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Greenpeace opposes Eskom’s application to postpone air quality legislation compliance

By: Simone Liedtke     Updated 1 hour 28 minutes ago Nonprofit organisation Greenpeace Africa on Tuesday reaffirmed its opposition to State-owned Eskom’s application for further postponements and/or suspensions from air quality legislation. The organisation explained that, in the interests of realising the Constitutional right to a healthy... 

Dynapac Equipment purchase made easy for B-BBEE and SMME contractors with Dyn@fin

Updated 5 hours ago “The focus from government organisations is to bring previously disadvantaged contractors to the mainstream construction sector. However, in order to achieve this goal, contractors require accessible equipment financing,” notes Neville Marthinussen, Business Line Manager at Dynapac South Africa.... 

Kenya, France collaborate on new Nairobi railway line

By: African News Agency      Updated 5 hours ago A French consortium will build a new railway line linking Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) and the central business district within the next two years, according to a report on Tuesday. The commuter rail, complemented by a Rapid Bus Transit System are expected to greatly... 

Ascendis Health records strengthened interim gross margin

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     18th March 2019 Ascendis Health’s gross margin for the six months ended December 31, 2018, strengthened by 260 basis points to 44.9%, mainly owing to improved raw material pricing through strategic sourcing in Farmalider and Remedica, the discontinuation of low-margin products in the Wellness, Biosciences and... 

Public-Private Growth Initiative identifies 18 ‘priority projects’ to unlock growth 

By: Terence Creamer     18th March 2019 The Public-Private Growth Initiative (PPGI), an evolving sector-based collaboration between government and business, has earmarked 18 projects across various sectors of the South African economy for priority implementation in the coming months. Minister in the Presidency Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma... 

SANDF personnel deployed to help in flood-ravaged Malawi and Mozambique

By: African News Agency      18th March 2019 South African National Defence Force (SANDF) personnel have been deployed to support humanitarian efforts in Malawi and Mozambique, "currently facing serious floods", the SANDF said on Saturday. The SANDF had committed air assets and personnel to supplement the joint inter-departmental,... 

World Water Day on 22 March: “Leaving no one behind”

15th March 2019 Water a key focus at African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa in Cape Town in May A Cape Town bottling plant has managed to reduce its waste water by over 60%, saving more than 90 million litres of municipal water since January 2017. The Epping-based The Beverage Company produces over 1.5... 

BRD arranges €46m loan to replace coal-fired plant in Bosnia

By: Reuters     15th March 2019 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has arranged a €46-million financing package to replace a highly polluting coal-fired plant in the central Bosnian town of Zenica, the bank said on Friday. The new combined gas-fired cogeneration plant, Toplana Zenica, will supply power... 

WRC, DWS launch new satellite earth observation project 

By: Natasha Odendaal     15th March 2019 The Water Research Commission (WRC), the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) and the Department of Science and Technology on Friday released a report showing the potential of a new project to monitor cyanobacteria blooms and eutrophication in South Africa's fresh waterbodies. The... 

Sibanye nonexec director Barry Davison retires in May

By: Marleny Arnoldi     15th March 2019 Precious metals miner Sibanye-Stillwater on Friday announced the retirement of independent nonexecutive director Barry Davison, effective May 28. The company stated that Davison has been an integral part of the board since the company’s inception in 2013 and has served as chairperson of... 

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