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Does South Africa's renewable energy plan signify progress or regression?

The energy industry breathed a huge sigh of relief recently when energy minister Mmamoloko Kubayi announced that power purchase agreements (PPAs) for renewable energy from bid windows 3.5 and 4 will be signed by the end of October 2017...

By Siyabonga Mbanjwa 3 days ago

Water Stewardship Summit focuses on closing SA's R30bn annual water infrastructure gap

Water, infrastructure and financial sector stakeholders met in Johannesburg recently for the third annual Water Stewardship Summit, addressing funding models to improve South Africa's water security...

16 Oct 2017

Business bodies call for Eskom CEO to be reinstated

Business lobby groups and the National Union of Mineworkers (Num) have called for the reinstatement of former acting Eskom CEO Johnny Dladla as concerns grow around the capture of Eskom...

By Sunita Menon 11 Oct 2017

How Cape Town can win support for the next round of water cuts

Dams in South Africa's Cape Town are half of what they were this time last year as the city continues to battle drought...

By David Olivier 11 Oct 2017

Landfill 2017 to host leaders in waste and environmental management

Landfill 2017 is set to take place 18-20 October at Buffelsdraai Regional Landfill site in KwaZulu-Natal...

6 Oct 2017

Conference to consider harnessing groundwater as an alternative water supply in SA

Hosted by the Ground Water Division of the Geological Society of South Africa, the 15th Biennial Groundwater Conference is set to take place 14-18 October in Stellenbosch...

5 Oct 2017

'New era' in solar energy fuelling growth in renewables

The renewable energy sector is growing faster than expected, driven largely by a "new era" in solar power and strong expansion in China, the International Energy Agency said on Wednesday, 4 October...

5 Oct 2017

Water crisis can be good for business

As the water crisis intensifies, South African companies are working furiously to meet demand for smart water restrictors..

By Taschica Pillay 5 Oct 2017

Detailed planning, scheduling key to avoiding power project cost overruns

Cost overruns and schedule delays are key concerns for developers of infrastructure projects across Africa...

By Joseph Mahendran 4 Oct 2017

Interim board named at Umgeni Water Board

Cabinet has endorsed the appointment of an interim board at the Umgeni Water Board in order "to stabilise the governance issues" at SA's second largest water utility...

By Linda Ensor 2 Oct 2017

SA, Cuba extend water agreement to 2023

The South African Government and Cuba have extended the SA-Cuba cooperation agreement in the field of water resource management and water supply to 2023...

27 Sep 2017

Retreat residents want city to dump rubbish site plan

Cape Town plans to greatly expand its drop-off facility for bulky waste and recyclables...

By Zoe Postman and Denise Patterson 26 Sep 2017

NEPAD launches 5% Agenda campaign for infrastructure financing

NEPAD gathered international investors and CEO-level business leaders at the NASDAQ Stock Market on Monday, 18 September, for the launch of its 5% Agenda initiative...

19 Sep 2017

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International

Italy's high-rise forests take root around the world

As balconies bristle with tree branches and sunshine dapples the leaves of thousands of plants, two apartment buildings in the heart of Milan have almost disappeared under lush forest.

9 Oct 2017

Strikes delay construction of China's flagship BAIC SA plant

The government is feeling pressure from the Chinese state-owned R11bn Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Company (BAIC) vehicle plant being built in the Coega special economic zone near Port Elizabeth.

By Mark Allix 28 Sep 2017

Dubai developers unveil mega projects despite downturn

Property developers in Dubai showcased new multibillion-dollar mega-projects on Monday, 11 September, despite falling prices, in the hope of stimulating demand and helping to end a three-year market downturn.

12 Sep 2017

Six rules for rebuilding infrastructure in an era of 'unprecedented' weather events

Before Hurricane Harvey made landfall on 25 August, there was little doubt that its impact would be devastating and wide-ranging.

By Thaddeus R. Miller and Mikhail Chester 8 Sep 2017

Beyond the seas and centuries: Louvre Abu Dhabi opens in November

The Louvre Abu Dhabi - a universal museum with a focus on shared human stories across civilisations and cultures - will open its doors on 11 November 2017, the first of its kind in the Arab world. Located in Abu Dhabi, the opening celebrations will include a range of public programmes including symposiums, performances, concerts, dance, and visual arts by renowned contemporary and classical artists.

7 Sep 2017

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