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Growthpoint’s Cintocare Hospital development first healthcare property to achieve Africa’s …

JSE-listed real estate investment trust Growthpoint Properties’ Cintocare specialised surgical hospital development, in Pretoria, has become the first healthcare property or the first facility of its kind in South Africa, and Africa, to be awarded a Green Star rating. Cintocare received a five-Green Star Customer Healthcare design certification from the Green Building Council South Africa […]

CCBSA installs new ceramic water filtration system at its Polokwane plant

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) has successfully installed a new ceramic water filtration system at its Polokwane bottling plant. It expects the system to deliver almost R2.6-million in water savings a year. Powered by WPeMatico

Creecy has had no formal communication on possible exclusion of FGD at Medupi

Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Barbara Creecy reports that she has had no formal communication from Eskom with regards to it potentially not installing flue-gas desulphurisation (FGD) systems at the Medupi power station in line with a previous commitment to do so. FGD technologies are used to remove sulphur dioxide (SO2) from flue gases and […]

Replacing world’s costliest 500 GW of coal with solar and wind would shave $23bn off system costs

Replacing the costliest 500 GW of coal with solar photovoltaic (PV) and onshore wind would cut power system costs by up to $23-billion a year and reduce annual carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by around 1.8 gigatons, equivalent to 5% of total global CO2 emissions in 2019, a new report shows. The study also shows that […]

New Africa-focused IPP venture emerges following buy-out

A new Africa-focused renewables independent power producer (IPP) has been formed following a buy-out of Building Energy’s Africa and Middle East business by a joint venture comprising Building Energy’s management and Inspired Evolution’s Evolution II Fund. Rebranded Red Rocket and headquartered in Cape Town, the enterprise was originally founded in 2012 as the Africa and […]

Grinaker-LTA predicts construction woes will pass, emerging sectors will shore up industry

Although the construction industry is experiencing serious headwinds as a result of stagnant growth, low business confidence, a lack of investment and, most recently, the impact of Covid-19-related restrictions, construction multinational Grinaker-LTA says there will always be a need for the development and maintenance of infrastructure. It adds that technological advances and emerging sectors, such as the […]