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Sydhavn Metro Line, Denmark

By: Sheila Barradas     18th May 2018 A joint venture has been awarded the design-and-build contract for Line 4 of the Sydhavn Metro Line. 

Southern African Supply Chain Association Joins Global Initiative To Transform Public Health Supply Chains

23rd April 2018 Leading Southern African supply chain association SAPICS has been appointed a board member of “People that Deliver”, a global initiative that aims to improve health outcomes by promoting sustainable workforce excellence in health supply chain management. “We are very proud to have this... 

Mining firms from China to Canada watch as Greenland holds election

By: Reuters     21st April 2018 With melting ice expanding access to the Arctic, investors from China to Canada are watching Greenland's election next week for signs of the political will to get a flagging mining programme on the island back on track. Greenland is hoping rising commodity prices can help attract foreign... 

Four South African cities strive to make all new buildings zero-carbon 

By: Simone Liedtke     16th April 2018 Residents and businesses moving into new buildings in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Tshwane will soon enjoy lower energy bills, and will generate fewer greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions, reducing their climate change impact. High-efficiency energy performance requirements are being developed... 

German ruling likely blessing in disguise for platinum - RBPlat 

By: Martin Creamer     6th March 2018 The German Federal Court ruling on diesel car emissions, which could cost transgressors eight-billion euros in fines a year, is seen as a likely blessing in disguise for platinum, Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) CEO Steve Phiri said on Tuesday. The global backlash against diesel-engine cars,... 

FLSmidth concludes acquisition of remaining part of Sandvik Mining Systems

1st March 2018 With the transfer of assets in South Africa now completed, the previously announced acquisition of the Sandvik Mining Systems projects business has been finalised. The acquisition includes continuous surface mining and minerals handling technologies and competences that strengthen the company's... 

Diesel cars can be banned from German cities, court rules

By: Reuters     27th February 2018 German cities can ban the most heavily polluting diesel cars from their streets, a court ruled on Tuesday, a move likely to be mirrored in other parts of Europe and to force automakers to pay to improve exhaust systems or switch to cleaner vehicles. There has been a global backlash against... 

FLSmidth launches SAGwise™ total process control. An advanced process optimisation solution with less than six months return on investment.

20th February 2018 FLSmidth launches a sensory and process optimisation system designed to optimise the use of the three main consumables in SAG milling: power, media and liners. The SAGwise™ total process control system reduces energy consumption by up to 6%. This is a significant reduction considering that, by... 

Denmark will increase defence spending to counter Russia - PM

By: Reuters     17th January 2018 The Danish government expects to win backing for a substantial increase in defence spending next month, to counter Russia’s intensified military activity in eastern and northern Europe, the NATO-member’s prime minister said Monday. Denmark last week deployed 200 troops to a UK-led NATO mission in... 

Urban solutions to Africa’s problems

3rd November 2017 ‘Better city, better life’ is the United Nations' (UN's) World Cities Day, which falls on October 31 each year. This year’s theme, ‘innovative governance, open cities’, referenced the idea that urbanisation has immense potential to improve people’s lives. Given the UN’s focus on using the... 

Kallak shows jobs, revenue potential – Beowulf

By: Natasha Odendaal     21st September 2017 Aim-listed Beowulf Mining on Thursday said the development of its Kallak magnetite iron-ore project, in Sweden, into a mining operation will create direct and indirect jobs, increase tax revenues and slow down population decline in the nearby town of Jokkmokk. A socioeconomic study, initiated by... 

Copenhagen Economics to study benefits of Kallak mining operation

By: Mariaan Webb     21st July 2017 London-listed Beowulf Mining has appointed Copenhagen Economics to commission an economic study of the benefits of a mining operation at Kallak, in Sweden. The study would seek to articulate the economic benefits to Jokkmokk and Norrbotten and provide a “big picture” of how a mining operation at... 

Opinion: Hybrid energy solutions can boost viability of African mines

18th July 2017 In this opinion article, juwi Renewable Energies MD Greg Austin reflects on prospects in Africa for bilateral power purchase agreements for both grid-connected and behind-the-meter hybrid energy solutions 

Platinum for new fuel cell Mercedes cut to autocat level  

By: Martin Creamer     12th July 2017 German car manufacturer Daimler has cut the platinum loading of its new fuel cell Mercedes to catalytic converter level. “We reduced the amount of platinum by 90%, which provides a significant cost reduction. Our fuel cell is not much above the platinum loading of a catalytic converter on a... 

