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City of Cape Town announces winning bidder for foreshore redevelopment

The City of Cape Town on Monday announced that Mitchell Du Plessis Associates (MDA) have been chosen as the winning bid for the redevelopment of the Foreshore Freeway Precinct, which includes completing the unfinished flyover that has marked the city’s skyline for more than 40 years. The City said MDA had been selected from seven […]

Companies urged to ‘proactively’ reduce their carbon footprint as second Draft Carbon Tax …

In light of National Treasury’s publishing the second Draft Carbon Tax Bill for public comment in December, systems integration specialists Jasco Group’s CEO Pete da Silva suggests that companies proactively determine their carbon footprint and implement measures to mitigate the eventual effects of the implementation of a carbon tax. Powered by WPeMatico

Electric trucks sale targeted for 2019

Truck manufacturer Volvo Trucks will start selling electric trucks in Europe in 2019, with the first units already being put into operation together with selected reference customers this year. Powered by WPeMatico

Water department seeking partnerships to strengthen policy environment

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has reiterated that it is seeking partnerships with the public and private sectors, as well as civil society, to strengthen the current water and sanitation policy environment, said Minister Nomvula Mokonyane, during the Water Infrastructure Investment Summit (WIIS), which was held in December in Sandton, Johannesburg Powered by […]

Continent has potential to gain the most from Industry 4.0, says Paramount head

Africa is not alone in its unpreparedness for shifting into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0, but it has the potential to gain the most out of such a development by finding new ways of manufacturing, says aerospace and defence company Paramount group executive chairperson Ivor Ichikowitz. Powered by WPeMatico

Smart city initiatives must be ‘part of long-term vision’ – Huawei

Using information and communication technologies, and more broadly digital technologies, in cities must be part of long-term, sustained transformative visions to ensure that a city and its systems improve over time, says Huawei Enterprise Government and Public Utility Sector VP Edwin Diender. Smart city is a concept of how city operations function as a system […]