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#AUW2018: The case against renewables for economic growth

Relying on renewable energy sources if South Africa wants to achieve sustainable economic development is a bad idea, according independent economic consultant, Rob Jeffrey...

By Nicci Botha 3 days ago

Doing good is good for business: Tiekie Barnard explains the benefits of Shared Value

Business is driven by profit, but Shift Social Development CEO Tiekie Barnard believes in the importance of profit with purpose. In this Q&A, she explains the meaning of Shared Value and how companies can use this business strategy to find where the biggest growth opportunities lie...

Issued by Shift Social Development 3 days ago

Energy Minister Radebe, Indian Commerce Minister, Eskom CEO opening African Utility Week

The Mother City is welcoming back more than 7,000 energy and water professionals from around the globe to discuss the challenges, opportunities and success stories on the continent...

Issued by African Utility Week 15 May 2018

Indian energy companies ready to do business at African Utility Week

The Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) represents India at African Utility Week, hosting a pavilion of more than 45 suppliers of specialised technology and services for the energy sector...

Issued by African Utility Week 14 May 2018

Nersa clarifies small-scale generation draft rules

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) on Thursday clarified the consultation paper on the draft Rules for Registration of Small-Scale Embedded Generation...

11 May 2018

South Africa to get $73m towards three wind farms

Miga, a member of the World Bank Group, will be investing $73m in support of the construction, operation and maintenance of three wind farms in South Africa, namely, Noupoort, Khobab, and Loeriesfontein 2...

10 May 2018

African Utility Week Industry Awards finalists announced

The awards recognises pioneering utilities, projects and people in the energy and water industry...

8 May 2018

African Utility Week announces diamond sponsorship by longstanding partner Lucy Electric

African Utility Week has announced that Lucy Electric, a longstanding partner of the event, will be the exclusive diamond sponsor at this year's exhibition and conference in Cape Town from 15-17 May...

Issued by African Utility Week 4 May 2018

Cahora Bassa produces more power than predicted

Despite low levels of water in the Zambezi River, the Cahora Bassa dam, in Mozambique's western province of Tete, generated more electricity than planned in the first quarter of this year...

2 May 2018

Energy and water sectors excited by solar, tech innovation, distributed generation but corruption still a challenge

Solar PV is seen as the most promising generation source for Africa while corruption, skills gaps and access to finance are some of the biggest challenges...

Issued by African Utility Week 26 Apr 2018

Laúca sets milestone as Angola's largest hydro project

Laúca Hydropower Plant is about to become the largest hydropower plant in Angola, as the newly commissioned third power generation group brings the current installed power capacity to over 1,000MW...

25 Apr 2018

Coal crisis highlights the need for renewables

Just when we thought Eskom had got its act together...

24 Apr 2018

The Shared Value shift: It's time for business to take the lead - for real

It is no longer sufficient to take a profit-first business approach: not only is it not sustainable for the long term, but consumers at all levels are now demanding that the business world develops a conscience...

Issued by Shift Social Development 23 Apr 2018

Millions of urban Africans still don't have electricity: here's what can be done

Urban communities often face many challenges in obtaining electricity access...

By Rebekah Shirley 23 Apr 2018

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