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Community protest at LIV Village
Community protest at LIV Village

LIV Village, a charitable organisation that Private Property has been a supporter of since its inception, was the target of protests by members of the neighbouring Cottonlands community...

Issued by Private Property 8 hours ago

Resistance to hydropower is evaporating as science takes centre stage
Resistance to hydropower is evaporating as science takes centre stage

Big dams have a bad reputation. They're often associated with social disruption and environmental damage...

By Mike Muller 2 days ago

Eastern Cape invests R68m in social housing project
Eastern Cape invests R68m in social housing project

A total of R68m has been invested to refurbish an old Port Elizabeth building into a social housing project, says the Eastern Cape Human Settlements Department...

2 days ago

A heroic day for the Sandton SPCA
A heroic day for the Sandton SPCA

On a fund-raising initiative for the Sandton SPCA on Free Comic Book Day, Global Access helped spread information and knowledge around the SPCA using their interactive technology, Sensanetik...

Issued by Global Access 3 days ago

Reducing carbon footprint of the built world with Solidiatech
Reducing carbon footprint of the built world with Solidiatech

Eco-friendliness can be achieved even in the granules with which we construct buildings...

By Emile Uys 3 days ago

#AUW2017: Buildings offer significant opportunity for energy efficiency
#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 3 days ago

SA participates in national urban policy conference
SA participates in national urban policy conference

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs deputy minister Andries Nel participated in the Second International Conference on National Urban Policy in France...

3 days ago

CT appoints first chief resilience officer
CT appoints first chief resilience officer

The City of Cape Town has appointed Craig Kesson as its first chief resilience officer...

19 May 2017

Trialogue director Cathy Duff
Tracking a decade of trends in SA's CSI space

According to Trialogue director Cathy Duff, despite uncertainty and tougher trading conditions in almost every sector of the economy...

19 May 2017

A simpler way to purify water
A simpler way to purify water

Scientists have devised a simple way to separate microscopic pollutants from water...

By Emile Uys 19 May 2017

All roads to sustainable energy lead to the sun
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

Mark Tulay, director of Strategic Investor Initiative at New York-based CECP
Employees, customers empower CEOs to embrace sustainability

Businesses that contribute to socioeconomic development can dramatically outperform...

18 May 2017

By jurvetson (Steve Jurvetson) –
How an open approach to patents could help build a sustainable future

To sustain a population of 9.7 billion people by 2050, the world is going to need innovations that make careful use of the available resources, human and environmental...

By Frank Tietze 17 May 2017

Rooftop PV in SA on the rise
Rooftop PV in SA on the rise

According to Ashley Maistry, associate director for Accenture Resources, increasing environmental awareness is driving South Africans to invest in a more sustainable future...

16 May 2017

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Introducing the Greenhouse In a Box

From Indian startup Kheyti, the modular greenhouse is an affordable solution for low-income farmers...

16 May 2017

Greenovate Awards Programme introduces new category
Greenovate Awards Programme introduces new category

The Greenovate Awards Programme is introducing an engineering category to this year's awards...

16 May 2017

Energy21 workshop helps create stronger voice for renewables sector
Energy21 workshop helps create stronger voice for renewables sector

The recently held Energy21: Exchange Hub in Cape Town focused mainly on communicating the successes and opportunities of South Africa's renewable energy sector...

12 May 2017

Abbas Jamie, community liaison for Africa, World Design Organisation, and director for innovation and transformation at Aurecon. Image:
#FIDIC_GAMA2017: How engineers can help co-create a better Africa

African engineers have been relegated to filling in the technical blanks...

By Sindy Peters 12 May 2017

NERSA launches probe into Eskom over PPA impasse
NERSA launches probe into Eskom over PPA impasse

The National Energy Regulator's electricity sub-committee has launched a formal investigation into Eskom's conduct...

12 May 2017

James Cullis, global service group leader: water, Aurecon
#FIDIC_GAMA2017: African engineers face a ‘wicked' trilemma

Addressing Africa's infrastructure deficit, according to the World Bank, will cost about $93bn a year...

By Sindy Peters 11 May 2017

Dutch open 'world's largest offshore' wind farm
Dutch open 'world's largest offshore' wind farm

Dutch officials on Monday, 8 May, opened what is being billed as one of the world's largest offshore wind farms, with 150 turbines spinning in action far out in the North Sea...

10 May 2017

#FIDIC_GAMA2017: Partnerships key to sustainable growth in Africa
#FIDIC_GAMA2017: Partnerships key to sustainable growth in Africa

Delegates from across 17 African countries are attending FIDIC-GAMA 2017...

By Sindy Peters 9 May 2017

#ChivasVenture: I-Drop Water to compete for share in $1m funding
#ChivasVenture: I-Drop Water to compete for share in $1m funding

James Steere, cofounder of I-Drop Water, is the South African winner in Chivas Regal's The Venture III...

By Sindy Peters 8 May 2017

US Mission in SA aims to empower renewable energy champions
US Mission in SA aims to empower renewable energy champions

Energy21: Exchange Hub is a collaborative effort between the US Mission to South Africa, which has partnered with the World Bank's Connect4Climate, and GreenCape...

8 May 2017

Higher density cities need greening to stay healthy and liveable
Higher density cities need greening to stay healthy and liveable

Access to high-quality public open space is a key ingredient of healthy, liveable cities...

By Melanie Davern, Alison Farrar, Dave Kendal, Lucy G 8 May 2017

iSimangaliso investments in development and conservation starting to yield benefits
iSimangaliso investments in development and conservation starting to yield benefits

The region in which iSimangaliso Wetland Park is located was experiencing a declining tourism economy when it was listed and proclaimed as South Africa's first world heritage site in 2000...

5 May 2017

Flexible, organic and biodegradable: A new wave of electronics
Flexible, organic and biodegradable: A new wave of electronics

A new semiconductor developed by Stanford researchers is as flexible as skin and easily degradable...

By Jamie Matroos 5 May 2017

Startups can help Africa meet its energy needs. But they need to be encouraged
Startups can help Africa meet its energy needs. But they need to be encouraged

Energy access remains a huge problem for most people living on the African continent...

By Fred McBagonluri 5 May 2017

Pietermaritzburg housing project remains incomplete four years later
Pietermaritzburg housing project remains incomplete four years later

Beneficiaries of R2.1bn project believe construction has stopped because of poor quality structures...

By Nompendulo Ngubane 5 May 2017

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