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.

Customer demand for energy saving goods is on the rise

Customer demand for energy saving goods is on the rise

Jan 14, 2016

Energy-guzzling appliances: Geysers and heaters are the most significant users of energy; and dishwashers, stoves and lights can also contribute significantly to household energy consumption.

Water Wise: Tips for consumers to help use water sparingly

Water Wise: Tips for consumers to help use water sparingly

Jan 12, 2016

Low rainfall and high temperatures have combined to create severe shortages in various parts of South Africa; where water has had to be driven to the many people and farm animals.

Maximising data resources to protect water resources

Maximising data resources to protect water resources

Jan 11, 2016

Water crises: “One would assume that we would be more cautious when it comes to water usage and wastage and that conservation would be a priority for everyone. ” ~ Kroshlen Moodley, GM: Public Sector and Utilities at SAS

Survive the heat wave and save electricity

Survive the heat wave and save electricity

Jan 8, 2016

Given the environmental concern globally, one of the key aspects to consider is how to remain energy and water efficient even in these extreme temperatures.