Energy Management in South Africa

Energy Management in South Africa • South Africa’s changing energy needs; • energy management, towards greener economies and sustainable life styles: responsibilities of governments, businesses and individuals.

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Non-conventional Energy Sources

Non-conventional Energy Sources • solar energy – examples from South Africa and the world; • wind energy – examples from South Africa and the world; • future of non-conventional energy in South Africa; and • possible effects of using more

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Conventional Energy Sources and their Impact on the Environment

Conventional Energy Sources and their Impact on the Environment • maps and graphs to show thermal, hydro, and nuclear energy production in South Africa; • thermal electricity generation using coal – outline of principles and processes; • the impact of

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Soil and Soil Erosion

Soil and Soil Erosion • how soils are formed; • soil as a resource; • causes of soil erosion: human, animal, physical, and past and present; • evidence of soil erosion in South Africa; • effects of soil erosion on

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Using Resources

Using Resources • the relationship between resources and economic development; • exploitation and depletion of resources; and • concepts of sustainability and sustainable use of resources.

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Resources and sustainability

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Role of Development Aid

Concept of development aid and development co-operation http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography/development/aid_rev1.shtml http://www.s-cool.co.uk/gcse/geography/development/revise-it/aid Development cooperation is not Aid. “Aid is what you give to people when they are sick or dying” – Brian Atwood Development cooperation is not Aid. “Aid is what you give

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Trade and Development

International trade and world markets: Commodities traded: Commodity market refers to physical or virtual transactions of buying and selling involving raw or primary commodities. A soft commodity generally refers to commodities harvested as products like wheat, coffee, cocoa, sugar, corn,

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Frameworks for development

Factors that affect development, including: Access to resources, energy, history, trade imbalances, population growth, education and training, natural resource limitations and environmental degradation (explore the complexity and inter-related nature of these factors) Development models: Free market models: Rostow’s model 1. Traditional society

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