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Tractor Outdoor partners with Sunshine Cinema to increase access to African film in under-resourced communities
Tractor Outdoor partners with Sunshine Cinema to increase access to African film in under-resourced communitiesArticle

Tractor Outdoor recently partnered with Sunshine Cinema to host a free drive-in movie screening in Cape Town...

Issued by Tractor Outdoor 3 days ago

Wind and solar power need to be adopted more quickly to avoid fossil gas traps
Wind and solar power need to be adopted more quickly to avoid fossil gas trapsArticle

Many of Africa's leading economies have yet to harness the potential of wind and solar power, which are now amongst the cheapest forms of new electricity...

5 May 2021

Turn your media spend into a meaningful contribution to society
Turn your media spend into a meaningful contribution to societyArticle

All advertising has some sort of purpose after all, writes Greg Stewart...

Greg Stewart 20 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

Local entrepreneurs get a kickstart through RE:SOLVE Challenge
Local entrepreneurs get a kickstart through RE:SOLVE ChallengeArticle

Ten innovative South African entrepreneurs have received kick-start funding of up to R20,000 each for their big ideas, enabling them to fast-track early-stage development...

8 Apr 2021

City Lodge Hotels saves 293kWh of energy during Earth Hour 2021
City Lodge Hotels saves 293kWh of energy during Earth Hour 2021Article

City Lodge Hotel Group once again committed to turning off non-essential lights during Earth Hour from 8.30pm to 9.30pm on Saturday, 27 March 2021...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 1 Apr 2021

Polihali Western Access Roads project in Lesotho
Innovative thinking needed to kickstart infrastructure developmentArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa stated that the R100bn Infrastructure Fund, aimed at revitalising South Africa's battered economy, will blend resources from the fiscus with financing from the private sector and development institutions...

31 Mar 2021

For now, only those who can afford it will be able to escape the power cuts. Shutterstock/ Arnold Petersen
Why South Africa's electricity blackouts are set to continue for the next five yearsArticle

South Africa is once more experiencing periodic power cuts. These typically take the form of scheduled supply interruptions, for two to four hours a day, whenever the country's electricity system is overloaded.

31 Mar 2021

Celebrate Earth Hour 2021 with City Lodge Hotels
Celebrate Earth Hour 2021 with City Lodge HotelsArticle

City Lodge Hotel Group is inviting you to join us in marking Earth Hour 2021 at your local Courtyard Hotel, City Lodge Hotel, Town Lodge or Road Lodge...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 25 Mar 2021

City Lodge Hotels launches magnesium-enriched Hydration Stations
City Lodge Hotels launches magnesium-enriched Hydration StationsArticle

Hydration Stations are currently being rolled out at City Lodge Hotels, consisting of water filtration units that supply free, magnesium-enriched filtered water to guests...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 23 Mar 2021

Solar energy is an invaluable resource in rural areas like this facility in Gambia. Gavi/2018/Guido Dingemans
Solar technologies can speed up vaccine rollout in Africa. Here's howArticle

There's hope that some industrialised countries will achieve near-universal vaccination against Covid-19 in the coming months...

Cyrus Sinai & Rob Fetter 23 Mar 2021

How small businesses can tackle the loadshedding dilemma
How small businesses can tackle the loadshedding dilemmaArticle

Small businesses have little hope of surviving the economic impact of the pandemic, if they at the same time have to worry about having reliable access to electricity....

18 Mar 2021

How the agri sector can reap the rewards of renewable energy solutions
How the agri sector can reap the rewards of renewable energy solutionsArticle

The lack of certainty around constant power supply has had and continues to have a massive impact on the agricultural sector...

11 Mar 2021

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Embedded generation: Key to supporting SA's energy intensive industriesArticle

When President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered the 2021 State of the Nation address, he spoke of government's bold plans for the country's economic recovery...

Michael Ball 4 Mar 2021

Gas and oil power plants have historically had better success chances than most renewable energy projects. Provided by author via pixabay
Africa looks likely to continue relying on power from fossil fuels for some timeArticle

The narratives of leapfrogging to new technologies are pervasive when it comes to development in Africa...

3 Mar 2021

Thinking of going renewable? Here's how to assess which option is best for your business
Thinking of going renewable? Here's how to assess which option is best for your businessArticle

It is no secret that South Africa's energy crisis poses a threat to almost every industry in the country. However, we are past the point of highlighting government...

