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SA's average dam levels increase
SA's average dam levels increase

The recent consistent rainfalls in large parts of the country has increased South Africa's dam levels from 62.4% last week to 64% this week...

20 Feb 2020

The view looking east across the West Coast with the village of Paternoster in the foreground. The recently approved Boulders Wind farm will stand on the hills in the background, directly in this view. Photo: John Yeld
Wind farm says massive new rival could cost it "hundreds of millions" in lost energy

An existing wind farm is crying foul after the government last month gave the conditional go-ahead for a massive new wind farm project on an adjoining property on the West Coast Peninsula near Vredenburg...

By John Yeld 19 Feb 2020

SDG7 under the spotlight at Africa Energy Forum 2020
SDG7 under the spotlight at Africa Energy Forum 2020

The 2020 Africa Energy Forum will take place in Barcelona, Spain from 30 June to 3 July under the overarching theme of 'Investment and impact'...

18 Feb 2020

R143m made available for drought relief in Moutse
R143m made available for drought relief in Moutse

An amount of R143m has been allocated by the Department of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation for drought relief in Moutse, near Groblersdal, in Limpopo...

18 Feb 2020

Landmark investment secured for 60MW Djibouti Wind Farm Project
Landmark investment secured for 60MW Djibouti Wind Farm Project

Djibouti's electricity demand is expected to considerably increase due to various large-scale infrastructure projects including ports, free trade zones...

14 Feb 2020

AfDB provides multi-million-dollar grant to boost renewable energy access in Liberia
AfDB provides multi-million-dollar grant to boost renewable energy access in Liberia

The AfDB has approved a $34.74m grant and loan to boost renewable energy access and promote an attractive investment climate in Liberia...

12 Feb 2020

AU Summit: African leaders focus on eradicating malnutrition by 2025
AU Summit: African leaders focus on eradicating malnutrition by 2025

Addressing malnutrition and stunting at the 33rd African Union Summit, it was noted that while African countries have made progress, more needs to be done to hit the United Nations malnutrition eradication targets by 2025...

10 Feb 2020

City Lodge Hotel Group commits to cage-free eggs by 2025
City Lodge Hotel Group commits to cage-free eggs by 2025

A City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG) breakfast will soon have a feel-good as well as a taste-good component as the group announces its commitment to transitioning to 100% cage-free eggs throughout its operations by 2025...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 31 Jan 2020

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SDGs create investment opportunities in Africa

There is a $197bn opportunity for private-sector investors in five high-growth markets in Africa to help achieve the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals...

24 Jan 2020

Most proposed solutions don’t address the systemic problems facing Eskom, in particular its parlous finances. Shutterstock
South Africa's energy crisis has triggered lots of ideas: why most are wrong

Since late last year South Africans have, once again, been subjected to power cuts by the power utility, Eskom. The need for what's called loadshedding - planned power outages - led to the recent resignation of Eskom's chairperson and a flurry of concern about the current and future reliability of electricity supply...

By Seán Mfundza Muller & Mike Muller 23 Jan 2020

Ntombifuthi Ntuli, CEO, Sawea
Sawea welcomes market-friendly approach

The South African Wind Energy Association (Sawea) supports the proposed market-friendly approach to the country's constrained energy supply, but strongly states that implementing the IRP 2019 should remain an imperative...

22 Jan 2020

KZN to roll out drought emergency plan
KZN to roll out drought emergency plan

The Department of Water and Sanitation in KwaZulu-Natal is set to roll out an Emergency Drought Mitigation Plan in areas affected by drought in the province...

22 Jan 2020

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Fair Cape saves electricity through solar-powered milking

The company hopes to roll solar power out to its production facility in the near future, further reducing its carbon footprint and its dependence on South Africa's power utility...

16 Jan 2020

Heavy rains improve dam levels
Heavy rains improve dam levels

Dam levels in parts of South Africa have slightly begun to improve as a result of persistent rain...

