The world is changing fast and to keep up you need local knowledge with global context.
In theory, with storage capabilities, solar power could supply the world’s energy needs. The perceived advantages are there to be seen – reduced carbon emissions and long term cost savings. While one of the challenges – an overcast day – and from personal experiences with a solar geyser, there are days where the Eskom-supplied back-up needs to be used. Although with loadshedding this may not be a viable alternative either. The other challenge is change, what’s the cliche: ‘it’s tough to teach an old dog new tricks’. A group of students and teachers at the University of Johannesburg are looking to dispel a few myths and hopefully change a few minds by taking a solar-powered car on a roadtrip through Africa. – Stuart Lowman
By Jenni Evans from News24
Cyril Ramaphosa: The Audio Biography
Listen to the story of Cyril Ramaphosa's rise to presidential power, narrated by our very own Alec Hogg.