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Afrox plants certified to FSSC 22000 Food Safety Management Standard

Pieter Moolman, Afrox product manager for Packaged Special Gases, discusses the success of a two-year project to certify the Western Cape and Gauteng gas production and filling facilities to the FSSC...

Conversion to natural gas brings new life to aging coal plants

This article, written by Kari Lydersen of the Midwest Energy News, is included to add a (positive) dimension to the current debate around the future of ailing Eskom. Although written in...

To feed the world in 2050 we need to build the plants that evolution...

We need to revolutionise agriculture in the next 30 years. In 2050 we may have almost 10 billion people to feed. Farmland is already degraded by existing agriculture, and climate change is putting...

Dagga-growing plant bust in Constantia

The Western Cape Hawks discovered what is being called a “sophisticated” dagga-growing laboratory in the affluent Cape Town suburb of Constantia. Their Narcotics Enforcement Bureau and Crime Intelligence Unit stumbled upon...

The Cape’s plant species are dying

A recent study reveals the Western Cape as one of the world’s largest hotspots for plant extinction. The study, published in a journal titled Nature Ecology and Evolution, focuses on plant extinction...

Construction Begins On First Ever Commercial Plastics-to-Fuel Factory in the US

Construction workers have broken ground on what is being hailed as the nation’s first commercial-scale plastics-to-fuel plant. Located in Ashley, Indiana, the new plant will utilize a state-of-the-art plastics-to-fuel process that sustainably...

Eskom to face severe challenges in replacing older plants

Eskom will face severe challenges in replacing its older electricity plants because traditional financing institutions have indicated they will no longer fund new coal power stations. Eskom chief executive Phakamani Hadebe yesterday...

SA’s first cannabis cultivation licence awarded in Cape Town

The Paarl-based company Afriplex (Pty) Ltd, in partnership with the House of Hemp, has been awarded South Africa’s first medical Cannabis licence for the commercial production of medical Cannabis by the...

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Woolies ESD programme backs 32 businesses with R391.7m in support in...

By Larry Claasen Woolworths’s Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) programme has given emerging businesses a much-needed boost by providing “procurement opportunities” to the value of...

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