First-of-its-kind renewable energy facility to support South African sustainability and waste management efforts; boost electricity supply
Johannesburg, South Africa and Overland Park, Kansas, August 3, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch was selected by MBHE African Power (PTY) Ltd, a local renewable energy developer, to provide technical assistance for the country’s first waste-to-energy (WTE) plant. The energy plant will be located in the Drakenstein Municipality, near Wellington in the Western Cape.
The energy plant will contribute 10 megawatts to the nation's power grid – enough to power more than 10,000 South African homes.
Our responsible investment initiative is a game changer – in our contribution to sustainability, and in shaking up the competitive landscape across all our markets.
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Addressing environmental, social and governance factors in our investment and ownership decisions makes good business sense. This long-term approach adds value to all our stakeholders and means that the investment decisions we make today take into account the wellbeing of future generations.
Local entrepreneurs have solar energy, Internet connectivity, skills training, and mentors to build businesses and create jobs
NEW YORK; July 14, 2016 /3BL Media/– Accenture (NYSE: ACN), the University of Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) and The Rural Development Company have launched the first solar-powered microgrids in the northern KwaZulu-Natal district of uMkhanyakude, South Africa, as part of the Connectivity, Electricity and Education for Entrepreneurship (CE3) program.
South Africa, June 20, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- In acknowledgment of the importance of empowering young women for the promotion of socio-economic growth in South Africa, Atlas Copco invited 24 Grade 11 and 12 learners from Lethukuthula Secondary School, situated in Katlehong on the East Rand to share sound advice and career planning with the young ladies.
By - Robert Lewenson, ESG Engagement Manager, Old Mutual Investment Group
One doesn’t have to look very hard today to see that South Africa is at an economic and political crossroad. If a serious effort across all sectors to improve the current situation is not undertaken swiftly, the consequences will be dire for the future of our country and our economy.
Corporate scholarship helps young South African realize her potential
Phenyo Maumula enjoys subjects ranging from philosophy to politics to biology. But as she plans her career, she is laser focused on one thing: improving disadvantaged areas in South Africa. Thanks to a nonprofit organization committed to increasing educational opportunity for South Africa’s youth through corporate support, she is building the foundation she needs to become a global problem solver.
KFC’s Add Hope initiative feeds more than 100,000 children in South Africa every day. This year, to drive awareness of the initiative KFC launched the brand’s first-ever Add Hope TV advertisement during World Hunger Month this October. The advertisement brings to life the difference a nutritious meal can make for a child.