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#WindAc 2017: Do cats and windows kill more birds than wind turbines?
#WindAc 2017: Do cats and windows kill more birds than wind turbines?

Yes, they do - cats and windows do kill more birds than wind turbines, but that's no reason to disregard the fact that wind turbines also kill birds...

By Sindy Peters 2 days ago

#WindAc 2017: How to select a wind farm development site without compromising visual resources
#WindAc 2017: How to select a wind farm development site without compromising visual resources

There are many considerations to take into account when developing a wind farm, one of which is the impact on visual, aesthetic, and scenic resources in and around a potential location...

By Sindy Peters 21 Nov 2017

John Sanei
#Newsmaker: Singularity University invites John Sanei to panel

John Sanei, business innovation strategist, trend specialist, futurist and author of South African bestseller What's your moonshot?, has been invited to join Singularity University's panel of global speakers...

By Jessica Tennant 15 Nov 2017

#WindAc 2017: Transition to renewables well under way
#WindAc 2017: Transition to renewables well under way

Today saw the start of WindAc Africa 2017 - the annual "academic hour for wind power" hosted by the South African Wind Energy Association...

By Sindy Peters 14 Nov 2017

#GBCSA2017: The potential for buildings to become mini utilities
#GBCSA2017: The potential for buildings to become mini utilities

The future of large public utilities, such as Eskom, is uncertain...

By Sindy Peters 20 Oct 2017

A cabinet reshuffle equals a nuclear deal
A cabinet reshuffle equals a nuclear deal

President Jacob Zuma's latest cabinet reshuffle is nothing more that a thinly-veiled smokescreen to get his crony, David Mahlobo into the energy portfolio...

By Nicci Botha 18 Oct 2017

Does South Africa's renewable energy plan signify progress or regression?
Does South Africa's renewable energy plan signify progress or regression?

The energy industry breathed a huge sigh of relief recently when energy minister Mmamoloko Kubayi announced that power purchase agreements (PPAs) for renewable energy from bid windows 3.5 and 4 will be signed by the end of October 2017...

By Siyabonga Mbanjwa 17 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Hero in a half shell, SolarTurtle
#EntrepreneurMonth: Hero in a half shell, SolarTurtle

Invented by social entrepreneur James van der Walt, the SolarTurtle recently scooped a win at the Inventors Garage at the 2017 SABC Education SA Innovation Summit, walking away with R10k.

By Sindy Peters 16 Oct 2017

Five SA startups finalists in Accenture Innovation Awards
Five SA startups finalists in Accenture Innovation Awards

Five South African startups have been named finalists in this year's edition of the Accenture Innovation Awards, which rewards forward-thinking businesses that are disrupting industries...

By Tom Jackson 10 Oct 2017

Is Eskom imploding?
Is Eskom imploding?

The number of incumbents who have warmed the chief executive's seat at Eskom in the last year continues to grow...

By Nicci Botha 9 Oct 2017

Things are looking up for commodities revenues, or are they?
Things are looking up for commodities revenues, or are they?

Commodities revenues have remained fairly consistent, with a bit of an increase here and there, but no substantial increase...

By Danette Breitenbach 5 Oct 2017

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Does the SA mining industry have a future?

Over the past decade, local mining's financial performance has been stable, but there's been no growth and the cost side of the business has increased...

By Danette Breitenbach 4 Oct 2017

Charter is undermining industry performance
Charter is undermining industry performance

For the past five to six years, the mining industry has been in survival mode, recording a loss last year for the first time in a decade...

By Danette Breitenbach 3 Oct 2017

Hazel Bomba, Product Manager, AEL Mining
#WomensMonth: The value of female leadership in mining

We chat to Hazel Bomba, AEL Mining's product manager about her career, female leadership and gender equality in the mining industry...

By Cari Coetzee 28 Aug 2017

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

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Could decentralised energy systems further social justice in SA?

Tasneem Essop has launched an initiative...

By Sindy Peters 28 Jul 2017

#StartupStory: The Sun Exchange
#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

Green reporting will expose risky companies
Green reporting will expose risky companies

G20 task force issues new Climate-Related Financial Disclosure Framework...

By Sharon Snell 5 Jul 2017

#YouthMonth: Entrepreneur has high hopes for castor oil producing company in Africa
#YouthMonth: Entrepreneur has high hopes for castor oil producing company in Africa

Thabang Mabapa's Selokong Sa Dimelana project grows castor seed crops for the commercial production of castor seed oil as an alternative biofuel. We wanted to find out a bit more about this inspiring young entrepreneur...

By Cari Coetzee 22 Jun 2017

Mosebenzi Zwane, minister of mineral resources. Photo: African Mining Indaba
Stakeholders blast Mining Charter as underhanded

The worst fears of a cross-section of mining industry stakeholders were realised when the latest iteration of the Mining Charter was released last week...

By Nicci Botha 19 Jun 2017

The brain drain and messy regulation
The brain drain and messy regulation

The regulatory environment governing the mining industry in South Africa has never been more complicated - or expensive...

By Danette Breitenbach 15 Jun 2017

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Is mining's feast or famine mindset a thing of the past?

The mining industry hasn't really changed much in mindset from the gold rushes of old...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Jun 2017

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Phosa: Mining needs policy certainty

No sector is more in need of long-term policy certainty than mining...

By Danette Breitenbach 12 Jun 2017

David Williams
#AfricaMonth: Internal trade barriers show signs of falling

While the road ahead may still present significant challenges, some of Africa's most long-standing internal trade barriers are beginning to show signs of falling. We interview David Williams, Maersk Line Africa chief executive and global head of Safmarine to find out more...

By Ilse van den Berg 30 May 2017

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 GIBS, unpacked 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

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