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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…
Mpumalanga is home to a cluster of twelve coal fired power plants with a total capacity of over 32 gigawatts owned and operated by Eskom JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, October 29, 2018/ -- A groundbreaking analysis of satellite data from 1 June to 31 August this year [1] reveals the world’s…
The City of Cape Town has joined key players and interested groups in the first of many meetings, to investigate ways to remove garbage from Cape Town’s rivers so it doesn’t make it into the ocean. Included at the meeting were Plastics|SA, the South African Department of Environmental Affairs, Woolworths,…
“Reliable, cost-effective electricity is vital not only to improving people’s lives but to the economy’s ability to attract investment and create jobs. Our Integrated Resource Plan must be carefully calibrated to ensure that energy security is not compromised,” says Black Royalty Minerals CEO Ndavhe Mareda. “In particular, a rapid and…
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 10:59

Community gym for Soweto residents

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Mofolo residents in Soweto now have a brand-new outdoor gym in their park.    The gym, which is a collaboration between Joburg City Parks and Zoo and Hi-Tec, was officially opened to the public on 17 October 2018. In celebration of the launch, Joburg City Parks and Zoo hosted an…
Agricultural Research Council (Arc) was given the opportunity to respond to the Portfolio Committee’s request to provide a progress report in response to the Auditor-General’s findings for the 2017/18 year JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, October 23, 2018/ -- The Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries today met with the Agricultural…
Managing risks of severe weather conditions is essential as under-insurance leaves individuals and businesses facing financial ruin in major weather catastrophes In Aon Benfield’s latest Weather, Climate and Catastrophe Insight Report, 2017 was flagged as the costliest year on record for natural disasters. The global economic cost of natural disasters in 2017…
Over the past 10 years, the Engen KlevaKidz’s often life-saving safety messages have reached over a quarter of a million vulnerable children. Engen KlevaKidz is an annual educational campaign that uses industrial theatre to engage and educate young learners across South Africa about the importance of paraffin safety.  Engen is South Africa’s…
GE Power scope of work at Medupi includes six turbine islands, air cooled condensers and overall project and construction management JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, October 10, 2018/ -- Marks the fifth Medupi unit to come into service, increasing plant capacity to 4,000 MW – enough power for nearly three million South African…
The Polystyrene Association of SA recently invited officials representing the City of Cape Town, Drakenstein Municipality, JG Afrika and GreenCape on a factory tour to experience first-hand how post-consumer polystyrene collected from local metros, is recycled into lightweight concrete bricks and screed. According to Adri Spangenberg, CEO of the Polystyrene…
Monday, 01 October 2018 10:38

Mining Charter III Published

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The Minister of Mineral Resources, the Honourable Gwede Mantashe (Minister) has now published the final version of the revised Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Charter for the South African Mining and Minerals Industry (Mining Charter III). Mining Charter III will come into effect immediately [1] and is purportedly published under section 100(2) of the Mineral…
The Vale Media Group, organizers of the upcoming Sub Saharan Africa Power Summit 2018 have released a limited amount of extra positions. A spokesperson for VMG confirmed ‘A limited amount of 2 Day Delegate Passes can be purchased online'  These can be bought by following this link to their website  https://bit.ly/2PR3GCz The SSA Power…

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