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Algal biofuel production is neither environmentally nor commercially sustainable
Algal biofuel production is neither environmentally nor commercially sustainable

Modern biofuels have been touted as a greener alternative to petrol and diesel since the early 1900s...

By Kevin Flynn 11 Aug 2017

3D-printing tech for the marine world could save coral reefs
3D-printing tech for the marine world could save coral reefs

In true Cousteau fashion, this marine conservation project uses modern technology to protect and restore underwater life...

10 Aug 2017

Habitat for Humanity, UN-HABITAT to host conference on African land governance, management
Habitat for Humanity, UN-HABITAT to host conference on African land governance, management

Land is integral to securing shelter, agriculture for food security, mobilising investments and for the sustainable management of resources...

7 Aug 2017

Twin City Bushbuckridge Shopping Centre in Mpumalanga
Property development in underserved areas is not for the faint of heart

Building in under-serviced areas is tough, but the socio-economic payoff makes it worthwhile in the long run...

7 Aug 2017

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The role of cities in the next automotive revolution

Ever-increasing urbanisation and the subsequent demand for development of cities is the catalyst needed to bridge both the greatest challenges and most creative solutions for a future of the automotive sector...

By Trevor Hill 7 Aug 2017

Green tech future for Atlantis a step closer
Green tech future for Atlantis a step closer

Cape Town's "lost city" of Atlantis is a step closer to becoming a green technology hub...

By Dave Chambers 4 Aug 2017

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Researchers: Artificial intelligence can help fight deforestation

A new technique using artificial intelligence to predict where deforestation is most likely to occur could help the DRC preserve its shrinking rainforest and cut carbon emissions, researchers have said...

By Umberto Bacchi 3 Aug 2017

CT revised development framework aims to reverse impact of apartheid spatial planning
CT revised development framework aims to reverse impact of apartheid spatial planning

The City of Cape Town has issued a draft revised Municipal Spatial Development Framework which outlines how it intends to transform the city's spatial form...

3 Aug 2017

UCT GSB launches MTN Solution Space in Philippi Village
UCT GSB launches MTN Solution Space in Philippi Village

The Graduate School of Business of UCT has launched the MTN Solution Space in Philippi Village, brings the university's business resources directly to the communities of Philippi, Nyanga, Gugulethu, Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha...

2 Aug 2017

MZNP celebrates 80 years of protecting the Cape mountain zebra
MZNP celebrates 80 years of protecting the Cape mountain zebra

As World Ranger Day was celebrated around the globe, SANParks celebrated the 80th birthday of Mountain Zebra National Park which was established for the purpose of protecting the Cape mountain zebra...

1 Aug 2017

Microsoft SA, Brightwave bring connectivity to 213,000 students in Eastern Cape
Microsoft SA, Brightwave bring connectivity to 213,000 students in Eastern Cape

Microsoft South Africa and internet service provider Brightwave, have signed an agreement to bring Wi-Fi and TV white spaces technology based on broadband access to more than 213,000 students in the Eastern Cape...

31 Jul 2017

Africa's cities face unique risks. What can be done to manage them?
Africa's cities face unique risks. What can be done to manage them?

Cities in sub-Saharan Africa are growing fast. Nigeria alone is projected to add 212 million urban dwellers by 2050...

By Sarah Colenbrander 31 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Sustainable development drives sustainable tourism in Witsand
#CSIMonth: Sustainable development drives sustainable tourism in Witsand

"At Breedezicht Estate we aim to complement the authentic character of Witsand and Port-Beaufort with the addition of more environmentally conscious building techniques."

By Cari Coetzee 28 Jul 2017

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Could decentralised energy systems further social justice in SA?

Tasneem Essop has launched an initiative...

By Sindy Peters 28 Jul 2017

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How will Eskom spend all the extra money it wants South Africans to pay?

Eskom wants consumers to cough up more for electricity...

By Graeme Hosken 28 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Leaving a legacy of good
#CSIMonth: Leaving a legacy of good

Natasha Reuben, head of transformation at Dell tells us more about the 2020 Legacy of Good plan and how the company is making a difference through technology...

By Ilse van den Berg 25 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Does your brand walk its CSR talk?
#CSIMonth: Does your brand walk its CSR talk?

Ken Egbas, founder of The SERAS, unpacks some of the awards' most significant impacts on the African CSR landscape...

By Sindy Peters 21 Jul 2017

African urbanisation must be smart and sustainable for cities to be habitable far into the future
African urbanisation must be smart and sustainable for cities to be habitable far into the future

African city planners need a split strategy and focus in their planning and development efforts...

20 Jul 2017

New vertical residences in Eindhoven to be designed by MVRDV
New vertical residences in Eindhoven to be designed by MVRDV

This mosaic-like structure combines urban farming, housing and more in the Eindhoven city centre...

18 Jul 2017

The next step in sustainable design: Bringing the weather indoors
The next step in sustainable design: Bringing the weather indoors

A building's primary purpose may be to keep the weather out, but most do such an effective job of this that they also inadvertently deprive us of contact with two key requirements for our well-being and effectiveness: nature and change...

By Kevin Nute 14 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Why the Seychelles' ban on large hotel developments is a good thing
#CSIMonth: Why the Seychelles' ban on large hotel developments is a good thing

Bigger, better, taller and more expensive is becoming less of a trend as top tourism destinations globally are shifting focus to the preservation and conservation of their tourism heritage and natural resources...

13 Jul 2017

Africa shows rising interest in green building design
Africa shows rising interest in green building design

The UNEP Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative attributed 30% of annual carbon emissions to the global building sector...

By Alison Groves 13 Jul 2017

GGC2017 to tackle critical issues in green building space
GGC2017 to tackle critical issues in green building space

The fifth Going Green Conference (GGC2017) is set for 13-15 September in Pietermaritzburg...

By Sindy Peters 13 Jul 2017

Community Solar Innovation challenge open for entries
Community Solar Innovation challenge open for entries

International law firm, Hogan Lovells, has launched the Community Solar Innovation Awards 2017 for innovative eco-inclusive enterprises, utilising solar energy systems or solar technology innovation...

11 Jul 2017

Enterprises UP presents wastewater management and treatment short course
Enterprises UP presents wastewater management and treatment short course

Enterprises University of Pretoria's short courses on water quality management and effluent treatment challenge attendees to come up with innovations and designs that will assist in recycling wastewater...

By Marleny Arnoldi, Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 10 Jul 2017

Better Living Challenge phase two launch
Second phase of Better Living Challenge to focus on upgrading informal homes

The Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI) recently launched the second iteration of the Better Living Challenge (BLC) at the Nyanga Arts Development Centre in the Western Cape...

6 Jul 2017

How sustainable tourism is rising in Africa
How sustainable tourism is rising in Africa

As tourism is increasing, various African governments are gearing up for a greater footfall without causing a strain on their resources. They have been taking active steps to build a sustainable model of tourism...

By Stephen Marshal 3 Jul 2017

Sweet deal keeps cane growers and sugar industry afloat
Sweet deal keeps cane growers and sugar industry afloat

The livelihood of about 58,000 people who contribute towards production of 20 million tonnes of sugarcane annually would have been compromised had it not been for the support provided by Ithala Development Finance Corporation...

Issued by Ithala Development Finance Corporation 30 Jun 2017

How UWC plans to turn mountains of coal-ash into low-cost building materials
How UWC plans to turn mountains of coal-ash into low-cost building materials

Thanks to groundbreaking research from the University of the Western Cape (UWC), the artificial coal-ash mountains that changed the landscape of the Highveld and Mpumalanga, posing a significant environmental threat, could become a thing of the past...

29 Jun 2017

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