South Africa: Recycling - Sourcing Waste in the Home Reduces Operating Costs in the Long Run
Recycling in Johannesburg - here are some good reasons why it should work (and isn't a problem for us as residents). Read more »
South Africa: Protesters Defy Rain to Demand Homes As Winter Closes in
Members of the Social Justice Coalition protested on Wednesday on the steps of the Cape Town Civic Centre against what they say is the City of Cape Town's illegal eviction of… Read more »
South Africa: Joburg Townships Erupt in Chaos As Communities Protest Over Land, Unemployment and Electricity
Residents from several townships to the south of Johannesburg took to the streets on Wednesday morning to highlight their longstanding grievances which they say continue to fall on… Read more »
South Africa: Renewable Energy Claims and Counterclaims
JEFF RUDIN & SHUMI MUDAVANHU attempt to present the main claims being made against renewable energy, followed by the briefest possible statement of the actual situation. Read more »
South Africa: Biofuel From Sugarcane - Why Is SA Not Rushing Ahead?
Support for diversification of the sugar industry provides a superb and immediate opportunity for the government of South Africa under its new president to create thousands of new… Read more »
South Africa: Eleventh-Hour Objection to Renewables Indicates Urgent Need for a Just Energy Transition Plan
We must define the best vision for Renewable Energy: who should build it, who should own it, how it should be run. Then, to determine how we get to this point, we need a Just… Read more »
South Africa: Radebe's R56 Billion Renewable Energy Deal On Hold After Court Action
After a two-year delay, contracts with 27 independent power producers that the government has said will create 61,600 jobs and inject R56-billion into the economy were due to be… Read more »
Africa: Time to Decolonise Africa and Leapfrog Straight to Renewable Energy Sources
The bitter legacy of Africa's colonial history, deeply embedded in divisive, and extractive political systems continues, in part, at the hands of the coal industry. Resistance is… Read more »
November 07, 2017
South Africa: The Renewable Energy, New Coal and Gas-to-Power IPP Programmes in SA - Quo Vadis?
South Africa's energy sector is at the crossroads in an uncertain and incoherent policy environment caused by the self-induced chaos of the Jacob Zuma administration, with three… Read more »
October 20, 2017
South Africa: To Build an Equitable Energy Future We Need to Put Differences Aside
Co-operation is key for a sustainable and equitable energy future. Therefore, we need to put our differences aside and agree on a common goal. Read more »
September 27, 2017
Nigeria: One Man's Trash - How Garbage Could Solve Nigeria's Energy Crisis
Experts believe that Nigeria's capital city, Lagos, can be energy-sufficient if it can tap into the latent power of its organic garbage, so why has an innovative project to turn… Read more »
September 20, 2017
South Africa: Engineering Study Dispels Myths On Grid Limits to Renewable Energy
A serious engineering study and report has dispelled the myths and propaganda peddled by fired former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe and suspended Eskom acting CEO Matshela Koko on the… Read more »
August 31, 2017
Africa: Mushrooms May Hold the Secret to Saving the Planet From Coal Emissions
The humble mushroom, enjoyed as food across the globe, could provide fuel and offer us the benefit of a cleaner planet according to research by a Chinese scientist. By GEOFF HILL. Read more »
April 11, 2017
South Africa: HIV & TB - New Government Plan Raises Concerns Over Practicalities and Politics
Amid all the drama affecting the ruling party, it can be easy to overlook the fact that the quotidian work of government must go on. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa played his… Read more »
South Africa: Atomic Mutant Fruit Is Perfectly 'Organic'
The modern green hysteria about genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) and the corresponding fad for organic food is exposed as vapid and fact-free by their acceptance of food… Read more »
March 28, 2017
South Africa: Earth Hour - Is It a Fad That Desperately Needs Reinvention?
The moral castigation of those who did not take part in Earth Hour for whatever reason shows how the campaign, while perfectly well-meaning at heart, has crossed the bridge from… Read more »
February 06, 2017
South Africa: Tobeka Daki Died Fighting Roche. Her Death Will Not Be in Vain.
On World Cancer Day on February 4, 2016, the Fix the Patent Laws coalition in South Africa launched the Campaign for Access to Trastuzumab to advocate for broad access to the… Read more »
February 07, 2017
South Africa: Culpable Participants or Innocent Bystanders?
As major funders of mining operations across Southern Africa, the responsibility of South African banks for the negative impacts of the activities they fund has yet to be… Read more »
February 06, 2017
Africa: The Three Ways Logic Should Shape Africa's Transnational Policy Development Space in 2017
There has to be a concerted shift from the tepid, chaotic approach to transnational policy development in Africa. For 2017 to be different from previous years, the three… Read more »
South Africa: Life Esidimeni and Agents of Benevolence - How the Non-Governmental Became Governmental
The tragic and totally avoidable deaths of 94 mentally ill patients in Johannesburg after being removed from Life Esidimeni into NGOs across Gauteng found me in the middle of… Read more »
December 08, 2016
South Africa: Minister Joemat-Pettersson, Please Support and Encourage Renewable Energy
Minister, we believe you are being ill-advised, especially by nuclear protagonists, who claim that you can only have "base load" from nuclear and coal. It is simply no longer true. Read more »
October 27, 2016
South Africa: TB Drugs - When It's the Red Tape That's Deadly
Delamanid is one of only two new TB drugs to have been developed in the last 50 years. But administrative delays mean it could be out of reach for years, potentially costing the… Read more »
October 03, 2016
Africa: Good Governance Is Our Right, Not a Privilege
The 2016 Ibrahim Index of African Governance, the most comprehensive in Africa, launched on Monday by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, reveals that improvement in overall governance in… Read more »
September 30, 2016
South Africa: Grey Area - the Illicit Parrot Trade and SA's Captive-Breeding Industry
South Africa has no wild grey parrots, yet it is the world's biggest exporter of the popular endangered birds. KIMON DE GREEF exposes the role of the breeders in calls for CITES to… Read more »
September 29, 2016
South Africa: Renewables' Big Bang - What Comes Next?
Renewables do not merely represent a possible solution to energy crises across Africa. South Africa's REIPPP model also offers a promising economic boost. Moody's has confirmed… Read more »
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