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

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

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

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

South Africa’s drought intensifies: Heat rises, no rain

South Africa’s drought intensifies: Heat rises, no rain

Nov 11, 2015

Serious cause for concern: Rand Water, South Africa’s biggest water utility, has implemented water restrictions as South Africa’s drought continues to intensify.

DEA celebrates 20 years of Working for Water

DEA celebrates 20 years of Working for Water

Oct 29, 2015

Since the inception of the WfW programme in 1995, the family of Natural Resource Programmes have together created more than 227 100 person-years of employment across South Africa.