Waste Management

Hazardous waste: are you informed?

All the products consumers use on a daily basis need to be disposed of correctly to prevent it from ending up on a municipal landfill area. So says Dr Suzan Oelofse, president of the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA).

Pikitup Workers Have Concerns but Are Not On Strike

[COSATU]Waste management workers from the Pikitup entity in Johannesburg are not on strike, most of them will be returning back to their workplaces. Pikitup management is refusing to allow some workers back to their respective workplaces. Waste removal services are to be fully restored immediately.

IWMSA Launches Country-Wide E-Waste Collection Drive

[Biz-Community]The Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) and the locally established e-waste handlers and recyclers e-Waste Alliance (eWA) and DESCO are going all-out this year to launch the first ever coordinated nationwide e-waste collection drive on 1 November 2012 - except Cape Town which will take place on 3 November.

Johannesburg shows its green credentials as it hosts African Utility Week

The City of Johannesburg will welcome some 5000 power professionals from more than 60 countries for the annual African Utility Week, the continent's largest utility services conference and exhibition, taking place from 21-24 May at Nasrec Expo Centre.
Johannesburg's 2040 vision is to create a world class African city of the future – a vibrant equitable African city, strengthened through its diversity, a city that provides real quality of life; a city that provides sustainability for all its citizens; a resilient and adaptive society.

Smart Grids are set to change the way power is measured and managed forever

Smart Grids. Smart Metering. If you are the kind of person who is regularly to be found around conferences where utilities and especially power supplies issues are discussed, you will be familiar with these words. In fact, you may even be one of those people who uses these terms quite frequently and relishes the easy way that the words roll off your tongue.

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