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Open Streets Exchange set for African cities
Open Streets Exchange set for African cities

Open Streets Cape Town and UN-Habitat are hosting the first Open Streets Exchange for African cities from 22 to 29 October 2018...

3 hours ago

Collective accountability needed to address waste reform and clean up SA
Collective accountability needed to address waste reform and clean up SA

Initiatives such as Clean-up and Recycle SA Week are a great measure to raise awareness on the waste to landfill versus recycling conundrum faced in the country.

By Kate Stubbs 23 hours ago

IoT is a prerequisite for enabling sustainable development
IoT is a prerequisite for enabling sustainable development

IoT and digitisation enable us to efficiently, proactively and predictively address the sustainability challenges that are faced globally and on the African continent...

By Reshaad Sha 1 day ago

Top 10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 announced
Top 10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 announced

The top 10 nominees in the African Innovation Foundation's (AIF) Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2018 have been announced...

14 Sep 2018

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#YouthReport2018: Being a teenager in 2018, more pressure than peer pressure

The fourth session of the UCT Unilever Institute of Strategic Marketing's Youth Report 2018 release, also presented by Martin Neethling, director of groceries at Pioneer Foods, shared insight into the pressures SA's youth are really under - there's more to it than just 'being a teenager'...

By Leigh Andrews 10 Sep 2018

#IGC2018: Disruption in the workplace and the importance of corporate citizenship
#IGC2018: Disruption in the workplace and the importance of corporate citizenship

We are only 16 months away from the 2020s. We are already in the future...

By Dr Graeme Codrington 10 Sep 2018

Applications open for third cycle of Richard Rogers Fellowship
Applications open for third cycle of Richard Rogers Fellowship

The Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) has announced the 2019 cycle of the Richard Rogers Fellowship open for applications...

10 Sep 2018

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GreenCape, FNF to host water innovation contest in Cape Town

The GreenCape Sector Development Agency (GreenCape) and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) are hosting a competition for water innovators to win funding and developmental support for their tech solution...

6 Sep 2018

It's too soon to call 3D printing a green technology
It's too soon to call 3D printing a green technology

Over the past decade 3D printing has captured the imagination of the general public, engineers and environmental visionaries...

By Reid Lifset, Martin Baumers, and Timothy Gutowski 5 Sep 2018

Heavy rainfall recently devastated large swathes of Kerala, India. Prakash Elamakkara/EPA
Nature's whims cause water crises. Its infrastructure can stop them

Across Asia, man-made structures have stood powerless to avert tragedy after tragedy during 2018's rainy season...

By Karen Villholth 4 Sep 2018

Transitioning to a circular economy in the South African water sector
Transitioning to a circular economy in the South African water sector

The concept of a circular economy has received significant attention on various platforms...

By Dr John Ngoni Zvimba 3 Sep 2018

Hatch wins award for Tugela River Pedestrian Bridge project
Hatch wins award for Tugela River Pedestrian Bridge project

Hatch's Tugela River Pedestrian Bridge project has won it an award in the Consulting Engineers South Africa Aon Engineering Excellence Awards...

31 Aug 2018

A major cause of flooding in Nairobi is inappropriate building on riparian land. Flickr/Ubadheer
Why Kenya's demolishing 4000 buildings in Nairobi

Drastic action is being taken in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, with 4000 buildings set to be demolished...

By Sean Avery 20 Aug 2018

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2018 Resolution Social Venture Challenge winners announced

Fifteen teams have been selected as the winners of the 2018 Resolution Social Venture Challenge...

17 Aug 2018

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5 brilliant female engineers changing the sanitation landscape

Lack of sanitation is one of the world's leading development challenges...

By Dr Sudhir Pillay 13 Aug 2018

Can sound help save a dwindling elephant population? Scientists using AI think so
Can sound help save a dwindling elephant population? Scientists using AI think so

Deep in the rainforest in a northern corner of the Republic of Congo, some of the most sophisticated monitoring of animal sounds on Earth is taking place...

