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The Green Connection – Exercising Democracy in the Two Rivers Urban Park

July 14, 2015

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The area defined as the Two Rivers Urban Park (TRUP), located at the confluence of the Black and Liesbeek Rivers, is a special and unique place in Cape Town. The area comprises sensitive ecological systems and habitats along the rivers, extensive open space areas, significant institutions (including the South African Astronomical Observatory and Valkenberg), historical buildings […]

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Rain Water Harvesting – UCT IES Eco-Justice Students

April 19, 2015

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We are interested in developing a Rainwater Harvesting System in order to supplement water use at Village Todds. It is anticipated that this water will primarily come from roof runoff, and be used for the vegetable garden and vertical garden. The Village Todds spends a lot of money on water each month, and this rainwater […]

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The Open Climate Network (OCN)

March 16, 2014


The OC brings together independent research institutes in key countries around the world to monitor national progress on climate change policy. For more information, please visit Partners in the Electricity Governance Initiative used the OCN Policy Implementation Toolkit to assess progress on implementation of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program (REIPPP), a key […]

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Smart Electricity Brochure

June 16, 2013

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SMART ELECTRICITY PLANNING considers the immediate needs of people and planet. It makes modern, employment creating choices that focus on renewable energy and energy efficiency, rather than utilising old technologies that are expensive and unhealthy. SMART ELECTRICITY BROCHURE

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You Can’t Eat Electricity

May 31, 2013

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Oxfam launched its latest discussion document in its “mind the gap” series on Tuesday evening.  In Johannesburg for the event, Liz McDaid, who co-authored the paper with Oxfam’s Tim Gore, presented the story of Busi, a woman in South Africa struggling to survive in hard economic times.  The paper points out that the government’s policies, […]

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The SMART revolution

May 18, 2013

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The Smart Electricity Planning report is a contribution of civil society to the critical discussion about energy choices in South Africa. Launched on 8th May 2013, the smart report is available. Contact for a copy. SMART critiqued the government’s electricity plan (IRP2010), providing a SMART solution that increased energy efficiency, adding more solar and wind […]

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