Crouch…Bind…Set! Stakeholders engage on the contentious issue of ownership in a Just Energy Transition.

Project 90 by 2030, an environmental NGO working on energy and climate change issues, in collaboration with the Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office (CPLO), a bridge between church and state, hosted a roundtable discussion that brought three energy sector stakeholders together. These were organized labour[1], Wind energy industry (SAWEA)[2] and civil society organisations (CSOs)[3] . The dialogue [...]

By | 2017-09-05T13:06:36+00:00 September 5th, 2017|

NUM symposium: An earnest attempt to find the truth

On 17 May 2017, the National Union of Mine workers (NUM), in collaboration with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) and Sam Tambani Research Institute (SATRI), hosted a symposium to gather more information surrounding the energy needs of South Africa. They invited various civil society organisations, political parties, scientific institutes and government organs to attend and [...]

By | 2017-07-24T12:00:38+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|

Job Opportunity: Policy and Research Thematic Expert

An exciting opportunity has emerged at Project 90 by 2030! We are looking for a dynamic and experienced individual to take on the role of Policy & Research Thematic Expert at Project 90! See link below for more information. If you enjoy working in an environment that is collaborative, energetic, creative, fun and inquisitive, please apply [...]

By | 2017-07-24T12:00:39+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|

Current energy planning consultation process is a mockery

Recently the Department of Energy (DoE) released draft components of the long awaited Integrated Energy Plan (IEP) and the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). These effectively map out energy plans for South Africa until 2050. They determine when, and what type, of power stations we build. In short, they are very important for the economy and [...]

By | 2017-07-24T12:00:39+00:00 November 30th, 2016|

Towards a brighter future

The Playing with Solar project has been an immense undertaking for Project 90 since the start of February, and at the same time it has been an incredible learning opportunity for us. One of our biggest learnings has been being able to better appreciate different people with different perspectives - Playing with Solar has allowed [...]

By | 2017-08-03T15:24:02+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|

Vegetarian recipes

Keep It Bag recipe 1: Cabbage and Potato Curry + Butternut Serves 4 Cabbage and Potato Curry  Ingredients: Oil – 3 Tbsp Cinnamon - 1 small stick Bay Leaf – 1 Fennel seeds - 1 tsp Cumin seeds - 1 tsp Onion – 1 large, sliced thinly Potato – 1 large, peeled and cubed Cabbage [...]

By | 2017-08-03T15:13:00+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|

Iago’s update on the recent NCCC meeting

On 21 June 2017, the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) hosted their quarterly National Climate Change Committee (NCCC) meeting with presentations from a variety of government departments including the Department of Energy (DoE), Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO). The DoE’s presentation did not include any new [...]

By | 2017-08-03T14:51:21+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|

Citizens in Action Project update

We are moving into the last segment of the EU funded SMART Citizens in Action project, which will draw to a close in October and there is quite a bit of excitement about seeing many of the project outputs coming together. The most recent milestone has been the completion of the documentary about the project [...]

By | 2017-08-03T14:38:29+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|

BRICS summit meeting summary by Richard

In early June Richard Halsey joined the South African delegation to the BRICS Political Parties, Think-tanks and Civil Society Organizations Forum in China. The event was held in Fuzhou on the southeastern coast of the country and was attended by over 400 people in total. The gathering bought together representatives from the BRICS nations (Brazil, [...]

By | 2017-08-03T14:31:20+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|

Kayla Patel – Design Volunteer

It’s not very often you find an awesome volunteer who’s really up for a challenge! Enter Kayla Patel. Kayla is currently in the second year of her Strategic Brand Communications degree at The Vega School, Cape Town. She started out studying media and film at UCT but soon realised it wasn’t for her and followed [...]

By | 2017-07-24T12:00:38+00:00 May 4th, 2017|
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