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#BizTrends2021: Simple ways to accelerate business sustainability outcomes

Achieving the desired levels of sustainability has proven to be more challenging for many businesses since the onset of Covid-19...

By Kavita Pema 11 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

#BizTrends2021: Revitalising property markets through inner-city investment and refurbishment

South Africa's property sector, in general, has shown poor performance during the Covid-19 pandemic. Property stocks have taken a significant hit, where retail and commercial office space have been hit hardest...

By Paul Jackson 6 Jan 2021

Retrofitting unused spaces can help South African cities adapt to climate change

There are two approaches to dealing with climate change: slowing it down, and adapting to it...

By Jan Hugo and Chrisna du Plessis 5 Jan 2021

Green buildings can bring fresh air to design, but they can also bring pests

Throughout the world, architects are designing green buildings, whether it's in their sustainable construction, environmentally friendly operation or actually green by style...

By Norman Day 4 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

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

Nxuba wind farm successfully reaches commercial operation

Enel Green Power RSA's (EGP RSA) 140MW Nxuba wind farm in the Eastern Cape has reached commercial operation and is expected to generate 460GWh of energy annually...

29 Dec 2020

AfDB approves Desert-to-Power technical support programme

The African Development Bank (AfDB) recently approved a Desert-to-Power (D2P) technical support programme that aims to advance the rollout of solar generation in G5 Sahel countries...

28 Dec 2020

Huge 'battery warehouses' could be the energy stores of the future

One of the world's largest battery storage projects will be built on the banks of the River Thames in Essex, after the UK government recently granted permission...

By Andrew Cruden 28 Dec 2020

Four ways microbial fuel cells might revolutionise electricity production in the future

The world population is estimated to reach 9.5 billion by 2050. Given that most of our current energy is generated from fossil fuels, this creates significant challenges...

By Godfrey Kyazze 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

Saretec celebrates graduation of newly certified wind turbine service technicians

A recent virtual event celebrated the graduation and subsequent employment of the fifth group of certified wind turbine service technicians (WTST) trained by South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre...

18 Dec 2020



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