News and updates from the continent


Governments set course for climate change action

Governments set course for climate change action

Dec 15, 2015

“We are living in a historic moment. We are seeing the start of a global transition towards renewable energy. At the same time, we’re already witnessing irreversible impacts of climate change.” ~ Samantha Smith, WWF

DEA files to appeal rhino horn moratorium judgment

DEA files to appeal rhino horn moratorium judgment

Dec 11, 2015

The DEA’s application for leave to appeal suspends the operation and execution of the judgment but the moratorium on the domestic trade in rhino horn thus remains in place.

South Africa attends CoP21 in Paris

South Africa attends CoP21 in Paris

Dec 1, 2015

“To be successful, the new agreement must be fair. Fairness would imply respect for the convention’s principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities.” ~ the Presidency

Mega Water Corp to change SA’s water supply landscape

Mega Water Corp to change SA’s water supply landscape

Dec 1, 2015

“Water supplies are a global concern and in South Africa, they have been developing towards a crisis that could come to rival electricity supply,” ~ Mega Water Corporation founder and CEO Rudy Roberts.

German Ministry supports startups in Southern Africa

German Ministry supports startups in Southern Africa

Dec 1, 2015

The goal of the AMPION Venture Bus is the creation of ten agri-tech startups providing innovative solutions to transform the agricultural sector in Africa.

Nedbank goes green to boost renewable energy

Nedbank goes green to boost renewable energy

Dec 1, 2015

Recognised as one of the first green, carbon-neutral banks, Nedbank is passing its sustainability philosophy on to its clients.