Green business opportunities & private equity
Gauteng Water

The current water outages in Gauteng are creating green business opportunities as the water crisis enters its third week. As people realise water outages are here to stay, more and more people are looking for rainwater harvesting and secondary storage of water for emergencies. Water Rhapsody, a water conservation company founded in 1994 have been […]

James Altucher, Blogger, author, social media,…  Here are the rules:I’ve been at zero a few times, come back a few times, and done it over and over. I’ve started entire new careers. People who knew me then, don’t know me now. And so on.I’ve had to change careers several times. Sometimes because my interests changed. […]


We need a break from all the issues, green, entrepreneurial, fusion, jobs, opportunities. Its freedom day here and what better than to pause and have a good laugh. Rory Bremner, on Ted, laughing at Ted and ripping off some well known characters including Nelson Mandela. George Bush, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and Prince Charles, to […]

Our energy future depends on nuclear fusion, says Michel Laberge. The plasma physicist runs a small company with a big idea for a new type of nuclear reactor that could produce clean, cheap energy. His secret recipe? High speeds, scorching temperatures and crushing pressure. In this hopeful talk, he explains how nuclear fusion might be […]

Highest levels of carbon dioxide reached

The amount of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere has exceeded 402 parts per million (ppm) during the past two days of observations, which is higher than at any time in at least the past 800,000 years, according to readings from monitoring equipment on a mountaintop in Hawaii. Carbon dioxide, or CO2, is the most […]


“I never stop thinking like an entrepreneur,” says Alex Fourie, the serial entrepreneur behind iFix, a South African company that specialises in repairing Apple and Samsung devices. Alex Fourie, founder of iFix At the age of 27, Fourie has founded several companies, from organising European tours for South African bands to opening the first online […]

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Ecopreneur has launched a Private Equity division, aimed at investing in stakes of no more than 50% of the acquired company. The aim is to help established entrepreneurs, who know their business and industry, grow their businesses to the next level. All businesses will be considered where the equity investment is up to R1m per […]

Karoo fracking

News today according to  Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies  could authorise shale gas exploration before next year’s elections. “We want to move before the end of this administration,” Davies said at a briefing on Thursday, following Cabinet’s fortnightly meeting. “We need to advance the work on taking a decision on shale gas exploration.” Davies said […]