News and updates from the continent

Mining Consultative Forum notes progress

Mining Consultative Forum notes progress

Mar 31, 2014

South Africa’s Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe recently led a quarterly meeting of the Mining Sector Stakeholders’ Consultative Forum to assess progress of Framework Agreement for a Sustainable Mining Industry.

Carbon trading a reality in South Africa

Carbon trading a reality in South Africa

Mar 27, 2014

Greenhouse gas offset trading is a possibility within South Africa, where carbon tax and carbon offsets are fast becoming a reality. For carbon offsets to be functional, a carbon offset trading system is required.

Like water for credit

Like water for credit

Mar 26, 2014

MyWater meters can assist consumers to learn good water habits while helping them improve their credit rating. It can also eliminate the need for a municipality to print out and send monthly invoices.

Massive rise in global spending on smart buildings

Massive rise in global spending on smart buildings

Mar 25, 2014

Global spending on smart buildings is expected to grow from $7,3-billion in 2014 to $21,9-billion in 2018, according to IDC Energy Insights’ new report Global Smart Buildings Forecast 2013 – 2018.

Biggest clean power energy project in Africa

Biggest clean power energy project in Africa

Mar 24, 2014

The Lake Turkana Wind Power project is the first of its kind in East Africa and will be the largest wind project on the continent to date, and is located on one of the best sites in the world for a wind farm.