Tuesday, 04 July 2017 08:08
Connecting industry, creating opportunity  
The National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA) is inviting industrial companies and interested stakeholders to a workshop on the KwaZulu Natal Industrial Symbiosis Programme (KISP).
Industrial symbiosis is a resource efficiency approach where unused or residual resources (materials, energy, water, waste, assets, logistics, expertise, etc) of one company are used by another. This results in mutual economic, social and environmental benefits.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 06:18

The National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) will be hosting a national workshop on 28 June 2017, to share the outcomes of the Eco-Innovation Pilot Project in South Africa, and how companies can improve economic competitiveness through eco-innovation methodology.  

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 08:17

Between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017, energy, water and materials savings valued at R 72.8 million were measured in 33 companies that had implemented resource efficient and cleaner production (RECP) interventions in their production plants. In addition, potential savings of R 383 million per annum were identified in 128 plants through RECP assessments. The National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) announced the savings in the annual highlights of its programmes for the 2016/17 financial year.


Monday, 24 April 2017 12:28

ACA threads a Cape Town based sewing thread manufacturer and supplier is reaping the benefits of implementing energy saving measures to reduce energy consumption.


With the support of the National Cleaner Production Centre, South Africa (NCPC-SA), ACA threads implemented various energy efficiency interventions including the installation of a 131 kW rooftop solar PV system, in 2015, which is now generating energy savings of R500 000 a year. Andre Page, NCPC-SA Project Manager explains that this project was launched in 2014 as part of the NCPC-SA Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Programme (RECP).


Friday, 21 April 2017 08:28

Issues of resource efficiency and cleaner production do not often top the agenda of small, medium and micro-sized enterprises. Instead, these enterprises are often consumed by short-term pressures to remain profitable and pay overheads. The European Union-funded, SWITCH Africa Green project offers these enterprises an opportunity to improve their bottom line while building a sustainable business that is moving the country to a low-carbon economy.


Friday, 21 April 2017 08:20

16 interns concluded 2016 on a high note when they graduated on 5 December from the Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) internship programme. With the cleaner production skills that these young graduates gained via the programme, the interns proved to be great assets for their host companies, helping save over R7 million on water, energy and materials usage.


Wednesday, 29 March 2017 10:48

The National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) will announce plans on the NCPC-SA Industrial Water Efficiency Project during a workshop to be hosted by the Royal Danish Embassy on 30 March 2017. The focus of the workshop will be on prevailing water quantity and quality challenges and sustainable methods to address these, drawing from a collaborative partnership concluded between the Kingdom of Denmark and the South African government.


The workshop is aimed primarily at companies in two traditionally water-intense sub-sectors – dairies and poultry producers. The programme, hosted by the Danish Ministry of Environment and Food, will include the presentation of research into water use in these sectors by the Water Research Commission (WRC) and case studies from small and large companies.


Thursday, 02 March 2017 08:25

Energy efficiency lies at the core of sustained industrial and economic growth in SA, and industries and businesses must prepare more sufficiently for inevitable energy price hikes, while government should be more proactive and involved in encouraging energy efficiency. These are the findings from a panel of high-profile energy and consumer experts who participated in the Industrial Energy Efficiency Workshop on 22 February 2017.


Participants from the National Cleaner Production Centre, South Africa (NCPC-SA), Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA), the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) focused on the daily challenges of rising energy costs and access to reliable alternatives.

Friday, 17 February 2017 08:02

Occupational qualifications developed by the National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, the German Development Institute (GIZ) and the Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (Ewseta) for energy efficiency have been finalised.

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Tuesday, 07 February 2017 14:53

Save the date for the biennial Industrial Efficiency Conference 2017, presented at no cost to support industry in the transition to a low carbon economy.

Date Thursday, 14 September - Friday, 15 September 2017
Venue Century City Conference Centre, Cape Town
Cost  No charge
Friday, 03 February 2017 08:43
The National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) will be hosting an Energy Workshop at the African Energy Indaba.  As a side event to Africa’s largest energy event, the Consumer Goods Council (CGCSA) will partner with the National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) and the Chemical and Allied Industries Association (CAIA) to host a free workshop to provide solutions to the energy challenges facing industry and business.
Friday, 03 February 2017 07:54

The Industrial Efficiency Conference aims to guide industries in energy, water and waste efficiency.

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Tuesday, 31 January 2017 13:54
The Southern African Association for Energy Efficiency (SAEE), a chapter of the American Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) has awarded Alf Hartzenburg, National Project Manager of the Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE) Project, their top honour, as energy efficiency patron for 2016. The SAEE promotes the scientific and educational interests of those engaged in the energy industry and is committed to increasing energy efficiency awareness. 
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 00:00

South Africa’s top eco-champions were showcased at the Eco-Logic Awards 2015/16 on 21 April, at a “glamourously green” awards evening at the Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town. The NCPC-SA partnered with the Eco-Logic Awards to support the Business Green Economy Initiative Award, a new category introduced to recognise business organisations that provide a product, service or programme that supports the growth of the green economy in South Africa. The first winner in the category was GreenFin Financial Services

Sunday, 01 January 2017 06:53

The National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa is a government programme hosted by the CSIR on behalf of the Department of Trand and Industry (the dti).

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Tuesday, 20 December 2016 00:00

The National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) is investing in women to secure the future of industry and families for generations to come because like Brigham Young’s quote says “you educate a woman; you educate a generation”.

This Mother’s Day, Sunday, 8 May 2016, the NCPC-SA is urging women to register for the complimentary Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production and Industrial Energy Efficiency training.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016 09:20

The theme “Keen on Green” was this year’s tagline during the annual Southern African Energy Efficiency Convention, and was highlighted at the 2016 SAEE Banquet and Awards Ceremony.

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Tuesday, 15 November 2016 07:22

The first Southern African Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Colloquium took place from 7-8 November 2016, in Cape Town.  The colloquium brought together Life Cycle Assessment practitioners and researchers to discuss life cycle performance, knowledge sharing of completed and in-progress LCAs, identified key challenges, and shared capacity building and data collection efforts.   The colloquium was hosted by the NCPC-SA and University of Cape Town, in collaboration with ecoinvent and Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs.

Friday, 04 November 2016 08:36

Valves supplier Astore Africa officially introduced the DK diaphragm valve to the African market at the Electra Mining Africa exhibition, held at the Johannesburg Expo Centre in September.

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Monday, 24 October 2016 09:27

Minister Pandor’s speech to the Global Cleantech Innovation Programme for SMEs in South Africa awards gala dinner.

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