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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 1 day 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 1 day ago

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 1 day ago

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...

1 day ago

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 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

#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 2 days ago

#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 3 days ago

#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...

3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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...

3 days ago

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

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

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

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

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