Energy is the engine that drives economic growth, attracting job and creating foreign and local investment. South Africa's energy industry is in dire need of radical economic transformation to get rid of the apartheid dinosaur, Eskom.
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SustainPower, a new player in the renewable energy sector, hosted its official gas to power product launch at African Utility Week 2017 in Cape Town earlier this month
The world will hopefully soon discover that it cannot do without junior miners
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
Glencore fielded a number of questions from shareholders, trade unionists and environmentalists at its AGM including several about the 16 fatalities last year
Charlotte Mathews 25 May 2017
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
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"
Natasha Marrian 24 May 2017
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
Linda Ensor 24 May 2017
Big dams have a bad reputation. They're often associated with social disruption and environmental damage
Mike Muller 23 May 2017
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.
Sindy Peters 23 May 2017
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
One of the many pertinent questions asked at this year's African Utility Week was
Sindy Peters 22 May 2017
The Swiss will vote in a referendum on replacing the power from its ageing nuclear reactors with renewable sources
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
Stephen Labson 22 May 2017
The Just Gold project, a system to trace legal and conflict-free artisanal gold has moving from the pilot stage
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
Maarten Mittner 19 May 2017
Speculation around US president Donald Trump's policy plans for the African continent and growing concerns over the future of foreign aid projects
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
The return of Brian Molefe as CEO of South Africa's largest state owned enterprise, the power utility Eskom, has caused outrage
Seán Mfundza 18 May 2017
Regional collaboration is key to securing energy supply and minimising costs, but regional integration in a mutually beneficial manner remains a challenge, said Ben Martins, deputy minister of state enterprises.
Nicci Botha 17 May 2017
Brian Molefe was a no-show at African Utility Week. Not surprising, given his track record of not pitching at this event when there's a bullet to be dodged
Nicci Botha 17 May 2017
To sustain a population of 9.7 billion people by 2050, the world is going to need innovations that make careful use of the available resources, human and environmental
Frank Tietze 17 May 2017
According to Ashley Maistry, associate director for Accenture Resources, increasing environmental awareness is driving South Africans to invest in a more sustainable future
Brian Molefe's return to his desk at Eskom today, after his resignation when his links to the Gupta family were revealed in the public protector's State of Capture report, has more than raised a few eyebrows.
Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi will not appeal a decision by the Western Cape High Court to set aside Inter-governmental Agreements (IGAs) on nuclear
Although the government won't challenge the high court decision declaring the nuclear build deal unlawful, it will ensure its new agreements are watertight
The recently held Energy21: Exchange Hub in Cape Town focused mainly on communicating the successes and opportunities of South Africa's renewable energy sector