The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

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Why South Africa should look to biomass for clean, water-wise energy

Next time you're strolling through a food market, stocking up on fruit and vegetables, consider this: you're surrounded by unharnessed energy...

By Tirivaviri Augustine Mamvura 11 Oct 2018

How we can turn plastic waste into green energy
How we can turn plastic waste into green energy

In the adventure classic Back to the Future, Emmett "Doc" Brown uses energy generated from rubbish to power his DeLorean time machine...

By Anh Phan 2 Oct 2018

Roadmap for Angola: 2019 and Beyond
Roadmap for Angola: 2019 and Beyond

The government revised the growth forecast to 2.2% in August, compared to 4.9% in the previous forecast, and the IMF forecast 2.3% of economic growth...

28 Sep 2018

Rooftop solar installation at Black River Park in Cape Town
The rise of customer centri(cities) in South Africa

Last month I was invited to present the benefits of the green economy to over 50 mayors as part of a themed panel discussion on 'Municipal finances as a catalyst for the local economy'...

By Songo Didiza 28 Sep 2018

Thinking sustainability - Energy, Food, Water Nexus for South Africa
Thinking sustainability - Energy, Food, Water Nexus for South Africa

The South African National Energy Association (SANEA) will be hosting a two-day conference as a platform to share knowledge and information about the Energy, Food, Water Nexus for South Africa...

Issued by The Digital Deli 20 Sep 2018

Mineral Resources focuses on gas and oil
Mineral Resources focuses on gas and oil

The Department of Mineral Resources, which has withdrawn the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment (MPRDA) Bill, is to bring its focus on gas and oil to Cabinet...

20 Sep 2018

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Explainer: why lithium ion batteries could be a game changer in Africa

Renewable energy resources - such as wind, water or solar solutions - hold great promise. They could provide energy while overcoming Africa's infrastructural challenges...

20 Sep 2018

Renewables competitive on price and performance
Renewables competitive on price and performance

Price and performance parity, both on and off the grid, are allowing solar and wind power to compete with conventional energy sources...

19 Sep 2018

Top 10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 announced
Top 10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 announced

The top 10 nominees in the African Innovation Foundation's (AIF) Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2018 have been announced...

14 Sep 2018

Lithium demand to soar in the next five years
Lithium demand to soar in the next five years

The demand for lithium, needed for the batteries to power electric vehicles (EV), will more than double from 26.7kt in 2018 to 58.3kt in 2022...

13 Sep 2018

Michael Power, strategist: Investec Asset Management. Photo: Funds Society
Renewables will fuel the 4th Industrial Revolution

The two great disruptions happening in the world economy are the rise of China and renewable energy (RE)...

By Nicci Botha 10 Sep 2018

Energy moves to ensure compliance of IPP implementation agreements
Energy moves to ensure compliance of IPP implementation agreements

Government needs to urgently ensure the compliance of implementation agreements (IAs) related to Independent Power Producers (IPPs), Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe said...

7 Sep 2018

CUT Solar Project gets an upgrade
CUT Solar Project gets an upgrade

In 2013, Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT) embarked on its first project to harness the power of the sun. This year, they decided to upscale the project with the installation of a Solar Plant...

6 Sep 2018

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How solar kits and battery lamps are replacing kerosene across Africa

For decades, people in rural Africa have been using sooty kerosene lamps to dimly light their homes...

By Jörg Peters 6 Sep 2018

Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe
Energy Portfolio Committee welcomes draft IRP

The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Energy says the draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) policy certainty to the country...

5 Sep 2018

Coal is still king and nuclear takes a backseat in draft IRP
Coal is still king and nuclear takes a backseat in draft IRP

Coal will remain top of the heap, with gas and wind being the next most important contributors in the long-awaited Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which details the country's energy mix in 2030...

28 Aug 2018

Gaylene Koopman
#WomensMonth: Local is lekker for windfarm project manager

Gaylene Koopman has taken on the key role of local project officer for what will become the Western Cape's newest wind farm...

27 Aug 2018

Namibia launches two solar energy plants
Namibia launches two solar energy plants

Namibia has added an estimated 25.8GWh per annum to its grid with the opening of two solar power plants in Gobabis, the regional capital of the Omaheke region...

24 Aug 2018

Karel Cornelissen, CEO, Energy Partners
Smaller grids may be better to power Africa

Research by the World Bank indicates an estimated $100bn in infrastructure investment is needed to close the electrification gap in Africa...

By Karel Cornelissen 23 Aug 2018

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South Africa's new energy plan is imminent. What to look out for

The South African Ministry of Energy is to release an updated electricity plan this month...

By Hartmut Winkler 20 Aug 2018

2018 Fairlady Santam Women of the Future Awards' winners
2018 Fairlady Santam Women of the Future Awards' winners

Fairlady magazine announced the winners of the annual Fairlady Santam Women of the Future Awards at Summer Place in Hyde Park on Friday, 17 August...

17 Aug 2018

Nomzamo Landingwe Macoso
#WomensMonth: Renewables, sustainability and singing in the car

Nomzamo Landingwe Macoso is broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) strategist at Nordex Acciona Wind Power...

By Nicci Botha 16 Aug 2018

Katherine Persson, general manager: Windlab
#WomensMonth: A burning desire to deliver meaningful green energy projects

Delivering green energy to Africa while working in a dynamic team, and making real positive changes in rural communities are the things that make Katherine Persson, general manager: Windlab, tick...

By Nicci Botha 14 Aug 2018

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A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: East of the sun (Part 1)

One cannot write about Maltese lifestyle without weighing in about the Maltese obsession with cars. So, this column is long overdue...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 10 Aug 2018

Tebogo Movundlela, CEO, Aurora Wind Power
#WomensMonth: Be uncompromising, unwavering & unapologetic about gender inequality

Tebogo Movundlela has been involved in the renewable energy sector since 2013. She was intimately involved in the construction of the West Coast 1 - 94MW windfarm...

By Nicci Botha 10 Aug 2018

Veronique Isaacs
#WomensMonth: A passion for people

Veronique Isaacs is passionate about developing people. She is determined that every community project surrounding renewable power plants is purposefully designed...

By Nicci Botha 8 Aug 2018

Kangnas Wind Farm backs research on current status of Red Lark
Kangnas Wind Farm backs research on current status of Red Lark

Kangnas Wind Farm has partnered with the FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, providing financial support for a PhD study on the Red Lark...

7 Aug 2018

25 projects make the Land Art Generator Initiative competition shortlist
25 projects make the Land Art Generator Initiative competition shortlist

Twenty five mesmerising land art projects have been shortlisted for the fifth edition of Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) competition at St. Kilda Triangle in Melbourne, Australia...

6 Aug 2018

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