South Africa is set for a boom in the use of LED lighting following the announcement of Africa’s largest energy-saving lighting deal between local power utility Eskom and global electronics giant Philips.
• Energy efficiency drive kicks off
An engineering team from Wits University and the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation have developed new technology that can produce liquid fuel, electricity, waxes and paraffin from agricultural and solid municipal waste.
• Plastic recycling major job spinner
Wits University's new Global Change and Sustainability Research Institute will draw on inter-disciplinary research expertise to find solutions to problems related to global change, climate change and sustainability.
● Synthetic biology honour for student