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Cederberg wine farm installs solar energy plant to lower carbon footprint
Cederberg wine farm installs solar energy plant to lower carbon footprintArticle

Building on its legacy of dedication to preserving the area's natural beauty and biodiversity, the move to solar is the farm's most measurable initiative to reduce its carbon footprint to date...

19 hours ago

Powering the economy through alternative energy
Powering the economy through alternative energyArticle

South Africa is finalising the much-anticipated Hydrogen Society Roadmap as the country shapes its industrialisation and economic pathway...

5 May 2021

Hot or cold, Samsung's WindFree air conditioner is ready for every South African season
Hot or cold, Samsung's WindFree air conditioner is ready for every South African seasonArticle

Special offers on Wind-Free air conditioners add even more comfort to the changing season...

Issued by Samsung South Africa 30 Apr 2021

Energy performance certificates set to become mandatory for some buildings
Energy performance certificates set to become mandatory for some buildingsArticle

Some non-residential buildings will soon become required by law to display an energy performance certificate...

30 Apr 2021

Ntombifuthi Ntuli, CEO, Sawea
A case for net zero carbon economyArticle

South Africa's Low Emission Development Strategy, backed by President Cyril Ramaphosa, was formulated last year and commits to moving towards a goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050...

Ntombifuthi Ntuli 28 Apr 2021

Heineken launches 2030 Brew a Better World ambitions
Heineken launches 2030 Brew a Better World ambitionsArticle

Heineken raises the bar with new commitments on the environment, social sustainability and responsible consumption on a path to a net zero, fairer and healthier world...

Issued by Heineken South Africa 26 Apr 2021

Using innovative solutions to ensure a sustainable future
Using innovative solutions to ensure a sustainable futureArticle

With climate change on the rise and our planet's finite resources in the spotlight, sustainability is an issue that should be on everyone's mind. Finding ways to look after the Earth and solutions to ensure a brighter future for generations to come is becoming more of a concern for ordinary people and businesses.

Issued by LG 22 Apr 2021

Here are the hottest property features in a WFH world
Here are the hottest property features in a WFH worldArticle

It is now clear that many of the changes in working, commuting and learning patterns that have come about because of the Covid-19 pandemic will become permanent adjustments for a great number of families...

Berry Everitt 22 Apr 2021

Heineken sets goal to be carbon neutral in production by 2030
Heineken sets goal to be carbon neutral in production by 2030Article

Heineken has stated a new ambition to decarbonise its production by 2030 and its full value chain by 2040...

15 Apr 2021

How Covid-19 has heralded a new era of digital buildings
How Covid-19 has heralded a new era of digital buildingsArticle

With the adoption of fourth industrial revolution (4IR) technologies in all aspects of our lives, it is no surprise that buildings are getting a lot 'smarter' too...

Peter Malebye 14 Apr 2021

Covid-19 to reshape building design as we know it
Covid-19 to reshape building design as we know itArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has generated renewed focus on health and wellness when it comes to where and how we work and live...

25 Mar 2021

Critical first steps to optimising buildings for low-occupancy
Critical first steps to optimising buildings for low-occupancyArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to thousands of empty buildings as offices, malls and other commercial spaces have shut down...

Devan Pillay 18 Mar 2021

How LG's innovative inverter technology is helping us live greener
How LG's innovative inverter technology is helping us live greenerArticle

LG's Smart Inverter technology reduces energy usage while offering better performance in home appliances like fridges, washing machines, dishwashers, and microwaves...

Issued by LG 16 Mar 2021

How technology offers a very real solution to SA's aging water infrastructure
How technology offers a very real solution to SA's aging water infrastructureArticle

In the wake of National Water Week, the spotlight is again placed on the country's water infrastructure and its numerous challenges. Here's how tech can help...

Jacques Squire 15 Mar 2021

Women in renewable energy mentorship programme launches
Women in renewable energy mentorship programme launchesArticle

Applications have opened for 10 female mentees and 10 mentors working in renewable energy to be part of an inaugural mentorship programme to accelerate gender diversity and inclusion of more women in leadership.

12 Mar 2021

Energy storage: A key piece of the puzzle in South Africa's energy transition
Energy storage: A key piece of the puzzle in South Africa's energy transitionArticle

Supported by continued cost reductions and technological improvements, utility-scale energy storage is set to play an important role in South Africa's energy transition...

Michael Ball and Gabriele Buccini 11 Mar 2021

Real estate under the spotlight: Is sustainability becoming mainstream?
Real estate under the spotlight: Is sustainability becoming mainstream?Article

As the world grapples with the uncertainty surrounding the long-term implications of Covid-19, there is a measure of agreement on one thing...

