The rand might have been turbulent of late and the GDP might have shrunk but Brand South Africa's CEO Kingsley Makhubela assures investors that the country remains on an upward trajectory. With a reduction in the cost of fuel, increased foreign direct investment and a halt in load shedding, South Africa is, indeed, still open for business.
Using drama and song, Engen KlevaKidz teaches young children about safety regarding paraffin. The highly flammable fuel is used by many disadvantaged households for cooking and heating.
Mobile technology, pay-as-you-go and the country's abundant sunshine are being harnessed to provide cheap lighting to low income and rural Kenyans, without the risks and pollution associated with the kerosene lamps that were the lighting of necessity until d.light came on to the market.
• Hi-tech shacks for better living
A South African company has developed a mobile kitchen unit that is making it possible to cook in an environment-responsible and cost-effective way.