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Maasai women lead solar revolution in Kenya

Rural communities in Kenya are benefitting from a solar power drive by Green Energy Africa. Maasai women buy the equipment from the organisation, sell it for a small profit, and are empowered to install it themselves.

Solar wi-fi lamps to connect rural areas

South African-based technology company Net1 Mobile Solutions is preparing to roll out the Sun-e-light, a solar-powered lamp which also functions as a mobile phone charger and wi-fi hotspot, as part of a project aimed at opening up the digital world to people in rural areas.

Solar wi-fi lamps to connect rural areas

South African-based technology company Net1 Mobile Solutions is preparing to roll out the Sun-e-light, a solar-powered lamp which also functions as a mobile phone charger and wi-fi hotspot, as part of a project aimed at opening up the digital world to people in rural areas.

South African women on Forbes Africa tech list

Two South Africans, both based in Cape Town, have been added to the Forbes women to watch technology list. Their startups are using technology to improve the lives of others, from education to innovative business solutions.

South Africa’s art galleries

From the traditional artefacts of ancient cultures to the cutting-edge work of today's practitioners, South Africa's art museums and galleries offer visitors a rich artistic feast.

Mintek produces African jewellery

Traditional knowledge has been combined with goldsmithing techniques and glass recycling to create a jewellery line that is distinctively African. Along the way, disadvantaged and rural women are learning skills and earning a living.
Revenue from beneficiation

Cheap, clean lighting for Kenya

Mobile technology, pay-as-you-go and the country's abundant sunshine are being harnessed to provide cheap lighting to low income and rural Kenyans, without the risks and pollution associated with the kerosene lamps that were the lighting of necessity until d.light came on to the market.
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Recycled corks, safer communities

Cape Town’s upmarket Vineyard Hotel and Spa is not just a pretty face. The hotel is doing its bit to make communities in the area safer, providing fire-retardant floors made from recycled corks to facilities that care for underprivileged children.
Africa’s greenest hotel for Cape Town

SA to phase out inefficient bulbs by 2016

South Africa is to phase out all incandescent light bulbs and replace them with energy-efficient ones by 2016, making it the first African country to undertake a comprehensive national transition away from inefficient lighting.

Deal flips switch on South Africa’s LED lighting

South Africa is set for a boom in the use of LED lighting following the announcement of Africa’s largest energy-saving lighting deal between local power utility Eskom and global electronics giant Philips.
Energy efficiency drive kicks off