Local construction player remains resilient despite major industry challenges

The construction industry endured a difficult year in 2022, with an extended downtick following on from the Covid pandemic, which saw many businesses meet their demise. Those that survived have been struggling to keep their doors open, with some publicly listed firms reporting as much as a 36% decline in share prices over five years.  

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Marks & Spencer Pilots Zyler Virtual Try-On Technology

Experience for fashion brand Jaeger was added to two UK M&S stores

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ACWA Power to showcase cutting-edge climate solutions at COP27 in Egypt as Platinum sponsor of the Climate Action Innovation Zone

“As a company that is at the forefront of the energy transition, and a key partner of the Climate Action Innovation Zone and Hydrogen Transition Summit, we are proud to showcase our transformative solutions in solar, wind, water and green hydrogen and share our implementation and impact story with leaders of the world,” he added.

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Going green with sustainable, responsible lead-acid battery recycling

Have you ever wondered what happens to your old vehicle battery once you replace it? If you recycle it with authorised recyclers, it will be recycled and reused to make new batteries. If, however, your old battery gets disposed of with other household items, it may end up in a landfill, where the battery components such as lead, plastic, and acid can leak into the soil, causing environmental damage and harm to people and animals.1

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Taking care of business NPO introduces novel way for local manufacturers and distributors to fight waste and support SMME’s

# Businesses can reduce their waste to landfill by donating to innovative NPO that develops entrepreneurs

# Programme enhances triple bottom line and BBBEE scorecard

# Black beneficiaries comprise 100% of Taking Care of Business’ waste reselling and repair programmes

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Mpumalanga holds the key to renewable energy deployment

As renewable energy Independent Power Producers (IPPs) begin expanding their footprint into areas that offer ‘increasingly scarce’ grid availability, the Mpumalanga Province is featuring near the top of the list. Deploying renewable power in this area facilitates faster power distribution and hence it is becoming a priority area for green investment, thereby increasing the country’s clean energy portfolio.

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Global Startup Awards Africa Opens Applications for 2022/23 Season:

Competition to give African startups global visibility and investment opportunities via GIIG Africa Fund

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Hitachi Energy provides highly secure, always-on connectivity to enable grid modernization and advanced smart city applications

The compact TRO610 industrial wireless router increases field asset and application visibility to enable greater grid stability and enhanced customer services

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COP27: We must finance the transition to net zero

Ahead of his COP27 Finance Day Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) panel on mobilising capital today, Ninety One founder and CEO Hendrik du Toit says finance must follow the carbon to ensure a lasting transition to net zero.

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Digital-led approach driving innovation and quality in consulting engineering

Carel van Niekerk, Technologist: Engineering Management, WSP in Africa and Roelie Oelofse, BIM Manager, WSP in Africa, discuss digital transformation at WSP and how it’s empowering our engineering experts to deliver projects ever-more effectively.

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