News and updates from the continent


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.

Zayed Future Energy Prize goes to Somali secondary school

Zayed Future Energy Prize goes to Somali secondary school

Jan 19, 2016

SOS HG Sheikh Secondary School wins top international sustainability award – School receives $100,000 to fund clean energy installations and launch educational workshops.

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

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.