Energy & Mining Trends 2018

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Semi-transparent solar cells: a window to the future?

Can you see a window as you are reading this article?

By Matthew Wright and Mushfika Baishakhi Upama 2 days ago

Energy and mobility

A one-day open dialogue on all forms of energy linked to mobility, interconnection, support and infrastructure, and the socio-economic and environmental impact of mobility systems...

Issued by The Digital Deli 13 Feb 2018

Axing fossil fuel subsidies scant help on climate: study

Getting rid of massive subsidies for oil, gas and coal will not significantly curb carbon pollution or speed the transition to a greener global economy, researchers have said...

9 Feb 2018

PIC chief apologises over Eskom

Public Investment Corporation (PIC) CEO Dan Matjila was forced to apologise to public servants after they bemoaned the lack of consultation when the investment manager advanced R5bn to Eskom...

By Theto Mahlakaona and Carol Paton 8 Feb 2018

Tribunal to tackle Eskom collusion

The Competition Commission has referred a R4.5bn tender-rigging case involving Eskom suppliers to the Competition Tribunal after the regulator proceeded with its investigation despite Eskom's attempts to withdraw the matter...

7 Feb 2018

Matshela Koko faces new disciplinary inquiry

Eskom's chief generation officer, Matshela Koko, who is implicated in awarding contracts to a company linked to his stepdaughter, is facing a new disciplinary inquiry...

By Nomahlubi Jordaan 7 Feb 2018

Africa's gas market: Primed to boom

At the end of 2016, Africa had proven natural gas reserves of 503.3 Tcf (trillion cubic feet), indicating an increase of around 1% in total gas reserves on the continent...

2 Feb 2018

Eskom's chief information officer 'permanently' suspended

Eskom has announced that its chief information officer (CIO), Sean Maritz, has been placed on permanent suspension...

By Kyle Cowan 1 Feb 2018

Empowering the powerless: Let's end energy poverty

"Power to the people," the activists chanted in the 1960s. The revolutionaries of yesteryear never dreamed of the scientific and technological innovations that could light up distant shelters and communities in the darkest corners of Earth...

By Jatin Nathwani 31 Jan 2018

Metro calls for investment in innovative solar power project

The Nelson Mandela Bay municipality is planning to embark on an electricity generation project that will see selected consumers across the metro equipped with solar panels - at no cost to either party...

By Odette Parfitt 30 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Interest in energy, water infrastructure to intensify in 2018

Energy is one of the sectors of our economy most closely watched by local and international investors...

By Siyabonga Mbanjwa 30 Jan 2018

Tom Blom on what's happening in SA's energy sector

Independent energy expert Ted Blom, speaker and advisory board member at African Utility Week in May delivers his opinion on an explosive week in the energy sector...

30 Jan 2018

Pay back the pension money, court tells Brian Molefe

The High Court in Pretoria has ordered Brian Molefe to pay back any money he received from Eskom's pension fund...

By Theto Mahlakoana 26 Jan 2018

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Gold Fields finally sells Arctic Platinum for USD40m cash

Gold Fields has finally, after many years of trying to find a buyer, sold its Arctic Platinum Project (APP) in Finland for $40m.

By Allan Seccombe 26 Jan 2018

Chinese solar boom sparks global renewables boon: study

A Chinese boom in solar panel installation last year helped drive global investment in renewable clean energy technology to record levels, a new study showed Tuesday, 16 January.

19 Jan 2018

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