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Complementing and offsetting energy opportunities for the South African water sector
Complementing and offsetting energy opportunities for the South African water sector

The South African water sector is dependent on one source of electricity supply which makes it vulnerable to load shedding, shortage of supply and increasing steep tariffs...

By Dr John Ngoni Zvimba 11 Jun 2019

All the 2019 Eco-Logic Awards winners
All the 2019 Eco-Logic Awards winners

The recently held 2019 Eco-Logic Awards saw newly appointed minister of environment, forestry and fisheries Barbara Creecy deliver the keynote address, during which she emphasised the need for sustainable practice...

10 Jun 2019

Investing in sustainable and eco-friendly business practices and initiatives
Investing in sustainable and eco-friendly business practices and initiatives

In recent years, big business has realised its role to develop cleaner, more sustainable business practices and initiatives...

Issued by Total 7 Jun 2019

Tim Frankish, managing director, Solar Saver
Solar power makes strides in innovation

The transformation of the world's energy markets continues to gain momentum. Renewable energy projects, which have seen a rapid decline in cost over the last decade, are increasingly powering the world's large economies...

6 Jun 2019

Researchers call for flow of water research, education towards developing world
Researchers call for flow of water research, education towards developing world

According to newly released research from the United Nations University, post-secondary education and research aimed at tackling the global water crisis is concentrated in wealthy countries rather than the poorer, developing places where it is most needed...

31 May 2019

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Solar power could stabilise Nigeria's electricity grid and save it money

Lengthy power cuts are pretty much a daily experience in Nigeria. The country's epileptic power supply has been identified by businesses as the second biggest obstacle to doing business in the country, after a lack of access to finance...

By Samuel Ayokunle Olowosejeje 31 May 2019

NCPD, RSA Group join hands on World Hunger Day feeding hundreds in Bloem
NCPD, RSA Group join hands on World Hunger Day feeding hundreds in Bloem

The National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD) joined forces with the RSA Group to mark World Hunger Day on 28 May, supplying fresh fruit and vegetables to three facilities in Bloemfontein...

30 May 2019

Data-driven decision-making for water security
Data-driven decision-making for water security

Every day we make observations to inform our decisions - whether it is taking your loved one's temperature to establish if they have a fever or checking your fuel gauge or range on your vehicle's display. It provides us with the comfort of knowing and decision-making information...

By Dr Shafick Adams 29 May 2019

Emma Dempster, director in the projects and energy sector, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
Change to licensing regulations adds a surge to grid

Minister of Energy, Jeff Radebe, has granted a welcome deviation from South Africa's existing power generation licensing regulations that allows additional power to be fed into the local grid...

29 May 2019

Nestlé launches innovation challenge in 6 African countries
Nestlé launches innovation challenge in 6 African countries

Nestlé has launched a Research and Development (R&D) innovation challenge in sub-Saharan Africa to provide a platform for startups and universities to contribute to local sustainable growth...

28 May 2019

North West student crowned Future Leaders Forum winner in Germany
North West student crowned Future Leaders Forum winner in Germany

North West University student Emile Coetzee was recently crowned the winner of the Future Leaders Forum at the World Exhibition for Incentive Travel, Meetings and Events (IMEX) 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany...

24 May 2019

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Nersa confirms receipt of energy plan deviation letter

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has confirmed receiving Energy Minister Jeff Radebe's letter of deviation from the country's Integrated Resource Plan as well as applications for generation licences...

23 May 2019

Water security research expenditure not reflecting scarcity reality
Water security research expenditure not reflecting scarcity reality

Researchers at the African Utility Week and PowerGen Africa conference and exhibition in Cape Town last week raised concerns over decreased expenditure on water security research...

By Alicestine October 21 May 2019

Attainment of Africa Agenda 2063 and SDG:2030 goals through nature-based solutions
Attainment of Africa Agenda 2063 and SDG:2030 goals through nature-based solutions

Going back to basics, when African citizens managed the landscapes through rotational grazing, for example, are the key foundations if the continent is to achieve the long-term aspirational goals set by the UN and AU...

