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Mozambique's EDM scores double win at prestigious African Utility Week Industry Awards in Cape Town

Mozambican utility EDM (Electricidade de Moçambique), Azuri Technology, Siemens and two water sector pioneers were some of the big winners at the African Utility Week Industry Awards...

Issued by African Utility Week 1 day ago

Sarb approves Sibanye Lonmin deal

The South African Reserve Bank has approved Sibanye-Stillwater's proposed acquisition of Lonmin, which was announced on 14 December 2017...

3 days ago

African Utility Week: Energy expert Ted Blom warns of a rise in 'DIY electricity'

A roadmap for South Africa's energy future presented at the African Utility Week warned of a rise in "do-it-yourself electricity" and ultimately the possible collapse of the country's energy grid...

Issued by African Utility Week 2 days ago

#AUW2018: Renewables top the agenda in Radebe's speech

Energy minister, Jeff Radebe, did not once mention nuclear as an option for future energy provision, instead he sang the praises of the country's successful renewables programme...

By Nicci Botha 16 May 2018

Energy Minister Radebe, Indian Commerce Minister, Eskom CEO opening African Utility Week

The Mother City is welcoming back more than 7,000 energy and water professionals from around the globe to discuss the challenges, opportunities and success stories on the continent...

Issued by African Utility Week 15 May 2018

Mantashe promises Mining Charter soon

The Department of Mineral Resources is working towards finalising the Mining Charter after receiving input from stakeholders in the industry...

15 May 2018

Indian energy companies ready to do business at African Utility Week

The Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) represents India at African Utility Week, hosting a pavilion of more than 45 suppliers of specialised technology and services for the energy sector...

Issued by African Utility Week 14 May 2018

Finding the connection for power supply in Africa

Transmission and distribution networks are key components to electrifying Africa. With this in mind, regional integration dominates the agendas of African policymakers and donor finance institutions...

By Andrew Galbraith 14 May 2018

Millions of urban Africans still don't have electricity: here's what can be done

At least 110 million of the 600 million people still living without access to electricity in Africa live in urban areas. Most are within a stone throw from existing power grid infrastructure...

By Rebekah Shirley 11 May 2018

How children are lured into mining

A new report has revealed how children as young as seven years of age are lured into small-scale mining activities in the country...

By Syriacus Buguzi 11 May 2018

Nersa clarifies small-scale generation draft rules

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) on Thursday clarified the consultation paper on the draft Rules for Registration of Small-Scale Embedded Generation...

11 May 2018

South Africa to get $73m towards three wind farms

Miga, a member of the World Bank Group, will be investing $73m in support of the construction, operation and maintenance of three wind farms in South Africa, namely, Noupoort, Khobab, and Loeriesfontein 2...

10 May 2018

How to ensure communities living near mining activities get a better deal

The South African government and the Chamber of Mines are in the process of formulating a new Mining Charter. The charter serves as a blueprint for transforming the mining industry. Its primary aim is to benefit people who were disadvantaged under colonialism and apartheid...

By Ross Harvey 9 May 2018

FNB Mining Towns House Price Indices growth rates slow

The FNB Mining Towns House Price Indices growth rates have slowed in recent quarters...

By John Loos 8 May 2018

African Utility Week Industry Awards finalists announced

The awards recognises pioneering utilities, projects and people in the energy and water industry...

8 May 2018

De Beers reports significant increase in diamond production

Diamond group De Beers has reported that its total production increased by 15% to 8,5 million carats during the first quarter of this year...

By Rebecca Campbell 8 May 2018

SA mourns mining disaster deaths

President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his sadness at the death of seven workers at Sibanye-Stillwater's Driefontein mine near Carletonville on the West Rand...

7 May 2018

UPDATE: Sibanye-Stillwater rescue operation

Ten of the 13 employees who were trapped following a seismic event (measuring 2.2 on the Richter scale) yesterday, at Sibanye-Stillwater's Masakhane mine, Driefontein operations, have been rescued...

4 May 2018

African Utility Week announces diamond sponsorship by longstanding partner Lucy Electric

African Utility Week has announced that Lucy Electric, a longstanding partner of the event, will be the exclusive diamond sponsor at this year's exhibition and conference in Cape Town from 15-17 May...

Issued by African Utility Week 4 May 2018

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