By 2050 more than 80% of South Africa’s population will live in cities. The challenges presented by the rapid population growth demand that cities transform. The smart cities Summit will be the most future focused event on urban planning in Africa. It is a space where public sector problems will meet innovation and solutions. The two-day event, in association with the Department of Environmental Affairs, covers every facet of modern city management.
The next Green Drinks is on Thursday 03 May 2012 at 18h00.
Dylan Tudor-Jones will give a presentation titled “Solar Savvy Session” (presentation starts at 18h30). He will explain the ins and outs of Solar Water Heaters and Heat Pumps for dummies. Dylan is the director of Solar Heat Exchangers, a company that was established in 1987 in SA already. He has lots of experience on the topic in South Africa as well as overseas.
This month’s Green Drinks will be hosted at a new venue – Voodoo Lily Cafe. They serve locally sourced fresh organic produce. The interior is lovely, and generally consists of reused and recycled materials. Have a look at their website – www.voodoolilycafe.co.za – and consider having dinner here. The food is lovely!
The address is 64 St Andrew Street, cnr Wrenrose Ave, Birdhaven, Johannesburg (opposite the Wanderers Planet Fitness Gym).
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are coming and invite friends and family to come along as well.
Venue: Royal Show Grounds, Pietermaritzburg (entrance through Gate 5 off Hyslop Road)
Dates: Friday 27 April to Sunday 29 April 2012
Times: Friday & Saturday: 9am-5pm, Sunday: 9am – 3pm
Cost: Entry to the fair is free of charge but a R20pp donation to Project Rhino is asked to watch a film
Bookings: for the Fresh Film Festival and Speakers Platform can be made by contacting Karen at email@example.com. The venue can accommodate 100 people and block bookings are welcome.
Please download the Programme here.
The hospitality and leisure industry will need to pull in its belt to meet the challenges of increased water tariffs according to the Heritage Environmental Management Company, Africa’s leading tourism-based environmental certification brand.
The Department of Water Affairs’ long-term investment plan, released earlier this week, will see consumers needing to dip deeper into their pockets to cover the increased costs even if Treasury were to help subsidise the plan.
“Water costs could even rise more than 45% over the next two years,” predicts Heritage MD Greg McManus. [Read on...]
John Nzira, founder of Ukuvuna - Urban Farming, is hosting one-day introduction workshops to Permaculture and more in-depth five-day courses, in Midrand.
Weekend workshop will be held from 9h00-16h30 on the 12th of May.
Download the workshop overview and costs here: One_day_Permaculture__workshop_12 May 2012.
The five day course will be held from 09h00-16h00 from 21st to 25th May. Download the course overview and costs here: Permaculture_Course_21-25May2012.
For more information or assistance with registration, please contact Engela Janse van Rensburg on 083 445 2072 or firstname.lastname@example.org.