4 Mar 2021

SU building first in SA to receive Electrical Performance Certificate
SU building first in SA to receive Electrical Performance CertificateArticle

Stellenbosch University's Admin B building is the first building in the SA to receive an A rating for electrical consumption of 48kWh per m²...

1 Mar 2021

AIDCEC: Electricity tariff increase will disrupt SA's automotive supply chain
AIDCEC: Electricity tariff increase will disrupt SA's automotive supply chainArticle

The Automotive Industry Development Centre in the Eastern Cape says that the electricity tariff increase of 15% will slow down SA's automotive supply chain...

25 Feb 2021

Shoprite expands solar PV project and continues commitment to climate friendly operations
Shoprite expands solar PV project and continues commitment to climate friendly operationsArticle

The Shoprite Group now generates enough electricity to power over 1,100 households a year from solar energy, following the installation of rooftop photovoltaic panels at 19 sites...

18 Feb 2021

Registration for Elon Musk's $100m carbon capture competition opens April
Registration for Elon Musk's $100m carbon capture competition opens AprilArticle

Founder of SpaceX and Tesla, Elon Musk has launched the XPrize Carbon Removal competition which aims to create...

17 Feb 2021

#BizTrends2021: 5 sustainability trends that will shape business in 2021
#BizTrends2021: 5 sustainability trends that will shape business in 2021Article

While 2020 was dominated by the impact of the global pandemic, it intensified the ambition of organisations to become more sustainable...

Christelle Marais 21 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: A bright horizon for South Africa's energy landscape
#BizTrends2021: A bright horizon for South Africa's energy landscapeArticle

The recent history of South Africa's energy landscape has not been great. With poorly maintained infrastructure, delayed construction of new capacity, illegal connections and cable theft; news headlines on the topic of SA's electricity are rarely good...

Barry Bredenkamp 7 Jan 2021

Wildu du Plessis
#BizTrends2021: Key industry group trends in post-pandemic AfricaArticle

In the midst of the planetary emergency of climate change, Covid-19 is testing modern civilisation's preparedness for shocks, across the spheres of finance, economics and technology; global, national and regional governance; global and population health; social cohesion and food security. This is according to Baker McKenzie's new report, Unprecedented: Converging Crises...

Wildu du Plessis 4 Jan 2021

AfDB approves Desert-to-Power technical support programme
AfDB approves Desert-to-Power technical support programmeArticle

The African Development Bank (AfDB) recently approved a Desert-to-Power (D2P) technical support programme that aims to advance the rollout of solar generation in G5 Sahel countries...

28 Dec 2020

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Mines can turn energy liabilities into assetsArticle

While mines are better prepared to operate on reduced power than they were during the 2008 electricity crisis, the sweeping blackouts at the end of 2019 impacted the industry severely...

7 Dec 2020

PPC Ltd, Coca-Cola and Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries weigh in on sustainability in SA
PPC Ltd, Coca-Cola and Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries weigh in on sustainability in SAArticle

On Day 1 of this year's anticipated Africa Tech Week Virtual Summit, PPC Ltd hosted a pivotal panel discussion regarding impact efforts of resource generation and ideas surrounding 'the circular economy'...

Issued by Topco Media 4 Dec 2020

Enterprises UP partakes in empowering TVET students in hydrogen fuel cell systems
Enterprises UP partakes in empowering TVET students in hydrogen fuel cell systemsArticle

The Energy and Water Sector Education Training Authority (EWSETA), Enterprises University of Pretoria (Enterprises UP) will train Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college graduates in hydrogen fuel cell systems...

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 24 Nov 2020

A sustainable future: Green buildings key to reducing energy consumption
A sustainable future: Green buildings key to reducing energy consumptionArticle

Construction is a key sector to address South Africa's housing shortage and infrastructure needs, and thus is unlikely to slow down...

Thabang Byl 18 Nov 2020

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5 key insights into the future of energy for IPPsArticle

It is forecast that the world's installed electrical capacity needs to grow by 80% from 2018 to 2040 to fulfil our increasing need for electricity...

Aytek Yuksel, 16 Nov 2020

ESG: The Future of Sustainability digimag, out now!
ESG: The Future of Sustainability digimag, out now!Article

This publication - ESG: The Future of Sustainability takes a deep dive into its three interdependent pillars...

Issued by Topco Media 6 Nov 2020

Energy resources can spark Africa's economic growth
Energy resources can spark Africa's economic growthArticle

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, not all of the economic news in Africa has been negative. We continue to see promising developments...