New Archicad solution incorporates highly anticipated stair design tool

By: Mia Breytenbach     7th July 2017 Building information modelling (BIM) software developer for architects and designers Graphisoft has locally launched Archicad 21, the latest version of a BIM software solution that introduces a new, highly anticipated Stair Tool, which features Graphisoft’s patent-pending Predictive Design... 

Big boost for platinum as world's mayors tackle urban air pollution 

By: Martin Creamer     30th March 2017 The plans of the mayors of the world’s biggest cities to tackle urban air pollution head-on are a major plus for platinum, which catalyses the exhaust systems of vehicles and is the key metal in the emergence of emission-destroying fuel cells. The clean-air programme is being spearheaded by C40... 

Climate change a 100% robust hoodwink 

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     24th February 2017   I had to explain to somebody that the United States in 1945 dropped two nuclear bombs on Japan. The first bomb was a uranium atom bomb. The second bomb was a plutonium bomb. Following the detonation of these devices USA, Britain, France, Russia developed programs to test bombs of increasing... 

End of the road for red traffic lights?

By: Irma Venter     2nd December 2016 Imagine taking the kids to school, driving to work or across town to do some shopping without ever hitting a single red traffic light. US carmaker Ford is testing technology that could make ‘riding the green wave’ a day-to-day reality. 

Ford trials tech for drivers to ride a wave of green traffic lights

By: Irma Venter     14th November 2016 Imagine taking the kids to school, driving to work or across town to do some shopping without ever hitting a single red traffic light. US carmaker Ford is testing technology that could make ‘riding the green wave’ a day-to-day reality. 

Zuma warns illicit financial outflows hinder Africa’s development 

By: African News Agency      21st September 2016 President Jacob Zuma has warned that illicit financial flows out of Africa of about $50-billion a year were depriving the continent of much needed resources for development. In a statement on Wednesday, the Presidency quoted Zuma as saying: “Illicit financial flows deprive developing countries of... 

New Kzn Branch Manager For A.B.E. Appointed

23rd June 2016 Jasper Allardice has been appointed KZN Branch Manager for a.b.e. Construction Chemicals, part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group. Jasper's career prior to joining a.b.e. this year included 18-years' service at Air Products where he rose through the ranks from Sales Engineer in Pinetown, to Area... 

Joburg slips in Networked Society rankings

By: Natasha Odendaal     22nd June 2016 Johannesburg has slipped a number of spots in the latest Networked Society City Index; however, some progress is still being made and there are signs of improvements. The 2016 edition of the report, compiled by Ericsson and released on Wednesday, ranked Johannesburg at 35, down from the 29... 

New DSV is “stronger together” as integration with UTi gathers momentum

1st June 2016 After nearly 40 years in South Africa, leading logistics provider UTi will be known as DSV with effect from 1 June 2016. The new identity and branding follows the acquisition of UTi by DSV in January 2016. DSV is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen. The new DSV has a more diversified geography and... 

From Copenhagen To Paris, Cities And Mayors Are Leading The Way On Climate Action

10th December 2015 World’s Leading Mayors Exponentially Increase Climate Action: C40 Cities Have Taken 10,000 Climate Actions Since Copenhagen On Track to Reduce Carbon Emissions by 3Gt   Africa leads in climate change adaptation   The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and research partner Arup presented... 

World leaders still coming to Paris for climate talks

By: News24Wire      19th November 2015 At least 80 world leaders are still expected in Paris on November 30 for the opening of global climate talks, despite the terrorist attacks on France, the head of the United Nations' (UN's) climate change programme said Wednesday. "COP21 continues as planned," Christiana Figueres told a press... 

Norwegian ambassador makes case for carbon capture

By: Anine Kilian     13th November 2015 Addressing climate change was one of the biggest challenges of our time, Norway Ambassador to South Africa Trine Skymoen said at the fourth South African Carbon Capture Storage (CCS) Conference, held in Sandton, Gauteng, last month. She noted that the world’s leaders would gather in Paris for COP... 

