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Munyaradzi Makoni

In hunt for clean jet fuel, South Africa swaps tobacco for weeds

Jun 27 2018

CAPE TOWN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When a South African Airways Boeing 737 took off from O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg two years ago, headed for Cape Town, it was powered by an unusual fuel: tobacco.

South Africa aims for 'zero carbon' buildings in green push

May 27 2018

CAPE TOWN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana knows how much cash going green can save.

Solar steam powers homes – and new jobs – in South Africa

Jan 12 2018

CAPE TOWN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - South Africa may still get most of its energy from coal, but in the country’s sunny Northern Cape province, a different electricity source is taking hold: solar steam.

Homegrown African climate model predicts future rains - and risks

Dec 22 2017

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One big problem confronts Africa as it tries to predict how its weather patterns will shift in the face of climate change: Almost all the climate models for the continent were created in the United States or Europe.

We must end Cape Town's housing "apartheid" - think-tank

May 04 2017

CAPE TOWN May 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - South African academics and activists have launched a project to tackle the "continuing apartheid" in Cape Town's housing policies in a bid to reshape the coastal city and end racial segregation.

Crickets, birds, weather data combine to guide African farmers

Sep 26 2016

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It was in Mbeere, in rural Kenya, where Muthoni Masinde began to pick up on nature's way of signposting shifting weather patterns, as she helped her mother farm their land.

Crickets, birds, weather data combine to guide African farmers

Sep 26 2016

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Sept 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - I t was in Mbeere, in rural Kenya, where Muthoni Masinde began to pick up on nature's way of signposting shifting weather patterns, as she helped her mother farm their land.

Water fund to slake Cape Town's thirst by restoring native bush

Sep 15 2016

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cape Town is planning to launch a new fund by the end of 2017 that will improve its water supply by restoring the native shrubland plants covering the region's watersheds and aquifers.

Solar-powered cars spark South Africans' interest in clean tech

Sep 29 2015

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Teams from two South African universities have taken solar-powered cars to Australia to compete in an international rally and showcase their government’s efforts to inspire green technology at home.

Solar-powered cars spark South Africans' interest in clean tech

Sep 29 2015

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Sept 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - T eams from two South African universities have taken solar-powered cars to Australia to compete in an international rally and showcase their government's efforts to inspire green technology at home.

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