Tag: Orange River
It looks like something from a sci-fi film, with its massive tower and thousands of wall-like solar mirrors set in an arid and deserted landscape. But Khi Solar One, Africa's first concentrated solar power project, is a very real example of the future of renewable energy.
Three Cape Town scientists paddled more than 2 000km from its source in the Lesotho highlands, across the continent, and ended with the fishermen of Alexander Bay. They came back with great stories and vital data for conservation, botany and climate change.
• Paddling through Northern Cape paradise
The inaugural Green Kalahari Canoe Marathon, which took place in the Northern Cape towards the end of March, attracted nearly 100 participants and hundreds of visitors to the wine-growing region, and looks set to become an annual event.
• Paddling for a good cause
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research will feature prominently at this year's World Water Forum, with several of the organisation's groundbreaking research projects going on show.