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South Africa

Official name: 

Republic of South Africa

Country income: 
Upper-middle-income economies
UNFCCC Annex 1 status: 
Non Annex 1 Party to the Convention

South Africa (2014)

Energy profile
  • KwaZulu

    The Development of Technology Needs Assessment at Subnational Level

    Type: 
    Technical Assistance
    Date of submission: 
    Wednesday 13 January 2016
    Phase: 
    Completed
    Countries: 
    Sectors: 
    Cross-sectoral enabler: 

    This Technology Transfer Advances South Africa's

    Context

  • South Africa cement

    Substantial GHG emissions reduction in the cement industry by using waste heat recovery combined with mineral carbon capture and utilization

    Type: 
    Technical Assistance
    Date of submission: 
    Tuesday 22 December 2015
    Phase: 
    Completed
    Countries: 
    Objective: 

    This Technology Transfer Advances South Africa's

    • Nationally Determined Contribution to transform climate mitigation efforts from a “deviation from business-as-usual” form of commitment to take the form of a peak, plateau and decline GHG emissions trajectory range.

    Context

  • Equity and Gender in Climate Change

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday 1 March 2005
    Objective: 
    Approach: 

    In order for climate change mitigation or adaptive strategies to succeed gender must be taken into account. These four position papers have been written to support Capacity Building, Leadership and Action (CBLA) - a project set up to provide assistance to South African industries to enable them to mitigate against Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions - by incorporating a gender perspective. The first paper draws the links between climate change, energy-use, gender relations and the impacts on every-day lives of poor women in Africa.

  • Climate Change, Gender and Livelihoods in Limpopo Province

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Saturday 1 January 2005
    Objective: 
    Approach: 

    An analysis of the gender impacts of climate change can help us understand how different groups in society, even at the most micro-level, are differentially at risk from threats to their livelihoods. A gender analysis can also inform possible solutions for better protecting men and women against these potential impacts. This paper maps some of the impacts of climate change in the Bohlabela district of Limpopo province in South Africa, while also assessing local knowledge on climate change adaptation in terms of food security and livelihoods.

  • Gendered Analysis of the Working for Water Programme: A Case Study of the Tsitsikama Working for Water Programme

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday 1 April 2005
    Objective: 
    Approach: 

    The Working for Water (WfW) programme is one of the Expanded Public Works Programmes (EPWP) housed within the South African Department of Water Affairs and Forestry. As both the EPWP and WfW programme focus strongly on the employment of women, this paper conducts a gender analysis of the WfW project. This is done by applying a specific framework to six thematic focus areas: institutional issues; funding; poverty alleviation; contract development; social development; and training.

  • Sunstove 2000 Solar Oven

    Type: 
    Product

    The Sunstove 2000 solar oven allows users to  cook food without having to use non-renewable or inefficient energy sources. The stove works by using solar energy with a reflective inner surface and perpex lid to trap solar radiation. It cooks and bakes food such as porridge, rice, stews, soup and bread, and can reach 124°C. Water can be brought to boil in 60 minutes.

  • Sunfor 12W Solar LED Pathway & Street Light

    Type: 
    Product
    Technology: 

    The Sunfor 12W Solar LED Pathway & Street Light is supplied as a 12w model. with a square design 80 x 80 or 100 x 100 mm pole or 76mm tubular pole. The LED luminaire is supplied with a Bridglux COB chip with a CRI (Colouring Rendering Index) above 80. 

    The poles on this model are supplied from 3 to 5 meters and can be supplied as simple buried pole to poles with a plinth and bolt cage. The poles are manufactured according to SANS standards and can be supplied in tubular or square base designs.

  • Sunfire 15 Parabolic Solar Cooker

    Type: 
    Product

    The Sunfire 15 Parabolic  Solar Cooker allows users to cook for free using clean and naturally available fuel: Sunlight. 

  • PureMadi Ceramic Water Filter

    Type: 
    Product
    Technology: 

    PureMadi makes ceramic water filters out of a factory in the Limpopo province, South Africa. The filters are made of local clay, sawdust and water, which are mixed and pressed into a mold. The result is a flowerpot-shaped filter, which is then fired in a kiln. The firing burns off the sawdust, leaving a ceramic with very fine pores. The filter is then painted with a thin solution of silver or copper nanoparticles that serve as an effective disinfectant for waterborne pathogens. 

  • Mbaula Green Eco Stove & Grill

    Type: 
    Product

    The Mbaula Green is ideal for camping, travelling or daily use and is easily transported in a bag.  This energy-efficient, portable stove lends itself to a variety of cooking methods, such as cooking in a pot, a pan or  a  braai. It is  safer than paraffin or gas stoves and uses only 7 - 15 pieces of charcoal to cook a meal for a family, which reduces burning fuel by up to 50% as well as reduces indoor air pollution and decreases the risk of explosive fires.

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