School wins eco prize

The French School of Cape Town has been recognised at this year’s Efficiency Forum Awards for the eco-friendly remodelling of the school. The school scooped top place in the Small Building Retrofit Category at the recent [...]

Green innovation: Automated Agriculture

If your goal is to create a stable food supply on Earth, or elsewhere for that matter, one path to steady, environmentally friendly and readily-available crops is via the indoor farm, or vegetable factory. Consider the [...]

Collect, trade, recycle: Litter as a currency

A South African team has been named winners in the #MazarsForGood Innovation Challenge, coordinated by global audit, accounting, tax and advisory services firm Mazars. A project called, Toilets For All, won the international competition’s “For Society” [...]

Property Point showcases eco-friendly entrepreneurs

Property Point, a Growthpoint initiative, is growing green innovation by linking entrepreneurs with South Africa’s green building leaders at the 2015 Green Building Convention in Cape Town this week. Property Point is an award-winning enterprise development [...]

Move over, MacGyver. The new word is “frugal innovation”

Remember MacGyver? According to the Oxford Dictionary, he has now officially been verbed. As Melissa notes in TreeHugger, “The gloriously mullet-haired he-man was known for his knack for making or repairing objects in the most resourceful (and absurdly farfetched) [...]

“Made in China” green by 2025

Automobile industry should reinforce product all-life green management, steel industry should build a green industry system, coal industry should boost clean and efficient utilization…according to a series of documents released by Ministry of Industry and Information [...]

Glass recycling creates a greener future in South Africa

While September marked the transformation of South Africa into a warmer and greener landscape, it was also the month when “greener” and more sustainable environmental practices took centre stage. Glass Recycling Month, as well as Clean-up and Recycle [...]

Green office park builds on sustainability with Penetro

Engineers behind the sustainable design of the new Agri-Hub Office Park in Pretoria, South Africa, looked to PENETRON crystalline technology for a durable solution. PENETRON products conform to international building standards and are a major force in the [...]

How to turn sustainability into a billion dollar business

This is an excerpt from the book “Green Giants: How Smart Companies Turn Sustainability into Billion-Dollar Businesses.” “ thinks Tesla could be a big disrupter if we’re not careful. History is littered with big companies that ignored [...]

SA team may have solved solar puzzle

It is a problem that has so far stumped even Google’s brainy engineers – how to generate cheap solar electricity using a small-scale array of mirrors to concentrate the sun’s energy. Now a team at a [...]