Chamber repeats delay call as National Treasury publishes carbon tax draft

By: Martin Creamer     4th November 2015 The imposition of a carbon tax should be delayed by five years, the Chamber of Mines of South Africa reiterated on Wednesday following the publication by National Treasury of a draft carbon tax Bill. The chamber said ahead of its own planned scrutiny of the draft that such a delay would be... 

COP 21 and South Africa’s position

By: Saliem Fakir     9th October 2015 South Africa is fourteenth out of the 20 or so worst emitters of greenhouse gases. Today or historically, we account for between 1% and 2% of global emissions. Even though this may be considered small, South Africa’s position as a developing but emerging economy means our leadership and moral... 

Mankind finally waking up to climate change and world poised to act – French COP21 negotiator

By: African News Agency      22nd June 2015 Ever larger and more frequent weather disasters around the world are fuelling pessimism that we can curb man-made climate change before its too late. But Laurence Tubiana is more optimistic than apocalyptic. She believes mankind is finally getting the message about the damage it is inflicting on... 

South Africa’s COP 21 contribution needs stakeholder consultation

By: Mia Breytenbach     27th March 2015 Appropriate stakeholder consultation for South Africa’s intended nationally determined contribution (INDC) to climate change is key to ensuring transparent interaction and practical proposals ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, otherwise known as the Conference of the Parties... 

Industry needs pool of professionals to assist with carbon tax 

By: Mia Breytenbach     27th March 2015 Considering National Treasury’s confirmation last month that carbon tax would be introduced in 2016, with a draft Carbon Tax Bill to be introduced later this year to allow for more public comment, industry needs carbon tax experts to assist it in managing carbon tax, says carbon emission... 

Tractebel Engineering and Lahmeyer International jointly at EWEA OFFSHORE 2015

16th March 2015 On March 10-12, wind energy specialists from all over the world met in Copenhagen on the occasion of the EWEA OFFSHORE 2015. Tractebel Engineering and Lahmeyer International, subsidiaries of the GDF SUEZ Group, presented their expanded range of services together in Hall C1 at Stand B3. These... 

Bottom-up change on ICT horizon

By: Natasha Odendaal     10th November 2014 As increasingly more “networked society” cities emerge, the application of information and communication technology (ICT) is set to challenge existing systems and drive change in the way cities work. A new report, released this week by ICT giant Ericsson, showed “fundamental change” within... 

lsmidth Signs Extensive Minerals Design And Service Agreement With Pt Antam (Persero) Tbk In Indonesia

1st October 2014 FLSmidth has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with PT ANTAM (Persero) Tbk , a diversified mining and metals company headquartered in Jakarta, Indonesia, to supply design, testing and services for developing mining projects in and around Indonesia. The MoU was signed on 3 September 2014 by Mr.... 

Local pilot carbon offset trade to show carbon tax relief measures

By: Mia Breytenbach     15th August 2014 Carbon advisory firm Promethium Carbon aims to conduct a pilot carbon offset trade by the end of this year. This pilot trade is in preparation for a future local carbon offset trading programme, says Promethium Carbon director and carbon adviser Harmke Immink. 

Arup Reveals a Vision of the Future of Rail

27th June 2014 A new report by Arup, the global engineering and design consultancy, reveals a vision of the future of rail travel in light of trends such as urban population growth, climate change and emerging technologies. Future of Rail 2050 foresees predictive maintenance of rail lines by robot drones;... 

Pandor meets with EU counterparts to drive science and tech cooperation

By: Natalie Greve     23rd June 2014 To further strengthen cooperation on science and technology between South Africa and Europe, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor will this week hold high-level meetings with her counterparts at the biennial EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF), in Denmark. ESOF 2014, taking place in Copenhagen... 

Taxation papers released for public comment

By: Callie Lombard     23rd May 2014 The National Treasury recently released two taxation papers in the space of a week for public comment. The first, released on April 29, is the Carbon Offsets Paper and the second, released on May 5, is the Review of the Taxation of Alcoholic Beverages in South Africa. Comment on the two papers is... 

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