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#YouthMonth: Entrepreneur has high hopes for castor oil producing company in Africa

Thabang Mabapa's Selokong Sa Dimelana project grows castor seed crops for the commercial production of castor seed oil as an alternative biofuel. We wanted to find out a bit more about this inspiring young entrepreneur...

By Cari Coetzee 5 hours ago

Wind farms are hardly the bird slayers they're made out to be. Here's why

People who oppose wind farms often claim wind turbine blades kill large numbers of birds, often referring to them as “bird choppers”...

By Simon Chapman 2 days ago

Is this the world's cheapest solar lamp?

UK firm designs cheap solar lamp for clean, reliable lighting...

By Lindsay Samson 3 days ago

SA joins in 2017 Global Wind Day celebrations

Thursday, 15 June marked Global Wind Day 2017 - a day for re-considering wind, and the power it holds to reshape energy systems, decarbonise our economy and boost jobs and growth...

15 Jun 2017

Energy for Africa must include renewable options

The role of renewable energy in generating Africa's power was the topic of discussion in a panel at the TXF Africa Trade Finance Conference in Nairobi, Kenya...

14 Jun 2017

UIDC 2017 a platform to unlock solutions for smart cities in Africa

The third annual Urban and Infrastructure Development Conference (UIDC 2017) provides a platform to unlock the growth potential of the African smart cities ecosystem...

7 Jun 2017

Entrepreneur scoops Old Mutual funding to develop biofuel enterprise

Red Bull social entrepreneur scoops funding from Old Mutual Foundation for a project involving growing castor seed crops with the engagement of small-scale local farmers for the commercial production of alternative biofuel...

1 Jun 2017

RBIDZ officials receive high-level SEZ training in China

Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone's senior management are partaking in a fourth Capacity Building programme on Special Economic Zones taking place in Tianjin, China, from 24 May to 13 June...

Issued by Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone 31 May 2017

#AfricaMonth: Internal trade barriers show signs of falling

While the road ahead may still present significant challenges, some of Africa's most long-standing internal trade barriers are beginning to show signs of falling. We interview David Williams, Maersk Line Africa chief executive and global head of Safmarine to find out more...

By Ilse van den Berg 30 May 2017

SustainPower gas to power product launch

SustainPower, a new player in the renewable energy sector, hosted its official gas to power product launch at African Utility Week 2017 in Cape Town earlier this month...

29 May 2017

Jump in renewable energy jobs worldwide: agency

The renewable energy sector employed 9.8-million people worldwide in 2016, almost twice as many as in 2012, the Abu Dhabi-based International Renewable Energy Agency said on Wednesday, 24 May...

24 May 2017

#AUW2017: Buildings offer significant opportunity for energy efficiency

One of the many pertinent questions asked at this year's African Utility Week was...

By Sindy Peters 22 May 2017

All roads to sustainable energy lead to the sun

Humans consume 221 tonnes of coal, 1,066 barrels of oil, and 93,000 metric cubes of natural gas per second...

By Werner van Zyl 19 May 2017

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