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African shifts towards small-scale power generation

The emerging trend in the African energy sector is a shift away from utility-scale developments to community-sized generation projects...

13 hours ago

Solar technology applied in an ingenious way

A solar power system was considered the logical way in which to provide electricity to power the irrigation pumps on a new macadamia farm on the outskirts of Hazyview, Mpumalanga...

1 day ago

Eskom and NamPower sign electricity deal

Eskom and NamPower, have signed a five-year firm electricity sales agreement...

1 day ago

Is zero harm possible?

There has been steady decrease in accidents on mines over the past few years, but will the elusive zero harm ever be achieved?..

1 day ago

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 1 day ago

Coal COO resigns after insider trading fine

Coal of Africa's COO, who was fined R350,000 by the FSB for insider trading, has resigned, the company said...

24 Mar 2017

Eskom to sell power to Zim, despite $40m unpaid bill

Eskom is attempting to flog excess power to Zimbabwe, despite the fact that its northern neighbour owes more than $40m in unpaid electricty bills...

24 Mar 2017

WRC launches mine water atlas

The Water Research Commission (WRC), in partnership with consulting firm Golder Associates, has launched the South African Mine Water Atlas...

24 Mar 2017

Partnership to secure private investment in renewables

A platform aimed at boosting private sector investment into on- and off-grid renewable energy production in Africa was launched in Geneva recently...

22 Mar 2017

Eskom completes Majuba repair

In 2014, in the midst of loadshedding, poor leadership and serious delays in the construction of two of its new-build power stations, a coal silo collapse at the Majuba power station simply added to Eskom's woes...

22 Mar 2017

Biomass project creates opportunity for mining community

A renewable energy project on degraded land is aimed at creating economic opportunities for communities after the life of a mine...

20 Mar 2017

Coal of Africa exec fined, suspended for insider trader

Coal of Africa's COO has been fined R350,000 for insider trading by the FSB) and was subsequently suspended by the company pending an internal investigation...

20 Mar 2017

Pastor unearths 706-carat diamond

A 706-carat diamond, possibly the 10th largest ever found, was unearthed by a pastor working the artisanal mines in Sierra Leone...

17 Mar 2017

Making the case for CSP in SA's energy mix

In the past few months, the role of renewable energy has become a subject of intense debate...

By Siyabonga Mbanjwa 16 Mar 2017

Eskom, Coega sign agreement on nuclear

Eskom and the Coega Development Corporation (CDC) have signed a collaborative agreement on South Africa's nuclear new build programme...

16 Mar 2017

Oakbay Resources CEO resigns

Oakbay Resources and Energy, owned by the Gupta family, announced that Jacques Roux had resigned as CEO of the company with effect from March 31...

16 Mar 2017

How to unlock the potential of papyrus wetlands in Africa

Most households in tropical sub-Saharan Africa – over 80% – use some form of biomass, such as charcoal or wood as their primary source of energy, mainly for cooking...

By Michael Jones and Matthew Saunders 16 Mar 2017

Is industrial IT the next wave for Africa?

Kenya is on the cusp of real growth and innovation. In fact, according to the African Economic Outlook in 2015, East Africa was again the continent's fastest-growing region...

By Stephen du Preez 15 Mar 2017

Call for oil firms to move to troubled Niger fields

The Nigerian government has called for major oil companies to move their offices to the Niger delta region, to stem unrest in the oil-rich area...

14 Mar 2017

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