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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…
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…

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