GREENING & ENVIRONMENT

Wessa programme to revitalise environmental reporting among the youth
Published on April 4, 2018
WESSA implements effective environmental, ecotourism, education and youth development programmes throughout South Africa, and activates a wide range of local initiatives for the environment through its membership network

Manhole Covers- Eskom BIC Winners
Published on March 9, 2018
Farouk Shaik identified a need for alternative manhole covers after noticing an increase in thefts of metal manhole covers. Shaik founded the business ten years ago and manages it alongside his wife and a team of 26 employees.

Responsible mining is transforming lives and communities in South Senegal
Published on March 6, 2018
Sabodala is the only gold mine in Senegal and set to be there for decades to come. It has upskilled locals and provided hundreds of jobs since its inception in 2009.

Umgibe Growing System- SAB Foundation Social innovation Awards 2017

Published on Nov 2, 2017
Umgibe Growing System: is a patented, frugal, water-wise innovation conceptualised by Umgibe founder, Nonhlanhla Joye. The system was conceived through necessity and has evolved over the years, from a wooden structure into a recyclable, agro-ecological tool that supports new economy principles and the circular economy.

RailPro: SAB Innovation and Disability Award 

Published on Nov 2, 2017
RailPro: makes Road Rail Vehicles (RRVs), trucks that travel on road as a regular vehicle using normal rubber tyres and on rail with a retractable set of axles and steel rail wheels. RailPro was awarded the Design Excellence Award by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS).

Iziko Stoves - SAB Innovation and Disability Award Finalist

Published on Nov 2, 2017
Iziko Stoves: are innovative cooking and braai stoves that utilizes wood, coal or any biomass materials as the cooking fuel. Made from recycled paint cans, gas cylinders and geysers, these stoves are sold by rehabilitated substance abusers after completing their treatment.

Smart Food- SAB Foundation Social innovation Awards 2017

Published on Nov 2, 2017
Smart Agri Solution: builds rural localised agribusinesses anchored by an accredited ‘mini food factory’, which can then supply local, rural retail stores such as Spar or Shoprite. Smart Agri Solution provides aspirant rural farmers with innovative infrastructure and support to build "mini vegetable agro-processing businesses to supply retailers.

Auto Turtle- SAB Foundation Social innovation Awards 2017

Published on Nov 2, 2017

AutoTurtle: is an automated micro solar power station where the solar panels fold-away away automatically for extra security. This container-based solution is assembled off-site then deployed by simply offloading and pressing a button.

I-Drop Water- SAB Foundation Social innovation Awards 2017

Published on Nov 2, 2017
I-Drop Water : was formed in 2015 to build a sustainable, environmentally-friendly business solution to the lack of access to safe, affordable drinking water in Africa and around the world.