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Collective action needed in dealing with waste, water and food security

Experts at the co-located IFAT Africa, food & drink technology (fdt) Africa, and analytica Lab Africa in Midrand this week called for urgent collective action from civil society, industry and the public sector in addressing waste and food and water security challenges...

11 Jul 2019

New report: Climate change threatens progress across SDGs

A newly released United Nations' report on the Sustainable Development Goals has warned that the impacts of climate change and increasing inequality across and within countries are undermining progress...

11 Jul 2019

Retire all existing and planned fossil fuel power plants to limit warming to 1.5°C

It will be very difficult to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by enough to halt global heating at 1.5°C - the threshold at which catastrophic climate change becomes more likely...

By Marcelle McManus 3 Jul 2019

Quick-fix solutions to Zimbabwe's huge electricity crisis

Zimbabwe's government has announced its facing critical power shortfalls. The country's anchor power producer, Kariba Dam, might have to stop production in weeks due to dropping water levels...

By Moina Spooner 2 Jul 2019

Court stops construction of Kenya's coal power plant. Here's why

Kenyan judges have stopped plans to construct the country's first ever coal-powered plant near the coastal town of Lamu, a Unesco World Heritage Site...

By Moina Spooner 1 Jul 2019

Solar power makes strides in innovation

The transformation of the world's energy markets continues to gain momentum. Renewable energy projects, which have seen a rapid decline in cost over the last decade, are increasingly powering the world's large economies...

6 Jun 2019

Researchers call for flow of water research, education towards developing world

According to newly released research from the United Nations University, post-secondary education and research aimed at tackling the global water crisis is concentrated in wealthy countries rather than the poorer, developing places where it is most needed...

31 May 2019

Solar power could stabilise Nigeria's electricity grid and save it money

Lengthy power cuts are pretty much a daily experience in Nigeria. The country's epileptic power supply has been identified by businesses as the second biggest obstacle to doing business in the country, after a lack of access to finance...

By Samuel Ayokunle Olowosejeje 31 May 2019

Change to licensing regulations adds a surge to grid

Minister of Energy, Jeff Radebe, has granted a welcome deviation from South Africa's existing power generation licensing regulations that allows additional power to be fed into the local grid...

29 May 2019

Nestlé launches innovation challenge in 6 African countries

Nestlé has launched a Research and Development (R&D) innovation challenge in sub-Saharan Africa to provide a platform for startups and universities to contribute to local sustainable growth...

28 May 2019

Water security research expenditure not reflecting scarcity reality

Researchers at the African Utility Week and PowerGen Africa conference and exhibition in Cape Town last week raised concerns over decreased expenditure on water security research...

By Alicestine October 21 May 2019

Attainment of Africa Agenda 2063 and SDG:2030 goals through nature-based solutions

Going back to basics, when African citizens managed the landscapes through rotational grazing, for example, are the key foundations if the continent is to achieve the long-term aspirational goals set by the UN and AU...

By Bonani Madikizela 21 May 2019

Kenyan students look to Uber(ise) solar energy

A team of students from Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya walked off as the inaugural winners of the African Utility Week and PowerGen Africa conference and exhibition's first Initiate! Impact Challenge...

By Alicestine October 20 May 2019

How marketing with CSR at its heart can change the world

Fitting in perfectly with the rise of purpose-led marketing across the globe is Jeanne du Plessis, corporate affairs and citizenship leader at Procter and Gamble (P&G) South Africa. Du Plessis is a passionate believer that business can and should be a force for good in the world...

By Leigh Andrews 14 May 2019

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