New waste regulations: Are you prepared?

  Amendments to the National Environmental Waste Management Act are set to change the waste classification and disposal landscape in South Africa drastically through a new set of new waste classification and management regulations. Promulgated on 23 August 2013, these regulations took effect on 1 August this year and prescribe two sets of national norms […]

Does technology drive behaviour?

  Does technology drive people’s behaviour or does behaviour influence technology, specifically rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems? I ask this question because of the rapid development of the sector from one extreme to the other and because of a spiral towards what is perhaps the final optimum solution. Rooftop PV, which started out as a […]

Reprieve for taxpayers in demanding times

  Business must currently contend with challenges such as the downward growth trend in the Orient, the falling rand-dollar exchange rate and the very real possibility of a rating agency downgrade to junk status for South Africa. Added to these are the depressed state of the emerging-world economy and the recent approval by the National […]

Man-made disasters and resilient home power systems

  Resilient power systems are usually taken to mean grid power systems that can survive natural disasters and provide power to critical sites under extreme conditions. This requirement emerged in the USA after Hurricane Katrina and is now being legislated into many states. In South Africa, we are not subject to such devastating natural disasters […]

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