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Evalution Flooring has embarked on the first phase of a sustainability project that will be the first of its kind in South Africa and will enable zero waste in the luxury vinyl tile (LVT) flooring arena. As part of its quest to curb its carbon footprint, the GreenTag Certified vinyl…
Ethiopia’s former State Minister in the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy, Mr Wondimu Tekle Sigo, Ghana Grid Co, Lilongwe Water Board and several renewable energy generation projects were amongst the winners at the annual African Power, Energy & Water Industry Awards that returned to Cape Town last week, honouring…
The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has developed a 'National Screening Tool' which is a geographically based web-enabled system that houses a wealth of environmental data obtained from a number of public and private organisations over the last few years. The purpose of this tool is to enable an applicant…
On the African continent, there is appetite for major infrastructure developments that are only hampered by challenges of capacity, whereas the picture is almost inverse in South Africa at present.  “We are sitting on a GDP growth rate of 1.5% at present that affects infrastructure investment, which is further exacerbated…
CNN’s Business Africa Correspondent, Eleni Giokos, will be the moderator of the opening session of the African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa conference and exhibition that is taking place in Cape Town from 14-16 May. The keynote addresses will be delivered during the opening session on Tuesday 14 May by:…
“I still have a good laugh every now and then when I enter a meeting and they assume I am either our CEO’s PA or the ‘marketing lady’,” says Zelda Weitz, COO of Symbion Power LLC, an independent power producer on the continent. She has lived, worked and travelled in…
Energy Minister Jeff Radebe to present event keynote address again in May The organisers of the African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa conference and exhibition, taking place in Cape Town from 14-16 May 2019, have announced a four-year partnership with the South African Ministry of Energy.  The South African Minister…
Mechanical Rotating Solutions becomes market leader in the effective joining of large pipelines Having already proven itself in the line of pump supply and refurbishment, Pretoria based Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS) has quickly established itself as a market leader in the joining of large pipelines throughout South Africa. Closing a 40mm gap…
From the 17th to the 19th of June 2020, Cape Town will play host to the first ever Agritech Africa exhibition and conference, aimed at accelerating agricultural advancements on the African continent.  Taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), the event is expected to draw thousands of professionals in the field…
Rooftop farms may be next big thing in agri-business – Signium Africa (www.signium.co.za) City-wide hydroponic rooftop farming co-operatives have the potential to become the next big thing in commercial agriculture. The prediction comes from Signium Africa, an executive search and talent management company with a large book of agri-business clients in…
Business and individuals are under-insured for the impact of weather catastrophes Just little more than a year after devastating weather catastrophes hit South Africa, KZN, Gauteng and East London have once again been battered by torrential rain and hailstorms, causing devastating floods, mudslides and a tragic loss of life.  Mandy…
African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa to gather 10 000+ in Cape Town in May“Honestly, I think the business model for energy investment needs to change” says Penny Herbst, Director Strategy for Africa GreenCo. “There are far too many players that are comfortable with the same structures for investment, selling to…

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