News and updates from the continent


Sustainability Week 2015: Ready to put ideas into motion

Sustainability Week 2015: Ready to put ideas into motion

Jun 16, 2015

Taking place from 23 to 28 June 2015, Sustainability week is all about advancing the Green Economy through the sharing of knowledge. The event takes place at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria.

CauseTech launches Burundi Renewable Energy Challenge

CauseTech launches Burundi Renewable Energy Challenge

Jun 9, 2015

CauseTech’s first contest focuses on renewable energy solutions for Burundi, the most energy-poor country in the world, where only 3% of the population is connected to the central electrical grid.

Unilever opens R1.4-billion Khanyisa factory

Unilever opens R1.4-billion Khanyisa factory

Jun 6, 2015

Dr Rob Davies says the Green technology, innovation and energy efficiency are the kind of investments that South Africa welcomes as part of climate change and industrialisation aspirations.

Top global, African CEOs launch Continental Business Network

Top global, African CEOs launch Continental Business Network

Jun 3, 2015

The launch of the CBN on the side-lines of the World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town, is the mandated follow-up and implementation of recommendations emanating from the Dakar Financing Summit.

Pressure on SA’s grid is a turn on for energy investors

Pressure on SA’s grid is a turn on for energy investors

Jun 1, 2015

Sustainable and renewable energy sources are widely acknowledged to represent the most viable solution to South Africa’s power supply crisis – and an attractive prospect to potential investors.

Schneider Electric solar powers game lodge build

Schneider Electric solar powers game lodge build

Jun 1, 2015

Alternative energy has made the building of luxury accommodation off-the-beaten track a reality: AdSolar EPC chose photovoltaic innovation by Schneider Electric, to power the build of a new 22-room Rhino Ridge luxury game lodge.