The South African National Energy Development Institute last month launched the first solar district heating system in South Africa at the Wits University’s Junction Campus, saving the buildings millions in energy costs a year. Marleny Arnoldi attended the launch.
The South African Mint, a wholly owned subsidiary of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), on Monday released into circulation a new R2 commemorative circulation coin themed ‘Environmental Rights’ as part of its coin programme launched last month to commemorate 25 years of South Africa’s constitutional democracy. The SA25 themed ‘Celebrating South Africa’ coin series features five commemorative R2 circulation coins, a commemorative R5 coin and three collectable coins in gold, silver and bronze alloy.
The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) is making an urgent call for the release of the finalised Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) in order to “create the certainty required to attract foreign investment”. The draft IRP was tabled for public comment in August 2018 and an updated version was issued in March 2019.