Green Energy: Will biogas survive the road to 2030?

Alternative energy: Kagiso, a Biogas Digester Beneficiary feeds cow dung into his Biogas Digester at Gatumo Cattle Post PIC: SHARON TSHIPA
Alternative energy: Kagiso, a Biogas Digester Beneficiary feeds cow dung into his Biogas Digester at Gatumo Cattle Post PIC: SHARON TSHIPA

“We are building a mammoth!” says Atamelang Matale, her eyes in a happy dance. “This is the biggest biogas digester I am constructing to date.”

Her voice is loud. It rises above the din of splashing water, the grating and clanking of shovels scooping and throwing concrete mix into a water-filled wheelbarrow. The end result is a grey porridge subsequently dumped into a digester pit pre-laid with welded wire mesh.

The 29-year-old Matale is a biogas digester mason trained through a project in Botswana funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

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Parents should be more proactive in children’s lives

Parents need to pay particular attention to their children to ensure they grow up in a healthy environment that supports their development and mental health. Healthy attachments between parents and children foster strong bonds, creating a solid foundation for future leaders.In many African cultures, there is a common perception that parents should use a stick to discipline naughty children. While disciplining children is important, it is equally...

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