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Environmental considerations for self-generation regime

Besides the obviouts dialogue about legislative amendments needed for mining companies to generate their own power, there is also the question of whether the minister consulted with other relevant departments in ensuring this policy decision is given due effect...

By Gillian Niven & Paula-Ann Novotny 3 days ago

SDG7 under the spotlight at Africa Energy Forum 2020

The 2020 Africa Energy Forum will take place in Barcelona, Spain from 30 June to 3 July under the overarching theme of 'Investment and impact'...

3 days ago

Landmark investment secured for 60MW Djibouti Wind Farm Project

Djibouti's electricity demand is expected to considerably increase due to various large-scale infrastructure projects including ports, free trade zones...

14 Feb 2020

#Sona20: Ramaphosa confirms own use generation plan

In his State of the Nation Address (Sona), President Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed that the regulatory environment is to be changed in order to facilitate uncapped commercial and industrial distributed generation for own use....

14 Feb 2020

Nersa welcomes court decision on Eskom

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has welcomed the decision by the High Court in Pretoria to dismiss an urgent relief sought by Eskom...

13 Feb 2020

#BizFinFocus: Read the signs to forge ahead in a gloomy economy

Although the International Monetary Fund gave South Africa's economic growth prospects a downward revision for this year, 2020 could still hold significant opportunities for business owners who know where to look...

By David Morobe 12 Feb 2020

Independent power generation offers investment opportunities

While Eskom's massive debt and lack of maintenance has resulted in load shedding and an inability to service the debt...

11 Feb 2020

Can mines now generate their own power?

Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, created a flurry of headlines when he told the Investing in African Mining Indaba that mines could generate their own electricity...

By Jason van der Poel, Mzukisi Kota & Alexandra Felekis 10 Feb 2020

Academic partnership brings Pan-African training programme for clean energy leaders to SA

A total of 11 South Africans among record number of participants selected for Open Africa Power...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 7 Feb 2020

Petrol price to come down in February

The petrol price will come down by 13 cents a litre this week...

4 Feb 2020

#MiningIndaba2020: Mining industry must embrace 4IR

The demands of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) provide new growth opportunties for the mining industry, which must position itself, including reskilling the workforce, to take advantage of this new reality

By Nicci Botha 3 Feb 2020

Bringing critical power distribution out of the dark

As the trend towards digitisation becomes pervasive across many industries and operations, the benefits offered to power distribution systems should not be overlooked...

By Quintin Mccutcheon 31 Jan 2020

South Africa's energy crisis has triggered lots of ideas: why most are wrong

Since late last year South Africans have, once again, been subjected to power cuts by the power utility, Eskom. The need for what's called loadshedding - planned power outages - led to the recent resignation of Eskom's chairperson and a flurry of concern about the current and future reliability of electricity supply...

By Seán Mfundza Muller & Mike Muller 23 Jan 2020

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