Posts tagged as challenge

Earth observation challenge seeks mining solutions

The South African Earth Observation (SAEO) Open Innovation Challenge is now open for entries. This year’s challenge is geared towards finding ideas that assist in advancing the societal and commercial competitiveness of the South African mining industry, while considering the improvement of its environmental impact. This challenge is hosted by satellite data provider DigitalGlobe, the […]

Aerospace start-ups present solutions to continent’s challenges

Participants in the latest Airbus BizLab and GIZ #Africa4Future challenge for innovative African aerospace and remote sensing start-ups met with experts, investors and other stakeholders at an innovators summit in Cape Town in May 2019. Africa’s top start-ups presented proposals to tackle water, food and land security, healthcare, urban development and engineering challenges in Africa. […]

Call for startups to rethink how technology could interact with aerospace

Airbus launched its second edition of #Africa4Future, a joint accelerator programme between the company’s global aerospace accelerator BizLab and Make-IT in Africa, a programme by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit German (GIZ), the German Agency for International Cooperation. For this second edition, the company calls for African tech start-ups that are working on solutions […]

Earthlife Africa calls for financial support for legal challenge to nuclear build in SA

  Earthlife Africa is calling for financial support for its legal challenge to a 9,6 GW new-nuclear build programme in South Africa. The objective of the legal challenge is to force the South African executive to obey procurement law, and in doing so publish and legislate procurement legislation that allows for public participation, oversight and […]

Solar Challenge 2014 highlights

Here are the highlights from the Sasol Solar Challenge 2014 – a solar car endurance race from Pretoria to Cape Town, South Africa. Today is the penultimate day of the race, and it seems like it is going to be a nail biting race to the finishing line. [View the story “Sasol Solar Challenge 2014 […]

Sasol Solar Challenge kicks off at CSIR

  The Sasol Solar Challenge, a biennial solar car race taking place in South Africa, kicked off at 8h00 on 27 September 2014 at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Pretoria. Competitors in the challenge harness sun power to race their solar-powered vehicles from Pretoria to Cape Town, via Port Elizabeth. Ten […]

Ilanga II: Under the hood of a sun chaser

  The engineering challenge of designing and building a solar-powered racing car for a strenuous eight-day international endurance race brings together research, theory and development while promoting alternative energy and technological innovation. The Ilanga II is a prototype solar racing car developed by the University of Johannesburg (UJ) Solar Team to compete in this year’s […]