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Wednesday, 09 November 2011 14:17

Rhino poached at Shamwari Game Reserve

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8 November 2011 – The Shamwari Game Reserve situated in the Eastern Cape of South Africa is deeply saddened to announce that it has tragically lost an adult female rhino cow which was tranquillised and the horn gruesomely removed by poachers. A 22 month old bull calf was also tranquillised…
The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) is proud to launch an exclusive 7-day conservation programme, affording South African citizens the opportunity to gain hands-on and practical experience in conservation and wildlife as well as the overall running of the Centre. The programme welcomes participants aged between 18 and 25, which…
Johannesburg event provides very practical take on solar implementation South African Energy and Public Enterprises Ministers, Elizabeth Dipuo Peters and Malusi Gigaba are both speaking at the opening session of the upcoming Solar Energy Africa conference in Johannesburg from 19-20 September.  “Solar Energy Africa is the platform where we will…
Massive public enterprises are still battling to get maintenance off the back-burner while at the same time huge investment is going into new-build projects, according to Tracey-Lee Zurcher, the project director of Reliability & Maintenance Week, taking place in Johannesburg in November.  She continues:  "such new projects still won't help…
A database detailing all microhydro installations in Eastern and Southern Africa will be launched at the upcoming Hydropower Africa conference and exhibition in Johannesburg from 19-23 September. The web-based database will show current developments and provide information while hydropower industry professionals will also be able to update content. The driving…
Wednesday, 24 August 2011 16:34

Hydropower Africa: Go small or go home

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Small hydropower projects have proven to be major contributors to the electrification of developing countries and Sub Saharan Africa's small hydro potential still remains largely untapped, says Nicolaas Loretz, project director of Hydropower Africa that is taking place from 19-23 September in Johannesburg.  During what is Africa's largest hydropower event,…
Plastics are both a benefit and scourge to our planet.  They benefit us by reducing the bulk and weight of products, increasing the safety of products, and help make products more affordable. Plastics are a scourge when they are not handled correctly and end up accumulating in our landfills and…
Did you love maths at school? Science, maybe… but maths? It seems South Africa conforms to cliché by continuing to avoid and, still worse, flunk Maths at higher grade. Yet one needs maths to get into most scientific and engineering courses at the tertiary level. This sorry state of…
While Africa has been to some extent protected from the worst manifestations of acid rain, lead pollution and smog, it is by no means problem-free. In one of the quests for solutions, Shell SA is investing in today’s children by increasing their awareness and knowledge of environmental issues through…
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…

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