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Seychelles floating solar energy project moves into next phase
Seychelles floating solar energy project moves into next phase

Africa's first utility-scale, private-sector funded floating solar project is continuing in the Seychelles on to its next implementation phase...

2 days ago

What renewable energy and home improvement have in common
What renewable energy and home improvement have in common

Should renewable energy developers invest in vocational training? Job creation? Home repair? The answer, based on best practice in emerging markets around the world, is unequivocally yes...

By Bertrand de la Borde 3 days ago

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

R12m solar PV plant installed at Liberty Midlands Mall
R12m solar PV plant installed at Liberty Midlands Mall

Installation of a R12m solar photovoltaic (PV) plant at the Liberty Midlands Mall has been completed, according to co-owners Liberty Two Degrees and Liberty Group...

10 Jun 2019

KFC Newmarket awarded LEED Retail certification
KFC Newmarket awarded LEED Retail certification

KFC Newmarket this year received LEED certification under the LEED 2009 for Retail - New Construction tool...

10 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

#YouthMonth: Invest in our country's youth to lead our innovation revolution
#YouthMonth: Invest in our country's youth to lead our innovation revolution

The world, at least the progressive part of it, is well and truly in the innovation age. Technology is impacting on industries and society in unprecedented ways...

By Sifiso Mazibuko 6 Jun 2019

Montego invests R22m in solar power
Montego invests R22m in solar power

Montego Pet Nutrition will reduce its annual electricity demand at its Graaff-Reinet-based production facility by 1.4-million kWh after recently completing a R22m solar plant project at the site...

4 Jun 2019

How technology could help rural South Africa turn sunshine into income
How technology could help rural South Africa turn sunshine into income

The way energy is produced and distributed is changing rapidly as the industry moves away from carbon-based energy production...

By Thomas Wolfgang Thurner 3 Jun 2019

High-level panel at UN-Habitat Assembly focuses on creating innovative, inclusive cities
High-level panel at UN-Habitat Assembly focuses on creating innovative, inclusive cities

A high-level panel featuring President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, President Salva Kiir Mayardit of South Sudan, Prime Minister Josai Vorege Bainimarama of Fiji, and Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed of Yemen recently shared ideas on innovation in cities in front of a packed audience at the first UN-Habitat Assembly...

31 May 2019

Sharp rise in electric car sales important in slowing pace of global warming
Sharp rise in electric car sales important in slowing pace of global warming

According to Andrew Howard, head of sustainable research at Schroders, a sharp rise in electric car sales and an increase in public concern towards climate change have helped in further slowing the pace of global warming...

30 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

UK-Kenya to collaborate on affordable housing, sustainable infrastructure
UK-Kenya to collaborate on affordable housing, sustainable infrastructure

Almost half of Kenya's population is predicted to be living in cities by 2030, requiring sustainable, resilient, affordable housing...

23 May 2019

#IABSummit19: Dudu Mkhwanazi to speak on the connected city
#IABSummit19: Dudu Mkhwanazi to speak on the connected city

Ahead of this year's IAB Summit, taking place 30 May at the Joburg Theatre in Braamfontein, we interviewed speaker Dudu Mkhwanazi, CEO of Project Isizwe, to find out what to expect from her talk on 'the connected city' and what this year's theme of the 'new now' means to her...

By Jessica Tennant 23 May 2019

Double green rating achieved for GE Africa Innovation Centre
Double green rating achieved for GE Africa Innovation Centre

The GE Africa Innovation Centre (GEAIC) in Melrose Estate, Johannesburg has received top sustainability accreditation from both South Africa and the US...

22 May 2019

Turning methane into carbon dioxide could help us fight climate change
Turning methane into carbon dioxide could help us fight climate change

Discussions on how to address climate change have focused, very appropriately, on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, particularly those of carbon dioxide...

By Pep Canadell and Rob Jackson 22 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: Mapping out crucial data at a disaster scene
#AfricaMonth: Mapping out crucial data at a disaster scene

Humanitarian emergencies often strike without warning, destroying lives and livelihoods within a matter of seconds. In the immediate aftermath, the challenge for those responding is to know where to start...

By Evan-Lee Courie 20 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

Rwandan startup Ared expands micro-franchising model to Uganda
Rwandan startup Ared expands micro-franchising model to Uganda

Rwandan PaaS (platform as a service) startup Ared has marked its first international expansion by setting up 10 women-run 'smart business in a box' solar-powered kiosks in Uganda...

13 May 2019

2019 Eco-Logic Awards finalists announced
2019 Eco-Logic Awards finalists announced

The finalists in the eighth annual Eco-Logic Awards, presented by The Enviropaedia, have been announced with the awards to be presented on 5 June, World Environment Day...

10 May 2019

3 NPOs share how they're leveraging tech to make a difference
3 NPOs share how they're leveraging tech to make a difference

Local non-profit organisations are leveraging technology in exciting ways to make a difference in under-resourced communities...

2 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

Online marketplace Thola Africa shines a light on local artisans
Online marketplace Thola Africa shines a light on local artisans

New online marketplace Tholaafrica.com is making it easier to shop African artisanal wares, with its selection of bespoke fashion and décor crafted by local creatives and designers...

26 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

Magdi Amin, investment partner, Omidyar Network
Protecting the identity of Africans in a common digital market

Africa's digital revolution is transforming our economy at a record pace. Africa is home to the 10 fastest growing cities in the world, and for nearly a decade, we've had the world's fastest rate of internet adoption...

By Magdi Amin 26 Apr 2019

2019 AWIEF Growth Accelerator Programme open for applications
2019 AWIEF Growth Accelerator Programme open for applications

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) is hosting its Growth Accelerator Programme in South Africa and is calling for applications...

24 Apr 2019

Smart housing could help reduce environmental impact of rapidly urbanising Africa
Smart housing could help reduce environmental impact of rapidly urbanising Africa

Hundreds of millions more Africans are predicted to live in cities over the next three decades as the continent rapidly urbanises...

18 Apr 2019

2019 WSIS Forum concludes highlighting contributions of tech in achieving SDGs
2019 WSIS Forum concludes highlighting contributions of tech in achieving SDGs

The recently concluded 10th World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum emphasised the importance of the WSIS Action Lines as a key United Nations framework for progress on the Sustainable Development Goals...

17 Apr 2019

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