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Gauteng ploughs billions into infrastructure

The Gauteng Provincial Government will over the next three years invest more than R44bn in infrastructure development, while provincial municipalities spend R94bn over the next five years

2 days ago

Glencore questioned over fatalities, unions and environment

Glencore fielded a number of questions from shareholders, trade unionists and environmentalists at its AGM including several about the 16 fatalities last year

By Charlotte Mathews 3 days ago

#WomensMonth is not important

“Women's Month is not important if it means we only pay attention to women's issues for 31 days of the year." - Moyin Oloruntoba

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 24 May 2017

It may be time for Eskom's board to resign or be fired: Pravin Gordhan

Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan - an MP and a member of the public enterprises committee - said on Tuesday, 23 May, members of the Eskom board "have let SA down more often than not", and the time might have arrived for them to resign or be dismissed

By Linda Ensor 24 May 2017

What Lynne Brown and Eskom said in Parliament is 'perjury': Zizi Kodwa

The ANC has described presentations by Eskom and by Public Enterprise Minister Lynne Brown to Parliament on Tuesday as "incoherent", disingenuous and amounting "to perjury"

By Natasha Marrian 24 May 2017

Jump in renewable energy jobs worldwide: agency

The renewable energy sector employed 9.8-million people worldwide in 2016, almost twice as many as in 2012, the Abu Dhabi-based International Renewable Energy Agency said on Wednesday, 24 May

24 May 2017

LNG's potential as an African power source

With six of the top 10 global oil and gas discoveries in 2013 made in Africa, it would seem logical that this would be the answer to the continent's power crisis

By Wayne Lindecke 23 May 2017

Resistance to hydropower is evaporating as science takes centre stage

Big dams have a bad reputation. They're often associated with social disruption and environmental damage

By Mike Muller 23 May 2017

#AUW2017: Trends shaping the future of utilities

Marius Oosthuizen, a lecturer in strategic foresight at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), led delegates during the final keynote session of this year's African Utility Week in a scenario planning exercise, unpacking some of the trends shaping the future of utilities.

By Sindy Peters 23 May 2017

#AUW2017: Buildings offer significant opportunity for energy efficiency

One of the many pertinent questions asked at this year's African Utility Week was

By Sindy Peters 22 May 2017

#AUW2017: All the 2017 African Utility Week Industry Awards winners

The 2017 African Utility Week Industry Lifetime Achievement, Outstanding Contribution to Power, as well as Young Energy Leader awards, were won by women, reflecting the invaluable contribution women are making to the power and water industries

22 May 2017

South Africa's power utility is hoping for a tariff hike. It may not get it

South Africa's National Energy Regulator (Nersa) is soon to decide if the country's power utility, Eskom, should be granted an exemption from a long list of regulatory reporting requirements when it submits a new tariff application next month

By Stephen Labson 22 May 2017

Swiss to vote on gradual nuclear phaseout, energy makeover

The Swiss will vote in a referendum on replacing the power from its ageing nuclear reactors with renewable sources

22 May 2017

JSE opens flat as Naspers rockets further and miners fall

The JSE opened flat on Friday, despite Naspers rocketing to new heights, with miners retreating as the rand regained some lost ground after tumbling on Thursday

By Maarten Mittner 19 May 2017

Eskom head: "No secret nuke deal"

Despite persistent conspiracy theories and media speculation, Eskom's nuclear boss is adamant there is no secret plan or corruption linked to the nuclear plan

By Nicci Botha 19 May 2017

Conflict-free gold project moves forward in DRC

The Just Gold project, a system to trace legal and conflict-free artisanal gold has moving from the pilot stage

19 May 2017

All roads to sustainable energy lead to the sun

Humans consume 221 tonnes of coal, 1,066 barrels of oil, and 93,000 metric cubes of natural gas per second

By Werner van Zyl 19 May 2017

What will Trump do about Africa?

Speculation around US president Donald Trump's policy plans for the African continent and growing concerns over the future of foreign aid projects

18 May 2017

Borrowing to cover utility debt a slippery slope: World Bank report

It is always better for power utilities to be self-sufficient and not depend on government subsidies to avoid becoming trapped in a vicious spiral when debt gets out of control

18 May 2017

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