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Women clean up at cleantech awards

Women took the lead at the annual Global Cleantech Innovation Programme for SMEs in South Africa, with four companies owned by women taking awards....

Infographic: BRICS Bank’s renewable energy boost

The 8th Annual BRICS Leaders Summit in India will look at how its New Development Bank is strengthening ties among its member states. The...

SAIREC: the importance of renewable energy

The first International Renewable Energy Conference was held on African soil in Cape Town from 4 to 7 October. It was agreed that Africa could make use of its abundant natural resources to create sustainable energy. South Africa's progress in the field was also highlighted. Delegates declared they would upscale and mainstream renewables to achieve a global energy transition.

South Africa benefits from renewables

South Africa benefits from renewables

The Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme has won international awards for its efficiency and impact. Over its four rounds, the cost of renewable power generation has fallen, and power and hope have been brought to forgotten communities.

Live Twitter chat with Dr Clinton Carter-Brown on renewable energy in South Africa

On Wednesday, 22 April, Brand South Africa will host a live Twitter chat on renewable energy with the technical director of energy at Aurecon, Dr Clinton Carter-Brown. 

South Africa names builders of Kathu Solar Park

South Africa names builders of Kathu Solar Park

Spanish companies Sener and Acciona have a strong presence in South Africa, and have been involved in several projects under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme. Now they have been signed up to build Kathu Solar Park, outside Upington.

Khi Solar One: renewable energy for the ages

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.

Cape Town is the greenest city in Africa

As the people flock to cities, infrastructure to accommodate the mushrooming urban populations is strained and environmental pressure grows apace. Cape Town has taken heed and is planning for a greener, more sustainable future. One measure is its increasing use of renewable energy sources.

One million solar lamps light up Africa

Kerosene is expensive and toxic. Until recently, it was one of the few options available to millions of Africans who are off the grid. But now solar lights are bringing clean, safe, affordable lighting to these homes for the first time.

Cities combat climate change

South Africa's biggest cities are putting in place plans to combat climate change, from mass transit systems to using methane from landfills for energy. They understand the need to work towards a low carbon future, and for this are in the running to be named Global Earth Hour Capital.
· SA’s sustainable transport bid

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