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Husband and wife team fuel Cape Town

20th May 2019 Phumla and Songezo Nayo are a testament to hard work paying off.  The married couple, who entered the fuel industry, with no prior experience were committed and absolutely determined to make their new business work. Today the Nayo’s are the proud owners of not one, but two Engen petrol stations,... 

UCT engineers test Maputo-Katembe suspension bridge

By: Simone Liedtke     14th May 2019 University of Cape Town (UCT) Department of Civil Engineering Emeritus Professor Mark Alexander’s wish to stand on top of a suspension bridge and experience its combined forces of nature and structural engineering was recently fulfilled when he got to inspect the R11.3-billion Maputo-Katembe... 

UCT GSB professor joins prestigious global initiative to end energy poverty

By: Simone Liedtke     13th May 2019 University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business Professor Anton Eberhard has been appointed to the Global Commission to End Energy Poverty – a new initiative which aims to accelerate access to electricity to millions of under-serviced homes and businesses quickly and cost-effectively. The... 

The University of Limpopo and SAB Foundation Launches Student Seed Fund

9th May 2019 The University of Limpopo, in partnership with SAB Foundation, has launched the University of Limpopo Student Seed Fund which will encourage and support student-owned social innovation enterprises. The SAB Foundation has pledged up to R400 000 which will be managed and disbursed by the newly... 

Eberhard calls for renewables to play a far greater role in South Africa 

By: Kim Cloete     7th May 2019 Energy expert Anton Eberhard has called for renewable energy to play a far greater role in South Africa, adding that solar and wind energy had saved the country from what could have been a far darker place during the recent spate of load-shedding. “Independent power producers have mitigated... 

Winter rains are starting later in the year – study

By: News24Wire      29th April 2019 The rainy season in South Africa’s winter rainfall region is starting later in the year than it used to, according to a study conducted at the University of Cape Town (UCT). But Waarith Abrahams, a master’s student at UCT’s Climate Systems Analysis Group who did the research, said further studies... 

UCT adopts global ethics code, a first in Africa

By: Sashnee Moodley     24th April 2019 To ensure its researchers maintain the highest of ethical standards, the University of Cape Town has become the first African university to adopt the Global Code of Conduct for Research in Resource-Poor Settings. The UCT Senate explained that the adoption of the GCC was an important statement of... 

Cape Town in good position even if winter rains are poor – deputy mayor

By: News24Wire      16th April 2019 Dam levels are 10% higher than the City of Cape Town's projections for the end of summer so the city is in a good position even if the coming winter rains turn out to be below average, says deputy mayor Ian Neilson. "And the water consumption by Cape Town is well under the target we set of... 

Near-miss ‘Day Zero’ should serve as lesson to water-scarce SA

By: Natasha Odendaal     12th April 2019 Cape Town’s severe drought experienced in 2017 and 2018 and the near miss of “Day Zero” should serve as a warning for other cities as to what climate impacts might look like in future, a new study warns. However, many other metropolitans, such as Gauteng, eThekwini and Nelson Mandela Bay, besides... 

Beyond Day Zero: Distilling the lessons from the Cape Town water crisis

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th April 2019 One year on from the height of the 2017-2018 Cape Town water crisis, a collective of academics and practitioners have launched a unique new initiative to document and capture key learnings from the water shortage that came close to being a catastrophe for the City of Cape Town. In November 2017,... 

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