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Sunday, 24 July 2011 22:27

Has solar powers day finally dawned?

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You’ve seen them in the country - even on the odd eccentric’s home in the city - and, like many people, you may have wondered why a country with such abundant sunshine (amongst the highest in the world, averaging 8 hours a day) has failed to embrace solar power…
Contact Details Name : Philippa Kruger Company : Traffic Integrated Marketing Phone :021 425 7111 Email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. URL : After weeks of intense deliberation, South Africa’s top 100 brightest young students were announced this week by non-profit initiative Brightest…
Sunday, 24 July 2011 22:27

Shell Fuels Ferrari Title Hopes

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Fuel is a subject often discussed in Formula One circles, but nearly always in relation to its weight and repercussions on speed, or its role in pit stop strategy and the distance a Formula One car can travel before it re-fuels. Interestingly, what is often overlooked and rarely considered…
Sunday, 24 July 2011 22:27

Gautrain slowing progress elsewhere

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A shortage of low-bed heavy transport, cranes, the alarming rate of cable theft and a lack of skilled electricians has lead to a backlog in the installation and maintenance of vital electricity substations leaving many urban areas in the dark, in spite of efforts by Eskom to remedy the…
25 September 2007: South Africa will be sending an entire delegation of the country’s top businesses to London to showcase the very best this country has to offer in terms of business, trade and investment opportunities. The 5000 square metre exhibition is titled “Southern Africa’s Big Business Expo in…
The much-promised, long-awaited solar power subsidy to be offered by Eskom is set to see the light of day towards the end of the year, promising rebates of up to 30% on the installation of solar water heaters. The plan is to install up to 1 million solar-powered water…
November 1, 2007: For the first time, South Africa is to showcase its products and services in a major trade exhibition to be held in London in March 2008. Seen as the opportunity to secure foreign investment in Southern Africa, the exhibition promises to be a ‘must’ for a…
Contact Details Name : Abram Molobi Company : CBI electric: african cables Phone :084 500 9956 Email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. URL : www.cbi-electric.com In light of the recent blackouts experienced in the Greater Ekurhuleni Metropolitan area the municipality is responding to…
The effects of load shedding may have far reaching consequences for South Africa's hospitality industry, possibly affecting expected bookings for the World Cup in 2010. This is the grim warning of leaders within the hospitality trade who are scrambling to ensure that load shedding does not inconvenience their…
Sappi is adding its voice to an increasing number of business leaders asking Eskom and government to consider all options to make it economically viable for companies already producing their own power to increase output in order to assist in rectifying the current problems with South Africa's electricity supply. …
Contact Details Name : Stephen Paxton Company : TopCo Phone :021 441 2500 Email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. URL : This is an unthinkable scenario that would derail not only the South African economy but the society that is dependent on it.…
Almost like the British in the blitzes of the Second World War, South Africans have shown amazing resilience in the current energy crisis enveloping South Africa. During the blitzes, the residents of the bombed areas bitterly complained much like we South Africans do, but actually ended up, gritting…

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