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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...

18 hours ago

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 6 May 2021

DBSA launches second edition of Youth Challenge
DBSA launches second edition of Youth ChallengeArticle

The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has launched the second edition of the DBSA Youth Challenge...

5 May 2021

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

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RES4Africa presents new study in support of SA energy reformArticle

RES4Africa Foundation, in cooperation with CESI S.p.A., has released the Fostering RE within an Independent Network System scenario...

30 Apr 2021

Why renewable energy won't end energy poverty in Zimbabwe
Why renewable energy won't end energy poverty in ZimbabweArticle

Zimbabwe is one of the African countries that hopes renewable energy technologies will help to address their energy problems...

Ellen Fungisai Chipango 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

Kieran Whyte, partner and head of the energy, mining and infrastructure practice, Baker McKenzie in Johannesburg,
South Africa's green hydrogen potentialArticle

South Africa's Hydrogen Society Roadmap explains how the country's resources, including reliable sources of renewable energy, and its ample supply of platinum group metals (PGM), can be effectively harnessed to produce green hydrogen...

Kieran Whyte 23 Apr 2021

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More coal-fired power or 100% renewables? For the next few decades, both paths are wrongArticle

The big question facing Australia's National Electricity Market is how to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 without disrupted energy supplies or skyrocketing prices....

22 Apr 2021

Vans sets out global sustainability goals to achieve by 2030
Vans sets out global sustainability goals to achieve by 2030Article

Vans will move towards creating circular products and systems that use regenerative and recycled materials, designed to reduce waste and keep products in use and out of landfills...

22 Apr 2021

In conversation with Neale Hill on Ford's R1bn investment
In conversation with Neale Hill on Ford's R1bn investmentArticle

I spoke with Ford South Africa's managing director, Neale Hill, about the funding and the effects it will have on vehicle production and employment in the country...

Naresh Maharaj 22 Apr 2021

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SA consumers express willingness to help combat sustainability issuesArticle

As Earth Day is observed around the world on 22 April, new research on sustainability commissioned by Mastercard reveals a marked increase in consumer passion for the environment...

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

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

NJ Ayuk, executive chairman, African Energy Chamber
Greenpeace and Western anti-Africa energy groups take the wrong approachArticle

If someone were to put me on the spot and ask me to name an environmentalist group, I'd probably blurt out the first thing that comes to mind, Greenpeace...

NJ Ayuk 19 Apr 2021

International Zinc Association looks to re-galvanise local zinc industry
International Zinc Association looks to re-galvanise local zinc industryArticle

The R100bn Infrastructure Fund is good news for the Africa desk of the International Zinc Association (IZA), according to its head Simon Norton...

19 Apr 2021

Ethiopian protestors march down 42nd Street in New York during a “It’s my Dam” protest on March 11, 2021. Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images
Solar and wind power could break the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam deadlockArticle

For several years, political tensions between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt have been escalating in a conflict over the near-complete Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (Gerd)...

Sebastian Sterl 19 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

Re-imagined: The all new Lexus IS 300h EX
Re-imagined: The all new Lexus IS 300h EXArticle

What do you look for in a car when making that all-important purchase? Let me tell you more about the Lexus IS 300 EX...

14 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

SA green companies among 1,000 global profitable cleantech solutions
SA green companies among 1,000 global profitable cleantech solutionsArticle

The Solar Impulse Foundation has announced that they have officially reached the goal of assigning the Efficient Solutions Label to 1,000 profitable cleantech solutions from around the world...

Issued by GreenCape 13 Apr 2021

Perkins+Will transforms 1920s Greater Accra Regional Hospital into modern facility
Perkins+Will transforms 1920s Greater Accra Regional Hospital into modern facilityArticle

Designed by international firm Perkins+Will, the Greater Accra Regional Hospital is the result of the transformation of a small, simple hospital dating from the 1920s into a modern, expandable facility...

9 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

Climate change will be more disruptive than the Covid-19 pandemic
Climate change will be more disruptive than the Covid-19 pandemicArticle

The strong consensus of opinion in the scientific community is that the climate is changing, and global temperatures are rising...

