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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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New plant set to turn SA’s coffee waste into biofuels

New plant set to turn SA’s coffee waste into biofuels

A South African recycling company is building a plant that will convert the country’s coffee waste into biofuels. CEO of Verda Waste, Fischer Khambule, says the company plans to be at the forefront of industrialising the process of converting waste coffee grounds into...

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South Africans rise to the World Clean-up Day challenge

South Africans rise to the World Clean-up Day challenge

Thousands of South African’s rolled up their sleeves and took to the beaches to participate in the first ever World Clean-Up Day on Saturday, 15 September 2018. The event, which involved 144 countries and 13 million volunteers, kicked off in Fiji and moved around the...

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Radisson RED goes green

Radisson RED goes green

The Radisson RED hotel in the Silo District of Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront has been awarded Green Key status. This comes after the Radisson Hotel Group partnered with the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA). The Green Key award is a leading...

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Eskom delays completion of new long-term strategy

Eskom delays completion of new long-term strategy

Eskom on Tuesday said it had delayed the date on which its new long-term strategy would be completed, potentially unsettling investors anxious for clues as to how the struggling state firm plans to bolster its finances. The cash-strapped utility said the new strategy...

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SAHRC calls for submissions on Vaal river crisis

SAHRC calls for submissions on Vaal river crisis

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is calling on members of the Vaal community and surrounding areas to make written submissions to fully address the issues for investigation. This comes after SAHRC conducted a site inspection of the Vaal River...

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Featured Articles

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

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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Coca-Cola takes world without waste initiative to the beach

Coca-Cola takes world without waste initiative to the beach

As part of International Coastal Clean-up Day 2018, Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages (CCPB), will be hosting a beach clean-up event that will take place on Sunday, 16 September 2018, in Muizenberg, Cape Town.   The aim of the event, which ties into the company’s “World...

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