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#AfricaMonth: Changing the face of wireless power solutions
#AfricaMonth: Changing the face of wireless power solutions

WiPo Wireless Power is a young dynamic startup that provides wireless power solutions for drone and other industrial equipment...

By Evan-Lee Courie 21 May 2019

Rendering of Japan's 2020 Olympic stadium. Source: Renewable Energy World
How Japan's renewables-powered Olympics could kick off a global race for clean energy

Japan is aiming to host the first Olympic Games powered solely by renewable sources...

By Niki J P Alsford 20 May 2019

Sanitation innovation - a key to Africa's development strategy
Sanitation innovation - a key to Africa's development strategy

The demographic dividend, new production revolution, shifting wealth patterns, accelerated urban transition and climate change and the green economy are the megatrends that will influence this continent's future...

By Dhesigen Naidoo 15 May 2019

Winning architecture team to design first decarbonised district of France announced
Winning architecture team to design first decarbonised district of France announced

The winning project has been announced for the "Inventing Bruneseau" competition organised by the City of Paris and the SEMAPA...

10 May 2019

How cities can approach redesigning informal settlements after disasters
How cities can approach redesigning informal settlements after disasters

Recent devastating flooding in parts of South Africa as well as the second massive cyclone to batter neighbouring Mozambique and Zimbabwe in just two months has raised alarm bells about the effect of climate change on the region...

By Fiona Anciano and Laurence Piper 6 May 2019

Increasing population growth in Africa's megacities a challenge for authorities
Increasing population growth in Africa's megacities a challenge for authorities

Megacities, cities with a population of at least 10 million, are sprouting everywhere in Africa. Cairo in Egypt, Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Lagos in Nigeria are already megacities...

By Finbarr Toesland 3 May 2019

Nedbank Menlyn Maine awarded 5-star Green Star rating
Nedbank Menlyn Maine awarded 5-star Green Star rating

The Green Building Council of South Africa has awarded Nedbank's Menlyn Maine building a five-star Green Star rating in Existing Building Performance...

30 Apr 2019

Re-imagining waste-to-energy for micro-generation
Re-imagining waste-to-energy for micro-generation

The exploration of alternative energy sources and projects has been all the 'buzz' again, particularly in response to challenges Eskom continues to face...

By Kate Stubbs 29 Apr 2019

Should we turn the Sahara Desert into a huge solar farm?
Should we turn the Sahara Desert into a huge solar farm?

Whenever I visit the Sahara I am struck by how sunny and hot it is and how clear the sky can be...

By Amin Al-Habaibeh 26 Apr 2019

Construction entrepreneur Julia Petla receives international recognition
Construction entrepreneur Julia Petla receives international recognition

Born for leadership, Nkgomeleng Julia Petla is the founder and MD of Amedzo Trading and Projects, a 100% black-women-owned construction company which turns 10 this year...

By Sindy Peters 15 Apr 2019

Pilot Crushtec, Sanral sign MoU to promote transformation in SA
Pilot Crushtec, Sanral sign MoU to promote transformation in SA

While the continuous expansion and maintenance of South Africa's road network generates billions in revenue and employs tens of thousands of individuals, barriers to entry for newcomers are restrictive...

12 Apr 2019

Liveable cities rankings: how a global enterprise is influencing urban change
Liveable cities rankings: how a global enterprise is influencing urban change

Every year, the world's most "liveable" cities are celebrated, in city rankings published by Mercer, the Economist Intelligence Unit, and Monocle Magazine...

By Jenny McArthur and Tim Moonen 12 Apr 2019

New MDA office awarded Net Zero Carbon pilot certification
New MDA office awarded Net Zero Carbon pilot certification

The new MDA Attorneys office in Houghton, Johannesburg, is one of the first buildings in South Africa to receive a Net Zero Carbon pilot certification...

8 Apr 2019

SANDF bungalows upgraded with solar water heating systems
SANDF bungalows upgraded with solar water heating systems

Two bungalows at a South African National Defence Force (SANDF) base in Limpopo are to be upgraded with solar water heating (SWH) systems...

5 Apr 2019

Why more retailers are going green
Why more retailers are going green

Every week, around the world, an area of floor space the size of Paris is constructed. With building and construction comes harmful emissions that remain with us for decades...