Deepak John 24 Feb 2021

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How extractive industries manage to carry on harming the planetArticle

Around the globe, concern is mounting about the unfolding climate and ecological catastrophe...

Judith Verweijen & Alexander Dunlap 23 Feb 2021

Tygue Theron, head, business development, Energy Partners Intelligence
Eskom's proposed tariff restructure is not all doom and gloomArticle

While Eskom's recently tabled tariff restructure programme is drawing a fair amount of criticism, it may ultimately improve the landscape for renewable energy in South Africa...

Tygue Theron 20 Feb 2021

Solar panels in Sahara could boost renewable energy but damage the global climate - here's why
Solar panels in Sahara could boost renewable energy but damage the global climate - here's whyArticle

In a bid to ditch fossil fuels, some countries are considering carpeting deserts with solar panels...

Zhengyao Lu and Benjamin Smith 12 Feb 2021

Defy launches solar hybrid appliance range in SA
Defy launches solar hybrid appliance range in SAArticle

The range includes a fridge and a chest freezer that run off a dual power source and also plug into the electricity grid...

12 Feb 2021

How to forge an inclusive economic recovery in Africa
How to forge an inclusive economic recovery in AfricaArticle

The spread of Covid-19 in many African countries has been more contained and the death toll slightly reduced than some had expected in 2020. Experts have predicted that the economic fallout of the pandemic for Africans will be different...

Tolu Oyekan 12 Feb 2021

10th Annual Social Innovation Awards winners announced
10th Annual Social Innovation Awards winners announcedArticle

Meat Naturally and Agricool Finance were awarded joint first place in the 10th Annual Social Innovation Awards, while Leafline Washable Sanitary Wear scooped first place in the Disability Empowerment Awards...

10 Feb 2021

De Wildt Solar
De Wildt Solar commences commercial operationsArticle

The 50MW photovoltaic project, De Wildt Solar, commenced commercial operations on 23 January 2021, having achieved facility completion.

27 Jan 2021

Renewables, energy storage and the future of smart cities
Renewables, energy storage and the future of smart citiesArticle

'Smart cities' are no longer considered to be just a buzzword; they are a topic of constant conversation, and they've already...

Seydou Kane 27 Jan 2021

Growing solar in Africa
Growing solar in AfricaArticle

There has been great progress in developing Africa's solar markets over the years, with a growth of over 1.8GW in new solar, 1.4GW of which was from photovoltaic installations...

26 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

First refinancing transaction for Bokpoort CSP concluded with R5bn deal
First refinancing transaction for Bokpoort CSP concluded with R5bn dealArticle

Located in the Northern Cape, the ACWA Power Solafrica Bokpoort Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant has achieved refinancing in a R5bn deal with its project financiers, led by Investec Bank...

17 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

How fibre to the home is redefining SA's property market
How fibre to the home is redefining SA's property marketArticle

Fibre internet connectivity has joined sustainability in redefining the country's property market. New research reveals that it can add almost R80,000 to the price of the average home...

Shane Chorley 7 Dec 2020

Climate change is best tackled through lots of small-scale solutions - here are 9 reasons why
Climate change is best tackled through lots of small-scale solutions - here are 9 reasons whyArticle

Massive amounts of public money are being mobilised to kickstart economies out of COVID-induced recessions...

Charlie Wilson, Caroline Zimm, Simon De Stercke 4 Dec 2020

National Geographic announces epic upcoming factual entertainment series and specials
National Geographic announces epic upcoming factual entertainment series and specialsArticle

National Geographic festive season premiere programming includes Atlas of Cursed Places, India from Above and Trafficked with Mariana Van Zeller...

Issued by Fox Networks Group 3 Dec 2020

Cape Town is deploying rooftop solar plants to reduce load shedding
Cape Town to plug in to IPPsArticle

To ease the burden on South Africa's ailing power infrastructure, the Department of Energy made the decision to allow the country's major cities to buy electricity directly from independent power producers (IPPs). Cape Town is planning to take full advantage of the opportunity...

2 Dec 2020

Chanda Nxumalo, director, Harmattan Renewables
The role of blockchain in Africa's energy transitionArticle

Blockchain is expected to play an essential role as African countries transition towards a distributed, digitised, and decentralised power system...

