Archive for June, 2011

The World Challenge Competition

Vuka Energy Savings project entered a nomination into the World Challenge 2011 competition for grass roots sustainable businesses on 19th June 2011. This is an editorial initiative of BBC World and Newsweek in association with Shell. The mission is to provide practical help for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) throughout the world, with a special emphasis on turning sustainable ideas from niche businesses into mainstream enterprises.

See www.theworldchallenge.co.uk

 

Look out SOUTH AFRICA!!!

Pilot Project – National Science Week

 

The Vuka Energy Savings project was selected to be piloted by the National Department of Science and Technology in August 2010..

The Research done by the Stanford Housing Cooperative was tested.

The project consisted of 2 teams, mentored by Elma Hunter - socal activist in Stanford and Chairperson of the Stanford Housing Cooperative.

Florentina Nokuthula Radebe was the isiXhosa Team Leader and Rallie Klaasen the Afrikaans Team Leader.

 

 

PURPOSE OF NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK    National science awareness campaign

 THEME    “The Role of Science in Economic Development” showcasing the importance of science in peoples’ daily lives.

Science Week Posters

Main Challenges   

Space   Climate Change   Human & Social Dynamics   Energy security   Farmer to farmer

Thrust  

Energy Security   Indigenous Knowledge   Geographic Advantage/knowledge   Science is fun   Science is everywhere  

Awareness for all people of South Africa   Science is fun   Science is everywhere