Nature

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

Nov 11 at 23:00, SAST

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 of light that GRI - Renewable Industries officially announced the opening of their new R 300 Million wind turbine tower production facility in Atlantis, Cape Town.
SA Airline Innovates to Reduce Fuel Consumption on Boeing 737-800s

Oct 22

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 aviation, recently fitted a new set of Split Scimitar Winglets (SSW), on one of its aircraft, making it the first African carrier to install this new technology.
SA's energy-efficient buildings are good investments

Sep 15 at 16:25, SAST

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 (GBCSA).


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

Sep 5 at 15:03, SAST

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 schools.


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

Aug 25 at 13:19, SAST

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 drinking water, is provided for through rooftop rainwater harvesting and recycling.
Do It Yourself

May 29 at 10:04, SAST


Think Outside the Can Challenge

May 14 at 22:03, SAST

Creativity could turn unsightly and unhealthy litter into an opportunity for schools to win their share of R60 000 in the annual Collect-a-Can CAN Craze Competition, while also encouraging learners to be more eco-conscious.


Launch of 'My Green Home' Challenge

May 5 at 12:04, SAST

One South African family will change their home to help change the world Today the Ngewana family launched their public journey of greening their home and lifestyle. Bulelwa Ngewana, the Mother of the family says: We've always had good intentions, but haven't been sure about where to start. So we're taking on the My Green Home challenge, and we'll be getting help with training and a sponsored green 'makeover'. The Ngewanas are improving their habits and will install energy-efficiency and green equipment, to show others how to save money by going green.
Durban Activist Wins International Environmental Prize

May 1 at 09:36, SAST

Durban's tireless campaigner, Desmond D'Sa, is one of six grassroots environmental activists from around the world who has been chosen by the US based Goldman Environmental Foundation to be awarded the prestigious 2014 Goldman Environmental Prize.


SANParks makes inroads in war against rhino poaching

Apr 15 at 11:07, SAST

Skukuza - South African National Parks (SANParks) authorities say gains are being made in the war against rhino poaching, with eight suspected poachers arrested in the past week.


Source: The Good News
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SAA acting CEO 'overstated his qualifications'

Yesterday at 10:09, SAST

The airline admitted that it was wrong to state that acting chief executive, Nico Bezuidenhout, had qualifications he didn't complete.


DA considers coalitions for 2016 local government elections

Saturday at 13:57, SAST

As it addressed tensions within the tripartite alliance and Parliament, the opposition party says it would contemplate entering into coalitions.


Source: Mail & Guardian Online
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World

Clock ticks on Iranian nuclear talks

Today at 11:44, SAST

Time is running out for a deal with Iran to cut UN sanctions in return for action to scale back its ambitious nuclear programme.


Swiss museum to accept 'Nazi art'

Today at 11:49, SAST

Switzerland's Bern Art Museum says it will accept hundreds of works of art bequeathed by German Nazi-era art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt.


Source: BBC News
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Africa

South Africa: VP Ramaphosa Comes Under Spotlight

Today at 09:05, SAST

[African Arguments]Oh the irony. In 1982, Cyril Ramaphosa, presided over the establishment of one of South Africa's largest trade unions, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM). Exactly thirty years later, Ramaphosa, in his capacity as board member ...


Africa: 'Culture' Is No Excuse for Gender Discrimination

Today at 09:57, SAST

[Waza]The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is an international campaign that starts on 25 November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and ends on 10 December, Human Rights Day. Our blogger, Shaun Matsheza ...


Source: All Africa
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