News and updates from the continent


Passat Energy commissions 220kWp rooftop solar plant

Passat Energy commissions 220kWp rooftop solar plant

Jan 12, 2016

The panels are installed in four arrays giving an output of 55KW each. This feeds into two 100KW inverters in parallel, tied to the grid and the pay-back period is estimated at five to six years.

Minister Edna Molewa defends COP21 delegation

Minister Edna Molewa defends COP21 delegation

Dec 15, 2015

“They [the delegation] have served their country with distinction, especially our teams of negotiators. We are ever mindful that we represent every South African, and I am immensely proud of what we have achieved.” ~ Minister Edna Molewa.

DEA files to appeal rhino horn moratorium judgment

DEA files to appeal rhino horn moratorium judgment

Dec 11, 2015

The DEA’s application for leave to appeal suspends the operation and execution of the judgment but the moratorium on the domestic trade in rhino horn thus remains in place.

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.

Ricoh is an official partner of UN’s COP21

Ricoh is an official partner of UN’s COP21

Dec 1, 2015

Ricoh was part of the first wave of Japanese companies to join the UN Global Compact in 2000. It has, since 2008, remained a director of the Japanese Global Compact network.

eWaste offers great opportunity for economic growth

eWaste offers great opportunity for economic growth

Dec 1, 2015

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) forecasts that obsolete computers, both in China and in South Africa, will rise by 500% in 2020 compared to their 2007 levels.