South Africa is the only African country that has nuclear power. The Koeberg nuclear reactor cooling tower. Shutterstock
Why nuclear energy should be part of Africa's energy mix

Africa has the least nuclear power of any continent in the world, with the exception of where nuclear power is banned...

By Oluwole Olutola 2 days ago

Thinking sustainability - Energy, Food, Water Nexus for South Africa
Thinking sustainability - Energy, Food, Water Nexus for South Africa

The South African National Energy Association (SANEA) will be hosting a two-day conference as a platform to share knowledge and information about the Energy, Food, Water Nexus for South Africa...

Issued by The Digital Deli 13 Sep 2018

Lithium demand to soar in the next five years
Lithium demand to soar in the next five years

The demand for lithium, needed for the batteries to power electric vehicles (EV), will more than double from 26.7kt in 2018 to 58.3kt in 2022...

13 Sep 2018

Chinese loan to Eskom granted without conditions
Chinese loan to Eskom granted without conditions

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the recent Chinese loan that was given to state-owned entity, Eskom, comes with no conditions...

12 Sep 2018

Energy moves to ensure compliance of IPP implementation agreements
Energy moves to ensure compliance of IPP implementation agreements

Government needs to urgently ensure the compliance of implementation agreements (IAs) related to Independent Power Producers (IPPs), Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe said...

7 Sep 2018

CUT Solar Project gets an upgrade
CUT Solar Project gets an upgrade

In 2013, Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT) embarked on its first project to harness the power of the sun. This year, they decided to upscale the project with the installation of a Solar Plant...

6 Sep 2018

Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe
Energy Portfolio Committee welcomes draft IRP

The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Energy says the draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) policy certainty to the country...

5 Sep 2018

Eskom spokesman, Khulu Phasiwe. Photo: Soweto Life Magazine
Eskom signs wage agreement with unions

Eskom has signed a wage agreement with the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (NUMSA).

31 Aug 2018

Deputy Chief Justice Ray Zondo looks into state capture in South Africa’s energy sector. EPA-EFE
Key questions the Zondo inquiry needs to pose about the nuclear deal

South Africa is emerging from a debilitating period where politicians and their benefactors systematically placed pliable individuals into key positions at state institutions to gain undue influence and ultimately financial advantage...

By Hartmut Winkler 31 Aug 2018

Photo: Mujahid Safodien
Civil organisations challenge new coal inclusion in IRP

Allowing the two new coal plants contemplated by the draft Integrate Resource Plan (IRP) to go ahead would be disastrous for water resources, air quality, health, land, and the climate...

30 Aug 2018

Coal is still king and nuclear takes a backseat in draft IRP
Coal is still king and nuclear takes a backseat in draft IRP

Coal will remain top of the heap, with gas and wind being the next most important contributors in the long-awaited Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which details the country's energy mix in 2030...

28 Aug 2018

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Tanzania, Uganda sign gas pipeline deal

Tanzania and Uganda have signed an agreement for the construction a natural gas pipeline...

27 Aug 2018

President João Lourenço. Photo: Angop
Angolan investment honeymoon looks to be over

When Angolan President, João Lourenço, took power a year ago, there was a wave of market optimism and fresh investor interest...

23 Aug 2018

Photo: Sasol
Mozambique may sign new gas agreements in September

Mozambique is on the cusp of a new wave of prospecting for gas and oil with the imminent adoption of revised model gas contracts.

22 Aug 2018

Ashleigh Maritz, senior environmental scientist and Estie Retief, environmental scientist at SRK Consulting
Regulatory detail still lacking to comply with Climate Change Bill

The first draft on the Climate Change Bill is on the table, but there is still a lack of regulatory detail that organistions need to guide their preparations to comply...

21 Aug 2018

Fred Kabanda, chief oil sector regulatory officer, African Natural Resources Centre, African Development Bank, Cote d’Ivoire
Building Africa's energy capacity

Sub-Saharan Africa is currently sitting on an electrification rate of only 43%, so much more need to be done to achieve the international community's goals of universal electricity access by 2030...

20 Aug 2018

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South Africa's new energy plan is imminent. What to look out for

The South African Ministry of Energy is to release an updated electricity plan this month...

By Hartmut Winkler 20 Aug 2018

Eskom declares dispute with unions
Eskom declares dispute with unions

Eskom has declared a dispute with its three trade unions over preconditions introduced in wage negotiations...

16 Aug 2018

Eskom tender firms lose bid to have complaint dismissed
Eskom tender firms lose bid to have complaint dismissed

The Competition Tribunal has refused an application to dismiss a complaint against companies accused of price fixing and tender collusion involving a R240m Eskom tender...

13 Aug 2018

Eskom to investigate Kusile fire
Eskom to investigate Kusile fire

Eskom is investigating a fire that broke out at its Kusile Power Station...

13 Aug 2018

Maarten Ackerman, chief economist, Citadel
Wage increases could sink Eskom

Above-inflation wage increases for Eskom workers are simply not sustainable in the long-term, especially if South Africa is to avoid further credit ratings downgrades...

By Maarten Ackerman 7 Aug 2018

Kangnas Wind Farm backs research on current status of Red Lark
Kangnas Wind Farm backs research on current status of Red Lark

Kangnas Wind Farm has partnered with the FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, providing financial support for a PhD study on the Red Lark...

7 Aug 2018

25 projects make the Land Art Generator Initiative competition shortlist
25 projects make the Land Art Generator Initiative competition shortlist

Twenty five mesmerising land art projects have been shortlisted for the fifth edition of Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) competition at St. Kilda Triangle in Melbourne, Australia...

6 Aug 2018

Flickr/Tom Albinson
Oil discoveries in Turkana six years ago haven't delivered benefits for women

Turkana is a vast dry, remote countyin northwest Kenya, home to around 1.5 million nomadic livestock herders...

By Kennedy Mkutu 2 Aug 2018

Eskom enlists CCMA in wage impasse
Eskom enlists CCMA in wage impasse

Eskom is engaging the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) to facilitate engagement between the organisation and union leaders to resolve the ongoing industrial action...

1 Aug 2018

Designing a 'solar tarp', a foldable, packable way to generate power from the sun
Designing a 'solar tarp', a foldable, packable way to generate power from the sun

The energy-generating potential of solar panels - and a key limitation on their use - is a result of what they're made of...

By Darren Lipomi 31 Jul 2018

Load shedding on the cards today
Load shedding on the cards today

The risk of load shedding remains high today as a result industrial actions at Eskom power stations...

31 Jul 2018

What kind of beast will the African utility of the future be?
What kind of beast will the African utility of the future be?

The future of African power utilities and the challenges they face has highlighted four possible scenarios of what the continent's energy sector will look like by the year 2030...

31 Jul 2018

Photo: International Energy Agency
US Gas Roadmap to light up Africa

Kenya and Tanzania are among nine African countries set to benefit from an ambitious US-led initiative to invest in gas-powered power plants...

By Njiraini Muchira 27 Jul 2018

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