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Astral Foods projects a poultry catastrophe if Eskom cuts off defaulting councils

The company warned that Eskom would disconnect power supply to the municipality indefinitely if the situation did not improve - so 11.5-million chickens would not be fed daily...

By Mark Allix 3 days ago

Car makers and state head for dispute on proposed new fuel regulations

Government and car makers are heading for a showdown on proposed fuel regulations that could make cars and fuel more expensive...

By Jan-Jan Joubert 12 Jan 2017

Nigerian oil, gas workers walk out over salary arrears

Oil and gas workers in southern Nigeria downed tools on Tuesday, 10 December, over the alleged non-payment of salaries, with the walk-out hitting production and threatening electricity supplies...

12 Jan 2017

Firms push envelope with bright ideas to deliver energy to Africa

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a specialised unit at the UCT Graduate School of Business, said in 2015 that in terms of current trends, it would take until 2080 for every African to have access to electricity...

By Tsakane Ngoepe and Tine Henriksen 11 Jan 2017

Tesla starts mass production of batteries

Tesla Motors announced that it has begun mass production of energy-saving batteries that it vows will take electric cars mainstream...

6 Jan 2017

Energy minister appoints Nersa and Necsa CEOs

Christopher Forlee has been appointed CEO of Nersa and currentNecsa CEO Phumzile Tshelane has been reappointed for another term by the minister of energy...

4 Jan 2017

Reducing gas and coal plant emissions

A global analysis found that CO2 emissions from coal and gas plants can be reduced by 10% - the equivalent of removing 95% of cars off US roads...

3 Jan 2017

Dos Santos daughter cleared to head Angola oil giant

Angolan president Jose Eduardo dos Santos's daughter has been cleared to head the national oil company Sonangol, after a court rejected a legal challenge...

30 Dec 2016

Nigeria's Nova Scotia solar project gets new investors

Scatec Solar, Africa50 and Norfund have signed a JDA into the investment of the Nova Scotia power plant in Nigeria...

29 Dec 2016

Climatescope - developing countries take clean energy lead

With increasing clean energy consumption across the globe, developing countries have pledged to consume more clean energy...

29 Dec 2016

Kusile's first unit adds 800MW to the grid

Kusile power station's Unit 1 was connected to the national grid for the first time, adding 800MW to the country's power system...

28 Dec 2016

Medupi inching towards commercial operation

Unit 5 at Eskom's Medupi Power Station is slowly inching towards commercial operation...

23 Dec 2016

Libya pipeline deal set to boost output

Protesters who shut off two Libyan oil pipelines, one for more than two years, have lifted their blockade, paving the way for a production boost...

22 Dec 2016

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