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De Hoop to begin collecting water in January

25th November 2011 The De Hoop dam on the Steelpoort river, in the Sekhukhune area, in Limpopo, will begin a partial impounding of the river in January next year. 

Brick-making business model to teach business science

18th November 2011 The Vaal University of Technology will run a brick-making machine as a model business to teach different discipline students about the various facets of profitably running a company and ensure that they have a broad understanding of the rigours of competitive business before they enter the... 

Shifting communications leads to multichannel contact centres

11th November 2011 The changing nature of communication between customers and organisations, specifically the use of different communication media, is leading to business contact centres deploying cloud-based solutions that funnel queries to the correct department or person, says the Africa territory manager of... 

Operational variance management can improve plant efficiency

11th November 2011 Managing the variability of process parameters in subsystems using real-time measurements will yield a higher chance of ideal running conditions and will improve plant efficiency and energy efficiency, said process control instrumentation and electrical equipment company Industrial Management... 

Use of spatial planning tools emerging as a business norm

11th November 2011 Companies are increasingly using spatial planning tools, called geographic information systems (GIS), to solve business problems and improve their businesses’ efficiencies, says GIS and spatial business solutions company Aspire Solutions MD Mike Steyn. 

Maintenance can yield low-cost energy efficiency benefits

11th November 2011 Maintenance of equipment, systems and plants can be leveraged to achieve low-cost, sustainable energy efficiency improvements, said electrical equipment company ABB Consulting consulting services manager Edith Kikonyogo, speaking at the Predictive Maintenance South Africa conference, in October. 

Alstom offers insight into its latest carbon-capture solutions

4th November 2011 Transport infrastructure, power generation and transmission giant Alstom has developed a number of solutions to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from new and existing power plants and is in the process of validating these solutions at commercial-scale to enable power plants to safely store... 

Korean energy companies ready to meet SA’s localisation, skills requirements

4th November 2011 Korean energy and transmission companies aim to transfer skills to South Africa and to boost local companies by using localisation programmes, says Korean electrical constructions company LPJ SA Engineering & Construction marketing manager Danny Lee. 

Nzimande sees collaborative research key to shift to knowledge-based economy

28th October 2011 Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande says funding for collaborative research and development programmes will take precedence over single-body project funding because universities and research bodies must help to broaden and develop the skills of students and people in other... 

Carbon capture has role to play, technology group argues

28th October 2011 Carbon capture and storage technologies can be used to capture 90% of the emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants, enabling existing plants to continue generating electricity to meet increased international demand for decarbonised energy, says transport infrastructure, power... 

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