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Tougher economic times are forcing companies to review costs at every turn, and many have been looking at easy ways to decrease their energy bills, usually a certain way to reduce costs before having to consider retrenchments. National parking group, King Parking, has seen a 50% decrease at their…
The recent 31.3% electricity tariff hike announcement is predicted to bring yet another challenge to industry amidst the already difficult economic climate, stressing the need for sound back-up electrical utility infrastructure to be top priority. With South Africa’s industry already drawing 68% of the country’s total electricity…
Namibia’s water shortage has come to a crux. Mines and population growth require the country to consider alternative water sources. In the face of recent water shortages at mines in Namibia’s Erongo region, two of the country’s largest mines were without water for two days in June,…
Rural economic development depends on community-led solutions says the National Development Agency. By contributing R124 billion to South Africa’s GDP last year alone, agriculture offers rural South Africans the key to economic development. By harnessing the power of secondary industry and in particular processing sunflower seeds for…
In what appears to be along the lines of a soap opera, Eskom is at the centre of a political showdown surrounding the alleged “resignation” of CEO Jacob Maroga, his surprise “re-instatement” and the subsequent shock resignation of the company chair, Bobby Godsell. A number of parties have joined…
Contact Details Name : Avhapfani Tshifularo Executive Director Company : SA Petroleum Industry Association Phone :011 783-7664 Email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. URL : www.sapia.co.za The South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA) has noted with concern the high level of violence and…
The South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA) welcomes the release of draft fuel specifications and standards by the Minister of Energy, Ms Dipuo Peters. SAPIA will thoroughly consider the proposals contained in the draft position paper and make submission to the Department. The industry is going to play…
Since 2007 the price of fuel in South Africa has risen significantly. With the second price increase effective as of 04 May 2011 and another on the cards next month, the ever-widening gap between the price of diesel and petrol is of concern to diesel consumers. This note sets…
Saturday, 23 July 2011 14:30

State of the Nation 2008

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State of the Nation: South Africa 2008 is the fifth in the HSRC’s much-lauded annual compilation of essays covering contemporary aspects of South African politics, economics, society and international relations. With new editors Peter Kagwanja and Kwandiwe Kondlo at the helm, the latest edition of this critical review features…
The PET industry has invested some R130m in recycling infrastructure in South Africa and contributed more than R60m towards supporting and extending the collection of post-consumer PET nationally. The industry has also doubled its tonnage since 2005 through the introduction of the voluntary recycling levy for producers of the…
Saturday, 23 July 2011 14:30

Getting hands dirty for greater good

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Contact Details Name : Elsabe Coetzee Company : Sappi Phone :013 753 3920 Email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. URL : www.sappi.com Sappi and National Arts Festival, Innibos, has adopted a green approach to its celebrations in 2009. Sappi will be implementing a…
Saturday, 23 July 2011 14:30

Innibos 2009 puts on a green coat

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A green arts festival? Keeping in step with the stream of environmental consciousness, the theme for the Innibos Arts Festival, running from 1 to 5 July in Nelspruit, is 100% Bosbewus. Not only will evergreen artists like Johnny Clegg, Chris Chameleon, Steve Hofmeyr and Sandra Prinsloo entertain the…

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