This week we chat to Pearl Thusi, Sustainable Intrapreneurship project manager at the National Cleaner Production Centre-SA (NCPC-SA), who tells us about her “green” job.

Engineering News and Engineering News online, 17th August 2012

Organisation says efficiency initiatives a success.
By: Zandile Mavuso

The National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA) reports that its Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production (RECP) programme and the Industrial Energy Efficiency Improvement (IEE) project have achieved some successes since their inception.

Registrations are now open:

11 and 12 March 2013

Emperor’s Palace Gauteng


The National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA) will be hosting the country’s first Industrial Resource Efficiency Conference in March 2013.

The conference will focus on issues around enhancing industrial competitiveness through resource efficiency and cleaner production (RECP).

The National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA), in its capacity as a key sustainability programme of the dti, will be hosting the country’s first Industrial Resource Efficiency Conference at Emperor’s Palace in Johannesburg on 11 and 12 March 2013.  The evening of 11 March will also see the NCPC-SA Industry Awards 2012.

The two-day conference will engage key stakeholders from government and industry on different aspects of resource efficiency and cleaner production (RECP), with a particular focus on the manufacturing sectors.

The target audience for the conference includes decision-makers and key stakeholders of industry, relevant government departments, local government, academia and environmental experts as well as the media. It will address a range of topics that affect South African industry in their on-going challenge to become globally competitive and sustainable, in the context of resource efficiency.

Engineering News spoke to NCPC-SA’s Alf Hartzenberg on the push for SA’s automotive sector to become more energy efficient by adopting the SANS/ISO 50001 standards.

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