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Biogas needs favourable REIPPPP allocation for sustainable development

By: Nadine James     17th February 2017 The measureable and sustainable development of South Africa’s biogas industry requires projects, and therefore a favourable  Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) allocation, to prove sufficient financial viability to financial institutions is essential.... 

Product testing facility construction to be completed this year

By: Kimberley Smuts     17th February 2017 The construction of Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa’s (Redisa’s) Product Testing Institute (PTI), which started last year, is expected to be completed in the second quarter. 

Plastics|Sa Clean-Up Crews Tasked With Keeping Cape Town Beautiful During Three Major Events

     13th February 2017 Proud event greening partner of the Cape Town Cycle Tour, SA Navy Festival and Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon The Plastics|SA Clean-Up Crew has been tasked with the responsibility of ensuring that the routes and surrounding areas for three of Cape Town’s biggest spectator events are kept clean... 

Global Plastics Industry Effort To Combat Marine Litter Grows In 2016

     19th January 2017 Seven New Industry Associations Join the “Joint Declaration”; Group Will Operate as the “Global Plastics Alliance” Going Forward Seven new signatories were added to The Declaration of the Global Plastics Associations for Solutions on Marine Litter, also informally known as the “Joint Declaration”... 

Smart multi-modal supply chain unlocks Central African Republic

     11th January 2017 Since Ecolog was awarded its contract by the United nations mission MINUSCA in the Central African Republic in September 2014, the company manages successfully the delivery of 1.5 million kilograms of food and water every month to 22 different locations in the Central African Republic. Despite... 

Next four years critical to meeting Paris agreement targets

     10th January 2017 New report provides concrete recommendations for cities to meet aggressive goals and halt climate change On 1 December 2016 in Mexico City, the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and consultants Arup outlined the first emission reduction plan in order to meet the most ambitious Paris... 

New division, new products, larger presence at CONEXPO 2017

     10th January 2017 See what’s next for McCloskey International New division, equipment and features to be highlighted Screening and crushing industry leader McCloskey International will clearly demonstrate its continued growth with a significant increase in its presence at CONEXPO/CON-AGG 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.... 

Property Point opens applications for enterprise development programme

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     20th December 2016 Enterprise development vehicle Property Point, a Growthpoint Properties initiative, has invited entrepreneurs that have businesses operating in the property industry to apply for its next two-year enterprise development programme intake before January 31, 2017. As part of its latest intake,... 

Research ongoing to further develop biogas in South Africa

     9th December 2016 Despite the biogas sector being a well developed industry globally, ongoing research continues to further develop and strengthen the industry in South Africa, highlights the South African Biogas Industry Association (Sabia). The association notes that a variety of biogas applications have been... 

Corobrik’s face bricks and pavers enhance the green aspects of Menlyn Maine Central Square

     1st December 2016 Developed on principles of sustainability, the 65 000m² Menlyn Maine Central Square is a mixed-use project that forms the heart of the Menlyn Maine precinct situated in the eastern suburbs of Pretoria. The R1.8b Central Square development, co-owned by Menlyn Maine Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd... 

Wine and Olive Oil Suppliers Expo heads for Cape Town in 2017

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th November 2016 South Africa is the eighth largest producer of wine in the world with export volumes having doubled in the past ten years. According to a study commissioned by the SA Wine Industry Information & Systems (SAWIS), published in January 2015, of the R36.1 billion gross domestic product (GDP)... 

Company supports plastic waste management  

By: Sascha Solomons     25th November 2016 As part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR), plastic pipes manufacturer DPI Plastics will sponsor the inaugural African Marine Waste Network (AMWN) conference next year.   The AMWN was launched in July this year by the Sustainable Seas Trust (SST), plastics industry representative... 

