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NATURAL SELECTION

NATURAL SELECTION

Harder than most woods, fast-growing and completely renewable, the many benefits of bamboo are now being recognised globally 

SEEING THE LIGHT

SEEING THE LIGHT

The ongoing energy crisis could be a chance for SA to embrace fully the idea of small-scale embedded generation, putting power in the hands of the people 

TRUST LEVEL

TRUST LEVEL

While it may be tempting for employers to monitor their workers’ every move, it may do more damage than good in improving productivity

MARKET FORCES

MARKET FORCES

Mall developers are seeing a golden opportunity in what were once underserved township areas

GROUND SWELL

GROUND SWELL

In a semi-arid country such as ours, boreholes have proven to be a viable alternative to piped municipal supply, as long as the extraction of water is well-managed

CAN-DO ATTITUDE

CAN-DO ATTITUDE

In terms of recovery rates and diversion from landfill, metal packaging is a standout success in SA’s recycling industry

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE

SA has one of the world’s most efficient glass recycling systems, which provides thousands of informal jobs countrywide

LIQUID ASSETS

LIQUID ASSETS

The ongoing challenges related to the quality and supply of SA’s water could be the wellspring of innovative thought the industry needs

NEATLY DONE

NEATLY DONE

A tidy desk means a tidy mind, or does it? Studies show that while clear work spaces ensure more productivity, a bit of messiness can inspire creative thinking in employees

POWER PACK

POWER PACK

Battery storage has been lauded as ‘the next disruptive technology’ in the energy sector, opening up new opportunities for businesses to save costs