News and updates from the continent

‘We won’t run out of food’: Woolworths’ Justin Smith

‘We won’t run out of food’: Woolworths’ Justin Smith

May 28, 2014

Food security is only a problem if we don’t manage the food resource properly, says Woolworths’ Justin Smith, adding that that we don’t need to grow more food, we need to better understand & improve the food production industry.

Nedbank’s double accolade at African Banker Awards

Nedbank’s double accolade at African Banker Awards

May 27, 2014

Nedbank was awarded both the Socially Responsible Bank of the Year and the Innovation in Banking Award at the recent African Banker Awards held in Rwanda.

SAREC: Point of contact for energy stakeholders

SAREC: Point of contact for energy stakeholders

May 27, 2014

With the launch of SAREC in South Africa, renewable energy industry associations now have an umbrella body that will act as a single point of contact for Government and stakeholders in the industry.

Solarcentury in East Africa’s largest solar project

Solarcentury in East Africa’s largest solar project

May 26, 2014

Local solar companies East African Solar and Azimuth Power were the developers for Williamson Tea’s solar farm, a 1MWp solar PV project bringing clean green energy to the Kenyan tea farm.

Sustainable innovation in African construction

Sustainable innovation in African construction

May 26, 2014

With growing regional integration, cross-border projects are becoming more common, even though they add significantly to the complexity of a project.