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Africa needs energy to grow

Africa's underdeveloped energy infrastructure and growing demand could be the catalyst to attract private sector investment and thereby actually fast-track energy development...

7 Dec 2017

I never left, says Brian

Former Eskom boss Brian Molefe sat in the public gallery of the Pretoria High Court with his arms folded as his assertion that he had not resigned from the state-owned company was being shredded...

By Sipho Mabena 30 Nov 2017

Shell 'liable for rights violations' in Nigeria: Amnesty

LAGOS - Amnesty International has called for Shell to be prosecuted for allegedly helping Nigeria's military to commit human rights abuses in the oil-rich south in the 1990s...

29 Nov 2017

Ngqura liquid bulk terminal development making headway

The construction of a new petroleum trading hub at the Port of Ngqura is making progess...

29 Nov 2017

Eskom rejects Parliamentary inquiry bribe allegations

Eskom board interim chairperson Zethembe Khoza has rejected allegations that he tried to bribe a Member of Parliament...

28 Nov 2017

New Energy Leadership Centre to address energy shortages in Africa

A first for South Africa and the continent, the African Energy Leadership Centre will be a hub of teaching and research aimed at addressing the issues of energy shortages in Africa...

27 Nov 2017

Eskom appointed Koko even though it knew his character defects

The Eskom board appointed suspended acting CEO Matshela Koko to the position despite knowing the "defects" in his character related to the manner in which he related to people...

By Linda Ensor 23 Nov 2017

Oil and gas are potential game-changers for economic growth

With the MPRDA and the IER plan rumbling along, South Africa is set to leverage its largely unexplored and underdeveloped oil and gas sector to reignite economic growth

23 Nov 2017

Energy + investment = economic growth

Despite all the talk about nuclear builds, renewables and fracking, the local energy sector will remain static until regulatory and political stability return...

22 Nov 2017

#WindAc 2017: How to select a wind farm development site without compromising visual resources

There are many considerations to take into account when developing a wind farm, one of which is the impact on visual, aesthetic, and scenic resources in and around a potential location...

By Sindy Peters 21 Nov 2017

SA's KaXu Solar One plant wins UN climate change award

KaXu Solar One concentrated solar power (CSP) project was presented with a Momentum of Change award by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change...

By Wilson Johwa 17 Nov 2017

Daughter of Angola's ex-president sacked as state oil chief

LUANDA - Angolan President Joao Lourenco has fired his predecessor's daughter from her influential post as head of the Sonangol state oil company...

16 Nov 2017

Sunny future for renewables thanks to China: IEA

Solar energy is to lead the race to new power generation over the coming decades, thanks in large part to China and India, the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday, 14 November...

16 Nov 2017

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International

Huge solar plant aims for brighter Brazil energy output

PIRAPORA - Brazil has lagged far behind in the shift to solar power, but the continent's biggest facility now being built in the south-east aims to give the country its place in the sun.

10 Nov 2017

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