“Taking cash out of copper transactions will cut down on copper theft”, said Evert Swanepoel, centre director of the Copper Development Association Africa in his conversation with features editor Hans van de Groenendaal. There is more to copper than it just being used to carry electricity or data signals. Copper is a useful antimicrobial to stem cross-infections in hospitals and in aqua culture fish farming, where artificial fibre nets are replaced with copper netting, to prevent fish diseases and to promote healthy growth – all-important aspects in the ever-increasing problem of feeding the world’s population… (more)