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Millions for promising social innovators

MEAT Naturally and Agricool Finance were awarded joint first place in the SAB Foundation’s 10th Annual Social Innovation Awards, while Leafline Washable Sanitary Wear...

How to choose the right renewable energy solution for your small business

AGAINST the backdrop of a weak economy, businesses face further challenges when it comes to sustainable power supply. According to the 2020 CSIR Energy Report,...

Optimising DeNOx plants with in-situ gas analysers

NEW environmental legislation and companies’ self-imposed sustainability obligations have contributed to a marked increase in environmental awareness. This is especially so when it comes...

Big jump in SA polystyrene recycling

POLYSTYRENE recycling in South Africa has increased by 19%, thanks to the tremendous growth in end-markets using post-consumer polystyrene, including home décor and construction. According...

Turbine charged! Wind farm, parents join forces for crèche upgrade

PARENTS of children attending Mkhuseli Koliti Crèche, in the Thornhill community, joined in the extensive refurbishment programme to help upgrade and expand the Early...

Why this electricity industry ‘saviour’ is now a pariah

By Marcel Buckner SOMETIMES today’s hottest new product is tomorrow’s problem child, and this is true for sulphur hexafluoride (SF6), a man-made colourless, odourless gas...

Consumer goods giant’s R19bn ‘Clean Future’ commitment hailed a game changer in fight against global warming

UNILEVER’S commitment to investing 1 billion Euros (more than R19 billion) globally on technology to help it to transition away from fossil fuel derived...

How automation helps keeps a bushveld camp in the lap of luxury

A smart Hager KNX home automation system has been supplied by ElectroMechanica (EM) to its channel partner Integrated Home & Office for the Noka...

New wind energy player has a Zest for renewables

ZEST WEG has entered South Africa’s wind energy industry, combining turbine technology with its established footprint in the local economy. The development of a direct...

Paper recycling: time to box clever

SOUTH Africa’s paper recovery rate is at 68.5% with 1.2 million tonnes of recyclable paper products diverted from landfill during 2019, according to Anele...

Paper recycling: time to box clever

SOUTH Africa’s paper recovery rate is at 68.5% with 1.2 million tonnes of recyclable paper products diverted from landfill during 2019, according to Anele...

How motors and VSDs can help food and beverage plants reach sustainability goals

Variable speed drives (VSDs) and high-efficiency motors can help the industry address two key sustainability challenges – energy efficiency and water conservation, writes Brith Isaksson,...

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Metals, engineering indaba to tackle SA power supply problems

THE Southern African Metals and Engineering Indaba, which takes place on 24 and 25 May at the IDC Auditorium in Sandton will probe the...

Does extension of COVID loan scheme mean it’s a failure?

By Thakhani Masindi THE National Treasury, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) and the Banking Association South Africa launched the Loan Guarantee Scheme on 12...

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...

A Sage new way for SMEs to automate business accounting

FNB and cloud business management company Sage have announced a partnership that they say will simplify the process of transferring financial transaction history to...