Johan van den Berg

By: David Oliveira     25th November 2016 This week we feature Johan van den Berg, MD of Averda South Africa, an integrated waste management solutions provider   

Plastics|SA Helps Industry Members Prepare For An Uncertain Future

     16th November 2016 Energy experts give advice on how to face the current economic downturn by implementing energy and water solutions. The Sustainability Council of Plastics|SA and DRA Global Engineering Consultants hosted a seminar entitled “Preparing for an uncertain future” in which a panel of sustainability... 

Corobrik’s face bricks and pavers assimilate Sol Plaatje University with city of Kimberley.

     14th November 2016 A range of Corobrik’s face brick and pavers were selected for the iconic development of the new Sol Plaatje University integrated into the inner-city fabric of Kimberley in the Northern Cape. Together with the University of Mpumalanga the Sol Plaatje University (SPU) is the first new university... 

Best practice guideline aims at enabling global competitiveness

By: Nadine James     4th November 2016 National resource efficiency programme the National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA) has released its resource efficiency and cleaner production  (RECP) best practice guideline for the South African valve manufacturing industry. The objectives of the guideline are to ensure... 

Breathing New Life Into Non-Hazardous Pvc Waste From Hospitals

     31st October 2016 The Southern African Vinyls Association is making impressive progress as it aims to get South African hospitals and healthcare facilities to start separating and recycling non-hazardous waste made from polyvinyl chloride. SAVA Chief Executive Officer, Delanie Bezuidenhout, has been heading up... 

Ahrlac production set to begin in 2017 

     27th October 2016 South African defence platforms company Paramount Group announced in September its plans to begin full scale manufacture of its Ahrlac fixed-wing aircraft at a 15 000 m2 purpose-built facility at Wonderboom Airport, north of Pretoria. 

Growing appreciation for the economic and environmental contribution of South Africa’s waste pickers 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     21st October 2016 Waste pickers, or street surfers, have become as ubiquitous a sight across urban South Africa as the minibus taxi and few would argue that they control their home-made carts with just as much dexterity. To many motorists, these informal workers are seen as little more than another hazard on the... 

Growing appreciation for the economic and environmental contribution of South Africa’s waste pickers

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     21st October 2016 Waste pickers, or street surfers, have become as ubiquitous a sight across urban South Africa as the minibus taxi and few would argue that they control their home-made carts with just as much dexterity. To many motorists these informal workers are seen as little more than another hazard on the... 

Local waste management must be more efficient

By: Anine Kilian     18th October 2016 It would be difficult for South Africa to introduce taxes as a means to curb waste, as the country’s waste information system was not fully operational and, therefore, difficult to monitor, consulting group COWI waste and contaminated sites VP Torben Kristiansen said on Tuesday. Addressing... 

4 Green Stars for 4 Stan Road

     17th October 2016 Number 4 Stan Road is a slick, sculptural eight-storey intervention in the heart of Sandton. The development boasts both 4-Star Green Star SA Design and As-Built certifications from the Green Building Council of South Africa. Green building consultants, Solid Green, undertook the Green Star... 

Vlakfontein landfill first to meet South Africa’s tough new hazardous-waste requirements

By: David Oliveira     14th October 2016 South African hazardous-waste landfill sites have a new best-practice champion in multinational waste-management company Averda’s R250-million Vlakfontein high-hazardous-class landfill site, in the Vaal Triangle. It is the first landfill site of its kind in South Africa to comply with the new... 

Industries should collaborate in submitting industry waste-management plans – law firm

By: Mia Breytenbach     14th October 2016 It appears industry will soon have to collaborate and share their current research and other resources to develop industry waste management plans (IWMPs), states legal services firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. It is likely that IWMPs will not only have to comply with challenging timeframes but also... 

Vlakfontein landfill first to meet South Africa’s tough new hazardous-waste requirements

By: David Oliveira     14th October 2016 South African hazardous-waste landfill sites have a new best-practice champion in multinational waste-management company Averda’s R250-million Vlakfontein high-hazardous-class landfill site, in the Vaal Triangle. It is the first landfill site of its kind in South Africa to comply with the new... 

