Trends and growth

Four South Africans nominated for Innovation Prize

Four South African innovations have beat a record 925 applications from 41 countries to the punch, and are among 10 nominees for the Innovation Prize for Africa 2015. Among them are a green minicab service and a fire detection alert.

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Chamber of Mines turns on Africa's first platinum fuel cell

The Chamber of Mines building in Johannesburg will now be powered by a 100kW fuel cell that runs on platinum and natural gas – a showcase of the potential South Africa has to become a significant player in the manufacture of platinum power fuel cell technology.


Small business is big business for South Africa

South Africa's high rate of unemployment, poverty and extreme inequality call for bold and far- sighted interventions, Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu told the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Milan, Italy, last week.


Energy-efficiency project saves King Shaka airport R2.7m

Simple energy-saving measures implemented by the National Cleaner Production Centre at King Shaka International Airport have cut electricity usage at the Durban airport over the past three years by 1.9 GWh. That's enough energy to power 225 South African middle-income homes for a whole year.

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