Environment in Africa

ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS, VIEWS, & ISSUES FROM ACROSS THE CONTINENT

Circular economy drives Fourth Industrial Revolution

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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

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.

Impending rise in global energy storage market

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

Off Grid Electric wins international energy prize

Dr Nawal Al-Hosany, Director of the Zayed Future Energy Prize, said: “We are delighted to welcome Off Grid Electric to our growing community of winners."

WWF Climate Solver seeks innovations to beat the heat

Climate Solver - Nominations for the 2016 competition in South Africa are now open. The closing date is 14 March 2016 and the finalists will be announced in April/May 2016.

Zayed Future Energy Prize goes to Somali secondary school

SOS HG Sheikh Secondary School wins top international sustainability award - School receives $100,000 to fund clean energy installations and launch educational workshops.

Minister Molewa Gazettes greenhouse gases priority

Regulations require a company conducting certain production processes which involve the direct emission of greenhouses gases to prepare, submit, implement a pollution prevention plan in respect of greenhouse gases.

SKA awards bursaries to five matriculants

The bursary students – Anver Adams, Janethon de Klerk, Kyle Henderson, Cedwill Abdol and Bradley Bosman – all performed well in mathematics and physical science in their final exams.

Customer demand for energy saving goods is on the rise

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.
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