Mondi launches tender for solar power at Richards Bay plant

Paper products manufacturer Mondi’s Richards Bay mill has issued a request for proposals for independent power producers to design, build, own and maintain solar PV power plants of up to 10 MW at the site. Mondi, which aims to use more green energy, invites companies with experience in developing, building and operating embedded solar facilities to apply at www.independentenergypool.com. Read More …

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Agri SA welcomes agri budget, but suggests more accountability with grants

Industry body Agri SA welcomes Agriculture Minister John Steenhuisen’s budget allocation dedicated to strengthening the agriculture sector, particularly through supporting smallholder farmers and boosting exports. Agri SA CEO Johann Kotzé says enhancing biosecurity measures, as committed to by Steenhuisen, also bode well for the sector. Read More Engineering News | Home

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Seriti progressing Mpumalanga wind energy project as it transforms to diversified energy company

Seriti Green, a Seriti Resources subsidiary, is progressing the country’s first majority black-owned wind farm, the Ummbila Emoyeni project in Mpumalanga, which would also mark the province’s pioneer wind energy facility. This was highlighted by the group during an unveiling of the project to media and key stakeholders on July 17. Read More Engineering News | Home

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Macpherson echoes Ramaphosa’s call to turn country into a construction site

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Dean Macpherson has welcomed the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa that the national government intends to turn South Africa into a construction site through increased infrastructure investment, and support for Infrastructure South Africa (ISA) as the central authority for the coordination and planning of major construction projects. “As Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure, I …

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Cape Town’s Atlantis SEZ aiming to become green-industry heartland

This month, July, will see the Greentech-focused Atlantis Special Economic Zone (ASEZ) mark two milestones, namely the breaking of ground for the first new factory to be built there, and the start of refurbishment of the site’s one pre-existing factory (which is owned by the ASEZ company). Civil infrastructure development started last year, while the project was launched in 2021. …

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Citizens can help find solutions to South Africa’s deteriorating water quality

Citizen science, where the public collects and analyses scientific data, can contribute to monitoring and testing of water quality in South Africa, delegates at the third yearly IIE MSA Water Symposium heard recently. The two-day event, themed ‘Citizen Science – Uniting Science and Society for Sustainable Solutions’, was hosted in Johannesburg by the IIE MSA’s Centre for Water and the …

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Vulindlela 2.0, green industrialisation, infrastructure at centre of GNU’s growth vision

A second round of economic reforms under Operation Vulindlela, together with green industrialisation and scaled-up infrastructure development have been placed at the centre of the Government of National Unity’s (GNU’s) agenda for driving inclusive growth and job creation, which President Cyril Ramaphosa outlined in his opening of Parliament address on Thursday night. Speaking 50 days after highly competitive elections where …

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