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South African Ecopreneur talks to World Leaders

Werner Neuhoff, Ecopreneur from Water Rhapsody- South Africa, has been invited to join leaders from 70 nations in Montréal, Québec  during 13-15 October for a World Leadership Conference that will draw women heads of state, corporations and enterprise, as well as members of the diplomatic community, women policy-makers, decision-takers and opinion-leaders on five continents. An […]

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Abundant rainfall, intellectual drought

On a visit to South Africa, I walked into some Nigerian street hawkers in Johannesburg. One of them, noticing I was just visiting, commented, “Do you see how clean and nice this place is?” It reminded me of the conversation between two South Africans on my flight. They were returning home after a business trip […]

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Safari lodge’s solar energy plant could be precursor to 50-MW project

South Africa’s first concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) solar demonstration plant of 60 kW is operational in the Western Cape, and supplying the daytime power requirements for the Aquila safari lodge, near Touws river. The plant was built by German solar engineering company Concentrix solar, which is a subsidiary of France-based technology company Soitec. Besides powering the […]

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Sustainable Tourism – Eliminating Poverty

The 7 Mechanisms In order to deliver practical benefits to the poor, a clear understanding is required of the ways to effectively channel visitor spending and associated investment into improved income and quality of life for people in poverty, so as to ensure that all possibilities are considered and used effectively. In the publication “Tourism […]

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Water – Use it Wisely

Many towns in South Africa are still using antiquated water distribution systems.  Water loss through evaporation, leakages and inefficient water-use plague not only old systems but also modern systems where inadequate maintenance is carried out.  White River has an old canal system which is monitored and well maintained by the White River Irrigation Board.  Water […]

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Mountain fog used to provide water

A WATER-stressed rural community of Mount Ayliff in Transkei has been given some relief with water made from fog. The project, which was made possible by the Alfred Nzo District Municipality and University of South Africa climatologist, professor Jana Olivier, has already yielded positive results.  More than 30 households in Cabazana Village in Mount Ayliff […]

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