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Molefe blames Glencore, Ramaphosa for Eskom's downfall

Former Eskom CEO, Brian Molefe, blamed Glencore and President Cyril Ramaphosa for the downfall of the country's power utility in his statement at the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture...

4 hours ago

BREAKING l Stage 2 load shedding from noon today till 11pm Sunday

Eskom has announced that stage 2 load shedding will start today at 12pm and will continue until 11 pm on Sunday...

14 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Sustainable energy evolution opens opportunities for SA businesses

There were a a number of significant developments in the local energy space in 2020 and, while this sector generally tends to shift relatively slowly, 2021 is likely to bring with it some of the most progressive changes...

By Tygue Theron 14 Jan 2021

Why everyone is talking about hydrogen

Renewable energy can and will decarbonise power generation. Renewable energy and batteries can and will decarbonise the automotive sector...

By Simon Webber 13 Jan 2021

Angola's focus on local content in oil & gas sector

For decades, many of Africa's oil- and gas-producing states followed a predictable pattern. They treated their oil and gas primarily as raw materials that could be sold abroad for a quick profit...

By NJ Ayuk 12 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Digital solutions need small steps to succeed

Perhaps the greatest opportunity presented by the current technology wave is the capacity to customise digital solutions...

By Xanthe Adams 11 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Mining looks ahead to more Covid risk

As Covid-19 disruptions continue to plague southern Africa - and with no end conclusively yet in sight - leaders in the mining sector will be pushing the application of technology in 2021, while also securing their supply chains to mitigate risk...

By Ralf Hennecke 8 Jan 2021

Excelsior Wind Farm starts operations

The 33MW Excelsior Wind Energy Facility, in the Western Cape, successfully achieved its commercial operations on 23 December 2020...

8 Jan 2021

8 reasons to book now for #BizTrends2021 online

Here's a sneak preview of what you can expect from BizTrends2021 - Towards New Norths & New Narratives on Thursday, 28 January 2021. We invite you to join us as trend 'rockstars' point to new 'north stars'...

Issued by 7 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: A bright horizon for South Africa's energy landscape

The recent history of South Africa's energy landscape has not been great. With poorly maintained infrastructure, delayed construction of new capacity, illegal connections and cable theft; news headlines on the topic of SA's electricity are rarely good...

By Barry Bredenkamp 7 Jan 2021

Finding space for both wind farms and eagles in South Africa

Energy generation around the world is shifting towards renewable sources in response to the climate emergency. The aim is that future energy will be clean, green and sustainable...

By Megan Murgatroyd & Arjun Amar 7 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: The future of SA's energy mix

South Africa relies on coal-fired power stations to produce approximately 90% of its electricity. Moving forward, the country's aim should be to reduce this percentage, with a move to greater use of renewable energy sources...

By Gaopalelwe Santswere 7 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Just energy transition will continue to accelerate

The energy sector in South Africa has changed more in the last decade than perhaps any industry, and arguably will change even more in the next decade...

By Ben Brimble 6 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Mining's year ahead will demand deep innovation

Mining's immediate future is to be impacted not just by economic cycles or established trends, but by structural issues demanding urgent and deep innovation...

By Frederick Cawood 6 Jan 2021

Steam generator leak shuts down Koeberg unit 1

Koeberg nuclear power station has taken its unit 1 offline after a leak in one of its three steam generators worsened. ..

4 Jan 2021

AfDB approves funding for mini-grid advancement in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) earlier this month approved a $7m grant from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) for technical assistance in setting up the Africa Mini-Grid Market Acceleration Programme...

31 Dec 2020

Grid or solar: looking for the best energy solution for the rural poor

South Asia has made tremendous progress in connecting rural areas to the electricity grid but the number of people in Africa without access has scarcely changed since 2010...

By Jörg Peters and Maximiliane Sievert 30 Dec 2020

Load shedding to continue on Wednesday

Eskom will again implement Stage 2 load shedding which is expected to get underway at 10pm tonight...

30 Dec 2020

Nxuba wind farm successfully reaches commercial operation

Enel Green Power RSA's (EGP RSA) 140MW Nxuba wind farm in the Eastern Cape has reached commercial operation and is expected to generate 460GWh of energy annually...

29 Dec 2020

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