West Coast beach mining challenged by environmentalists

Environmentalists concerned over massive expansion into critical biodiversity areas. By John Yeld, GroundUp 15 Nov 2020 Current beach mining operations for heavy minerals on the West Coast north of the Olifants River estuary. Image: GroundUp Government is facing a High Court challenge that goes to the heart of a surge in mining and prospecting applications along several hundred kilometres of the West Coast and offshore. The legal challenge is to specific decisions taken by the government: its approval of a massive expansion of the current Tormin mineral sands beach mining operation near Lutzville, and…

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Ensure your supply chain is ready for the peak season

ISSUED BY: BIDVEST MOBILITY Although it’s uncertain what sales this peak season will bring, retailers are gearing up to participate in upcoming events, such as Black Friday on 27 November, Christmas, followed by back-to-school in the new year. It’s not just anticipating stock levels, but also ensuring that the supply chain is ready to fulfill consumer demands in brick ‘n mortar and online stores. Bidvest Mobility is working closely with its customers around the country to ensure that that they have the necessary mobile computing and barcoding technology in place to support…

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Ford’s Silverton Factory In South Africa Is Getting A Massive 13.5 MW Of Solar PV

The Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa’s factory in Silverton, Pretoria, South Africa is getting a massive 13. 5 megawatt (MW) solar system. This will make it one of the largest solar PV systems installed at a factory worldwide. The system will have solar carports enough to cover 4,200 parking bays. The PV plant will cost R135 million (US$8.7 million). This means the grid-tied project will come in at about $0.64/W, which is pretty impressive for a carport system. The Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa wants to have the factory fully self-sufficient…

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