Director of the National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA), Ndivhuho Raphulu, has been elected as the Sub-Saharan Africa representative on the executive committee of RECPnet, a global network of NCPCs facilitated by the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and its environment programme. The NCPC-SA is the dti’s key industrial sustainability programme, hosted by the CSIR Strategic Initiatives Implementation Unit (SIIU).

Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, 2 – 3 October 2012
Implementing the Clean Revolution

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NCPC-SA are content partners and key speakers at the CBI conference.  Programme incorporates an exhibition, conference and an in-depth workshop hosted by Global Carbon Exchange.

Media Release by the National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA)

Friday, 8 March 2013

Spotlight on how industry can better use scarce resources – and become globally competitive

Industrial Resource Efficiency Conference – 11 and 12 March (Emperor’s Gauteng)

Keynote speakers:  Clem Sunter and Lionel October (DG: the dti)

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 Monday and Tuesday next week (11 and 12 March 2013).

The recent NCPC-SA Industrial Resource Efficiency Conference was a great success and showed that the local manufacturing industry is eager to educate itself on how energy, water, materials and other resource efficiencies can add to competitiveness, sustainability and profitability.

The two-day conference was held at Emperor’s Palace in Gauteng on 11 and 12 March and was attended by some 300 delegates from industry, academia and government. The conference was organised to mark “ten years of resource efficiency and cleaner production” as the NCPC-SA ended off its tenth year, and some of the speakers took a retrospective look at what impact has been made in those ten years.

The NCPC-SA announced the winners of the Cleantech SME Accelerator Programme at the awards dinner on the evening of 11 March, day one of the Industrial Resource Efficiency Conference at Emperor’s Palace in Gauteng. The winners in the breakthrough technology track were Invento Corp (Pty) Ltd, who have designed two breakthrough technological innovations for the poultry and cattle industries, and the inventors of 5 Star Stoves, a biomas stove with income generation opportunities, in the adaptive and appropriated technology track.

The programme, hosted for the second year running, is managed by the NCPC-SA on behalf of the dti.  Its aim is to identify and provide support and exposure to new innovation clean technologies developed by South African entrepreneurs.

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