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Only 11% of South Africans recycle 100% of the time

67% of South Africans claim to recycle ‘some’ of the time, while only 11% claim to recycle ‘all’ of the time, according to new research released by PETCO*.

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International space project puts South Africa on the satellite industry map

A satellite in the process of being deployed from the International Space Station. The 28 satellites which forms part of the European Union’s QB50 project will all be deployed in this manner over a period of 30 to 60 days while the ISS orbits Earth. Image: NASA

The nSight1 nanosatellite is one of the two South African built satellites which will be deployed from the International Space station within the next two months as part of the European Union QB50 project. The project comprises a total of 28 satellites from 23 different countries which will be used to conduct research in the lower thermosphere to apply to current atmospheric models especially applicable to the reentry trajectory of spacecraft. From left are Dr Sias Mostert, Chairman of the SCS Aerospace Group (www.scsgroup.com), the company that invested in the project, Hendrik Burger, CEO of SCS Space (www.scs-space.com), Chris Böhme and Sonja Goosen both form Pinkmatter Solutions (www.pinkmatter.com) who co-invested in the project and supplies ground segment software for the satellite.

The South African satellite industry is taking yet another step forward as a player in the international arena with the launch of two South African built nanosatellites from Cape Canaveral in Florida within the next few days.

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Global research shows tech savvy businesses grow, differentiate, compete and flex better when they commit to technology

A third of small businesses that have a significant focus on digitally innovating their business reported growth of more than 10% last year

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Sun Chaser Solar Powered Car on Display at American Corner at Sammy Marks Square, Pretoria

The solar car exhibition is part of the ongoing collaboration between the U.S. Embassy’s American Corner Pretoria, Tshwane University of Technology, the City of Tshwane, and Sammy Marks Square

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South Africa and Oman Commit to Enhance Trade Relations

Total trade between the two countries remained fairly consistent over the last five years and stood at R 5.9 billion in 2016, with Oman enjoying a trade surplus of R 4.7 billion, which is largely due to oil imports

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Billions of bottles recycled in South Africa

Over 2 billion PET plastic bottles were recycled in South Africa last year. Plastic bottle recycled tonnage in SA has grown by over 800% since 2005.

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Swedish Steel Prize 2017 finalists lead the way with innovative design concepts​

/INS.Truly innovative design concepts pushing utilization of high-strength steels to the limits characterize this year’s four finalists for the Swedish Steel Prize. The winner will be announced at a ceremony in Stockholm on May 11.

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Despite a bold agenda for change, South African business executives claim organizations are not “change agile,” new Mercer study finds

Mercer’s study shares insights from over 7,500 perspectives globally, 462 of these in South Africa, and compares the views of senior business executives, HR leaders, and employees from organizations around the world

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An Option for Energy Efficiency and Water Production at Cape Town

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The thermal capacity of seawater off Cape Town’s coast can be applied to reduce the energy consumption of commercial scale refrigerators and air-conditioners as well as sustain the energy efficient operation of refrigeration-based technology that extracts potable water from humid air.

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Teraco raises R1.2 billion in debt funding for further investment into South African data centres

South Africa, Teraco, Africa’s largest carrier & cloud neutral colocation data centre and home to NAPAfrica, Africa’s largest Internet exchange point (IXP), today announced that it has raised a medium term funding facility from Absa amounting to R1.2 billion.

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