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MARS STEEL/Energy

(from Thuso Thato

 Motinya)

Impact:

Embalenhle is a township like any other in Mpumalanga surrounded by Mines and Petroleum giant Sasol. Making this township being very surrounded by Coal and Gold fly ash. While a lot of attention is given to the mining and burning of coal that leads to huge carbon emissions, the dangers of fly ash, the residue left after coal is burnt in thermal power plants, have received less public attention, despite the risks to our health and to the environment. It shines a spotlight on 86 major coal ash pond accidents between 2010 and June 2020 that have caused deaths and loss of property and have resulted in extensive pollution of nearby water sources, air and soil. Fly ash is left behind when coal is burnt. Coal-fired power plants are the biggest sources of fly ash, which contains toxic chemicals such as arsenic, barium, cadmium, nickel and lead, among others. These are known to cause cancer, lung and heart ailments and neurological damage, and contribute to premature mortality. Mars Steel is using the fly ash to produce supreme products for Solar panels, Aluminum tubes, Automotive parts Aviation and the Construction and Aviation products. This enables us to produce or to minimize this unhealth waste 1 ton at the time

Motivation:

Technology has allowed us to connect the far reaches of the global and enabling business to flourish. But if that technology cannot be harnessed to connect people to high-quality education and jobs, then the repercussions could be experienced broadly. Greater income inequality, increased unemployment, growing dependence on government, and more mass migrations are a few of the most pressing problems that failing to train the next generation of workers for the 4th industrial revolution driven economy will bring. While that may sound dire, leaders and visionaries recognize it as an obligation—even an opportunity—to reconsider how jobs and skills should be aligned, and how potential industries can demonstrate these skills. Now is the time for the business community to reposition its self as an influence driving force for change and creating new and more inclusive pipelines for the most-susceptible youth globally. It’s time to invest in new ideas and approaches to skilling youth for the future of work—not in a vacuum, but in a coordinated, committed fashion. Improving the potential employment outcomes for global youth demands that business, governments and other key players cooperate to align educational initiatives, and that what we as Mars Steel aim to achieve.

Comments:

Andile Zulu – 01.12.2021
Good stuff

Lehlogonolo Moshiga – 29.11.2021
Firstly I’m glad that as she speaks about waste. We know after food production, the is waste that needs to be properly managed.

Mandla Dlamini – 29.11.2021
I think this will improve damaged nature as well will have healthy air. Preserve our nature and animals wellbeing

Henry Coetzee – 25.11.2021
Good stuff indeed

Yonela Ngungeni – 25.11.2021
Interesting work. I am actually working on a project which utilizes bacteria for the recovery of nitrate and phosphate as biomass. These nutrients can be a burden in that they contribute to Eutrophication which also affects our potable water.

Matlakala Milazi – 25.11.2021
Climate change is in our hands

Ntshepiseng Mbhele – 24.11.2021
Great initiative

Mary Jafta – 24.11.2021
Global warming is a huge problem and having ways to control our climate or even reverse it is cruel in this day an age

Fakazani Mgwaba – 24.11.2021
This can lead to small scale industry