Cape Town’s upmarket Vineyard Hotel and Spa is not just a pretty face. The hotel is doing its bit to make communities in the area safer, providing fire-retardant floors made from recycled corks to facilities that care for underprivileged children.
• Africa’s greenest hotel for Cape Town
Engineering whizzkid Siyabulela Lethuxolo Xuza is a young man with a big future - still in his early twenties, he's won gold medals in international science competitions, been accepted to study at Harvard, and is now a role model for South Africa’s aspiring scientists.
• SA women lead the way in science
Three domestic Cape Town households are about to participate in a unique pilot project that will allow them to feed their excess electricity, created from renewable energy sources, back into the city's grid.
• SA becoming a renewable energy hub
An enterprising duo has developed maggot meal, a sustainable alternative to fishmeal and soya livestock feeds - in the process helping to ease the pressure on precious natural resources which are constantly under strain from the growing human population.
• Tanzania's 'butterfly effect'