Nature

New R300m Wind-Turbine Tower Production Factory Offers Light At The End Of The Tunnel

With South Africa currently in the grip of debilitating rolling black-outs and load shedding due to the Eskom power grid being stretched to capacity, and exacerbated by a loss of capacity at its Majuba power station in Mpumalanga, it comes as a ray...


SA Airline Innovates to Reduce Fuel Consumption on Boeing 737-800s

kulula.com, South Africa’s largest privately-owned low-fare airline, operated by Comair Limited, recently took to the skies fitted with cutting edge technology to ensure increased fuel efficiency. kulula.com known for its pioneering approach to...


SA's energy-efficient buildings are good investments

Energy-efficient commercial buildings in South Africa deliver better returns for their owners, and as a result are better investments, according to a new study conducted by Investment Property Databank (IPD) and the Green Building Council of SA...


FNB Volunteers to plant 100 trees for Gauteng schools during Arbor month

In celebration of Arbor month and the preservation of the environment, FNB Volunteers will be planting indigenous trees at schools throughout Gauteng in September and October this year. The FNB Volunteers plan to plant one hundred trees at selected...


Cape Town unveils South Africa's first 'green' taxi rank

The City of Cape Town has unveiled the first ‘green’ transport facility in South Africa that generates its own electricity, enabling it to operate off the electricity grid. Furthermore, all the water used at this facility, besides...


Source: The Good News
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End of the line for major Putco routes

Today at 09:40, SAST

Bus service Putco has said that it will not be renewing its transport contracts in three Gauteng municipalities – Tshwane, Ekurhuleni and Sedibeng.


What discerning book thieves tell us about a country's reading culture

Today at 09:29, SAST

The catalogue of the Johannesburg Public Library in South Africa contains a poignant entry – "Biko, Steve. Long 0verdue".


Source: Mail & Guardian Online
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World

Greece 'holds last-minute debt talks'

Today at 12:33, SAST

The Greek government is in last-minute talks over whether to accept an offer that would let Greece repay part of its debt, local media say.


Deadly plane crash in Indonesia city

Today at 12:05, SAST

At least 37 people are killed as a military transport plane crashes in a residential area of the Indonesian city of Medan, officials say.


Source: BBC News
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Africa

Liberia: New Ebola Case Reported

Today at 10:23, SAST

[FrontPageAfrica] Liberia is reporting a new case of the deadly Ebola virus just one month and 20 days after the World Health Organization declared the country free of the virus transmission.


Lesotho: Former Army Chief 'Assassinated', Says Family

Yesterday at 14:51, SAST

[allAfrica] The killing of a former Lesotho army chief and the torture of detained soldiers has focused new attention on demands for security sector reforms to end abuses of power by the country's military.


Source: All Africa
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