* Environment

Fenix International, a next generation energy company operating across Africa, adds a former Wall Street Director turned social entrepreneur to its core leadership team.

Climate change is a real challenge globally and it is important that all industries, including the construction industry, go green and protect the environment. For a long time, going green has been considered an expensive way to build, which was only accessible to the affluent sectors of society. However, research by the construction industry has shown that eco-friendly methods and materials offer a viable and cost-effective alternative. Tommy Strydom, acting CEO of Inyatsi Construction, explains the benefits of going green for the construction industry.

Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm have announced the commencement of their 20-year commercial operations, a milestone they have achieved on schedule, on budget and without a single lost-time incident. With a generation capacity of 140 megawatts each, these two neighbouring wind farms combined make up the largest single expanse of wind turbines in the country.

Globeleq, a leading developer, owner and operator of electricity generation projects in Africa, has increased its shareholding in the Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm, De Aar Solar and Droogfontein Solar power projects in South Africa by acquiring Mainstream Renewable Power’s minority shareholdings in the three plants. Globeleq will fund the acquisition through a mix of internal funds and available credit facilities.

Virgin Active Collection Menlyn Maine has been awarded a 4-star Green Star SA rating for interiors. This certification is the second for the health club group that operates 140 clubs in Southern Africa.

While development of the much anticipated Sibaya Coastal Precinct steams ahead, Tongaat Hulett is implementing plans to ensure the area’s intrinsic natural heritage is protected and preserved for posterity. Under the custodianship of the Sibaya Coastal Precinct Conservation Trust, the Precinct’s significant environmental resources will be rehabilitated, maintained, protected and preserved as part of the holistic development.

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