News and updates from the continent


M2M technology can address SA water crisis

M2M technology can address SA water crisis

Sep 23, 2013

With a water shortage predicted by 2020, South Africa’s water crisis has been further exacerbated by challenges such as leaking pipes, ageing infrastructure and poor municipal administration, resulting in billions of rands worth public funds being wasted annually. Earlier this year, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa revealed that a quarter...

Growth of business recycling fuels employment

Growth of business recycling fuels employment

Sep 23, 2013

The demand for paper recycling services in Gauteng has grown significantly due to an increased environmental consciousness amongst businesses. This is presenting employment opportunities in the green economy sector, which is in line with Edna Molewa, Minister of Environmental Affairs’ promise made in 2012 that the green economy will create 300 000 jobs by...

Farmers, businesses, government pledge to work together

Farmers, businesses, government pledge to work together

Sep 23, 2013

The Agribizniz Summit took place at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg on 15 and 16 August 2013. The summit brought together government, thought leaders, decision-makers and business leaders in the Agricultural sector to discuss and champion thoughts on Food Security in the southern hemisphere. The two day summit facilitated by seasoned broadcaster Peter...

WWF-SA launches Climate Solver platform

WWF-SA launches Climate Solver platform

Sep 23, 2013

WWF South Africa (WWF-SA) has launched the South African chapter of the organisation’s international Climate Solver platform as a means to strengthen the development and widespread use of low carbon technologies that can dramatically reduce carbon emissions or increase access to energy across the globe. The platform acknowledges the critical role clean...

15 000 trees for the Eastern Cape

15 000 trees for the Eastern Cape

Sep 23, 2013

A project to plant 15 000 indigenous trees in the Eastern Cape kicked off in Mthatha on Friday (20 September). Marking the inaugural Mthatha Heritage Festival, Champions of the Environment Foundation chairman Bantu Holomisa said that heritage should be defined not only in terms of culture but also in terms of natural or environmental heritage. He points out...