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

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.

Minister Molewa Gazettes greenhouse gases priority

Minister Molewa Gazettes greenhouse gases priority

Jan 17, 2016

Regulations require a company conducting certain production processes which involve the direct emission of greenhouses gases to prepare, submit, implement a pollution prevention plan in respect of greenhouse gases.

Two million solar power systems to homes in Kenya

Two million solar power systems to homes in Kenya

Dec 15, 2015

“Plan International is proud to announce this landmark partnership with SkyPower, in Kenya.” ~ Marie Staunton, Plan International Canada’s interim President and Chief Executive Officer.