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Sudan's Bashir aims to ease Egypt concerns over Nile dam

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir said on Thursday, 17 August, that the construction of Ethiopia's controversial Grand Renaissance Dam on the Nile River would not impact water supplies to Egypt as feared by Cairo...

2 days ago

Solar power rising in southern African hotel industry

Members of the southern African hospitality industry are rapidly joining the green revolution and its not for show or Google ranking - there are savings to be had and natural vistas to preserve...

By Vanessa Rogers 16 Aug 2017

Algal biofuel production is neither environmentally nor commercially sustainable

Modern biofuels have been touted as a greener alternative to petrol and diesel since the early 1900s...

By Kevin Flynn 11 Aug 2017

Waste-to-energy programmes key in the sustainable circular economy

The business case for transforming waste to address critical energy shortages is mounting...

By Webb Meko 8 Aug 2017

Green tech future for Atlantis a step closer

Cape Town's "lost city" of Atlantis is a step closer to becoming a green technology hub...

By Dave Chambers 4 Aug 2017

Wind energy body launches mentorship programme

A mentorship programme to address gender and transformation in the renewable energy sector has been initiated by the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA)...

2 Aug 2017

Could decentralised energy systems further social justice in SA?

Tasneem Essop has launched an initiative...

By Sindy Peters 28 Jul 2017

Hulisani bets on wind tower firm

Hulisani has made its third acquisition in three months by injecting R82.5m into wind tower manufacturer GRI Wind Steel SA...

24 Jul 2017

Finding a renewable storage solution

The cost of storage raises the cost of renewable energy above that of coal-fired power stations...

18 Jul 2017

State meddling is dissuading energy investors

The stand-off between Eskom and the government over renewable PPAs is leading to a loss in confidence amongst international investors...

By Bekezela Phakathi 14 Jul 2017

Lüderitz wind project nears completion

The $13.6m Ombepo Wind Farm, near Lüderitz, is expected to add 5MW of renewable power to the Namibian grid by the end of July.

13 Jul 2017

Community Solar Innovation challenge open for entries

International law firm, Hogan Lovells, has launched the Community Solar Innovation Awards 2017 for innovative eco-inclusive enterprises, utilising solar energy systems or solar technology innovation...

11 Jul 2017

#StartupStory: The Sun Exchange

Through The Sun Exchange, anyone can go solar and start building wealth powered by sunlight. It allows for collaborative solar finance using blockchain...

By Ilse van den Berg 11 Jul 2017

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International

Gold Fields sells Darlot mine

Gold Fields sold its unprofitable Darlot mine for A$18.5m in cash and shares to Australian Stock Exchange-listed Red 5, which plans to use the mine's infrastructure as a central processing hub in Western Australia.

5 Aug 2017

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