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Ruth Mhlanga

Ruth is climate campaigner who is old enough to know she cannot change the world but wise enough to not let that knowledge stop her from trying. She works on providing solutions for climate change because every crisis is an opportunity to do something extraordinary.

  • The day South Africa got renewable energy on the grid

    Blogpost by Ruth Mhlanga - September 16, 2013 at 8:46

    In a historic moment earlier this month, the 312 000-panel Kalkbult Solar PV plant in Kimberley became the first independent renewable producer to be built, completed and get connected to the grid in South Africa. When the project officially starts ... Read more >

  • 2012 – the record-breaking renewable energy year

    Blogpost by Ruth Mhlanga - June 14, 2013 at 9:53

    On Tuesday, the REN21 Global Status Report for 2012 was released, showing last year was a record-breaking year for renewable energy worldwide. This is despite policy makers dragging their feet about supporting ambitious renewable energy policies.

    The... Read more >

  • Google's Massive Solar Investment in South Africa

    Blogpost by Ruth Mhlanga - May 31, 2013 at 14:02

    Yesterday Google announced they are investing $12million (about R103 million) in a solar project in the Northern Cape, South Africa.

    In their blog about the investment, Google said South Africa was an obvious place for renewable energy investments. W... Read more >

  • Google's Massive Solar Investment in South Africa

    Blogpost by Ruth Mhlanga - May 31, 2013 at 14:02

    Yesterday Google announced they are investing $12million (about R103 million) in a solar project in the Northern Cape, South Africa.

    In their blog about the investment, Google said South Africa was an obvious place for renewable energy investments. W... Read more >

  • What turns you on?

    Blogpost by Ruth Mhlanga - May 29, 2013 at 8:00

    Turning on the lights is an action that we hardly ever think about. We flick a switch and the lights come on, we press a button and the TV snaps on. Do we stop to think about where the power comes from? Often it doesn’t occur to any of us until it’s n... Read more >

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