Developing artisan skills for the future

Twenty years ago, there were in excess of 50,000 to 70,000 artisans employed throughout the mining, manufacturing, construction and local authorities’ sectors in South Africa. Today the country has less than 3,000 artisans. The industry has realised this and the result is a massive demand for artisan training. ©Wirapong Samlee via 123RF Trying to address…

Development of Umgeni Deco & Lifestyle Park under way

Conceptualised by Eris Property Group, in partnership with PRASA and Intersite Asset Investments, the Umgeni Deco & Lifestyle Park within the Umgeni precinct officially opened earlier this month. The R1.4bn commercial development features tailor-built stores able to house business showrooms, offices and distribution facilities within the site across 135,000m². “Having introduced this concept to the…

Wastewater is an asset – it contains nutrients, energy and precious metals, and scientists are learning how to recover them

Most people think as little as possible about the wastewater that is produced daily from their showers, bathtubs, sinks, dishwashers and toilets. But with the right techniques, it can become a valuable resource. On average, every American uses about 60 gallons of water per day for purposes that include flushing toilets, showering and doing laundry.…