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The 2018 Sustainability Week is to be held from 5-7 June at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Tshwane. Global engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon has taken an exhibition stand at the event and a strong team of staff members will present interesting topics during the conference.

In response to global uptake of hybrid solutions for the mining sector, juwi Renewable Energies has appointed David Manning as Global Head of Hybrid Energy.

WSP,  one of the largest multi-disciplinary engineering consultancies on the continent - played a crucial role in the fast-tracked development of the City of Cape Town V&A desalination plant, feeding 2 megalitres of fresh water into the city’s network per day.

AfriSam has long led the charge in the cement sector for a cleaner environment, and continues to develop and conduct a range of initiatives to maintain the momentum toward a greener planet.

 “This ends three years of waiting and uncertainty since the preferred bidders were first announced in April 2015, and is a significant step towards a truly sustainable energy vision for South Africa and Africa as a whole,” commented Greg Austin, MD of juwi Renewable Energies, in the wake of the signing of 27 Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer (REIPPP) projects including the Power Purchase Agreements with Eskom on 4 April 2018. The signing will enable R56 billion of new investment in the economy over the next 2 to 3 years, which will immediately contribute to significant growth in the economy and job creation.

Architects and contractors often have a difficult time convincing clients that vinyl products are eco-friendly, sustainable and non-toxic. Despite industry experts and insiders recognising modern vinyl’s value and significant benefits and the decision taken in 2011 by Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) to withdraw the Mat-7 PVC Minimisation credit from the Green Star SA rating system, doubt regarding the environmental credentials of vinyl-type products, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and plastic continues to linger.

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