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#WindAc 2017: Transition to renewables well under way
#WindAc 2017: Transition to renewables well under way

Today saw the start of WindAc Africa 2017 - the annual "academic hour for wind power" hosted by the South African Wind Energy Association...

By Sindy Peters 14 Nov 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#EntrepreneurMonth: Hero in a half shell, SolarTurtle
#EntrepreneurMonth: Hero in a half shell, SolarTurtle

Invented by social entrepreneur James van der Walt, the SolarTurtle recently scooped a win at the Inventors Garage at the 2017 SABC Education SA Innovation Summit, walking away with R10k.

By Sindy Peters 16 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Solving SA's urgent challenges using cleantech
Solving SA's urgent challenges using cleantech

With the Global Cleantech Innovation Programme for SMEs in SA (GCIP-SA) now open for applications, we interviewed Gerswynn McKuur, national project manager of GCIP-SA, to get some insight on how clean technologies could address some of SA's most urgent challenges...

By Sindy Peters 13 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#SustainabilityMonth: Unpacking Crystal Lagoons' sustainable technology
#SustainabilityMonth: Unpacking Crystal Lagoons' sustainable technology

Multinational water tech and innovation company Crystal Lagoons entered the South African market earlier this year bringing with it technology patented in 160 countries...

By Sindy Peters 24 Oct 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

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#InnovationMonth: Global Fishing Watch launched

Global Fishing Watch allows anyone with an internet connection to monitor fishing activity anywhere in the world's oceans...

By Sindy Peters 16 Sep 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

#InnovationMonth: Stories of Impact shared at AUx
#InnovationMonth: Stories of Impact shared at AUx

Kostas Samaras, Autodesk territory director for Africa, expanded on some of the projects undertaken by the Autodesk Foundation at the recently held AUx event in Cape Town...

By Sindy Peters 5 Sep 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

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Reinventing agriculture using supercharged carbon recyclers

Sustainability crusader and CEO of Kiverdi Lisa Dyson plans to reinvent how we do agriculture...

By Sindy Peters 19 Jul 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

#YouthMonth: Adriana Marais on moving to Mars
#YouthMonth: Adriana Marais on moving to Mars

24 women and men, as part of the Mars One project, will soon be selected from the current shortlist of 100 candidates to begin training full-time for a one-way mission to Mars...

By Sindy Peters 28 Jun 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

#DesignMonth: Mellowcabs to hit SA streets in 2016
#DesignMonth: Mellowcabs to hit SA streets in 2016

Mellowcabs are low-cost, emissions-free, electrically powered vehicles that you'll find noiselessly zipping through South African city streets in the coming months...

By Sindy Peters 17 Feb 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Financing infrastructure, energy projects
Financing infrastructure, energy projects

Without a solid infrastructure or a stable energy supply, sustainable development and economic growth in any context is virtually an impossible dream...

By Nicci Botha 27 Nov 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Going green adds real bottom line benefits
Going green adds real bottom line benefits

Sustainability remains a hot topic as it's the right thing to do. It's the hard returns that will get companies taking action...

By Neil Cameron 9 Nov 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

[#gbcsa2015] Building better business
[#gbcsa2015] Building better business

The Green Building Convention, at the CTICC in Cape Town from 2-6 November 2015, showcases green and sustainability ideas and innovations from local and international thought leaders, which make a difference in the way business is done within the built space...

By Nicci Botha 6 Nov 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

SA needs and deserves an energy revolution
SA needs and deserves an energy revolution

The African Climate Reality Project says it's time for South Africa to look up and not down for its energy solutions...

By Chris Wild 16 Oct 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

[Earth Focus] Solar power: lessons from nature
[Earth Focus] Solar power: lessons from nature

It is quite remarkable how science has invented a technology to convert sunlight directly into electricity. It's called solar electric, photovoltaic or PV power, and scientists are taking a leaf out of nature's own book to refine this fast-growing technology...

By Roger Metcalfe 15 Sep 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Fact and fiction: solar power
Fact and fiction: solar power

Solar energy and the solar industry has exploded in the last decade, and is today an established and competitive renewable energy source...

