Rethinking the value of infrastructure in SA

The National Development Plan (NDP) notes that to “achieve sustainable and inclusive growth by 2030, South Africa needs to invest in a strong network of economic infrastructure”. By Mathieu du Plooy, MD of WSP, Africa As we are a little more than a decade away from...

The future for Africa’s power utilities

A new study into the future of African power utilities and the challenges they face has highlighted four possible scenarios of what the continent’s energy sector will look like by the year 2030. In the whitepaper, titled: “The Future of Energy and Power Utilities in...

What’s the future for Africa’s power utilities?

A new study into the future of African power utilities and the challenges they face has highlighted four possible scenarios of what the continent’s energy sector will look like by the year 2030. In the whitepaper, titled: “The Future of Energy and Power Utilities in...

Taking a commercial property off the water grid

Growthpoint Properties has successfully taken a sizeable South African commercial building completely off the municipal water grid. The District, in the heart of Woodstock in Cape Town, has become Growthpoint’s first “water net-positive” building. It is also the first...

Blockchain to measure conservation efforts

ixo Foundation, the non-profit open-source software development foundation that is building the ixo Blockchain for Impac’, has partnered with the Seneca Park Zoo Society to measure impact for global conservation projects and develop funding flows for zoos and...

How feasible is the Carbon Tax deadline ?

One thing is certain in this context: anyone having to sign off on the Carbon Tax Bill has an unenviable job. By Justine Sweet, LexisNexis contributing author and specialist environmental legal consultant Though everyone making submissions at the Carbon Tax Draft Bill...

Coca-Cola taps into SA sunshine

Coca-Cola Beverages SA (CCBSA) is going solar by installing rooftop solar photovoltaic units at 11 of its sites, with a combined installed capacity of 10,4MWp renewable energy once completed. Under a 25-year power purchase agreement with the Mulilo Group, the plants...

The heat is on in the energy sector

Renewables, smart homes, artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) will have a massive impact on how energy companies need to address the market in 2018, predicts Colin Beaney, IFS’s global industry director for energy and utilities. Every year...

Data centre management and the drought

Data centres are utility-hungry installations that require always-on supplies of power and cooling. This means electricity – possibly as much as 2% of the world’s energy – and it often means water. As our demand for data, and the infrastructure in which to store...

Take business resilience seriously in 2018

If nothing else, 2017 provided proof positive that the unexpected does happen: South Africa’s political and economic crisis entered a new phase with the GuptaLeaks revelations, Kenya had to rerun its elections and the seemingly indomitable Robert Mugabe was forced...

How do you know if green means green?

It is vital to do your homework. Make sure the cleaning goods you're buying are made of products that, once broken down, create organic nutrients that can be released safely back into the environment.

New tech accelerates eWaste challenges

Dealing with eWaste securely: Xperien aims to collect redundant computers from companies by offering to sanitise the data residing on these computers, refurbish them and redistribute them to previously disadvantaged communities.

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