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Chemical disaster ‘tip of regulatory failure iceberg’

By Burt Rodrigues BY now we’ve all read and seen footage of the horrendous fire at agro-chemical giant UPL’s warehouse in Durban. This not only...

New emergency response management control room

MOBI-Claw911 has partnered with Royal HaskoningDHV to launch its new MC911 Cyber Control, emergency control room which, the companies say, will make responses to...

How to protect heritage or historic buildings from fire risk

THE issue of protecting heritage structures and other buildings containing priceless artefacts or documents from fire risk came into stark focus in mid-April when...

New vehicles and refurbs bolster service delivery at EC municipality

AN advanced new water tanker and fully equipped fire and rescue vehicle are set to significantly enhance Kouga Municipality’s ability to respond effectively to...

Desalination plant won’t be enough to avert NMB water crisis, chamber warns

ORGANISED business in Nelson Mandela Bay has welcomed the Council’s recent green light for the construction of a seawater desalination plant but warned that...

Medical waste surge expected during pandemic third wave

Waste and recycling company Averda, which has extensive medical waste treatment operations in South Africa, reports that they treated over 600 000 tons of Covid...

Hygiene practices can help limit further spread of African Swine Flu

THE recent outbreak of African Swine Flu (ASF) is a reminder that the food supply chain is under constant threat of disease or contamination...

Beware of COVID complacency in the workplace

AFTER months of lockdowns, social distancing and sanitising, it is easy to suffer from COVID fatigue and tempting to become lax when it comes...

COVID vaccinations: can bosses make them compulsory?

The notion of mandatory vaccination against COVID-19 has become a talking point for employers globally. Talita Laubscher, Partner, and Chloë Loubser, Senior Associate, Bowmans...

100-bed modular hospital boosts EC pandemic efforts

SIEMENS South Africa has joined forces with several other organisations to provide a 100-bed separate modular hospital to the Cecilia Makiwane Hospital in East...

‘Super sucker’ truck for hazmat applications

WERNER Pumps has announced a new vacuum truck designed specifically to handle hazardous material applications. “We’re calling our super sucker truck the Mammoth Vac as...

Unpacking the pandemic’s profound impact on the waste sector

ONE of the biggest changes last year was how businesses globally re-evaluated their approach to cleaning and hygiene regimes, including revision of waste management...

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Why Sanral cancelled R4bn Eastern Cape tenders

IN May, the South African National Road Agency (Sanral) announced that a "material conflict of interest" arose in the evaluation of tenders for major...

Leading car maker adopts two new earth-friendly projects

AS a major step on the road to Zero Impact Production, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has implemented two projects to dramatically reduce the...

Day Zero is inching closer but not with us yet

WHILE Nelson Mandela Bay is inching ever closer to Day Zero, the city’s taps have not yet run dry, and currently all communities in...

Company takes bargaining council for road freight and logistics industry to court

THE extension of the National Bargaining Council for the Road Freight and Logistics Industry Main Collective Agreement is bad news for employers and employees...