By Iggy Sathekge 3 Apr 2019

Consumers should generate their own electricity and become 'prosumers'
Consumers should generate their own electricity and become 'prosumers'

South Africans should be allowed, and in fact encouraged, to generate their own electricity...

By Prof Wikus van Niekerk 2 Apr 2019

Seshree Govender, senior associate, and Carey-Anne Jennings, partner at Webber Wentzel
Crowdfunding: An untapped funding resource for renewable energy

Small and innovative renewable energy projects battle to raise funds through formal channels. One possible solution is to reach out to communities with an interest in those projects to help fund them through crowdfunding initiatives...

By Carey-Anne Jennings and Seshree Govender 1 Apr 2019

"This is not a man's world": protesters demand construction jobs for women
"This is not a man's world": protesters demand construction jobs for women

Residents of Lower Crossroads in Philippi, Cape Town, brought construction of a new school to a halt on Tuesday, 26 March, demanding more jobs for women and for residents...

By Velani Ludidi 28 Mar 2019

Dutch vessel, Willem van Oranje, harvests sand off Kenya’s coast. CORDIO
Why Kenya must take control of sand harvesting off its coast

Kenyans have taken to social media to protest against what they claim is illegal sand harvesting off Diani beach, one of the country's most popular coastal areas. The Conversation Africa's Moina Spooner spoke to David Obura about why this is an issue.

By David Obura 26 Mar 2019

Cape Town women's group pools money to build houses
Cape Town women's group pools money to build houses

A group of Cape Town women from Philippi, Crossroads, Khayelitsha and Strand have started a stokvel with a difference...

By Velani Ludidi 19 Mar 2019

Delivering on climate resilience in Africa
Delivering on climate resilience in Africa

Climate resilience must be at the heart of all investments across Africa. Knowledge is the critical ingredient to move the scale of climate resilience...

By Danette Breitenbach 15 Mar 2019

Print your city? 3D printing is revolutionising urban futures
Print your city? 3D printing is revolutionising urban futures

The Fabrication City concept puts manufacturing back in the hands of communities - using 3D printers...

By Sylvie Albert, Jeremy Millard, Tomas Diez 11 Mar 2019

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Renewable energy programme will not collapse Eskom

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the financial and operational challenges faced by power utility Eskom are not caused by the independent power producer (IPP) programme...

8 Mar 2019

Saint-Gobain showcases its skills development programme
Saint-Gobain showcases its skills development programme

The French Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian recently visited Saint-Gobain South Africa's premises in Germiston where the company showcased its skills development programme...

8 Mar 2019

UCT's urine bio-brick pioneer awarded global prize
UCT's urine bio-brick pioneer awarded global prize

The University of Cape Town's (UCT) Dr Dyllon Randall has been awarded the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Warner Prize, becoming the fifth recipient to win the global award...

6 Mar 2019

An artist’s impression of the failed Modderfontein smart city in Johannesburg.
What a failed Johannesburg project tells us about mega cities in Africa

Six years ago a major development was announced in South Africa. Billed as a game changer, it was meant to alter the urban footprint of Johannesburg, Africa's richest city, forever...

By Ricardo Reboredo and Frances Brill 6 Mar 2019

Wild Coast Sun achieves first-in-Africa Net Zero Waste certification
Wild Coast Sun achieves first-in-Africa Net Zero Waste certification

Sun International's Wild Coast Sun has achieved Africa's first Net Zero Waste rating from the Green Building Council of South Africa...

1 Mar 2019

Nicole Nomsa Moyo. © .
#DesignIndaba2019: Together, we can change systems

Designers need to work together to solve crises in the world. This is the message from one of the first speakers at Design Indaba 2019 in Cape Town, 27 February to 1 March, Nicole Nomsa Moyo...

By Louise Marsland 27 Feb 2019

GIBB to monitor environmental compliance during R7bn Durban port construction
GIBB to monitor environmental compliance during R7bn Durban port construction

GIBB Engineering and Architecture has been awarded the contract to monitor compliance and to avoid disturbance to the ecosystem by the R7bn Durban Container Terminal berth-deepening project...

26 Feb 2019

Renewable energy programme attracts R209.4bn to SA economy
Renewable energy programme attracts R209.4bn to SA economy

The Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme is making a significant impact on the economy, job creation, community upliftment...

25 Feb 2019

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