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SustainPower gas to power product launch
SustainPower gas to power product launch

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

19 hours ago

Chris de Vries, managing director, Venmyn Deloitte
Junior miners need to show they're ready to grow up

The world will hopefully soon discover that it cannot do without junior miners

3 days ago

Gauteng ploughs billions into infrastructure
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

3 days ago

Source: Glencore
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 25 May 2017

Jump in renewable energy jobs worldwide: agency
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

Lynne Brown, public enterprises minister. Source: Miningmx/Martin Rhodes
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

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

Wayne Lindeke
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
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

Marius Oosthuizen, lecturer: strategic foresight (leadership, strategy & ethics) at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)
#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: All the 2017 African Utility Week Industry Awards winners
#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

#AUW2017: Buildings offer significant opportunity for energy efficiency
#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

Swiss to vote on gradual nuclear phaseout, energy makeover
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

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

Conflict-free gold project moves forward in DRC
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

Koeberg nuclear power station. Source: Eskom
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

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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

All roads to sustainable energy lead to the sun
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?
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
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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The CEO of South Africa's power utility is back. Why the move can't be justified

The return of Brian Molefe as CEO of South Africa's largest state owned enterprise, the power utility Eskom, has caused outrage

By Seán Mfundza 18 May 2017

Regional power pools hold the key to sustainability
Regional power pools hold the key to sustainability

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.

By Nicci Botha 17 May 2017

Dr Ben Ngubane, Eskom chairman. Source: Miningmx
No-show Molefe sidesteps difficult questions at #AUW2017

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

By Nicci Botha 17 May 2017

By jurvetson (Steve Jurvetson) –
How an open approach to patents could help build a sustainable future

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

By Frank Tietze 17 May 2017

Rooftop PV in SA on the rise
Rooftop PV in SA on the rise

According to Ashley Maistry, associate director for Accenture Resources, increasing environmental awareness is driving South Africans to invest in a more sustainable future

16 May 2017

Brian Molefe, reinstated Eskom CEO
Molefe back at the helm of Eskom

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.

15 May 2017

Government will not appeal nuclear ruling
Government will not appeal nuclear ruling

Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi will not appeal a decision by the Western Cape High Court to set aside Inter-governmental Agreements (IGAs) on nuclear

15 May 2017

Source: Earthlife Africa Johannesburg
Nuclear deal still very much on the table despite judgement: Minister says

Although the government won't challenge the high court decision declaring the nuclear build deal unlawful, it will ensure its new agreements are watertight

15 May 2017

Energy21 workshop helps create stronger voice for renewables sector
Energy21 workshop helps create stronger voice for renewables sector

The recently held Energy21: Exchange Hub in Cape Town focused mainly on communicating the successes and opportunities of South Africa's renewable energy sector

12 May 2017

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