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Amidst the crippling power outages, the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) is calling on the South African Government to lead the development of a comprehensive strategic plan to resolve the energy crisis and prioritise it with the same gravitas and urgency that it tackled the CV-19 pandemic. SAWEA believes that together, all stakeholders have the expertise to devise a co-ordinated response that will deliver a workable solution to mitigate this crisis that is a precondition to addressing the economic recovery.

Though the likes of mining and power sectors tend to take up much of the spotlight around carbon emission reduction strategies in Africa, construction sectors must not be overlooked in the drive towards achieving Net Zero. WSP in Africa Property & Buildings experts share their insights on how the construction sectors in Africa can contribute to achieving Net Zero, even taking into account local nuance for socio-economic needs.

Nordex Energy South Africa’s (NESA) core local construction operations team headed to Spain last week, to commence training at Nordex’s Tajonar and Barasoain facilities close to Pamplona. Comprising site managers, specialist technicians and other key skills, the cohort of ten is being trained on Nordex’s updated wind turbine technology, in preparation for the exponential growth of South Africa’s wind sector, which will require robust construction expertise.

The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) announces the launch of their new Green Star - Existing Building Performance (EBP) Custom Industrial pilot rating tool. Sponsored by Growthpoint Properties, the pilot tool is now available for all industrial properties to use.

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