmower, Petrol chain…
Monday, 13 March 2017 09:42

Fall Armyworm Pest Spreads To Soya Beans

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The fall armyworm (FAW) plague, which has caused much damage on maize farms since first appearing in South Africa in December 2016, has now also found its way to soya bean crops. Igni Bouwer, a Laeveld Agrochem agent in the Ermelo area, says the FAW was identified on a soya bean farm in…
Nominations are open for top industry professionals and projects   “I know the energy revolution is powering up and ready to take off. We should embrace energy trade with each other”.  With these words Mr Kandeh Yumkella, UN Under-Secretary-General and Former Special Representative of the Secretary-General and CEO, Sustainable Energy…
“Drought has exposed the poor, or lack of, water management”   “The drought that has impacted many regions within South Africa for a considerable length of time now has exposed the poor, or lack of, water management (monitoring and control) ability of many water institutions, as well as the difficulties…
African Utility Week to gather 7000+ power professionals in Cape Town “Youth unemployment on the continent is a major epidemic and internship opportunities are an amazing solution to help maximize human capital development on the continent” says Daniel Antwi, co-founder of the Africa Internship Academy (AIA) that will launch its…
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…

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