Monthly Archives: March 2017

Billions of bottles recycled in South Africa

Over 2 billion PET plastic bottles were recycled in South Africa last year. Plastic bottle recycled tonnage in SA has grown by over 800% since 2005. read more

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Future Options to Store Energy near Cape Town’s City Centre

Electric power arrived at Cape Town around 1900 with the construction of a coal-fired, steam-driven power station located near the Victoria and Alfred dockyard area. The location offered 2-advantages in that the power station was close to the unloading area of coal ships that could sail from Durban. The second advantage was that close proximity to the sea allowed for seawater cooling of the exhaust-steam condensers. For several years, City of Cape Town owned that power station that closed in 1965 and ended electric trolleybus operation in the city. read more

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First Ever Germany-Africa Business Forum Urges German Companies to Trust in African Investment Potential

At the first ever Germany-Africa Business Forum, held March 23 at the Adlon Kempinski in Berlin, participants urged the German business community to intensify investments in the African continent. Highlighting Africa’s need for capital, machinery, technology and skills, speakers said German businesses were well positioned to add greater value. read more

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Kenya: International Air Arrivals on Steady Growth Curve

Forecast urges aviation sector stakeholders to open up the skies. read more

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Big increase in international pavilions at Agritech Expo Zambia shows global excitement about Zambian farming sector

“Agriculture key in the diversification of the Zambian economy” read more

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IMF Staff Completes Review Mission to Malawi

A second consecutive year of the El Niño-induced drought created an unprecedented humanitarian crisis that placed an estimated 6.7 million people—or 40 percent of the population—at risk of food insecurity read more

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Building on legality to deliver sustainable timber and palm oil markets

Buyers and producers of forest and agricultural commodities, including timber, palm oil and cocoa, will meet with government and civil society representatives from Ghana, Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire and Cameroon this month to discuss how legal compliance can support sustainable commodity markets. read more

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Swedish Steel Prize 2017 finalists lead the way with innovative design concepts​

/INS.Truly innovative design concepts pushing utilization of high-strength steels to the limits characterize this year’s four finalists for the Swedish Steel Prize. The winner will be announced at a ceremony in Stockholm on May 11. read more

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Innotribe reveals the secrets to success for innovation in financial services

New research from Innotribe examines the inner workings of innovation within financial institutions, revealing the essentials for high performing innovation teams read more

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