On 28 March 2019, two UNIDO-sponsored electric vehicle charging bays were launched at the municipal headquarters of the City of Tshwane (Pretoria) by the Executive Mayor, Councillor Stevens Mokgalapa. The event coincided with the city’s celebrations of Earth Hour under the theme Change the way we live. As part of its membership of the C40
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Article courtesy of the Daily Sun, written by Aaron Dube. Original article can be found here. TSHWANE mayor Stevens Mokgalapa on Friday launched electric vehicle charging bays in celebration of Earth Hour. On Saturday, he celebrated the global campaign by pledging to protect natural resources and fight climate change. The mayor also participated in Earth
At the Africa Energy Indaba, held in February 2019, we took the opportunity to find out what the public knows about electric vehicles and their presence in South Africa. We surveyed 89 participants, and have summarised the answers to our questions for you: 1. Have you seen an electric vehicle in South Africa before today?
UNIDO utilized the 11th Africa Energy Indaba held in Johannesburg on 19 and 20 February 2019 as a platform to continue the dialogue on Industry 4.0, and also participated in the launch of the 2018 SADC Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency status report at the event. Industry 4.0 panel discussion Three well-known experts participated in
The LCT SA team once again joined the Africa Energy Indaba at the Sandton Convention Centre this year, with the theme “Africa’s Energy Future”. Fittingly, Nikola Niebuhr from UNIDO, was interviewed by Platinum Gold Radio regarding low carbon transport and the rise of e-bikes in South Africa. The e-bike that was discussed is not just
The request to fulfil the role of official Spokesperson for the 2018 Sasol Solar Challenge brought about an exciting thrill that would later represent the experience of the eight day energy and mobility expedition across South Africa. The experience was a balanced opportunity to create awareness of the possibilities of energy transition for mobility while
UNIDO and partners explore the opportunities of Industry 4.0 in South Africa and beyond JOHANNESBURG, 22 February 2018 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has hosted a public dialogue on Industry 4.0 attended by over 100 delegates at the 2018 Africa Energy Indaba in Johannesburg. The topic was introduced by a panel
Low Carbon Transport Project in South Africa extended to Northwest Province Friday, 27 October 2017 MAHIKENG (North West Province) 24 October 2017 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization’s (UNIDO) South African Low Carbon Transport (LCT) Project has announced the extension of project activities in the Northwest Province. Following the successful joint initiative
Mobility: A Time For Change - Part 2 Starting on foot our resourceful imaginations have automated transport taking us from horse drawn journeys to wheeled and winged adventures across the globe. Building ports and laying railway tracks and highways, we’ve expanded a network of connection across towns, cities and countries. As the world
Mobility: A Time For Change - Part 1 The history of transport is the story of how we, as humans have created and innovated increasingly smart and streamlined ways to get from here, to there. Starting on foot our resourceful imaginations have automated transport taking us from horse drawn journeys to wheeled and