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Renewable energy engineering firm AfiCoast Engineers SA has announced that a new company,
AfriCoast Energy, will now be responsible for all future renewable energy projects - particulary
wind and solar - while it will also play a key role in guiding AfriCoast Engineers' current
basket of renewable energy projects.

Industry News

Covid-19 to have lasting impact on the transport sector

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The Covid-19 pandemic means it will never again be business as usual for the transport sector, says Transport Authority for Gauteng (TAG) CEO Jack van der Merwe. The disease has upended almost every aspect of the sector, with a number of changes threatening to be permanent.

Majola to officiate virtual sodturning ceremony of black industrialist firm

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Trade, Industry and Competition Deputy Minister Fikile Majola will officiate the Toronto Group’s virtual sodturning ceremony of the first-of-a-kind charcoal manufacturing plant that will use alien invasive species on August 18. Toronto Group is a beneficiary of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition's Black Industrialists Scheme (BIS).

The use of recycled plastic used to store electrical energy demonstrated in the US

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Researchers in the US have successfully used recycled plastic to create rapidly-charging energy storage devices. The research team is composed of engineering professors and students at the University of California Riverside (UCR), and they have been working on using sustainable resources – ranging from glass bottles to portabella mushrooms – to create improved energy storage materials for some years now. Their latest development involves the ‘upcycling’ of waste polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic. PET is widely used in consumer products, most prominently in soft drink (in US parlance, soda) bottles. 

GBK Restaurant meets July revenue target

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JSE-listed Famous Brands says it is satisfied with the operational performance of the GBK Restaurant stores that are trading. In an update to shareholders on August 13, it said 37 of the 62 GBK stores in the UK were open and offering delivery, collect and dine-in service.

Didiza starts addressing backlogs in Cape Town, other deeds offices

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In heeding Western Cape Finance and Economic Opportunities Minister David Maynier’s call for Agriculture, Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Thoko Didiza to urgently intervene in the repeated closure of the Cape Town Deeds Office, she has announced her commitments to address the matter. Didiza has met with the Chief Registrar of Deeds and all provincial registrars to put a plan in place to address the challenges of backlogs in all deeds offices.

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