News and updates from the continent


Circular economy drives Fourth Industrial Revolution

Circular economy drives Fourth Industrial Revolution

Feb 2, 2016

Entrepreneurs create and bring to life new technologies, products and services, building new markets and jobs along the way. And like any economy aiming to move ahead, in South Africa we need lots of them ~ Hermann Erdmann, CEO, REDISA

DEA’s Non-Motorised Transport Programme Phase 2 launched

DEA’s Non-Motorised Transport Programme Phase 2 launched

Feb 2, 2016

Given the success of Phase 1, the DEA secured a grant of EURO 5 million to finance a five-year NMT Phase 2 from KfW Development Bank, within the framework of the German-South African bi-national Financial Cooperation.

Impending rise in global energy storage market

Impending rise in global energy storage market

Jan 20, 2016

Several large-scale projects were announced at the end of 2015, signaling that the storage industry is shifting from research-and-development demonstration projects to commercially viable projects

Off Grid Electric wins international energy prize

Off Grid Electric wins international energy prize

Jan 19, 2016

Dr Nawal Al-Hosany, Director of the Zayed Future Energy Prize, said: “We are delighted to welcome Off Grid Electric to our growing community of winners.”

WWF Climate Solver seeks innovations to beat the heat

WWF Climate Solver seeks innovations to beat the heat

Jan 19, 2016

Climate Solver – Nominations for the 2016 competition in South Africa are now open. The closing date is 14 March 2016 and the finalists will be announced in April/May 2016.