WORKING WITH SMALLHOLDER FARMERS IN 40 VILLAGES Credit Mahlatini Development Foundation. With a Master’s degree in plant virology, Erna Kruger, founder of the KwaZulu-Natal-based NGO, Mahlatini Development Foundation, has devoted her career to advancing small-scale farming and environmental conservation in rural areas. ‘I started the foundation
ADDRESSING FOOD INSECURITY WITH FOODFORWARD SA The WWF Nedbank Green Trust has partnered with FoodForward SA to address food insecurity while building a long-term approach to reducing food waste on farms. The partnership, which provides for a total grant of R4,7 million to FoodForward SA over three
Understanding and managing residential solar rooftop photovoltaic systems Photo Credit: Scott Ramsay As the utilities responsible for distributing 40% of electricity in South Africa, municipalities are at the centre of a rapidly changing electricity environment. Historically this was a linear system: municipalities bought electricity from Eskom
Smart Food Initiative Photo Credit: WWF The food system, while highly productive, has done more damage to our natural environment than any other human enterprise. Of all activities on earth, the production of food is the largest contributor to biodiversity loss, deforestation, desertification and soil degradation.
Renewable energy for industrial processes and municipal services Photo Credit: Klein & Hubert Background Despite having some of the highest levels of solar radiation in the world, South Africa has relatively few solar thermal installations. South Africa's 1 055 MWth of installations
Low-carbon passenger transport solutions Photo Credit: DIGR Background The project aims to demonstrate solutions that have high impact for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, or carbon emissions, from passenger transport, so that they can be further rolled out by target individuals and organisations,
Open Streets Photo Credit: Lisa Burnell, Cape Town Partnership Background The Open Streets initiative is a citizen-driven initiative working to change how we use, perceive and experience streets. It works to challenge the paradigm of urban mobility by carrying out campaigns, temporary
Renewable energy for our cities and towns Photo Credit: Sarah Leen Background The threat and reality of load shedding in South Africa has led to increased investment by the residential and industrial private sector into renewable energy (RE) generation. In principle, metros