Wednesday, 30 November 2011 10:25

Energy project launched by mayor

The KwaDabeka Community Residential Units (CRU) Energy-Efficiency and Hot Water Pilot Project was officially launched this week by eThekwini Municipality mayor, councillor James Nxumalo, with community leaders and councillors on hand to celebrate the occasion. The launch formed part of the eThekwini Municipality’s COP17 greening project plan.
Wednesday, 30 November 2011 10:24

New appointment at DNV

Underlining the importance that South Africa offers to companies involved in climate and environmental systems, Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Climate Change and Environmental Services has recently added to their local presence in Africa by employing Grant Little to be based permanently in their Durban office as business developer manager.  
Wednesday, 30 November 2011 10:22

President Zuma opens new SABS test laboratories

The president of South Africa, Dr Jacob Zuma, together with the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, recently opened a new state-of-the-art South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) laboratory complex that provides testing, inspection and certification services for chemicals, pharmaceuticals, textiles, clothing and footwear products. The new laboratories will support South African manufacturers to meet local and international quality and safety requirements.
Graeme Kilfoil, involved with waste-water treatment in sub-Saharan Africa for the past 20 years, has been appointed by Thuthuka Group Limited to manage its Water Treatment and Reclamation Division.
Global energy management company, Schneider Electric South Africa, has teamed up with the French Ministry of Education and the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) to launch a centre aimed at training electricians, electrical technicians and electrical engineers.

Written by Nichelle Lemmer

Edna Molewa, the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, shared her excitement in hosting COP 17 with the media and delegates at a press briefing in August. The conference on climate change, which will attract an international audience, is due to take place in Durban from 28 November to 9 December.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011 09:26

7-Billion and counting

The tremendous interest generated by the Day of 5-billion on 11 July 1987 led to the establishment of World Population Day as an annual event. For more than 20 years, 11 July has been an occasion to mark the significance of population trends and related issues.
The first meeting of the Technology Executive Committee (TEC), the policy arm of the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism, was held in Bonn, Germany, recently.
For the eleventh year in succession, BASF was again included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World). The company received special recognition by the analysts for its sustainability engagement in genetically-modified organisms, product stewardship, environmental management system, climate strategy, and risk and crisis management. 
A bright future winks for Simon Alger from Cape Town and Lisa Mniki from Durban, who each walked away with a ZAR15 000 bursary from the South African Association for Energy Efficiency (SAEE) in November last year.

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