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Outa raises red flag on board appointments at Rand Water

Outa raises red flag on board appointments at Rand Water

The Organisation Outdoing Tax Abuse (Outa) has expressed its concern over the appointment of several individuals to the Rand Water board. Cabinet last week announced the reappointment of Advocate Faith Matshidiso Hashatse, Mr Lefadi Lucas Makibinyane, Ms Nomsa...

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What’s the story with SA’s water and sanitation?

South Africa’s water and sanitation has come under the spotlight in recent months. From droughts to infrastructure challenges and sewage spills, water and sanitation is on the agenda for both the public and private sectors with everyone seeking solutions to the...

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Intelligent chemistry

Intelligent chemistry

Odour control has moved from an afterthought to a primary design consideration for most collection and treatment facilities. By Annejan Visser, process engineer at QFS   Intensive urbanisation, incremental population growth, and seasonal temperature rises within...

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Replicating the sun’s fusion energy

Replicating the sun’s fusion energy

A spectacular vision is gradually becoming reality in Cadarache in the south of France. Modelled on the sun, the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) fusion system uses nuclear fusion to generate energy in order to secure humanity’s supply of...

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New ways commercial solar systems are changing the market

New ways commercial solar systems are changing the market

In the midst of fast-paced developing economies, energy markets are forced to make necessary adjustments in order to thrive. More sustainable and efficient technologies are being produced, opening the door to new alternative ways of producing energy. By Jabir Mohamed,...

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Is rapidly thawing permafrost speeding up climate change?

Is rapidly thawing permafrost speeding up climate change?

A new study has for the first time revealed that rapidly thawing permafrost is adding to the world’s growing climate change problem. The study, which was published in Nature Geoscience has for the first time comprehensively accounted for permafrost carbon release when...

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Smart water management

Smart water management

Water service authorities are seeing an increasing need to install water management devices to address growing water challenges. WASA speaks to Marcus Thulsidas, business development director, Utility Systems, about how the company’s smart electronic water control...

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Building social justice and communities

Building social justice and communities

The Independent Development Trust (IDT) is making a major difference through the implementation of strategic projects, which will help shape current and future societies that are integrated, inclusive and equipped with the skills to compete in the local and...

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The answer to reuse

The answer to reuse

One of the most robust, versatile and widely used unit operations in the treatment of wastewater worldwide is dissolved air flotation. With a growing market for wastewater reuse, the demand for these systems is expected to rise accordingly. The importance of dissolved...

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The future with Grundfos for Well Drillers

The future with Grundfos for Well Drillers

Grundfos for Well Drillers is a beneficial programme providing the best knowledge, training and tools to ease workflows and grow businesses. It’s about working smarter, thanks to product innovation. Ambition is a core value instilled in the work and culture at...

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Industry News

KSB makes B-BBEE history

KSB makes B-BBEE history

KSB Pumps and Valves has made history by becoming the first OEM pump manufacturer in South Africa to obtain Level 1 B-BBEE certification. This follows the purchase of a 30% equity stake in the company by the black female-owned Insikazi Synergies (RF) (Pty) Ltd, a...

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Infrastructure Specialist Group lets go of Ocon Brick

Infrastructure Specialist Group lets go of Ocon Brick

The Infrastructure Specialist Group (ISG) has sold clay brick manufacturer Ocon Brick to Willem Pienaar and his partner Mike Koch. CEO of ISG, Albert Weber, says the board took a decision to focus on the core business that Rocla and Technicrete afford the group, and...

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New business development officer appointed at TNPA

New business development officer appointed at TNPA

Linda Seroka has been appointed as Transnet National Ports Authority’s Business Development Officer effective 18 18 September 2018. Seroka is an experienced professional with more than 17 years of practice in developing and executing strategies to grow businesses. In...

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Keeping abreast of costs in fleet management

Keeping abreast of costs in fleet management

In the road transport and vehicle fleet sectors, there are several areas in which costs can be identified, managed and reduced. This is according to Hein Jordt, MD of Ctrack SA who says one area in road transport that has a massive impact on operating costs pertains...

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