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Victor Daitz Foundation, Zero2Five Trust collaborate on school holiday meals progamme

Following the announcement of school closures and the lockdown in March 2020, the Durban-based Zero2Five team restructured its centre-based feeding scheme...

13 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: A bright horizon for South Africa's energy landscape

The recent history of South Africa's energy landscape has not been great. With poorly maintained infrastructure, delayed construction of new capacity, illegal connections and cable theft; news headlines on the topic of SA's electricity are rarely good...

By Barry Bredenkamp 7 Jan 2021

Finding space for both wind farms and eagles in South Africa

Energy generation around the world is shifting towards renewable sources in response to the climate emergency. The aim is that future energy will be clean, green and sustainable...

By Megan Murgatroyd & Arjun Amar 7 Jan 2021

Spar's successful Rural Hub initiative poised for growth

Spar's Rural Hub model forms part of the retailer's drive to support and empower small-scale local farmers, create jobs and sustain local economies by creating an ecosystem that provides affordable, nutritious food for all...

5 Jan 2021

AfDB approves funding for mini-grid advancement in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) earlier this month approved a $7m grant from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) for technical assistance in setting up the Africa Mini-Grid Market Acceleration Programme...

31 Dec 2020

Water solutions to aid the most vulnerable in Kenya

The Covid-19 pandemic has starkly illustrated how multiple water security risks affect the lives and livelihoods of millions of people across Africa, Kenya included. The pandemic has compounded the severity of the impacts resulting from water-related climate hazards, such as floods, droughts and cyclones.

By Simon Thomas 31 Dec 2020

Grid or solar: looking for the best energy solution for the rural poor

South Asia has made tremendous progress in connecting rural areas to the electricity grid but the number of people in Africa without access has scarcely changed since 2010...

By Jörg Peters and Maximiliane Sievert 30 Dec 2020

West African solar startup secures $8.5m

Senegal-based startup, Oolu has secured $8.5m in a Series B round of investment led by RP Global, an independent renewable energy developer, and several additional investors...

By Ishani Chetty 24 Dec 2020

The Drinks Business names Journey's End Vineyards 'Ethical Company of the Year'

Situated above Sir Lowry's Pass Village in the Helderberg basin, Journey's End Vineyards has been awarded 'Ethical Company of the Year' in The Drinks Business 2020 Green Awards...

23 Dec 2020

Green Business Support Services Directory offers support to green entrepreneurs and SMMEs

Marielle Hurter, the water sector analyst of GreenCape, explains the purpose of the Green Business Support Services Directory as well as the types of support that can be found there...

Issued by GreenCape 21 Dec 2020

V&A Waterfront to test new design in rainwater harvesting technology

Aquatecture rain harvesting panels, the brainchild of South African-born designer Shaakira Jassat, collects water by diverting raindrops flowing over the perforations on the surface to the inside of the system...

18 Dec 2020

Torrential rains improve SA's water levels

The latest weekly report by the Department of Water and Sanitation shows that dam levels in the Eastern Cape are sitting at 51% after the recent torrential rains...

18 Dec 2020

Global Citizen Prize 2020 honours people shaping the 'World We Want'

International advocacy organisation Global Citizen has announced the winners of the 2020 Global Citizen Prize...

Issued by OnPoint PR 17 Dec 2020



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