Biofuel in South Africa


Fossil fuels, oil and the energy-intensive nature of petrol production means that many countries are focusing on biofuel production. While South Africa seems to have the policies and plans in place, commercial biofuel production hasn’t materialised yet.

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SA Lifts Moratorium On Fracking


South Africa has lifted a moratorium on shale gas exploration in the country’s semi-arid Karoo region, where the extraction technique of “fracking” might be deployed, minister in the presidency Collins Chabane said on Friday.

SAB’s Journey to Water Stewardship


According to the National Water Resource Strategy, South Africa will face a deficit of -17% of demand by 2030 under current efficiency levels. SAB expects this picture to change considerably with domestic water use increasing by 2025 as the population rises.

Cape Town officially WDC 2014


Cape Town joined an exclusive club of four when it signed the official host city agreement for World Design Capital 2014. Executive Mayor Patricia de Lille and Soon-in Lee, the president of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid), did the honours on Friday, 28 June.

New wind farm for Oyster Bay


One of the world’s leading renewable energy developers, Renewable Energy Systems (RES) Southern Africa, has plans for a 62-turbine wind farm near Oyster Bay in the Eastern Cape. The project is expected to create 200 jobs.