National register of polluters necessary to deal with water pollution, says DWS

The establishment of a national register of polluters will be key to dealing with the pollution of the environment and water sources in South Africa, says Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu. This emerged as one of the resolutions of a workshop on ‘Water Services Authorities impacting the Vaal River’, where he told delegates that the Department of Water and …

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Speakers outline green hydrogen challenges, infrastructure hurdles

South Africa’s green hydrogen economy faces complexities and challenges, both upstream and downstream, and this requires technological disruption and commitment beyond the current value chain. This was how EPCM Global Engineering CEO Tumi Kgomo summarised the ‘Overcoming challenges of developing a robust infrastructure for hydrogen production, transportation and storage’ session, during the 2024 Hydrogen Economy Discussion event, held in Johannesburg this …

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Solar PV sector provides many opportunities for South Africa, but there are challenges

The growth of the photovoltaic (PV or solar) sector worldwide has resulted in a current manufacturing overcapacity, which has driven down the prices of PV modules by almost 50%, solar PV installation company Solarworld MD Gregor Küpper pointed out on Friday. He was addressing a media conference in Cape Town. Consequently, he cautioned against trying to create solar PV module …

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Opinion: Moving from hype to reality – how green hydrogen’s role in the energy transition …

In this article, EY Africa strategy and transactions leader Quintin Hobbs writes about the growth in green hydrogen demand and the related growth in electrolyser demand. It is now clear that green hydrogen will play a pivotal role in the global energy transition, especially in hard-to-decarbonise heavy industry sectors that include chemical manufacturing, steelmaking, cement and transport.  Read More Engineering News …

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Tiger Brands unveils brand new Black Cat peanut butter factory in Krugersdorp

Food processing company Tiger Brands has unveiled a new peanut butter manufacturing facility for its Black Cat brand in Chamdor, Krugersdorp. Having moved from another facility in Randfontein, the company has invested R300-million in the new facility that offers more space, increased peanut processing capability and the opportunity for research and development to improve its products. Read More Engineering News | Home

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South Africa seeks to secure global plastics pollution treaty by balancing competing interests …

South Africa will seek to secure a legally binding global plastics pollution and marine litter treaty in negotiations at upcoming global meetings by balancing competing demands, Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy told the media on April 12. The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment will participate in the fourth Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-4) meeting to be held in Ottawa, …

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Electricity outlook for winter

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses the halt in loadshedding over recent weeks; what South Africans should expect for the higher-demand winter period; and the longer-term outlook for South Africa’s electricity sector. Read More Engineering News | Home

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MDPMI provisional report to be published in October

The provisional report for the Media and Digital Platforms Market Inquiry (MDPMI) is expected to be published in October, the Competition Commission announced following the conclusion of the nearly month-long public hearings. The Competition Commission held the hybrid public hearings from March 4 to March 27 to obtain input from stakeholders, including media associations, academics, print and broadcast media, community …

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