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The impact of NEMLAA4 on SA’s environmental landscape

In the ever-evolving arena of environmental legislation, the National Environmental Management Amendment Act 2 of 2022 (NEMLAA4) emerges as a transformative force, poised to introduce a wholesale shift in South Africa’s environmental legislative landscape.

Creating sustainable mining through process automation

Process automation plays vital role in making the mining industry more sustainable. It enhances operational efficiency whilst reducing environmental impact. By leveraging advanced automation systems, mining companies can optimise resource utilisation, minimise energy consumption, and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

REVIEW | Gadgets of the year 2023 – Load shedding gadgets

Innovations kept coming in 2023 and load shedding continues in 2024. This drives my choice of the year’s best load shedding gadgets. I have selected the best of the year’s gadgets that made life more convenient, enjoyable and manageable to ease the power outages.

Preliminary view of the draft IRP 2023

South Africa has experienced severe load shedding (i.e. controlled/scheduled power cuts), almost daily, since September 2022. This recent spike and high frequency of load shedding can be largely attributed to a significant drop in Energy Availability Factor of the coal fleet that has not been optimally maintained due to several  factors.

Harnessing solar – a complete guide to renting vs buying

As load shedding persists and solar gains popularity in South Africa, households are left with the decision of either buying or renting a solution. Solar solutions have taken centre stage in South African homes. The quest for an “always on” lifestyle has propelled consumers into a crucial crossroads: should you rent or buy your solar system?

Do you have a leaky maintenance, repair and replacement plan?

Heavy rains and flooding in parts of South Africa have put sectional title complex maintenance in the spotlight. Leaks are currently making up half of her department’s case load. While an unexpected deluge may sometimes be to blame, in many cases, the problem is a leaky Sectional Title Maintenance, Repair and Replacement Plan (MRRP).

Turning unwanted into wanted: EnviroServ’s 45-Year journey to environmental excellence

In the ever-evolving landscape of waste management, EnviroServ stands as a distinguished leader, with a legacy of expertise. Established in 1979 and headquartered in Gauteng, South Africa, the company has consistently pioneered innovative waste solutions, finding solutions to help customers become part of the circular economy.

Impact of the evolution of the real estate industry on agents

The real estate industry has undergone a profound transformation over the past two decades and, as a result, the landscape that real estate professionals navigate today bears little resemblance to the one of even a decade ago.

Investing in 4IR makes sense for IM&E manufacturers

The pace of technology change keeps accelerating, not just in the manufacturing sector, but across industry sectors globally. Machines are faster, more powerful and more sophisticated than ever, and this trend shows no signs of easing off. However, for many reasons, South African industrial equipment and machinery (IM&E) manufacturers have been slow to adopt some of the latest technology, relying instead on old models. In doing so, they run the risk of falling behind their regional and global counterparts.

Mineral and Upstream Petroleum Law in 2023

The past year has seen various developments in mineral and upstream petroleum law in South Africa which should be considered ahead of Mining Indaba 2024.


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