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2017-2019 Next Einstein Forum fellows announced

Sixteen scientists solving Africa's and the world's challenges have been announced as part of the Next Einstein Forum's (NEF) second fellows class...

18 Sep 2017

Public, private sector leadership push for more inclusive vision in African development agenda

400 private and public sector leaders gathered on Thursday, 31 August, for the Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg to discuss accelerating and scaling innovations...

1 Sep 2017

Smart evolution of Africa's megacities will help address infrastructure challenges

Facing rapid growth and evolution in Africa's megacities, radical and effective urban management is needed...

24 Aug 2017

Mobile phone powered solar electricity for Nigeria

The powerful Y'ello Box is bringing 24/7 electricity to Nigeria via your mobile phone...

28 Jun 2017

Solar-powered aircraft touches down in Egypt

An aircraft fuelled solely on solar power completed the 16th, and penultimate, leg of its round-the-world journey when it landed in Cairo today...

13 Jul 2016

Egypt awards solar project to Building Energy

Building Energy, an Italian independent power producer from renewable sources, and the New & Renewable Energy Authority (NREA), have signed a memorandum of understanding for two 50MW photovoltaic (PV) plants in Benban, Upper Egypt...

2 Jul 2015

Africa's food security improves

Food security in the sub-Saharan African region improved this year because of greater food availability and income growth‚ the DuPont global food security index shows.

7 Aug 2013

Unilever says Africa is next growth market

Unilever Global says Africa is its next growth market and has rolled out what it calls a sustainable living plan to the continent.

21 Jun 2013

Wind power to change Africa

Private investors smell profit in beefing-up the continent's over-stretched power grids and swarms of new wind turbines are soon expected to start going up.

28 May 2013

SA to develop its aquaculture farms

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies launched an aquaculture development and enhancement programme last week‚ which he hopes will boost growth in an industry that is very small in both global and continental terms.

By Linda Ensor 2 Apr 2013

Africa's growth driven by SA

Although Africa made huge strides in increasing human development in the past decade, gains could - with hundreds of millions of people being pushed into extreme poverty - easily be reversed should "significant progress" not be made in halting global warming.

By Schalk Mouton 20 Mar 2013

Environmentally friendly purchases heat up in emerging markets

NEW YORK, US: Purchases of environmentally protective products have grown significantly in two of the world's leading markets - China and Brazil; but the widespread perception that these products are too expensive may be blocking deeper adoption.

21 Aug 2012