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Hugh Pugh

Hugh Pugh

    You'll soon cycle to work
    You'll soon cycle to work
    The problem is the sewage. Pooled in tell-tale, dark-green clumps of grass, it clings to your tyres, which then spit a near constant stream of...
    Decentralised energy provision
    Decentralised energy provision
    Unlike countries such as Germany, South Africa plans to procure most of its renewable energy from large projects. Wind and solar farms that...
    New direction for renewables
    New direction for renewables
    An energy revolution is happening in South Africa, with thousands of megawatts of renewable sources creating a new industry while lowering the...
    Be part of the food solution
    Be part of the food solution
    South Africa’s high level of food insecurity stems from a direct link between poverty and access to food. Half of the population suffers as a...
    Addressing hunger in South Africa
    Addressing hunger in South Africa
    South Africa is faced with a food crisis. It is not an official one — the agriculture department lists the population, on average, as having...
    Eskom can voetsek
    Eskom can voetsek
    Gerhard Minnaar is a happy man. His game farm near the Limpopo border with Zimbabwe is at the far end of Eskom’s faltering electric grid —...
    Power: we're switched on
    Power: we're switched on
    In 2009 the South African electricity grid collapsed. Rolling blackouts dented the economy....