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Jasco uses solar energy solution to reduce head office carbon footprint by 50%

In early-2015, ICT solutions provider Jasco began harnessing its expertise on a solar project at its own head office complex: Jasco Park...

2 days ago

SustainPower delivers locally manufactured biogas power generator to ibert

SustainPower, together with Unique Hydra, recently delivered a locally manufactured biogas electrical power generator to ibert, a Southern Africa biogas company...

12 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: SA has reached its second energy transition tipping point

At SAWEA's annual wind industry conference held in mid-November 2017, the outcome of a major national research study was launched...

By Brenda Martin 10 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Green building on the rise in South Africa

The impact of buildings and construction on the environment is astounding...

By Dorah Modise 9 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Green buildings, fit for a sustainable purpose

According to the latest United Nations Economic Commission for Africa report, Africa is the fastest urbanising region after Asia. The report also highlights that despite the current slowdown in many African economies...

By Alison Groves 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Why the internet and non-profits need to become friends

From crowdfunding and instant mobile payments for emergency relief to virtual volunteering...

By Andy Hadfield 8 Jan 2018

Greenlight Planet launches new line of solar lanterns

Greenlight Planet recently announced the launch of a new line of solar lanterns: the Sun King Pro 400, Sun King Pro 300, and the Sun King Pico Plus...

5 Jan 2018

Developing countries need to wake up to the risks of new technologies

Technological advances associated with the fourth industrial revolution - including artificial intelligence - allow the automation of an increasingly wide array of processes in increasingly interactive and sophisticated ways...

By Ralph Hamann 4 Jan 2018

Four-star Green Star certification for KZN Department of Education: Ugu District Office

The KZN Department of Education: Ugu District Office has received four-star Green Star SA Office Design v1.1 certification from the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA)...

28 Dec 2017

SA finalists in Chivas Venture global competition announced

The South African top five in Chivas Regal's The Venture IV have been selected. The global social entrepreneur competition aims to find and support promising entrepreneurs...

27 Dec 2017

Water-dwelling organisms show new ways to harvest light for solar tech

Photosynthesis is a great source of inspiration for solar technology...

By Tjaart Krüger 19 Dec 2017

Energy intensity per square metre of buildings needs to improve 30% by 2030

The buildings and construction sector needs to step up its efforts in terms of energy performance...

18 Dec 2017

Nivea and Thanda partner to create fairytale ECD classrooms

Global skincare company Nivea is offering hope for children in a rural community in KwaZulu-Natal. It has partnered with Thanda, a community-based organisation, to bring an innovative ECD programme to children in this rural community...

Issued by Nivea 13 Dec 2017

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International

EU sets 2030 target for recyclable plastic packaging

The European Union unveiled plans on Tuesday, 16 January, for all plastic packaging in Europe to be recyclable by 2030 and to phase out single-use plastic like coffee cups to fight pollution.

7 hours ago

Chinese solar boom sparks global renewables boon: study

A Chinese boom in solar panel installation last year helped drive global investment in renewable clean energy technology to record levels, a new study showed Tuesday, 16 January.

8 hours ago

Untrustworthy memories make it hard to shop ethically

Imagine a shopper, Sarah, who is concerned about child labour and knows about groups like the Fair Wear Foundation that certify which brands sell ethically produced clothing. Hours after learning that fashion giant H&M reportedly sells clothing made by children in risky workplaces in Burma, she goes shopping. Completely forgetting about what she just heard, she buys an H&M dress.

By Rebecca Walker Reczek, Daniel Zane and Julie Irwin 3 days ago

#FairnessFirst: Amplifying the female voice

The first work week of 2018 for many was one where we heard the global female voice loud and clear on social media, with 'celebration emojis' for everything from Iceland's equal pay law to #HereWeAre, #TimesUp and #Oprah2020.

By Leigh Andrews 15 Jan 2018

Rio brings in state law cracking down on sexist ads

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state on Wednesday brought in a law cracking down on ads deemed to be sexist, threatening violators with hefty fines.

12 Jan 2018

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