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Exploiting innovation to light up Africa

Energy project roll-outs are evolving from large-scale power generation to smaller renewable plants to increase access to electricity in Africa

14 hours ago

Eskom fires supplier over inferior coal

Eskom has terminated its contract with a major coal supplier at its Tutuka power station for consistently delivering poor-quality coal

1 day ago

AB InBev bets on renewables for future energy

Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), the largest beer group in the world, has committed itself to secure 100% of its purchased electricity

1 day ago

Namibia shines like a diamond

When the SS Nujoma sets sail later this year to explore for diamonds off Namibia's coast, it won't only be the culmination of many years' work, but also a glimpse into the country's future

By Bruce Cleaver 1 day ago

African shifts towards small-scale power generation

The emerging trend in the African energy sector is a shift away from utility-scale developments to community-sized generation projects

2 days ago

Khobab's first wind turbine is up

The first of Khobab Wind Farm's 61 wind turbine generators has been lifted, ahead of schedule, on 22 March 2017.

2 days ago

Solar technology applied in an ingenious way

A solar power system was considered the logical way in which to provide electricity to power the irrigation pumps on a new macadamia farm on the outskirts of Hazyview, Mpumalanga

3 days ago

Is zero harm possible?

There has been steady decrease in accidents on mines over the past few years, but will the elusive zero harm ever be achieved?..

3 days ago

Eskom and NamPower sign electricity deal

Eskom and NamPower, have signed a five-year firm electricity sales agreement

3 days ago

How the brushless motor can catalyse energy efficiency

If you consider yourself an entrepreneur or an inventor designing products that require a motor, one of the simplest ways to make your product energy efficient is to use a brushless motor

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 3 days ago

Coal COO resigns after insider trading fine

Coal of Africa's COO, who was fined R350,000 by the FSB for insider trading, has resigned, the company said

24 Mar 2017

Eskom to sell power to Zim, despite $40m unpaid bill

Eskom is attempting to flog excess power to Zimbabwe, despite the fact that its northern neighbour owes more than $40m in unpaid electricty bills

24 Mar 2017

WRC launches mine water atlas

The Water Research Commission (WRC), in partnership with consulting firm Golder Associates, has launched the South African Mine Water Atlas

24 Mar 2017

Partnership to secure private investment in renewables

A platform aimed at boosting private sector investment into on- and off-grid renewable energy production in Africa was launched in Geneva recently

22 Mar 2017

Eskom completes Majuba repair

In 2014, in the midst of loadshedding, poor leadership and serious delays in the construction of two of its new-build power stations, a coal silo collapse at the Majuba power station simply added to Eskom's woes

22 Mar 2017

Biomass project creates opportunity for mining community

A renewable energy project on degraded land is aimed at creating economic opportunities for communities after the life of a mine

20 Mar 2017

Coal of Africa exec fined, suspended for insider trader

Coal of Africa's COO has been fined R350,000 for insider trading by the FSB) and was subsequently suspended by the company pending an internal investigation

20 Mar 2017

Pastor unearths 706-carat diamond

A 706-carat diamond, possibly the 10th largest ever found, was unearthed by a pastor working the artisanal mines in Sierra Leone

17 Mar 2017

Making the case for CSP in SA's energy mix

In the past few months, the role of renewable energy has become a subject of intense debate

By Siyabonga Mbanjwa 16 Mar 2017

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International

DRC mining licence dispute goes to court

In a modern-day version of claim jumping a Mauritius-registered private resources investment firm is seeking legal redress against an Australian-listed junior resources company over contested mining rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

8 Mar 2017

Gahcho Kué kicks off diamond production

Gahcho Kué mine, the Canadian joint venture between De Beers Group (51%) and Mountain Province Diamonds (49%), which is expected to produce approximately 54m carats of rough diamonds over its lifetime, officially began commercial production on 2 March.

3 Mar 2017

Future Energy to address Africa's power potential

Regional power events in Africa, including EAPIC and WAPIC, have been renamed to Future Energy, in order to reflect the optimism and potential of the energy and power sectors on the continent.

24 Feb 2017

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