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“Solar geyser could reduce electricity bill by up to 50%”“South Africans have shown that we have the power during Earth Hour to make a difference when Eskom confirmed last year that we had switched off and achieved a massive, combined 629MW average reduction on our electricity usage”, says Nicolette Pombo-van…
20 MARCH 2014, CAPE TOWN – Johannesburg’s Diepsloot Mountain Biking Academy and Team Absa taking part in the Absa Cape Epic, starting this week, rallied behind Cape Town’s drive to become the world’s most sustainable city, whilst preparing for the epic race yesterday.  Voting in the We Love Cities campaign…
Focus on Water-Energy-Food Nexus to address sustainable development“A slow dripping tap can waste 20 litres or more a day”, says Nicolette Pombo-van Zyl, African Utility Week’s programme director’s programme. “The aim of having a week dedicated to water issues helps each of us become aware of the challenges and change…
Thursday, 27 February 2014 11:33

IWC Ready for Power-Gen Africa in Cape Town

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Next month Cape Town plays host to what is fast becoming sub-Saharan Africa’s leading event dedicated to the power generation industry. Over 2,000 industry heavyweights will descend on the Mother City from 17 – 19 March to discuss current and future power-generating trends as well as the needs and resources…
African Utility Week to focus on helping large power users be more energy efficient“It is our responsibility to use power responsibly” – that was the response from Nicolette Pombo-Van Zyl, African Utility Week programme director to Eskom’s declaration of a power shortage emergency last week citing a risk that rotational…
“South Africa Inc. is at a critical juncture in our development as a country”African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa have joined forces with the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) to host two days of free, practical, CPD-accredited technical workshops on the event’s expo floor for all electrical…
Friday, 21 February 2014 08:57

New Leopard Project at Nkomazi Game Reserve

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Nkomazi Game Reserve, part of Shamwari Group, situated in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa, a mere 3.5 hours from Johannesburg, has for the past 16 months been researching signs of the natural occurring leopard within the expanse of the reserve. The team soon came to the conclusion that there…
Continuing the journey to raise funds for rhino awareness and protection,  Shamwari Group is proud to announce that it has raised R5 MILLION for the Wilderness Foundation’s ‘Forever Wild Campaign’, an initiative to help save our endangered African rhinos. Three of the Shamwari Group properties- Shamwari Game Reserve, Sanbona Wildlife…
14th annual event takes place in Cape Town in May“Accenture is very excited with the momentum that is beginning to take shape in the industry. Utilities are transitioning from pilots to full implementation,” says Lungile Mginqi, Managing Director, Utilities Practice at Accenture. The company is a global leader in smart…
Clean Power Africa to gather hydropower experts in Cape Town in MayWithin the last ten years the World Bank has invested an estimated US$550 million annually in hydro projects alongside the African Development Bank’s Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA), prioritising investment into nine key projects within strategic African…
As part of WorldSkills 2013 held in Leipzig, Germany, a demonstration competition for Water Technology took place in the centre of Hall 4. The Demonstration Skills Competition “Specialist in Water Technology” falls under the patronage of the DWA (German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste). This new discipline will contribute…
Cape Town utility event to gather more than 5000 power professionalsAfrica’s leading utility and energy professionals and projects are to be honoured at the annual African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa that is taking place in Cape Town from 13-14 May this year.Designed to celebrate the African triumphs and…

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