News and updates from the continent


Eco-mobility, public transport on GBCSA agenda

Eco-mobility, public transport on GBCSA agenda

Oct 29, 2015

Organisers of the country’s top sustainability event, the Green Building Council South Africa, have convened a panel of experts to discuss eco-mobility in South Africa’s cities and the search for sustainable transport solutions.

Call for African journalists to tell environmental stories

Call for African journalists to tell environmental stories

Sep 9, 2015

UNDP launches storytelling contest to amplify climate coverage on the run up to Paris summit; an opportunity for African journalists to reconfigure state-society relations and contribute to the development of the continent.

Arjen van Schaijk now Practice Lead of CSM at ERM

Arjen van Schaijk now Practice Lead of CSM at ERM

Sep 9, 2015

Arjen Van Schaijk: Appointed Lead of ERM Southern Africa’s Contaminated Site Management Practice. Having worked across three continents – Europe, Asia and Africa – he achieved ERM Partnership in 2011.

Real estate, hospitality investments for subcontinent

Real estate, hospitality investments for subcontinent

Jul 26, 2015

This pilot project may be the start of the creation of tourism routes by linking city hotels with resorts, wildlife lodges and mixed-use projects.

Schneider Electric unveils Wiser Home Control solution

Schneider Electric unveils Wiser Home Control solution

Jul 23, 2015

Wiser Home Control allows owners to control all appliances in the household and customise settings to adapt to their living patterns through a user-friendly interface for a more eco-friendly and stylish way of life.

Competitiveness: Catching the next wave ~ Africa

Competitiveness: Catching the next wave ~ Africa

Jun 16, 2015

Deloitte’s latest competitiveness report examines the key sectors for driving Africa’s “next wave” of growth over the next 30 years from three of the region’s most important economies and regional hubs: South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya.