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Marius Oosthuizen, lecturer: strategic foresight (leadership, strategy & ethics) at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)
#AUW2017: Trends shaping the future of utilities

Marius Oosthuizen, a lecturer in strategic foresight at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), led delegates during the final keynote session of this year's African Utility Week in a scenario planning exercise, unpacking some of the trends shaping the future of utilities.

By Sindy Peters 23 May 2017

#AUW2017: Buildings offer significant opportunity for energy efficiency
#AUW2017: Buildings offer significant opportunity for energy efficiency

One of the many pertinent questions asked at this year's African Utility Week was...

By Sindy Peters 22 May 2017

Koeberg nuclear power station. Source: Eskom
Eskom head: "No secret nuke deal"

Despite persistent conspiracy theories and media speculation, Eskom's nuclear boss is adamant there is no secret plan or corruption linked to the nuclear plan...

By Nicci Botha 19 May 2017

Regional power pools hold the key to sustainability
Regional power pools hold the key to sustainability

Regional collaboration is key to securing energy supply and minimising costs, but regional integration in a mutually beneficial manner remains a challenge, said Ben Martins, deputy minister of state enterprises.

By Nicci Botha 17 May 2017

Dr Ben Ngubane, Eskom chairman. Source: Miningmx
No-show Molefe sidesteps difficult questions at #AUW2017

Brian Molefe was a no-show at African Utility Week. Not surprising, given his track record of not pitching at this event when there's a bullet to be dodged...

By Nicci Botha 17 May 2017

Living in La La Land
Living in La La Land

Is South Africa still an investors' dream or are we living in La La Land?

By Danette Breitenbach 21 Apr 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Solar energy for Zambia can end poverty in sub-Saharan Africa

When electricity reaches Zambia through the solar market, we could see a dramatic decrease in poverty and a surge in creative entrepreneurs contributing to a thriving economy...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Apr 2017

Solving SA's urgent challenges using cleantech
Solving SA's urgent challenges using cleantech

With the Global Cleantech Innovation Programme for SMEs in SA (GCIP-SA) now open for applications, we interviewed Gerswynn McKuur, national project manager of GCIP-SA, to get some insight on how clean technologies could address some of SA's most urgent challenges...

By Sindy Peters 13 Apr 2017

Is nuke deal behind Eskom's filibusting on renewable PPAs?
Is nuke deal behind Eskom's filibusting on renewable PPAs?

The oh-so-delayed signing of PPAs between Eskom and renewable power producers has been postponed again...

By Nicci Botha 11 Apr 2017

The yo-yo world of commodities
The yo-yo world of commodities

While commodities may be on the rise globally, South Africa is a mixed bag...

By Danette Breitenbach 10 Apr 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
How the brushless motor can catalyse energy efficiency

If you consider yourself an entrepreneur or an inventor designing products that require a motor, one of the simplest ways to make your product energy efficient is to use a brushless motor...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 27 Mar 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
How to make your office more eco-friendly

Environmental challenges are something that is facing many businesses across the world and here in South Africa is no different...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 27 Feb 2017

Professor Fred Cawood
Improving mining H&S through collaboration

Health & Safety go hand in hand in the mining industry, while there has been a huge improvement in safety, health has been left behind...

By Danette Breitenbach 22 Feb 2017

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#MiningIndaba: Can the AMV redress the historical pillage in African mining?

The Africa Mining Vision compact lays out 12 principles, ostensibly to close existing gaps between mining communities, the private sector and governments....

By Nicci Botha 9 Feb 2017

#MiningIndaba: Cutifani defines the new normal in mining
#MiningIndaba: Cutifani defines the new normal in mining

Innovation, sustainability and resilience are the three qualities that will get mining out of the woods after the extremely rocky ride...

By Nicci Botha 8 Feb 2017

#MiningIndaba: Stakeholders need to pull together to revitalise industry
#MiningIndaba: Stakeholders need to pull together to revitalise industry

The mining industry needs a fresh start in stakeholder relationship, mostly due to a lack of trust, and this is reflected in the South Africa's low ranking in the Fraser Institute Mining Survey.

By Nicci Botha 7 Feb 2017

#MiningIndaba: Bristow pulls no punches on mining's short-sightedness
#MiningIndaba: Bristow pulls no punches on mining's short-sightedness

Mining companies and government are equally responsible in their failure to weather the unpredictability of the industry...

By Nicci Botha 7 Feb 2017

#MiningIndaba: A global economic snapshot
#MiningIndaba: A global economic snapshot

People should be buying gold on the back of a strong dollar and a recessionary economic environment...

By Nicci Botha 6 Feb 2017

#MiningIndaba: Zwane's progress report
#MiningIndaba: Zwane's progress report

Minerals minister's opening address at the Investing in African Mining Indaba...

By Nicci Botha 6 Feb 2017

Source: Tanesco
The changing face of Africa's energy projects

African energy programmes in the face of global political and economic headwinds...

By Nicci Botha 6 Feb 2017

Switch your radar on
Switch your radar on

Many in the business world are glad to see the back of 2016, but one month into 2017 and not much has changed. This is because what we are experiencing is not just a bump in the road; we are living in an inflection point in history where all the rules are being rewritten...

By Danette Breitenbach 3 Feb 2017

#BizTrends2017: Why more than ever, sustainability is good business
#BizTrends2017: Why more than ever, sustainability is good business

South African companies, including those in the retail sector, continue to experience a significant change in mindset among customers. The reality is that doing business is no longer just about profit, but also about creating shared value and meeting responsibilities to contribute to inclusive economic development, and to give back to communities and our planet...

By Justin Smith 12 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: The future of energy
#BizTrends2017: The future of energy

Energy is the lifeblood of economies and human activity, yet today's grids aren't much different from the one Thomas Edison built...

By Danette Breitenbach 10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Mechanisation essential for mining's survival
#BizTrends2017: Mechanisation essential for mining's survival

South Africa sits with abundant resources, but if these cannot be mined economically (and safely), it will all come to naught for stakeholders...

By Danette Breitenbach 10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Some sexy stuff is coming for the mining sector
#BizTrends2017: Some sexy stuff is coming for the mining sector

If the mining industry is to survive and propel itself into the next decade, innovating is a necessity, not a choice...

By Danette Breitenbach 9 Jan 2017

Crossing the divide between mining houses and communities
Crossing the divide between mining houses and communities

The relationship between mining operations and surrounding communities is often a tenuous one, tempered by distrust...

By Danette Breitenbach 22 Nov 2016

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State of Capture and the Eskom CEO

Eskom CEO, Brian Molefe, has resigned just days after the State of Capture report was released...

By Nicci Botha 14 Nov 2016

FedGroup CEO, Grant Field
FedGroup disrupts wealth creation model

With the launch of its direct ownership network, the FedGroup has, in a world first, harnessed tech innovation for wealth creation...

By Danette Breitenbach 9 Nov 2016

Source: Solar Capital
Solar costs at an all-time low, despite what Eskom claims

Cost and climate change has put the spotlight on renewable energy, but are these solutions realistic and affordable?...

By Nicci Botha 27 Oct 2016

Eskom's anti-green stance and other agendas
Eskom's anti-green stance and other agendas

Report after report tells us coal is doomed, yet Eskom keeps on perpetuating the myth that renewables aren't sustainable...

By Nicci Botha 25 Oct 2016

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