Lisa Pines 8 Apr 2021

Environmental plan for construction of SKA published
Environmental plan for construction of SKA publishedArticle

The amendments include the acknowledgement of the declaration of portions of the SKA site as the Meerkat National Park; the increase in the size of the land core area...

6 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

Public comment sought on ERP in the waste sector
Public comment sought on ERP in the waste sectorArticle

Draft amendments to the regulations and notices regarding Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) in the Waste Sector have been published for public consultation...

29 Mar 2021

New campus for Torah Academy Girls High School
New campus for Torah Academy Girls High SchoolArticle

Scheduled to open its doors in January 2022, Paragon Group has designed a new facility for Torah Academy Girls High School in Johannesburg...

26 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

Minister of environment, forestry and fisheries, Barbara Creecy
Transitioning away from coalArticle

In an effort to move away from using coal to produce power, South Africa has embarked on a process of repurposing retiring coal power plants by adding solar photovoltaic (PV) and batteries...

25 Mar 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

See: Lenux hybrid-only IS sedan line-up revealed in SA
See: Lenux hybrid-only IS sedan line-up revealed in SAGallery

Lenux has revealed its new re-imagined 2021 Lexus IS sports sedan for the South African market and for the first time, the IS will only be available as a hybrid model.

24 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

Gwede Mantashe, minister of mineral resources and energy
8 bidders for emergency power projects announcedArticle

Mineral resources and energy minister, Gwede Mantashe, has announced eight new preferred bidders for the Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Programme (RMIPPP)...

19 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

Technology, intra-continental trade key to effective Covid-19 vaccination rollout
Technology, intra-continental trade key to effective Covid-19 vaccination rolloutArticle

As countries across Africa roll out vaccines to combat the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, it is becoming increasingly evident that the continent is in desperate need of ICT systems and healthcare solutions that can support mass vaccination programmes...

Praba Moonsamy 17 Mar 2021

World's first space hotel set to open in 2027
World's first space hotel set to open in 2027Article

Called Voyager Station, the project will be built by Orbital Assembly Corporation which describes itself as "the world's first large-scale space construction company"...

17 Mar 2021

Post-Covid-19: A chance to leapfrog Africa's development through digitalisation
Post-Covid-19: A chance to leapfrog Africa's development through digitalisationArticle

Africa recorded remarkable economic growth in the first 15 years of the 21st century, largely because of positive trends in the export of primary commodities...

Cristina Duarte 16 Mar 2021

The marine sector can still work towards low carbon shipping
The marine sector can still work towards low carbon shippingArticle

Davey Jose, thematic analyst, disruptive technologies for HSBC Global Research Insights, explores how batteries, biofuels, hydrogen, ammonia and digitalisation can all help decarbonisation...

Dave Jose 12 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

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

Great things on the horizon for Africa's Science students
Great things on the horizon for Africa's Science studentsArticle

The sky is the limit for African students interested in a career in the exciting field of astrophysics, and if Professor Don Kurtz has his way, this will be much sooner than later...

Issued by North-West University (NWU) 9 Mar 2021

Gillian Niven and Kirsty Kilner
Incentivising renewable energy development: moving one step closer, or two steps back?Article

Recent moves to incentivise renewable energy development in designated areas are welcome, but a new requirement has been introduced which may prove onerous and cause significant delays...

Kirsty Kilner & Gillian Niven 9 Mar 2021

A return to the kraal - unlocking successful housing post Covid-19
A return to the kraal - unlocking successful housing post Covid-19Article

Team Mahali recently won first prize in the City of Cape Town and the Green Building Council South Africa's (GBCSA) design competition...

5 Mar 2021

How going green could help maintain rentals as energy costs rise
How going green could help maintain rentals as energy costs riseArticle

With Eskom set to hike electricity tariffs by 15.63% from April, commercial and retail tenants will be bracing for increased strain on already tightly stretched budgets...

Gregg Huntingford 5 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

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