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Cape Town could get Tesla ‘gigafactory’

Tesla battery gigafactory site, outside Reno, Nevada, Jan 6, 2015 Credit: Bob Tregilus

The factory would manufacture Tesla Powerwall batteries, which can store sufficient electricity to power an entire home. They are charged by solar panels. South African-born Musk is building a $5-billion gigafactory in the Nevada desert, in the US, to produce Powerwalls. It will be […]

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | After Eskom: How can South African cities power their future

Almost 8 years after the last loadshedding in South Africa, the Eskom debacle has once again dominated the national agenda and media. With the eye of the word on South Africa, how can cities start to lead and invest in new ideas, innovations and ways to power their long term future.

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The Cities This Week: Jozi Edition

The Cities this Week takes us to economic hub of South Africa and Africa. From taxis with wifi to new housing functions, we look at what big city news is coming from Jozi.

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New approaches to urban infrastructure and service provision

Retooling ‘Cities for Life’: New Approaches to Urban Infrastructure and Service Provision is a conversation hosted in partnership with UN-HABITAT and the Ford Foundation in conjunction with WUF 7. This is a response on power supply in Lagos.

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11 ways Cape Town is planning for Climate Change and a secure Energy future

Moving Mountains is the City of Cape Town’s Climate Change and Energy Plan with targets and detailed implementation plans involving 40 programmes and more than 120 projects.

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INFOGRAPHIC: How Green are Africa’s cities?

How green are Africa’s cities? Siemens publishes African Green City Index analyzing 15 major cities in 11 African countries

New Khayelitsha District Hospital gets solar and wind energy!

The new Khayelitsha District Hospital (which will be commissioned by mid-2011) has become one of the first newly constructed government buildings to join the global initiative to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions at its facilities by installing a solar and wind grid-connected power plant.
Power Solutions (Pty) Ltd is in the process of designing and […]