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SA companies now able to go 100% off-grid, pay less for power with holistic energy solution

By: SolarAfrica 5 August 2022 GREEN ECONOMY

[su_spacer size="20" class=""] Recognising the need for a one-stop-shop for industrial and commercial businesses looking to diversify their energy mix and transition from a reliance on state-supplied power, South African (SA) energy specialist SolarAfrica has launched a landmark offering that takes clients 100% off-grid. Having evolved from a specialist provider of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems that provides up to…

Fresh from the farm – UFS Experimental Farm delivers research with social impact

[su_spacer size="20" class=""] Adding to the value chain, extending the teaching and learning process, and supporting the development of the surrounding communities – this is the result of seven years of hard work for the Paradys Experimental Farm of the University of the Free State (UFS). Whether it is yoghurt and cheese from the dairy factory, wool products from the wool…

Wellness Trends We’re Watching

By: Wellness Warehouse 3 August 2022 GREEN ECONOMY

As biometric data becomes increasingly useful in tracking our health, the future of wellbeing is merging with fashion Think smart jewellery that directly links to your devices, or inconspicuous glucose trackers that monitor your sugar levels without the pain of pricking. Gaining particular popularity are sleep monitors, which track heart rate and sleep quality through sleek wearable devices to accessorise…

Liberty Two Degrees sees continued positive momentum

[su_spacer size="20" class=""] Reinforced by a strong balance sheet, the company reports a full interim distribution pay-out for the first six months, an increase of 11% over the prior year interim distribution Key Highlights: Strong recovery in retail operational metrics with portfolio footcount up 10.2% on the 2019 comparable period (28.0% vs 2021), Retail turnover up 16.1% vs 2019 (25.1%…

Liberty Two Degrees advocates for mental health support within its retail spaces

Mental health related challenges were exacerbated in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic which saw rates of depression, anxiety and suicide rise alarmingly A study conducted by Wits School of Economics and Finance showed that the prevalence of depressive symptoms doubled between 2017 and 2020. Exercising its duty of care within its malls, with the objective of not only educating…

CliqueFin in Partnership with Major Financial Institutions is Taking Financial Services to the Doorstep of People

[su_spacer size="20" class=""] In a partnership that is reaping rewards for all involved, financial technology company CliqueFin has successfully partnered with major banks to help customers receive their remittances as close as possible to where they live. Traditionally, recipients of remittances collected their funds at ATMs or first-tier retailers. In most cases, customers travelled to these points accepting the cost…

EARTH DAY 2022 – A climate case for wood, pulp and paper

By: Fibre Circle 22 July 2022 GREEN ECONOMY

It’s fair to assume that most people, when considering ways to fight climate change, don’t immediately think of forestry But there is a unique climate case for sustainable wood – it is the only material that can naturally and significantly decarbonise our planet by driving down demand for illegally harvested wood, and provide functional alternatives to non-renewable materials that have…

CloudSmiths and DotModus Merge to form Customer Journey Powerhouse

[su_spacer size="20" class=""] CloudSmiths, Africa’s largest and most experienced Salesforce partner, has merged with DotModus, a Google Cloud Platform Premier Partner in data engineering and cloud infrastructure consultancy, to form an omnichannel customer journey powerhouse that will operate under the CloudSmiths brand. Launched in 2010, DotModus specialises in Google Cloud Data Analytics and Google Cloud Infrastructure. It is also a…

Omnia’s Diligent Strategic Execution Translates to Strong FY22 Performance

By: Omnia 18 July 2022 GREEN ECONOMY

[su_spacer size="20" class=""] Revenue from continuing operations increased by 30% to R21.4 billion Profit after tax from continuing operations rose by 80% to R1.1 billion HEPS from continuing operations up 86% to 672 cents Strong cash generation from operations of R1.94 billion Umongo Petroleum divestment supporting lower complexity and enhanced returns Shareholder distribution of R1.35 billion comprising an ordinary and…

UK Government Supports Climate Projects in South Africa

By: GreenCape 14 July 2022 GREEN ECONOMY

Climate Finance Accelerator (CFA) South Africa begins its second phase and launches call for proposals The Climate Finance Accelerator (CFA) programme in South Africa has launched a call for proposals to support low-carbon projects fighting climate change and looking for investment.  Unlocking investment and innovative technology are key enablers for South Africa’s transition to a net zero economy by 2050. The CFA…

Corporate South Africa votes Henley Africa #Number1 MBA Business School for the fifth year

[su_spacer size="20" class=""] HENLEY Business School Africa has been awarded a diamond arrow by PMR.Africa – its fifth in as many years – as the best MBA business school in the country according to corporate South Africa. The awards, conceptualised and run by research consultancy firm PMR.Africa, are designed to recognise and showcase excellence. “This award is particularly meaningful to…

New robotic telescope gives UFS edge over international astronomy groups

[su_spacer size="20" class=""] By Leonie Bolleurs The Astrophysics Research Group in the Department of Physics at the University of the Free State (UFS) is part of an international collaboration with the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA) in Spain, which focuses on measuring the brightness of transient sources. Knowledge gained from studying these cosmic X-ray sources, which seem to appear…