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Renewable energy for progress – African Utilities Week 2015

Tapping into the abundant opportunities that renewable energy provides requires a restructuring of electricity services. Not just technically, but socio-politically. Is Africa up to this?

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Cape Town Residential Electricity Tariffs 2015 /16 explained

Watts-up with electricity tariffs in Cape Town and what will you be paying?   The 2015/16 draft residential electricity tariffs explained. These come into effect on 1 July 2015.  For the 2016 /17 tariff which come into effect on 1 July 2016 go to: The increasing cost of electricity reflected in tariff hikes each […]

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Cape Town fires 2015 – subduing Clovelly fire dragon

The mountain fire was frightening in Clovelly, Cape Town. A fire dragon unleashed. It clawed its way toward the houses while we waited for the fire fighting helicopters. A long night measured by the distance between the fire and houses.

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Residential Renewable Energy for Cape Town to be or not to be!

Small Scale Energy Generation & implications for residential PV – notes on webinar hosted by Brian Jones Head of Green Energy of City of Cape Town 11 09 2014 .

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Thomas Piketty & Time for a Climate of Change

Economics researcher Thomas Piketty’s hard hitting stats that inequality is intrinsic to capitalism has direct parallels with the IPCCs calls for funds to address Climate Change.

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Kelloggs Cornflakes in SA not GMO free

Kellogg’s Cornflakes porridge still not labelled as GMO but at the admission of Kellogg SA `possibly’ contains GMO maize. As Kellogg has not committed to sourcing maize free of GMOs you can bet your breakfast that it is a rich source of GMOs with the associated risks for health and food security.

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Cape Town Eco Film Festival @ Labia 27-31 March

Cape Town Eco Film Festival to screen 25 of the best local & international documentaries on environmental issues to Cape Town including 10 that have never been seen in South Africa. From fracking to GMOs, organic food, hemp, the transition movement, bees and bicycling, there is something for everyone with an informed head and compassionate heart.

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Leopard Toadlet Research at Clovelly Country Club Golf Course

Leopard Toadlet monitoring at Toad breeding ponds on the Clovelly Country Club golf course provide clues about when, where and how many of the elusive toadlets emerge from the water features into Toadhood.

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Fynbos for Foodies at Good Hope Gardens

Rediscover Fynbos as food, as refreshing flavouring agents and as health tonics. Roushanna and Gael of Good Hope Gardens join a growing host of gifted and energetic people who are exploring and sharing the opportunities provided by our fynbos wealth.

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Boomslang Treetop Canopy Walk for Kirstenbosch’s Enchanted Forest

Imagine what it would be like to walk within the canopy of an enchanted forest and to experience life in the tree tops. SANBI & the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens imagined just that . `The Boomslang’ Treetop Canopy Walk opening in November 2013 promises to be an exciting new experience at Kirstenbosch.

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