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SA: National Water Strike Imminent

Johannesburg – The SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) has suspended a national strike in the water sector until Wednesday, a union official said on Monday. “Samwu has decided to suspend protest action until Wednesday pending further consultation,” said Samwu national spokesperson Tahir Sema. The strike against the employer body, the SA Association of Water Utilities […]

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Green Technology – What is it?

The term “technology” refers to the application of knowledge for practical purposes. The field of “green technology” encompasses a continuously evolving group of methods and materials, from techniques for generating energy to non-toxic cleaning products. The present expectation is that this field will bring innovation and changes in daily life of similar magnitude to the […]

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Kick the Bottle Habit

Save resources by drinking from a glass whenever you can, or use a refillable, stainless steel bottle when you are on the go. Ever wonder where most of those plastic water bottles go that we knock back from every day? Into landfills, where they live on and on and on and on. Exempt from many […]

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SA’s power gap becoming worrying again, big business warns

Big business in South Africa indicated on Tuesday that it was giving priority attention to programmes that could help offset an anticipated electricity supply shortfall that was expected to re-emerge during the course of next year. The system had stabilised since the rolling blackouts of 2008, mostly as a result of a decline in demand, […]

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Solar Geysers ~ basic information

In this sunny country, solar energy is an abundant source of renewable energy, making it an obvious choice when seeking alternative sources of energy. Solar water heating & how a Solar Geyser works Solar geysers are built on two basic principles of physics: dark coloured objects absorb heat, and hot water rises. Unlike other systems […]

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Installing a Solar Geyser

Now you’re ready for installation. What you think you know about how to install a solar geyser can be ignored. There are many DIY methods for installing a solar geyser. However, there are many aspects that go into solar installation and there are things that need to be done professionally to ensure maximum energy efficiency. […]

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Solar Roadways for a Sustainable Future

The Solar Roadways project is working to pave roads with solar panels that you can drive on. The Vision Our long range goal is to cover all concrete and asphalt surfaces that are exposed to the sun with Solar Road Panels. This will lead to the end of our dependency on fossil fuels of any […]

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Waterwise Gardening in South Africa

South Africa’s water consumption is increasing despite the fact that we live in country that is predominantly semi-arid with regions that experience regular drought periods. As a country our average annual rainfall is just 450mm per annum compared to the world average of 850mm. Waterwise gardening has therefore now become an essential facet of responsible […]

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Rain garden design tips

Rain gardens are one way of reducing and managing stormwater runoff.  When planning one, contact your local nursery and explain what conditions the plants will have to deal with.  Wherever possible, choose indigenous species. See an earlier rain garden post that contains a written explanation of how to build a rain garden.  If rain gardens […]

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