BizTrends 2018


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Coal crisis highlights the need for renewables

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

1 day ago

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 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

SAWEA looks to improve implementation of ED components through industry practice

Working with key constituencies, the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) aims to help improve the implementation of...

18 Apr 2018

Zim puts wind energy plans on hold

Zimbabwe has put on hold plans to undertake a wind resource measurement exercise on three sites with highest energy potential

By Martin Kadzere 16 Apr 2018

Ghanaian startup crowned 2018 Seedstars Global Winner

Ghanaian startup, AgroCenta, was crowned the 2018 Seedstars Global Winner at the fifth edition of the Seedstars Summit which took place on Thursday, 12 April 2018...

16 Apr 2018

Proper water management key to viability of solar-powered irrigation systems

According to a new report, solar-powered irrigation is now an affordable solution to both commercial and small-scale farmers in developing countries, but adequate management and regulations to avoid the unsustainable use of water are needed...

13 Apr 2018

Africa's energy revolution is underway, but challenges remain

An energy revolution is happening in Africa where off-grid and mini-grid power generation is no longer a short-term fix, but rather a permanent solution...

By Liesl Peyper, Issued by African Utility Week 12 Apr 2018

More nuanced approach needed in pursuing renewables, experts say

The sharp decline in the cost of clean renewable energy globally has made it the obvious choice for African countries to generate new capacity, but a more nuanced approach is needed...

By Liesl Peyper, Issued by African Utility Week 11 Apr 2018

20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from Africa

With the Seedstars World Summit taking place on Thursday, 12 April 2018, the organisers have announced the final 65 finalists that will get the chance to pitch their ideas on the global stage. 20 out of the 65 finalists are from Africa...

By Ilse van den Berg 11 Apr 2018

Why South Africa's power utility should boost its output of in-house renewables

South Africa has exceptionally favourable conditions for solar and wind power generation...

By Hartmut Winkler 9 Apr 2018

The inevitable benefits of renewables

The freshly signed power purchase agreements with renewable energy independent power producers reinstate investor confidence and create opportunities...

By Marubini Raphulu 6 Apr 2018

PPA signing re-energises renewables programme

Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe, has finally signed the 27 outstanding PPA projects totalling R56bn in round 3.5 and 4 of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP)...

5 Apr 2018

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