By Jennifer Langston 13 Aug 2018

Kangnas Wind Farm backs research on current status of Red Lark
Kangnas Wind Farm backs research on current status of Red Lark

Kangnas Wind Farm has partnered with the FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, providing financial support for a PhD study on the Red Lark...

7 Aug 2018

Paxful, Zam Zam Water make Bitcoin-funded charity in Africa a reality
Paxful, Zam Zam Water make Bitcoin-funded charity in Africa a reality

Global crypto-marketplace Paxful, together with its implementation partner NPO Zam Zam Water, has launched #BuiltWithBitcoin...

6 Aug 2018

25 projects make the Land Art Generator Initiative competition shortlist
25 projects make the Land Art Generator Initiative competition shortlist

Twenty five mesmerising land art projects have been shortlisted for the fifth edition of Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) competition at St. Kilda Triangle in Melbourne, Australia...

6 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Solid Green celebrates 50+ green building certifications
#WomensMonth: Solid Green celebrates 50+ green building certifications

Founded in 2010 by Marloes Reinink, Solid Green Consulting is all about advancing sustainability in the African built environment...

By Sindy Peters 3 Aug 2018

Eco-homes: Building materials of the future
Eco-homes: Building materials of the future

Sorry to disappoint the sci-fi junkies out there, but futuristic movies that portrayed glistening silver cities filled with metallic buildings might have missed the mark...

By Adrian Goslett 3 Aug 2018

Yale University, UN design super-sustainable eco-housing module
Yale University, UN design super-sustainable eco-housing module

Yale University has teamed up with UN Environment and UN Habitat to design a new super-sustainable eco-housing module...

2 Aug 2018

Designing a 'solar tarp', a foldable, packable way to generate power from the sun
Designing a 'solar tarp', a foldable, packable way to generate power from the sun

The energy-generating potential of solar panels - and a key limitation on their use - is a result of what they're made of...

By Darren Lipomi 31 Jul 2018

Technology is making cities 'smart', but it's also costing the environment
Technology is making cities 'smart', but it's also costing the environment

The Australian government has allocated A$50m for the Smarter Cities and Suburbs Program...

By Mark Sawyer 27 Jul 2018

Plastic pollution: could we clean up the ocean with technology?
Plastic pollution: could we clean up the ocean with technology?

Our oceans are threatened by three major challenges: climate change, overfishing and pollution...

By Rick Stafford 26 Jul 2018

Evictions in Nairobi: why the city has a problem and what can be done to fix it
Evictions in Nairobi: why the city has a problem and what can be done to fix it

A new road in Nairobi, Kenya, is set to displace up to 30,000 Kibera slum residents...

By Kefa Otiso 25 Jul 2018

Growthpoint celebrates its first 'water net-positive' building
Growthpoint celebrates its first 'water net-positive' building

Growthpoint Properties has successfully taken The District in Cape Town completely off the municipal water grid...

23 Jul 2018

Sappi partners with Prince of Wales Trust
Sappi partners with Prince of Wales Trust

Sappi will be funding research on artificial intelligence and bringing carbon emissions to net zero in the paper and pulp industry as one of the founding partners of The Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellowship Programme...

Issued by Sappi 20 Jul 2018

CBC brewery’s 120m2 flat plate collector array. Source: Soltrain, 2016
Solar thermal: an opportunity for SA's food, beverage industries

In an era of uncertainty, when it comes to both power supply and pricing, renewable energy sources can provide certainty in both supply and costs...

By Louise Scholtz 20 Jul 2018

Samrand keeps its cool
Samrand keeps its cool

Despite the sweltering summer heat in Gauteng in recent years, the Samrand data centre has literally kept its cool with an average annual PUE of 1.2 over three years.

Issued by Hetzner 19 Jul 2018

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