Big 5 Flash News

     11th October 2016 MB Crusher is the leading attachment specialist, providing materials processing equipment to the recycling, demolition, construction, landscaping and waste management industries. Crushing and screening buckets, drum-cutters and grapples are available in a complete range, suitable for all kind of... 

AfDB highlights importance of water security in supporting African growth

By: Mia Breytenbach     30th September 2016 Water is central to achieving all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) states senior adviser on inclusive and green growth to the president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Professor Kevin Urama. Speaking at the beginning of this month at World Water Week, in Stockholm, Sweden, the... 

Fibertex South Africa, manufacturers and suppliers of a wide range of geosynthetic products

     27th September 2016 Fibertex South Africa, manufacturers and suppliers of a wide range of geosynthetic products, will be participating at the Institute of Waste Management’s (IWM) Wastecon 2016 conference to be held at Emperor’s Palace, Johannesburg, between 17 and 21 October. “On display this year will be the... 

Knowledge-sharing and networking at waste management conference

     21st September 2016 Southern Africa’s premier waste management conference, WasteCon, is around the corner and attendees can look forward to thought-provoking topics and stimulating speakers. The Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA’s) biennial conference will delve into all aspects of waste... 

DoE insists 'compliant' nuclear management system contract part of procurement preparations 

By: Terence Creamer     19th September 2016 South Africa’s Department of Energy (DoE) has listed the names of several expert advisers whose services it has used over the past five years in relation to the country’s controversial nuclear procurement programme. However, the value of the various contracts was not immediately provided. The... 

Pikitup axes controversial Nair

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     9th September 2016 Johannesburg-based waste management company Pikitup has axed MD Amanda Nair with immediate effect, owing to a breakdown in the relationship of trust. Nair was placed on special leave in July, pending an internal hearing, following allegations of corrupt activity. 

Gestamp 2 solar project, Egypt

By: Sheila Barradas     2nd September 2016 The project entails the construction of a 20 MW photovoltaic plant. 

Ekurhuleni to get its own university, says new mayor 

By: African News Agency      31st August 2016 Ekurhuleni was set to get its own university, said new mayor Mzwandile Masina as he promised to speed up service delivery in the metro. “May I pause here to reiterate the call that a university for Ekurhuleni is no longer negotiable. Our determination in this regard is demonstrated by our resolve... 

Industrial symbiosis key to growth in recycling and manufacturing sectors

By: Simon Sonnekus     30th August 2016 The Industrial Symbiosis (IS) Programme delivered by the National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA) at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) campus has proven to be important in the creation of several synergies that are providing effective recycling... 

‘Green’ gas demand up, shale provides long-term opportunity

By: Kimberley Smuts     26th August 2016 The biggest potential for growth in the gas industry lies in finding additional gas resources that can replace traditional gases used in industrial processes to generate electricity, which waste management company Interwaste is doing  by generating methane gas from its landfill sites. “With... 

MB star of the world's most important trade fairs this autumn

     23rd August 2016 As usual 2016 is confirmed to be very busy for MB Crusher that, after the great success of Bauma last April, will be involved until the very end of the year in the most important international trade fairs. Fairs always represent an important opportunity to meet new clients, make tangible and... 

DEA calls on three sectors to prepare waste management plans

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     18th August 2016 Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa on Thursday published a notice to the paper and packaging, the electrical and electronic equipment and the lighting industries to prepare and submit waste management plans for approval under the National Environmental Management Waste Act. The... 

2016 engineering awards offer glimpse into South African profession's excellence

By: Samantha Herbst     18th August 2016 Creamer Media’s Engineering News was among the organisations and individuals recognised at 2016 Engineering Excellence Awards, hosted by Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) and Aon South Africa in Gauteng on Wednesday night. Engineering News received recognition for Publishing Excellence in... 

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