By Bonani Madikizela 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

Is zero hunger by 2030 achievable given the huge challenges we face?
Is zero hunger by 2030 achievable given the huge challenges we face?

South Africans recently celebrated their 25th Freedom Day. In many respects we have come a long way as a nation. And yet, we are behind in so much development and the slow progress means that we are ultimately failing our citizens...

By Andy Du Plessis 20 May 2019

With engagement and education, reusing wastewater can become the norm
With engagement and education, reusing wastewater can become the norm

When it comes to developing technological solutions to the world's problems, social processes matter as much as the scientific ones...

By Dalia Saad 20 May 2019

Gift of the Givers pulls out of Makhanda
Gift of the Givers pulls out of Makhanda

Disaster relief organisation Gift of the Givers unexpectedly announced on Wednesday, 15 May, its immediate withdrawal from Makana Municipality, where Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown) is located...

By Lucas Nowicki 17 May 2019

#AUW2019: Customer mistrust hampers power utility digitalisation
#AUW2019: Customer mistrust hampers power utility digitalisation

Using technology to improve customer service and ultimately drive revenue may not necessarily be clear cut for utilities like Eskom...

16 May 2019

Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe
#AUW2019: Coal still critical to IRP, Radebe says

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe's vague promise that South Africa's long-overdue energy blueprint, the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), will be "concluded imminently" did, however, clearly indicate that coal would still play a prominent role in the country's energy mix...

By Nicci Botha 15 May 2019

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How marketing with CSR at its heart can change the world

Fitting in perfectly with the rise of purpose-led marketing across the globe is Jeanne du Plessis, corporate affairs and citizenship leader at Procter and Gamble (P&G) South Africa. Du Plessis is a passionate believer that business can and should be a force for good in the world...

By Leigh Andrews 14 May 2019

Ugly veg: supermarkets aren't the biggest food wasters - you are
Ugly veg: supermarkets aren't the biggest food wasters - you are

"Ugly" or "wonky" veg were blamed for up to 40% of wasted fruit and vegetables in 2013, as produce was discarded for failing to meet retailer appearance standards...

By Miriam C. Dobson and Jill L. Edmondson 14 May 2019

Food Lover's Market launches Hunger Month campaign
Food Lover's Market launches Hunger Month campaign

Food Lover's Market has launched its annual Hunger Month initiative - a month-long in-store campaign aimed at raising awareness and funds for meals...

7 May 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

FoodForward SA celebrates 10 years with commitment to feeding 1 million people
FoodForward SA celebrates 10 years with commitment to feeding 1 million people

Commemorating its 10-year anniversary this year, food redistribution organisation FoodForward SA has committed to feeding 1 million people daily within five years...

25 Apr 2019

12 easy ways to reduce your carbon footprint
12 easy ways to reduce your carbon footprint

We've just celebrated Earth Day, an important global acknowledgement of the work that we need to be doing to protect our planet, and this year the work feels more important than ever...

By Tammy Fry 23 Apr 2019

Mozambique water project: insights into supply and use in a peri-urban area
Mozambique water project: insights into supply and use in a peri-urban area

The United Nations reports that water scarcity affects more than 40% of the global population. Just over a third of people don't have access to safely managed drinking water. This is why the Sustainable Development Goals set out to achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all by 2030.

By Ana Rita Sequeira et al. 23 Apr 2019

Supporting young, local entrepreneurs and start-up businesses
Supporting young, local entrepreneurs and start-up businesses

Entrepreneurship should be encouraged and developed as entrepreneurs create and bring to life new technologies, products and services and create new markets and jobs along the way...

Issued by Total 15 Apr 2019

From grain to glass: Pernod Ricard's roadmap to sustainability
From grain to glass: Pernod Ricard's roadmap to sustainability

Drinks giant Pernod Ricard has launched its 2030 Sustainability and Responsibility roadmap as part of the company's Transform and Accelerate strategic plan...

10 Apr 2019

Sweden-funded clean energy programme benefits 500,000 Zambians
Sweden-funded clean energy programme benefits 500,000 Zambians

The Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia (BGFZ) has resulted in 100,000 Zambian households having gained access to clean energy...

10 Apr 2019

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