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Firm attains highest construction company carbon disclosure rating

Construction firm Group Five has achieved the highest rating of any JSE Top 100-listed construction company in the 2011 Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).

Infant space agency says foundations being laid for launch of SA programme

The South African National Space Agency (Sansa) was formally launched on December 9, 2010 but began operations on April 1, 2011.

Recycling strategy could save construction sector expenditure

South Africa needs a coherent strategy for the recycling of construction and demolition (C&D) waste, states materials and minerals processing technology provider IMS Engineering.

Super Group implements carbon accounting solution

Supply chain management and fleet services business Super Group announced its implementation of carbon solutions company Greenstone’s carbon management and accounting solution to measure, manage and reduce its environmental impact, early this month.

Construction team finds shipwreck at V&A Waterfront

Construction company WBHO has found a wooden shipwreck during excavation works for a new office block in the Clock Tower precinct of the V&A Waterfront, the South African Heritage Resources Agency (Sahra) said on Thursday.

Workers last week uncove…

26 Things You Can Do With Toothpaste

Although the primary use of toothpaste is to clean and improve the aesthetic appearance and health of teeth, there are also 26 other things that you can use it for. Every household has one and every household uses it at least twice a day. And because of the common availability of toothpaste, you can try […]

Waste disposal issue becoming critical as settlements encroach on disposal sites

Waste disposal is a critical issue in South Africa. Landfills that were originally located in outlying areas, 30 years ago are now sitting alongside cities and informal townships that have mushroomed to cope with the growing population.

Sewage works disaster waiting to happen

Johannesburg – South Africa’s sewage works are a disaster waiting to happen, trade union Uasa said on Friday. “The shocking state of the country’s waste water treatment plants [are] in need of an urgent high level intervention,” Uasa spokesperson Andre Venter said in a statement. The absence of intervention is “gradually feeding the disaster which […]

How to survive without Eskom

“I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait ’til oil and coal run out before we tackle that.” Thomas Edison (1847–1931) What is Energy? We know it can’t be destroyed, only transformed from one form to another.  Oxford Dictionary says: ’ […]

Carton recycling creates local jobs

The local recycling of juice and milk cartons, produced by packaging company Tetra Pak South Africa, has created 18 jobs and removed the need to ship the recovered cartons to India for recycling, says Tetra Pak South Africa environmental manager Rodney…