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South Africa’s weather and climate

A subtropical location, moderated by ocean on two sides of the triangle-shaped country and the altitude of the interior plateau, account for the warm temperate conditions so typical of South Africa - and so popular with its foreign visitors.
Morocco set to become Africa's solar superpower

Morocco set to become Africa’s solar superpower

Concentrated solar power is one of the fastest growing energy technologies, and Africa is leading the way. In addition to several South African solar thermal plants operating or under construction, Morocco's Noor plant, set to become the largest in Africa, begins its first phase this month.

Gallery: Celebrate Marine Month in South Africa

National Marine Month is celebrated from 1 to 31 October in South Africa; it's a time when protecting the country's marine resources comes to the fore. One of the reasons to take action is because the oceans feed us. Learn more about our seas by viewing our gallery.

Africa pushes for commitment at COP20

The continent stands to lose the most from the gradual change in weather patterns, and the disruption in food production and destruction of habitats and ecosystems will have the greatest impact. They want delegate countries to "put more on the table" in finding a successful way to cut greenhouse emissions.

South Africa takes the green road

South Africa takes the green road

South Africa is taking bold steps to fight climate change, from investing heavily in the green economy to promoting renewable energy resources and green building practices. Its focus is heavily underlined by its development finance institution, the Industrial Development Corporation, which has a key focus on the sector.

African cities join climate change fight at C40 summit

Africa produces the least amount of greenhouse gases, yet will bear the brunt of global climate change. At the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group summit in Johannesburg this week, mayor Parks Tau welcomed three new African megacities to the network, bringing the total to seven out of 66 world cities.

World’s mayors gather in South Africa for C40 Cities climate summit

Mayors and officials from major global cities gathered in Johannesburg this week for the fifth C40 Cities summit, to discuss ways urban leaders can tackle climate change – which former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg called "the greatest challenge of our time".

Treasury welcomes banking report

Fitch affirms SA’s ratings, with stable outlook

The decision by international ratings agency Fitch to affirm South Africa’s credit rating is fair given the tough global economic climate and the government’s commitment to its fiscal plan, the National Treasury said in a statement on Wednesday.

The treevolution has begun

Planting trees for fun, for reforestation, for the environment, for biodiversity, for beauty, for bridging the social gap - Cape Town's Greenpop has plenty of good reasons for its treevolution.

COP 17 'can still save Kyoto Protocol'

UN climate talks extend Kyoto Protocol

Countries meeting at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 18) that ended in Doha, Qatar on the weekend agreed on a firm timetable to adopt a universal climate agreement by 2015, and launched a new commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol.


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