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SU building first in SA to receive Electrical Performance Certificate

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 day ago

FAO DG outlines 'Four Betters' approach in transforming agri-food systems

FAO director-general Qu Dongyu recently delivered the keynote lecture at Italy's Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, saying a holistic redesign of the world's agri-food systems...

1 day ago

SA venture to benefit from new Mondelez impact investing platform

Inmed Aquaponics Social Enterprise is among the first to receive capital through Mondelez International's new impact investing platform Sustainable Futures...

25 Feb 2021

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

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

Sierra Leone: Innovative water project will improve lives of Freetown residents

Mayor Aki-Sawyerr of Freetown says the newly launched Freetown-Blue Peace water project will significantly improve the living conditions of city dwellers...

16 Feb 2021

#StartupStory: Small-batch plant milk made in the Cape

From the bright minds behind Mielie Mailer comes Oh Oat, a locally-produced oat milk brand with a sustainable approach to packaging...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Feb 2021

Mega co-located trade show set for Joburg in November

Analytica Lab Africa, Ifat Africa and Food & Drink Technology Africa have been rescheduled to November 2021...

10 Feb 2021

They're everywhere: New study finds polyester fibres throughout the Arctic Ocean

In a new study published in Nature Communications, my colleagues and I find a stark confirmation that microplastics are found throughout the Arctic Ocean...

By Peter S. Ross 1 Feb 2021

Groundwater increasingly important, needs to be used wisely

In a water-stressed country like South Africa, groundwater is becoming an increasingly important water source in order to meet domestic needs...

22 Jan 2021

Zeerust Solar commences commercial operations

Zeerust Solar, situated in the North West Province, has commenced its commercial operations, having achieved full compliance on 1 January 2021....

21 Jan 2021

How the Replenish Africa Initiative aims to secure billions of litres of water over the next decade

The Coca-Cola Foundation's Replenish Africa Initiative (Rain) funds five major projects in South Africa - each received $1.25m in grants in 2019...

18 Jan 2021

Victor Daitz Foundation, Zero2Five Trust collaborate on school holiday meals progamme

Following the announcement of school closures and the lockdown in March 2020, the Durban-based Zero2Five team restructured its centre-based feeding scheme...

13 Jan 2021

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

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...

By Barry Bredenkamp 7 Jan 2021

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