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As the regulatory environment and infrastructure improve in South Africa many opportunities exist for foreign investors across a broad range of sectors. Read more


Industry speculation has been rife that the revised RFP expected ahead of the third round of bidding will contain significant changes to the economic development and local content criteria. Last week, successful first round bidders met with the DOE to discuss progress made by and challenges faced during the construction phase. This process highlighted the complexity around understanding and complying with economic development criteria as well as that of managing the local community trusts. 

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The newest tender documents for Low Pressure SWH has been released by Eskom. Read more


The Centre for Chinese Studies co-hosted the 2013 China / Southern Africa Roundtable Dialogue on Renewable Energy in partnership with WWF RSA and the Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies. 

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According to Jorgen Randers, leading economist and professor of climate strategy at the BI Norwegian Business School, although the technologies exist and the costs to do so are not exorbitant, the world’s leaders are incapable of taking the necessary action to secure a more sustainable future for human civilisation.

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South African cities have the potential to be the first truly “smart” cities on the African continent and develop significant competitive advantage in this regard, if the conversation starts now. According to David Bartlett, head of IBM’s Smarter Buildings initiative, there is a global urgency to create smarter cities, corporate buildings and campuses.

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The full documents of the NOWCS are posted on the website. Please note that the comment period for the Draft NOWCS and Guideline document on composting ends on Tuesday 5 March 2013. 

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GreenCape is pleased to share with you our first newsletter of the year, with all the latest in renewable energies, industry updates and upcoming conferences and events. 

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The Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies (CRSES) at Stellenbosch University will present a five-day training workshop in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Technologies at Skilpadvlei, close to Stellenbosch. 

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Solar energy can help South African companies overcome financial implications of future price hikes. Particularly medium-size businesses can benefit. However, in order for sun-generated energy to become mainstream among the South African private sector, the solar industry has to start marketing it as a practical need-to-have solution instead of a green, nice-to-have solution.

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