News and updates from the continent

South African schools get solar power boost

South African schools get solar power boost

Jan 30, 2015

Samsung introduced the Solar Powered Internet School (SPIS) in 2002 as part of its Hope for Children initiative. It is built in a 12m renovated shipping container and fitted with solar panels to power classroom equipment.

Sanlam Cape Town Marathon a carbon-neutral event

Sanlam Cape Town Marathon a carbon-neutral event

Jan 30, 2015

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is the second Sanlam-sponsored event to be declared carbon neutral. Sanlam has also purchased carbon credits to offset gas emissions from its annual Benchmark Symposium since 2013.

Nedbank among world’s most sustainable companies

Nedbank among world’s most sustainable companies

Jan 30, 2015

As the only South African bank to be included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, Nedbank continues to lead as South Africa’s greenest and most sustainable ban.

SA solar toilets a breakthrough in sanitation, dignity

SA solar toilets a breakthrough in sanitation, dignity

Jan 27, 2015

The SmartSan sanitation system was designed and developed by Professor Mulalo Doyoya and Jurgen Graupe to meet the needs of emerging markets, where infrastructure for traditional flush toilets is often not available.

Opinion: PPPs key to fighting epidemics like Ebola

Opinion: PPPs key to fighting epidemics like Ebola

Jan 26, 2015

In this opinion piece, Sudipto Chowdhury, Airtel Sierra Leone Managing Director asserts that Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) are key to fighting international epidemics.