16 Jan 2020

Mark Lacey, head of commodities, Schroders
Energy transition forecast: Sunny with a chance of strong wind

The global energy transition is the transformation of the world's energy supply, away from polluting sources such as coal, oil and gas, and towards renewables. Potentially, this is a $120trn investment opportunity over the next 30 years...

By Mark Lacey 15 Jan 2020

How politics and poverty affect electricity provision in Zimbabwe
How politics and poverty affect electricity provision in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's economic challenges are numerous, but one of the most pressing is electricity scarcity. Around 40% of the country's population has access to electricity...

By Ellen Fungisai Chipango 15 Jan 2020

In the future there will be more rain, but less water, in the Nile Basin
In the future there will be more rain, but less water, in the Nile Basin

The Nile - the world's longest river - runs through 11 countries in Africa and has a basin that covers about 3 million sq kms, nearly 10% of the continent's landmass...

By Ethan D. Coffel and Justin S. Mankin 14 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: Waste management in the hospitality sector in 2020

Effective waste management is a universal problem that affects us all. It's the one factor we, in the hospitality industry, can collectively prevent from worsening during 2020...

By Sharmila Ragunanan 13 Jan 2020

Professor Bernard Bladergroen
Better batteries: Energy storage can fight load shedding and develop South Africa

With the ongoing strain on South Africa's electricity grid, and the growing use of renewable energy to mitigate climate change, there is a clear need for reliable and cost-effective energy storage solutions...

By Nicklaus Kruger 13 Jan 2020

Power cuts continued to plague some African countries. Shutterstock
Progress in rolling out of national power grids has stalled across Africa

The African Development Bank launched an initiative to speed up the supply of electricity in Africa in 2016...

By Carolyn Logan 10 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: SA's transition to a cleaner, greener economy
#BizTrends2020: SA's transition to a cleaner, greener economy

South Africa is taking strides towards transitioning to a cleaner green economy, with the country's approved 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) being gazetted...

By Ntombifuthi Ntuli 9 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: The new normal, 5 plant-based food trends for 2020
#BizTrends2020: The new normal, 5 plant-based food trends for 2020

2019 was, by far, the biggest year the meat-alternative industry had ever seen. This is not surprising given the rapid growth of plant-based living and veganism...

By Tammy Fry 7 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Route to water prosperity - new perspectives for 2020
#BizTrends2020: Route to water prosperity - new perspectives for 2020

The quickest win of all lies in reticulation efficiency. We currently lose about 25% of treated, expensive drinking quality water to leaks in our cities and towns...

By Dhesigen Naidoo 6 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Building for sustainability continues to promote valuable returns
#BizTrends2020: Building for sustainability continues to promote valuable returns

There is a direct link between the stability of an economy and ongoing development - and currently, the local construction and property industries are undeniably experiencing a lull...

By Johan Piekaar 6 Jan 2020

WFP calls on global community to support hungry millions in Zim
WFP calls on global community to support hungry millions in Zim

Due to the prolonged drought and economic crisis in Zimbabwe, millions in that country face an increasingly desperate situation, according to the United Nations World Food Programme...

31 Dec 2019

Investing in implementation models for water security and resilience
Investing in implementation models for water security and resilience

As we consider recent water shortages, droughts and flooding, it is evident that the water sector is slow to innovate...

By Chantal Ramcharan-Kotze and Johann Lubbe 19 Dec 2019

Pick n Pay joins global food waste initiative
Pick n Pay joins global food waste initiative

Pick n Pay has asked 20 of its biggest suppliers to join the company in a new global food waste initiative. The project is backed by 10 of the world's largest food retailers and manufacturers...

18 Dec 2019

#BestofBiz 2019: CSI & Sustainability
#BestofBiz 2019: CSI & Sustainability

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content...

17 Dec 2019

Unilever unveils €85m food innovation centre in the Netherlands
Unilever unveils €85m food innovation centre in the Netherlands

Unilever has invested €85 million in a new food innovation centre in the Netherlands, as the consumer goods giant looks to address "major global food system challenges".

9 Dec 2019

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