By Sven Lindström 2 Sep 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Setting has never been better for renewable energy sector
Setting has never been better for renewable energy sector

A decade ago, if I had raised the topic of environmental practices with businesses in South Africa, the automatic association would have related to 'compliance'. Some might have categorised green activities as an opportunity for PR. A handful were embracing the business opportunity associated with the sector...

By Amanda Dinan 18 Aug 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Renewable technology gets the green light
Renewable technology gets the green light

A home-grown green technology to power off-the-grid streetlights has been recognised as one of top 10 innovations with the potential to improve socioeconomic development in remote corners of the globe...

By Nicci Botha 17 Aug 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

[Earth Focus] Nuclear red. Renewable energy green
[Earth Focus] Nuclear red. Renewable energy green

Given South Africa's world-shattering potential for renewable energy, it is inexplicable why our government is seriously considering the purchase of eight nuclear reactors at an estimated R1tn...

By Roger Metcalfe 17 Aug 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

[#WomenInBiz] Nurturing nature, Q&A with Catherine Constantinides
[#WomenInBiz] Nurturing nature, Q&A with Catherine Constantinides

Catherine Constantinides is a social entrepreneur, climate activist, business mogul and one of the most inspiring youth leaders in South Africa with a number of accolades to her name. She's the driving force behind Miss Earth SA, encouraging women to actively participate in protecting the natural environment. Her hero is her mom...

By Sindy Peters 14 Aug 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Putting wind in the sails
Putting wind in the sails

With Eskom's conventional power infrastructure foundering, alternate sources of energy are looking more attractive. The ground breaking at an 80MW wind farm in the Northern Cape brings the country a step closer to effectively harnessing renewable energy...

By Nicci Botha 28 Jul 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Taking the bite out of loadshedding
Taking the bite out of loadshedding

Picture this... You're sitting in the dentist's chair, you've lost all feeling in the left side of your face and you would have drool running down your chin if it wasn't for a regular application of the suction tube...

By Nicci Botha 22 Jul 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

How chemical and biological cleaners work
How chemical and biological cleaners work

With greater environmental, health and safety consciousness cultivating an evolved cleaning industry, consumer education is essential to ensuring that educated product choices are made...

By Clinton Smith 15 Jul 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Sustainability: a lever for growth
Sustainability: a lever for growth

Sustainability is becoming more and more about business as companies realise that it can be a lever for growth...

By Danette Breitenbach 30 Jun 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Working towards a green economy - change is afoot
Working towards a green economy - change is afoot

In the world today, 1.2 billion people live in poverty, with 70% directly dependent on natural resources for their livelihoods...

By Danette Breitenbach 29 Jun 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Greenwashing: claiming eco-friendly status due to biodegradability
Greenwashing: claiming eco-friendly status due to biodegradability

According to the Safer Choice Standard, for a green cleaning product to genuinely be eco-friendly, it must meet certain minimum standards...

By Clinton Smith 26 Jun 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Financial benefits of green practices
Financial benefits of green practices

Edward O Wilson said: "The great challenge of the twenty-first century is to raise people everywhere to a decent standard of living while preserving as much of the rest of life as possible."

By Clinton Smith 12 Jun 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Letting the sunshine in
Letting the sunshine in

Balancing the socio-economic factors driving people to flood into urban areas and the inhabitants' constitutional right to electricity is a conundrum facing the country's already embattled infrastructure...

By Nicci Botha 18 May 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Help your business go green
Help your business go green

Going green is not only a great way to contribute to maintaining (or even saving) our environment, but it can set you apart from the competition and help you stand out...

By Sophie Baker 18 May 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

[Earth Focus] Light at the end of the tunnel
[Earth Focus] Light at the end of the tunnel

Walking down those endless shopping mall tunnels to the restrooms, I was suddenly plunged into total darkness - so black I could not even see my hands before my eyes...

By Roger Metcalfe 31 Mar 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Discourse of environmental issues has been hijacked
Discourse of environmental issues has been hijacked

Sustainability is not about being 'green'. It encompasses economic, environmental and social conditions and with regulatory requirements comes the opportunity for improvement...

By Melissa Baird 18 Mar 2015

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