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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...

Lighting the way to COVID-free business premises

Face masks and social distancing remain key weapons in the fight against COVID-19, but landlords and business owners now have a third option, writes...

Pre-fabulous! COVID clinics among hundreds of mobile buildings erected in record time

OVER a nine-month period, Kwikspace executed 630 projects, delivering and erecting more than 1 700 prefabricated, relocatable buildings covering 55 000 m² . Of these,...

No, COVID hasn’t killed off the office but…

THANKS to COVID-19, architects and designers are going to have to create buildings and workspaces that entice people back into the office and enhance...

Mid-sized companies largely defenceless in face of increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks

Medium-sized companies in South Africa are in a precarious position in terms of cybersecurity, writes Lukas van der Merwe, Specialist Sales Executive: Security, T-Systems...

SMEs see light at the end of COVID tunnel

FOLLOWING a year of unprecedented challenges, South African small and medium enterprises (SMEs) appear to have seen a glimmer of light at the end...

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R70bn green ammonia plant mega boost for NMB

IN what promises to be a significant economic boost for the Eastern Cape, a giant green ammonia export plant valued at $4.6 billion (R70...

Mayoral delegation updated on R1.2bn Gqeberha auto plant upgrade

NELSON Mandela Bay Executive Mayor Eugene Johnson visited Isuzu Motors South Africa’s Manufacturing plant recently to preview the R1.2-billion investment which will see the...

MOU signals EV focus for SA’s auto supply chain

THE Automotive industrial Development Centre Eastern Cape (AIDC EC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS). According...