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UK Prosperity Fund, Future Cities SA launch local programme
UK Prosperity Fund, Future Cities SA launch local programme

The UK Prosperity Fund, together with Future Cities South Africa, is launching its Future Cities Programme in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban...

3 days ago

New report offers solutions to gaping digital gap between Commonwealth countries
New report offers solutions to gaping digital gap between Commonwealth countries

A recently released report has revealed the broad digital gap between high and low income Commonwealth countries...

3 days ago

New project launched to tackle urban challenges in Kenya, SA cities
New project launched to tackle urban challenges in Kenya, SA cities

The project is very much challenge-led and about delivering and implementing tech...

By Sindy Peters 19 Feb 2020

SANEDI rolling out low-tech cooling solution in SA communities
SANEDI rolling out low-tech cooling solution in SA communities

Having won the Million Cool Roofs Challenge last year, SANEDI is now deploying the solar-reflective roof coatings cooling solution in communities across the country...

19 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

2020 Schneider Go Green student competition open for entries
2020 Schneider Go Green student competition open for entries

South African students are invited to enter the tenth annual Schneider Go Green contest...

5 Feb 2020

Entries open for 2019/2020 AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Award
Entries open for 2019/2020 AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Award

The 2019/2020 AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Award is now open for entries. All practitioners, including architects, engineers, project managers and designers of sustainable solutions, are invited to enter...

31 Jan 2020

Abu Dhabi to host 10th World Urban Forum
Abu Dhabi to host 10th World Urban Forum

More than 50 mayors and governors from cities across the world will attend the 10th World Urban Forum (WUF10) in Abu Dhabi from 8-13 February...

24 Jan 2020

Image source: Getty/Gallo
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

New UK aid pledged to help build green cities across Africa
New UK aid pledged to help build green cities across Africa

UK international development secretary Alok Sharma, on a visit to Kenya, pledged new UK aid support to build the African cities of the future...

22 Jan 2020

The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) has conditionally approved the Boulders wind farm project. Image from the Final Environmental Impact Assessment Report by CES (copied for fair use).
Huge West Coast wind farm approved

The government has approved in principle the huge Boulders wind farm project on the West Coast peninsula near Paternoster, St Helena Bay and Vredenburg...

By John Yeld 22 Jan 2020

The pitfalls of eco-efficiency
The pitfalls of eco-efficiency

The saying "the road to hell is paved with good intentions" can be applied to many situations, and among them are companies' efforts to preserve natural resources...

By Régis Chenavaz 16 Jan 2020

Erica Elk, founding executive director of the Craft & Design Institute
#BizTrends2020: Design thinking to rise in the public sector

In the face of increasingly tough systemic and complex challenges, there is an emerging global trend in the public sector towards using a design thinking approach to unlock new and innovative solutions...

By Erica Elk 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

#BizTrends2020: 5 key architectural and sustainable initiative trends
#BizTrends2020: 5 key architectural and sustainable initiative trends

On a micro and macro level, the world focus for 2020 and beyond is a growing commitment towards the environment and sustainable energy...

By Bouwer Serfontein 13 Jan 2020

South Africa has huge 'green fuels' potential. But it needs to act now
South Africa has huge 'green fuels' potential. But it needs to act now

South Africa needs to seriously start thinking about shifting its energy focus. This is for two reasons...

By David Richard Walwyn and Rod Crompton 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: 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: Trends for the near future
#BizTrends2020: Trends for the near future

In the knowledge economy, every glimpse of the probable future carries monetary value...

By marian salzman 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

AfDB board approves $21.783m grant for solar-powered irrigation in Sudan
AfDB board approves $21.783m grant for solar-powered irrigation in Sudan

The African Development Bank has approved a $21.783m grant to accelerate the adoption of solar-powered irrigation pumps in Sudan's West Kordofan and North Kordofan states...

31 Dec 2019

Mexico builds world's first 3D-printed community houses
Mexico builds world's first 3D-printed community houses

New Story, a non-profit organisation offering pioneering solutions to end global homelessness, has announced that the world's first 3D-printed community is officially being built and it has revealed the first set of homes in Mexico...

30 Dec 2019

Malawi solar energy project to add 46MW to local power supply
Malawi solar energy project to add 46MW to local power supply

After attracting $67m in investment, one of Malawi's first solar projects has reached financial close...

27 Dec 2019

AfDB-managed fund grants $1m to support Burundi solar-hydro hybrid project
AfDB-managed fund grants $1m to support Burundi solar-hydro hybrid project

The African Development Bank-managed Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) has approved a $990,000 grant to support the preparation of a 9MW solar-hydro hybrid project in Burundi...

24 Dec 2019

3 African projects to receive Internet Society Foundation grants
3 African projects to receive Internet Society Foundation grants

The new Internet Society Foundation has issued its first set of medium and large grants (ranging from $12,000 to $30,000 each) to 13 projects, including three from Africa...

20 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

New OxGlen buildings target Green Star design rating
New OxGlen buildings target Green Star design rating

The two newest buildings in the OxGlen precinct, known as OxGlen Block 3 and Block 4, are targeting a four-star Green Star SA Office v1.1 Design rating...

17 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

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