NJ Ayuk 4 Nov 2020

Climate change is in your hands - top 10 things you can do to make a difference
Climate change is in your hands - top 10 things you can do to make a differenceArticle

Here are the top 10 things you can do to mitigate climate change...

Fiona Wakelin, Issued by Topco Media 8 Oct 2020

Nespresso commits to carbon neutral coffee by 2023
Nespresso commits to carbon neutral coffee by 2023Article

Nespresso has been carbon neutral across its business operations since 2017, and now commits to achieving full carbon neutrality across its supply chain and product life cycle...

18 Sep 2020

Load shedding is here to stay
Load shedding is here to stayArticle

While South Africans celebrate the lifting of many Covid-19 restrictions and the full reopening of the economy, the news is not all good as Eskom has reported a severely constrained power system, resulting in continued load shedding...

3 Sep 2020

Where mining meets energy: small operational changes reap great savings
Where mining meets energy: small operational changes reap great savingsArticle

There are opportunities for South Africa's mining sector to continue exploring cost-saving measures with improved energy efficiency, despite national energy constraints and a mining sector set to contract...

29 Jul 2020

Reid Lifestyle Centre sets sights on Green Star, net-zero ratings
Reid Lifestyle Centre sets sights on Green Star, net-zero ratingsArticle

Having achieved six-star Green Star Public and Education Building (PEB) certification in May this year, Balwin Properties' Reid Lifestyle Centre is also targeting a Net-zero Carbon Level 2 rating...

22 Jul 2020

Toufik Khitous, business development manager for North Africa, Wärtsilä Energy Business
How Egypt banks on renewables to meet expected surge of energy demandArticle

To meet its soaring demand for energy, Egypt is turning to renewable sources. Its targets, if accomplished, will see it become a pioneer in the African energy landscape. But are the plans realistic?

Toufik Khitous 15 Jul 2020

Growthpoint, Serra achieve first Green Star EBP Industrial rating in Gauteng
Growthpoint, Serra achieve first Green Star EBP Industrial rating in GautengArticle

Growthpoint and Serra Services recently achieved a five-star Green Star Existing Building Performance (EBP) rating for an industrial building in Gauteng - a first for the province...

2 Jul 2020

Diageo to open its first carbon-neutral distillery
Diageo to open its first carbon-neutral distilleryArticle

Diageo is building its first carbon-neutral distillery in the United States. The $130m distillery, which will produce Bulleit bourbon, is currently under construction...

30 Jun 2020

A greener, more resilient and just recovery for South Africa, post Covid-19
A greener, more resilient and just recovery for South Africa, post Covid-19Article

An important window of opportunity exists during the development of South Africa's Covid-19 recovery plans to drive a simultaneous transition to a sustainable, inclusive, resilient, just and resource-efficient society...

Henk Sa 25 Jun 2020

Wind power in SA's post-Covid economic recovery
Wind power in SA's post-Covid economic recoveryArticle

The South African government needs to accelerate the implementation of its renewable-energy-heavy Integrated Resource Plan 2019 (IRP 2019) as part of the country's post-Covid-19 economic recovery package...

22 Jun 2020

General Electric's exit from lighting business is a warning to other players in the sector
General Electric's exit from lighting business is a warning to other players in the sectorArticle

After nearly 130 years in business and a series of breakthrough innovations that shaped the way we light up our homes, General Electric has sold its lighting division...

Michael Weinold 9 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: an architect on how the pandemic could change our homes forever
Coronavirus: an architect on how the pandemic could change our homes foreverArticle

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, our homes have been serving as makeshift workplaces, schools, gyms and pubs...

Tara Hipwood 27 May 2020

3 energy trends for data centres
3 energy trends for data centresArticle

In 2017, a group of researchers estimated global data centres could use 25% of the world's electricity by 2025. This is more electricity than any country in the world...

22 May 2020

The future of green buildings in a post-Covid-19 world
The future of green buildings in a post-Covid-19 worldArticle

The Covid-19 lockdown has offered us an unexpected opportunity to reflect on our relationship with the planet, and the insurmountable evidence of climate change and its impact on our everyday life...

Brett Chrystal 11 May 2020

Buildings have their own microbiomes - we're striving to make them healthy places
Buildings have their own microbiomes - we're striving to make them healthy placesArticle

Architects and building engineers strive to create safe, productive places where humans can live and work...

Kevin Van den Wymelenberg, Leslie Dietz, Mark Fretz 21 Apr 2020

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