Tag Archives: Eskom

03Jul/15

Solar powered backpack helps South African children cope with rolling blackouts

Made from recycled plastic, an innovative new school bag is assisting students from impoverished communities in South Africa study at night. Using solar technology, the bags are powered during the day and light up homes which are either not connected to the national power grid or are in the dark because of frequent electricity cuts.

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13Feb/15

Africa’s largest economies feel the heat

(BVO) – South Africa’s parliament descends into chaos.

Protesters stormed the building, demanding President Jacob Zuma pay back some of the taxpayers’ funds used for a $23 million upgrade of his rural home.

It’s been a turbulent time for the economy, too.
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