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The personal success of the two top learners nationally in the Engen Maths and Science Schools (EMSS) Class of 2017 will be South Africa’s gain, as the pair chase their dreams of becoming an actuary and a doctor. The hard slog was all their own, admit Makyle Naidoo and Nokwenama Gumede,…
by Dady Mollo Cllr - DA Emfuleni Caucus Leader Eskom recently announced that residents will be faced with routine electricity supply interruptions. This comes as the municipality fails to repay its Eskom debt. I call upon the Gauteng Human Settlements MEC, Paul Mashatile, to intervene as this is a clear indication of…
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 10:50

Recycling your metals matter

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South Africans used more than 198 000 tonnes of metal cans, foil trays and aerosols during 2016 alone. MetPac-SA, the material recovery organisation representing the steel, tinplate and aluminium packaging industries in South Africa, is reminding South Africans that recycling their metals matter to the thousands of schools, collectors and…
The drought in the Cape region is the worst in over a century and no business sector will escape the consequences. Businesses will need to adapt to what is becoming a new normal as the effects of climate change take hold. According to Gary Ferguson from Aon South Africa’s Technical…
Fighting FAW in an integrated, ecological and sustainable way. ROME, Italy, February 16, 2018/ -- Faced with the infestation of millions of hectares of maize, most in the hands of smallholder farmers, and the relentless spread of Fall Armyworm (FAW) across most of Africa, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization…
Operating a business without water is an unfathomable thought; however, a very real reality for the industries, agribusiness and commercial operations in and around Cape Town.ESI Africa is hosting a live free-to-attend webinar discussion on Thursday, 8 March 2018, addressing the current water situation in the City of Cape Town,…
The National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC) has undertaken to bring together a group of stakeholders, including Agri SA, to deal with the devastating effects PRETORIA, South Africa, February 15, 2018/ -- The National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) on 13 February 2018 declared the ongoing drought in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape…
Although this fall armyworm attacks mostly maize plants, it may occasionally attack cotton, wheat, sorghum, soybeans, potatoes and groundnuts PRETORIA, South Africa, February 14, 2018/ -- According to a recent media release, experts expect the fall armyworm (FAW) to spread across South Africa, with the possible exception of the Western…
The Polystyrene Association of South Africa managed to take an important step forward towards mapping out the future collection, recycling and selling of polystyrene packaging by hosting a Value Chain Meeting in Cape Town recently. Attending the inaugural meeting were some of the country’s biggest retailers, representatives of the Department…
Event going ahead as planned despite water shortages Investment in water solutions is needed by the public and private sector to enable universal access, water security and resilient societies. African Utility Week will have a strong focus on water again this year from 15-17 May in Cape Town when the strategic…
The fuel prices schedule for the different zones will be published on Tuesday, 06 February 2018 CAPE TOWN, South Africa, February 5, 2018/ -- The Department of Energy informs the public of the fuel price adjustments for February 2018. South Africa’s fuel prices are adjusted on a monthly basis, informed by…
Engen Refinery, South Africa’s second-largest oil refinery, is set to undergo planned maintenance.  Starting on 5 February 2018, this scheduled activity forms part of the refinery’s ongoing maintenance programme and will run for 45 days until 30 March 2018. Jehan Zaib, General Manager of the Engen Refinery, explains that routine planned maintenance is essential…

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