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Talbot & Talbot announces long-term partnership with Thesele Group

South African water and wastewater solutions provider, Talbot & Talbot (Pty) Ltd  and Thesele Group (Thesele), a 100% black-owned investment holding company, have recently concluded a substantial equity transaction, in which Thesele acquired a 35% stake in the business in support of Talbot & Talbot’s  ambitious growth objectives. Thesele’s entry into the water industry represents … Continued

Talbot & Talbot and Manyoni Game Reserve partner to bring the Y.E.S initiative to life in water conservation

The Youth Employment Service Initiative (Y.E.S), gazetted on 28 August 2018, sets out to provide employment opportunities to previously disadvantaged, unemployed youth between the ages of 18 and 35.  Seen as a critical initiative to address unemployment amongst South African youth, President Cyril Ramaphosa launched Y.E.S on 27 March 2018 in an effort to help … Continued

Celebrating 30 Years of Wisdom in Water

Between 70% and 80% of businesses fail in their first five years in South Africa.  January 2019 saw home-grown water and wastewater specialist Talbot & Talbot celebrate 30 years of achievement in delivering sustainable solutions that help organisations address their water needs. This represents a momentous achievement for a business that was started by two … Continued

ECONVERT WATER & ENERGY B.V. AND TALBOT & TALBOT (PTY) LTD ANNOUNCE THEIR PARTNERSHIP BY CONNECTING KNOWLEDGE AND SOLUTIONS IN ANAEROBIC WASTEWATER TREATMENT.

Talbot & Talbot (Pty) Ltd (Talbot), sustainable water and wastewater solutions experts and Econvert Water & Energy B.V. (Econvert), leading anaerobic technological provider announce their strategic partnership which allows customers in Africa to improve operational performance and to drive down production costs in a sustainable way using the most up-to-date technological solution. The strength of … Continued

TALBOT & TALBOT APPOINTS NEW BUSINESS DIRECTOR

We are excited to announce the promotion of Helen Hulett to New Business Director of Talbot & Talbot (pty) Ltd.  Helen has over 12 years’ experience as a strategic water advisor, having worked for blue chips clients in the FMCG, agriculture, oil & gas, mining, retail, healthcare, industrial and food & beverage sectors. Her specific … Continued

TALBOT & TALBOT APPOINTS NEW TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

It is our pleasure to announce that Grahame Thompson has been appointed as Technical Director of  Talbot & Talbot. Grahame first joined Talbot & Talbot in 2003 and after a three year entrepreneurial venture (2013-2015) where he gained valuable insight into the opportunities that exist for Talbot & Talbot within the water treatment industry, he re-joined the Talbot ‘family’ … Continued

TALBOT & TALBOT APPOINTS NEW GENERAL MANAGER OF CONSULTING SERVICES

We would like to announce that Claire Lipsett has joined Talbot & Talbot as General Manager of Consulting Services. Claire re-joins the team after managing an independent consultancy, where she gained valuable insight into challenges facing the water treatment industry. Claire has extensive experience in water and wastewater treatment, with a key focus in water … Continued

National Water Week 2018: Industry’s role in implementing solutions to the water crisis with concurrent financial benefits

This year National Water Week runs from 17 – 24 March 2018, with 22 March recognised globally as World Water Day.  It provides the opportunity to reflect on the importance of water and identify potential solutions to the global water scarcity.  According to UNESCO, Industry accounts for 20% of the global water usage, predominantly through … Continued

Wastewater – a key strategy to tackle growing water scarcity in Africa.

On 22 March annually the world celebrates World Water Day, which is coordinated by UN-Water in collaboration with governments and partners globally.

Industry News

Is your drinking water safe?

Reduced drinking water quality can cause immediate and/or long-term harm to human health. To prevent such impacts, the World Health Organisation developed Water Quality Guidelines. In South Africa, these formed the basis of National Standards No. 241, as published by our Bureau of Standards and revised most recently in 2015.   SANS 241:2015 is referenced … Continued

UNLOCKING OPPORTUNITIES IN ORGANICS

Talbot & Talbot has invested nearly R10 million over the last 18 months into developing its new state-of-the-art Organics Laboratory. The Laboratory is set to open up new services and capabilities in the waste, contaminated land and water sectors. Micole Martens, operations manager: Laboratories, Talbot & Talbot, discusses the company’s new venture. Could you give … Continued

A STRONG BUSINESS CASE FOR WATER EFFICIENCY AND WATER RECOVERY

On average industry discharges between 60% and 80% of the water they intake as wastewater. A costly exercise as this wastewater not only has to be offset by further intake of water into the system but the external treatment and disposal of this resultant wastewater stream holds a significant charge. When considering the price of … Continued

Strategic Wastewater Management in the Beverage Industry

The food and beverage industry, like many others, makes use of a substantial amount of water during the manufacturing process.  It is estimated that an average of 3.5 – 5 litres of water is used per litre of  beverage production. Municipal water quality and availability is not guaranteed. For many operations the risk of water … Continued

Water scarcity implications and actions

We are heading deeper into a global water crisis. For over 633 million people, opening a tap and having access to safe potable water, is a luxury far beyond their reach, whilst the demand for water is estimated to increase by 50% by 2030. South Africa is experiencing one of the most severe water scarcity … Continued

WASTE – THE FORGOTTEN RESOURCE

As in many other industries, waste is generated at various stages during processing and manufacture in the food and beverage industry. Whilst improved efficiencies are continuously chased to reduce wastage and cost, significant opportunities are often missed along the way. An increased focus is being placed on the need to extract value from waste as … Continued

An Ecosystem Approach to Strategic Industrial Water Management

It is a glaring reality that water scarcity is a growing risk to business across Africa. Industrial water use accounts for approximately 11% of total water usage in South Africa.  It has been projected that in rapidly industrialising countries, industrial water usage could increase five times over the next 10 to 20 years.  How current … Continued

Project Updates

Design and build of a wastewater treatment plant for one of Nigeria’s fastest growing brewers

Talbot & Talbot recently completed a wastewater treatment plant installation just outside of Lagos, Nigeria for a global brewing company. The brewery is a Greenfields project and Talbot & Talbot provided the wastewater treatment plant on a turnkey basis.  Built under challenging conditions and in a country known for its high-risk profile, not only was … Continued

Successful operation of a wastewater treatment plant resulting in significant savings

Increasing pressure on water resources is leading to a global rise in supply-risk and cost of total water management.  At Talbot & Talbot we help our clients to understand and mitigate their water risk, effect water-related savings and enhance business sustainability through the analysis and assessment of their water use to the design, implementation, construction … Continued

Events

Talbot & Talbot launches state-of-the-art Organics Laboratory in Pietermaritzburg

On September 6th, Talbot & Talbot MD, Carl Haycock welcomed VIP guests to the official launch and naming of its highly anticipated, state-of-the-art Organics Laboratory.  This expansion is in line with strategic plans for Talbot Laboratories, a subsidiary of Talbot & Talbot, to grow its in-house client service portfolio.  As unveiled, the Dr Bernard Talbot … Continued

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