Not one to gamble on the future

Maintenance manager at Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World John van Zyl and his team have embarked on a mission of making Suncoast an environmentally friendly building by implementing water-harvesting techniques.

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Alternative heating: heat pumps

As prices at South Africa’s unloved utility Eskom begin to skyrocket, the building sector and householders seek alternatives for the biggest ticket item of many: water-heating costs. As is now well established, they have two alternatives: solar water heating systems and heat pumps.

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At least South Africa has some real problems

By Mike Muller.

It says something about the state of the world when a big issue in the American presidential election is who can use which toilet. In South Africa this argument seems frivolous in the face of our problems and where, for example, many rural schools are so filthy and dangerous that they are an insult to pupils’ dignity.

 

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How wetlands are vital to survival

By Andrew ‘Andy’ Camphausen.

We need to examine what we, as the broader water sector fraternity, are doing to save the most precious resource (besides air) for survival.

A recent two-day journey through the Langkloof/Baviaanskloof area of the southern Cape with the Department of Water and Sanitation, Department of Agriculture, GIZ, Coca-Cola, Kellogg’s and Santam, revealed remarkable facts about wetlands. This wetland forms part of the Sarah Baartman District Municipality.

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