Sindy Peters
SOUTH AFRICA
#WindAc 2017: Transition to renewables well under way

#WindAc 2017: Transition to renewables well under way[Sindy Peters] Today saw the start of WindAc Africa 2017 - the annual "academic hour for wind power" hosted by the South African Wind Energy Association...

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Sindy Peters
SOUTH AFRICA
#EntrepreneurMonth: Hero in a half shell, SolarTurtle

#EntrepreneurMonth: Hero in a half shell, SolarTurtle[Sindy Peters] 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.

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Sindy Peters
SOUTH AFRICA
Solving SA's urgent challenges using cleantech

Solving SA's urgent challenges using cleantech[Sindy Peters] 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...

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Sindy Peters
SOUTH AFRICA
#InnovationMonth: Global Fishing Watch launched

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

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Sindy Peters
SOUTH AFRICA
#InnovationMonth: Stories of Impact shared at AUx

#InnovationMonth: Stories of Impact shared at AUx[Sindy Peters] 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...

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Sindy Peters
SOUTH AFRICA
Reinventing agriculture using supercharged carbon recyclers

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

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Sindy Peters
SOUTH AFRICA
#YouthMonth: Adriana Marais on moving to Mars

#YouthMonth: Adriana Marais on moving to Mars[Sindy Peters] 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...

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Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
Financing infrastructure, energy projects

Financing infrastructure, energy projects
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[Nicci Botha] Without a solid infrastructure or a stable energy supply, sustainable development and economic growth in any context is virtually an impossible dream...

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Chris Wild
SOUTH AFRICA
SA needs and deserves an energy revolution

SA needs and deserves an energy revolution
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[Chris Wild] The African Climate Reality Project says it's time for South Africa to look up and not down for its energy solutions...

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Roger Metcalfe
SOUTH AFRICA
[Earth Focus] Solar power: lessons from nature

[Earth Focus] Solar power: lessons from nature[Roger Metcalfe] 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...

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Sven Lindström
SOUTH AFRICA
Fact and fiction: solar power

Fact and fiction: solar power[Sven Lindström] Solar energy and the solar industry has exploded in the last decade, and is today an established and competitive renewable energy source...

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Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
Renewable technology gets the green light

Renewable technology gets the green light[Nicci Botha] 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...

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Roger Metcalfe
SOUTH AFRICA
[Earth Focus] Nuclear red. Renewable energy green

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

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Sindy Peters
SOUTH AFRICA
[#WomenInBiz] Nurturing nature, Q&A with Catherine Constantinides

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

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Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
Taking the bite out of loadshedding

Taking the bite out of loadshedding[Nicci Botha] 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...

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Danette Breitenbach
SOUTH AFRICA
Sustainability: a lever for growth

Sustainability: a lever for growth
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[Danette Breitenbach] Sustainability is becoming more and more about business as companies realise that it can be a lever for growth...

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Danette Breitenbach
SOUTH AFRICA
Working towards a green economy - change is afoot

Working towards a green economy - change is afoot
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[Danette Breitenbach] In the world today, 1.2 billion people live in poverty, with 70% directly dependent on natural resources for their livelihoods...

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Clinton Smith
SOUTH AFRICA
Financial benefits of green practices

Financial benefits of green practices
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[Clinton Smith] 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."

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Sophie Baker
SOUTH AFRICA
Help your business go green

Help your business go green
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[Sophie Baker] 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...

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Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
Letting the sunshine in

Letting the sunshine in[Nicci Botha] 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...

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