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.
Global commodities miner and marketer Glencore fielded a number of questions from shareholders, trade unionists and environmentalists at its AGM in Switzerland, including several about the 16 fatalities at its operations last year.
Charlotte Mathews 3 days ago
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. That perception is now shifting. The challenges of climate, urbanisation and economic growth in countries and communities already burdened by poverty and underdevelopment is leading to a radical change in attitudes. Dams and related water infrastructures are once again being recognised as key contributors to a prosperous and, as important, sustainable future.
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 whether current focus should be on energy efficiency vs increasing capacity.
Sindy Peters 22 May 2017
GENEVA - The Swiss will vote in a referendum this coming Sunday on a planned overhaul of the country's energy system by gradually 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