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Local company invents a 100% off-grid solar box

To help alleviate the electricity problem in Africa, four entrepreneurs have come up with ePower, a green community energy solution, which is not connected to the electricity grid. Tariq Yusuf, Brent Peterson, Rudi van der Westhuizen and Thlopie Motsepe have converted shipping containers into mini energy hubs using solar energy. The 20ft shipping container can […]

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Dual Fuel buses leading the way

The new Metrobus fleet is leading the way in the world in the use of both diesel and gas as a source of energy for buses. The buses are low in emissions, use gas that is commercially cheaper as well as cleaner but can switch over to diesel in the event of gas non-availability. Dual […]

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Local company’s hitech recycling plant to reduce bottle waste

A local company has gone an extra mile in cutting costs in the manufacturing of PET bottles and at the same time doing its best possible part to reduce the carbon footprint. Mpact Polymers has opened a manufacturing plant for recycled raw material, rPET, which is used in manufacturing new PET bottles. Recycled from previously […]

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Long-term energy strategy is key to SMEs – business expert

Small business owners should brace themselves for a two-fold setback due to the current electricity tariff increase which impacts on profits and ultimately the spending power of consumers. Focus on managing energy costs “Not long ago businesses struggled with load shedding as power cuts disrupted operations, resulting in the loss of revenue.” “With power supply […]

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Climate change may threaten $2.5trn in assets

Trillions of dollars’ worth of financial assets may be under threat from global warming’s effects by 2100, climate economists warned on Monday. If warming reaches 2.5 degrees Celsius (4.5 degrees Fahrenheit) over pre-Industrial Revolution levels by 2100, investments worth some $2.5 trillion (€2.2trn) may be in danger, a team reported. This was equal to half […]

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Local entrepreneur turns plant fluid into diesel

Aziki Green, a biodiesel manufacturing company, aims to tap into South Africa’s migration to cleaner sources of energy by increasing its production capacity. Zinhle Motsepa, Transform SA Online’s field reporter, chats to the company’s managing director, Lucas Khetelo, to learn more about the company’s business, its vision and his views on supporting small businesses. TSAO: […]

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The pursuit of cleaner and affordable energy

The mood is buzzing at the inaugural South African Business Incubation Conference (SABIC) and Expo in Gallagher Estate. It’s March 2016 and the Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, and Public Enterprises Minister, Lindiwe Zulu, have just finished a tour of  various exhibitor stands including that of Matayo Biofuels. Transform SA’s Publishing Editor, Saki Mabhele, speaks to […]

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Seana Nkhahle re-elected GBSA non-executive chairman

The re-election of Seana Nkhahle as GBCSA non-executive chairman is sufficient evidence that the green building industry is way ahead of other stakeholders in the transformation initiatives. Nkhahle has been re-elected as non-executive chairman and Rudolf Pienaar as non-executive deputy chairman of the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA), underscoring the board’s confidence in his […]

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South Africa, a green building trailblazer – research

For once, this is something to cheer about, amid the gloom of the drought and a stressed economy – recent research findings indicate that South Africa is one of the top performers worldwide, reporting the highest percentage of green building projects currently under way. Even more impressive is the fact that South Africa’s commitment to […]

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Green economy can speed up basic services  

Through the design and construction of energy, water, and resource efficient buildings, onto which energy generation technologies such as roof top solar, and rain water harvesting can be added, self-sufficiency can become a reality. “Promoting self-sufficiency as the challenge to supply electricity, water, and waste services in cities grows daily, is a key strategy to […]

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