19 Nov 2020

Exxaro HQ achieves 6-star As Built GBCSA rating
Exxaro HQ achieves 6-star As Built GBCSA ratingArticle

Developed and owned by Growthpoint Properties, the new Exxaro head office building in Centurion, Gauteng, has achieved a six-star As-Built rating from the Green Building Council South Africa...

30 Oct 2020

Why the batteries of electric vehicles should be repurposed
Why the batteries of electric vehicles should be repurposedArticle

Electric vehicles are significantly better for the environment. However, the lithium-ion batteries it uses poses another threat to our surroundings...

Lance Dickerson 26 Oct 2020

Liquified natural gas carrier
Energy transition and natural gasArticle

Senior representatives from Kosmos Energy, Chariot Oil & Gas and Tullow Oil discussed the new ventures and geographies they are now prioritising within Africa at the recent Africa Oil Week virtual conference...

15 Oct 2020

Electric vehicles can provide power for emergencies
Electric vehicles can provide power for emergenciesArticle

In addition to being a mode of transportation, an electric vehicle is a large mobile battery pack...

9 Oct 2020

Lagos only gets about 10% of its electricity needs, leaving its 20-million inhabitants to their own devices. Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images
What Nigeria's poor power supply really costs and how a hybrid system could work for businessArticle

Nigeria faces the triple challenge of providing reliable power supply, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and keeping energy affordable to consumers...

Samuel Ayokunle Olówósejéjé 23 Sep 2020

Zuneid Yousuf, chairman, African Green Resources.
Why the mining sector is vital to green industryArticle

Back in May 2019, the World Bank launched its Climate-Smart Mining initiative. It was the first fund dedicated to making mining for minerals climate-smart and sustainable...

Zuneid Yousuf 17 Sep 2020

New study: Solar power tower has less impact on bird populations than expected
New study: Solar power tower has less impact on bird populations than expectedArticle

After completing the first birdlife-focused study at South Africa's only concentrating solar power tower, HP van Heerden says that it is possible to reduce the impact...

16 Sep 2020

Paul Nel, energy lead, Zutari
Fossil fuel-based energy mix remains a challenge for South AfricaArticle

The main challenge facing South Africa is its fossil fuel-based energy mix that is heavily dependent on the mining industry for supplying coal and employment opportunities...

Paul Nel 3 Sep 2020

Niveshen Govender, chief operating officer, Sapvia.
Solar energy body responds to Mantashe's budget speechArticle

There is no need to go back to the drawing board. Players in the renewables sector are ready to implement new generation capacity and get bid window 5 of the REIPPPP underway...

28 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

K-Way's Re:Down winterwear makes use of recycled filling
K-Way's Re:Down winterwear makes use of recycled fillingArticle

K-Way has worked with international company Re:Down to create a small range of winter apparel that uses recycled down filling and energy-efficient production methods...

14 Jul 2020

Breede River Valley becomes solar power hotspot
Breede River Valley becomes solar power hotspotArticle

"The fact that there is relatively little rain in the region puts it among some of the best places for solar generation in the country."

8 Jul 2020

South Africa can’t afford new nuclear infrastructure with state funds in these times of budget shortfalls and ballooning debt. GettyImages
Interpreting the South African government's mixed messages on nuclear powerArticle

On 14 June the South African Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy issued a controversial statement initiating a process that could lead to the construction of new nuclear power station...

Hartmut Winkler 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

Post-Covid-19: Delivering sustainable energy across Africa
Post-Covid-19: Delivering sustainable energy across AfricaArticle

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the operating environment for both the public and private sectors as a result of the unprecedented lockdowns and restrictions put in place by countries to curb infections...

Siyabonga Mbanjwa 30 Jun 2020

President Muhammadu Buhari raises his fist during an inspection of honour guards on parade to mark Democracy Day in Abuja, on June 12, 2019.
Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images
Buhari's Covid-19 economic plan: old wine in new wineskinsArticle

Covid-19 is increasingly wreaking havoc on the health of Nigerians, but its economic impact may well be more devastating...

Stephen Onyeiwu 25 Jun 2020

How socially-led innovation can bring positive change in unchartered times
How socially-led innovation can bring positive change in unchartered timesArticle

There's an old and somewhat overused saying attributed to Winston Churchill that is nevertheless appropriate in these uncertain times: never let a good crisis go to waste...

Muhammad Nabil 11 Jun 2020

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