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Thursday, 13 December 2018 15:55

Planning for power outages and load shedding

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Take some savvy steps to minimise the impact on your lifestyle, safety and assets and if you’re heading off for the holidays, make sure that an extended power outage or surge at home does not compromise your security in any way.  Consider these savvy tips to keep you safe and sound,…
The committee wants the department to stick to the approved organogram and not create new positions because that will have an impact on the budget allocated for compensation of employees CAPE TOWN, South Africa, December 6, 2018/ -- The Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) today concluded the hearings with…
Thursday, 06 December 2018 14:45

MINA GULI MORE THAN 1/3 OF THE WAY THROUGH HER GLOBAL RUN

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100 MARATHONS IN 100 DAYS:MINA GULI MORE THAN 1/3 OF THE WAY THROUGH HER GLOBAL RUN We are using water faster than it is able to be replenished; #RunningDry Campaign Raises Awareness, Urges Change December 6, 2018. On the 4th of November at the New York Marathon, international water advocate,…
Just over 200 delegates attended the official opening of the Western Cape Wildfire Season at the Lourensford Wine Estate, Somerset West, today, 28 November 2018 which was held under the auspices of the Western Cape Umbrella Fire Protection Association (Representing all five Fire Protection Associations). Anton Bredell, the Minister of…
In February 2019, Johannesburg, South Africa will play host to Sub-Saharan Africa’s No.1 Business to Business CIO Power Summit, #CIOPOW19, which will bring together the senior IT decision makers from the IPP, PPP and National Power communities across the region to focus on Information Technology within the power sector.  The…
Mother City to welcome back 10 000+ energy and water professionals The 19th edition of the multi-award-winning African Utility Week conference and exhibition in Cape Town has obtained official U.S. Trade Fair Certification from the U.S. Department of Commerce, paving the way for a greater American participation at the event…
Engen are giving back by helping to keep our beaches clean ahead of the summer season. Marking the brand’s 25th birthday and a quarter of a century of caring, Engen management and employees decided to spend their ‘anniversary’ out in the community, embarking  on a number of clean-up initiatives around the country,…
As the oil price is steadily rising towards pre-collapse levels, the outlook for the industry is hopeful JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, November 6, 2018/ -- The outlook for Africa’s oil & gas industry is positive amid difficult operating and economic headwinds. Tough economic and external conditions have placed pressure on oil…
World Faces 40 Percent Shortage of Water in 12 years; #RunningDry Campaign Raises Awareness, Urges Change At yesterday’s New York Marathon, water advocate and ultra-runner Mina Guli laced up her running shoes to call attention to the global water crisis by starting her mammoth project of running 100 marathons in…
Woodlands Dairy and its First Choice brand have launched its latest campaign as part of its Good Movement. Encouraging the community to ‘Clean Up Your Hood For Good’, Woodlands Dairy in partnership with Kouga Municipality, is taking charge of the road that leads into Humansdorp from the N2. Revealing the large billboard on the R303, Mr. Lex Gutsche the CEO…
Eight South African chefs were awarded Trailblazer status at the SASSI Trailblazer Awards, held at Harbour House, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, Monday 29th October 2018. The eight awarded chefs are; Kayla-Ann Osborn of The Chef's Table, Durban. Ash Heeger of Riverine Rabbit, Cape Town. Glen Williams of Foxcroft, Cape Town. James Diack of Coobs,…
Tuesday, 30 October 2018 13:00

From Used Paper Towels to Firebricks

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Whilst paper towels from bathroom dispensers can be recycled, they really should not be. Given that they are used to wipe hands and mouths, they can harbour all sorts of bacteria which can contaminate entire loads of recycling. We have therefore found another use for these towels, and for other…

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