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Dutch water sector working with the Water Institute of Southern Africa in the fight against water scarcity

CAPE TOWN, 18 June 2018 – With day zero looming in the Western Cape, the province’s water problems have been widely reported on. Innovative solutions and strong partnerships will be required to help solve issues around water security and scarcity and managing the ‘new normal’ when it comes to consumption and the preservation of this natural resource.  “The need for collaboration in improving water management has never had more relevance […]

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#InspiringFiftySA Announces this year’s esteemed panel of judges

[10 May 2018]. #InspiringFiftySA is delighted to announce this year’s high acclaimed panel of judges. The panel consists of pioneers in the STEM sector, as well as some of last year’s winners who continue to inspire change and achieve groundbreaking work. The deadline for nominations is 9 July 2018, followed by the announcement of the final fifty on 9 August 2018.   Inspiring Fifty is a Dutch based non-profit organisation […]

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Western Cape Maritime Cluster Launched

CAPE TOWN [7 May 2018]. The Netherlands Consulate General in collaboration with the Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism is excited to announce the incorporation of a Maritime Cluster for the Western Cape region. The Cluster aims to strengthen and develop the maritime industrial sector. As a non-profit, voluntary organization, it is committed to providing support to the building of a sustainable Western Cape Maritime Industry. On the […]

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Lebogang Mokwena announced as Cape Town Bicycle Mayor

CAPE TOWN (17 April 2018). The Netherlands Consulate General in collaboration with the Pedal Power Association and the BYCS initiative is excited to introduce Lebogang Mokwena as the 2018 Bicycle Mayor. This pilot project is based on an independent global initiative by BYCS that originated in the Netherlands and aims to accelerate cycling awareness and progress of cycling in cities. Part of Lebogang’s mandate is to review the sustainability of […]

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Local changemaker invited to present her research at the International Conference On Management of Technology in Birmingham

Nosizwe Mxobo, born and bred in the informal settlement Umkhonto, in Nyanga, East at Cape Town dreamed about being a change maker for her community since  childhood. At the age of 15 she started working to be able to pay for her transport to her highschool in Khayelitsha. After being the only female to pass her matric exam with exemption in high school, she started her Bachelor of Technology in […]

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Lethabo Motsoaledi on being an Inspiring Fifty 2017 winner

We chatted to Lethabo Motsoaledi, Co-founder and CEO of Motsoaledi & West, an Innovation studio that helps companies better satisfy customer needs, test new ideas and explore new markets. “In everything I do, I believe in challenging the status quo and always finding the better way of doing things. I am an advocate of Design led-Innovation as I believe it to be the best approach to problem solving when innovating […]

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Nokuthula (Nokky) Ndlovu chats about the impact of being an Inspiring Fifty 2017 winner

“Being nominated as one of the Inspiring Fifty Women in South Africa in 2017 was a humbling experience which has opened doors to many opportunities, especially for Limit Breakers Global Foundation. The foundation has since been able to impact the lives of many more young girls and women from rural communities, much in thanks to the increased awareness of our vision and empowerment projects. Most recently, the work of the […]

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The Kingdom of the Netherlands celebrates World Water Day through continued collaboration with local ket stakeholders in South Africa

The Netherlands and South Africa have a long-standing collaboration in the area of water related issues. The drought in South Africa, and especially in the Western Cape has reaffirmed that climate change is a reality that needs innovative, collaborative and sustainable solutions. The Dutch missions in South Africa therefore confirms its commitment to work alongside and with South African experts, businesses and government to address these challenges and find sustainable […]

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#InspiringFifty South Africa 2018 is looking for inspiring women in STEM

NATIONWIDE (8 MARCH 2018) This year marks the second edition of #InspiringFiftySA, an initiative that benchmarks and awards the 50 most inspiring women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths). In celebration of International Women’s Day, the call for nominations has officially opened. The initiative is by the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Cape Town. “The African tech ecosystem is growing exponentially. This is re-shaping the […]

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#cocreateDESIGN FESTIVAL welcomes inspiring line-up of speakers

CAPE TOWN (8 February 2018) – The #cocreateDESIGN FESTIVAL Conference will welcome top local and international designers, thinkers and activists to tackle challenges in water, food security, mobility and social cohesion. The festival conference is set to take place on 23 February 2018 at the District Six Homecoming Centre. The conference organizers are excited to welcome keynote speaker, Founding Partner of Urban-Think Tank, Alfredo Brillembourg. Award-winning architect, Brillembourg was part […]

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