The Green Industries Strategic Business Unit of the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) focuses on projects that will enhance the environment and support the reduction, avoidance and adaptation of carbon emissions.

100% South African, 100% handmade, 100% solar-powered

The Jabulani solar water heater is a locally manufactured solar water heater for low-cost developments.

Having taken the decision to dispense with the loud and disturbing diesel generators at its Xigera Lodge in the Moremi area of the Okavango Delta in Botswana, Wilderness Safaris now has a 35kW SolarWorld Africa system installed by the SolarWorld distributor On Track.
The China Sourcing Fair is set to facilitate another productive sourcing platform for global buyers and suppliers at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg on 30 November to 2 December 2011.
Wednesday, 03 August 2011 09:31

Electric future to light up transport industry

The transport industry’s future will be electric. An alternative to petroleum vehicles is no longer just a drawing on a sketchboard or a far-fetched concept. Today various car manufacturers venture into the development of electric cars and some models like the Nissan Leaf can already be seen filling European streets.
Wednesday, 03 August 2011 09:30

Securing your home when you are away

Given the crime statistics in this country, anyone going on holiday and leaving their most precious assets and valuables behind in an unoccupied home is often left wondering about how safe these belongings actually are.
Wednesday, 03 August 2011 09:28

More than a breaker – it’s a breakthrough!

With the accent on energy saving being of paramount importance in almost every country in the world, and in South Africa in particular, it is fitting that Schneider Electric South Africa, a global specialist in energy management, has announced its MCCB Compact NSX 100-630 A, an optimum measurement and communication solution that meets energy-efficiency challenges through optimised energy consumption, increased energy availability and improved installation management.
An energy-saving scheme, designed to notably reduce the usage of electricity, gas, paraffin and wood fires for cooking in households across all South African communities, was announced by Wonderbag in partnership with Frog and Microsoft South Africa in June 2011.
The first of seven workshops on formulating principles and actions to keep insurance sustainable was held in Johannesburg on 16 March. The meeting, Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI), is a project of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) Finance Initiative (FI) and the meeting was hosted by Santam and the South African Insurance Association (SAIA).
Friday, 10 June 2011 15:08

Moving wind energy pictures

Fascinating close-up views and animated graphics, extraordinary perspectives and interesting information – these features distinguish two new BASF films on wind energy. They highlight the opportunities, benefits and challenges of wind power as one of the major climate-friendly sources of energy for the future.

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