News and updates from the continent


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.

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.

Everyone has a role to play in preserving the planet

Everyone has a role to play in preserving the planet

Dec 1, 2015

The Trust’s Programmes and projects aim to protect wild places, achieving environmental sustainability and ensuring the long-term integrity of species and people that inhabit natural systems.

Treasury publishes Draft Carbon Tax Bill for public comment

Treasury publishes Draft Carbon Tax Bill for public comment

Nov 11, 2015

Investments in green technologies & growth of some sectors will benefit, especially the renewable energy sector which will be able to compete on a more level playing field in comparison to fossil fuels.

Three ways to use solar energy for data centres

Three ways to use solar energy for data centres

Nov 9, 2015

Some large data centre operators, such as Google, have made long-term financial commitments to buying renewable energy from green energy providers in their grid regions.