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The Monash University campus in South Africa is set to save about R400 000 in electricity costs annually, thanks to the installation of a large scale solar water heating system by leading solar systems integrator, Solsquare. After an energy audit revealed how the replacement of the university’s conventional geysers with…
The internationally renowned renewable energy expert, Christine Wörlen, is delivering the keynote address at the upcoming Clean Power Africa conference and exhibition in Cape Town in September. The event will focus on new opportunities in the clean energy sectors such as retrofitting hydropower to current dams, assisting the mining industry…
Recycling Week at the Brightwater Commons from the 30th August – 2nd September offers a twist this year. In addition to recycling, the centre is making it possible for the public to donate their unwanted goods thereby extending their environmental responsibility to the community.  On the 2nd September, petrol heads…
Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies South Africa (Veolia), leading water and wastewater subsidiary of Veolia Water, was recently contracted by a global engineering, procurement and construction management company to design, fabricate and supply a brackish water treatment plant for the second phase of a mine in Mauritania, Northwest Africa. In…
Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) on its own is probably the most promising of large-scale renewable energy technologies in South Africa, says Kadri Nassiep, CEO of the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI).Mr Nassiep is a headline speaker at the upcoming Solar Energy Africa as part of the Clean Power…
The Shamwari Conservation Experience programme at Shamwari Game Reserve, situated in the Eastern Cape near Port Elizabeth, recently hosted a Big Winter Sale of old clothes, books and clothes that were left behind by the volunteers who have attended the various conservation programmes over the past few months. Posters were…
The situation for those who live in informal settlements around mines is abysmal with overcrowding, a lack of proper sanitation and potable water as well as a lack of electricity the norm, says the Bench Marks Foundation. In addition, the organisation says there is a marked increased in social problems…
Part of Shamwari Group, Shamwari Game Reserve situated in the Eastern Cape, recently helped to clean up the local Blue Water Bay Beach in Port Elizabeth as part of its ongoing support for the local community. Shamwari Game Reserve's game rangers joined forces to get involved in a different side…
Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies South Africa helps upgrade sugar refinery Johannesburg, June 06 2012 – Leading water and wastewater expert and a subsidiary of Veolia Water, Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies South Africa was contracted to design, install and commission a reverse osmosis (RO) plant for one of South…
The Clean Power Africa conference and exhibition in Cape Town in September will focus on new opportunities in the clean energy sectors such as retrofitting hydropower to current dams and helping the mining industry to use excess water to provide onsite power. South Africa's Energy Minister Elizabeth Dipuo Peters will…
Thursday, 07 June 2012 13:44

Municipal Prepaid Meters Scam

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In recent years South African electricity consumers have been faced with a number of problems related to the accuracy of their meter readings and subsequent billing on their municipal accounts. These problems, having been widely publicized in the media and lead to equally widely publicized court rulings, have escalated during…
Shamwari Conservation Experience recently donated almost 500 shrubs of Spekboom to a local high school, Theodor Herzl, in Port Elizabeth to help them with their 'Greening Project'. Spekboom is indigenous to the Eastern Cape and is renowned for its absorbing abilities to take in large amounts of carbon dioxide which…

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