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Mpact expands face shield range - adults, kids, hardhat shields and respiratory masks

The safety of our communities is a top priority for us at Mpact. We have further expanded our face shield range and will be launching a respiratory mask during the course of June; ready for the re-opening of the many industries under lock down level three...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 9 hours ago

The case for turning South Africa's coal fields into a renewable energy hub

South Africa is currently one of the world's largest carbon emitters. And it's increasingly being viewed as a pariah that isn't contributing as much as it could to the international fight against global warming and climate change...

By Hartmut Winkler 3 days ago

Rising electricity tariffs are a major constraint for agriculture, says AgriSA

The forthcoming increases in the costs of electricity will place tremendous liquidity pressure on agricultural enterprises, given that electricity constitutes a significant proportion of their variable costs...

21 May 2020

DEFF orders Eskom to shut down Kendal units

Eskom has been ordered by the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) to stop operations at Unit 1 or 5 of the Kendal power plant, in Mpumalanga, within 30 days because of dangerously high levels of emissions....

20 May 2020

Judgment reserved in CoCT's bid to procure power from independent sources

Judgment has been reserved in the City of Cape Town's application to get clarity on whether municipalities are lawfully entitled to procure energy from independent power producers in terms of their own energy planning and not only in terms of national prescripts...

12 May 2020

Water and energy sector talks this week at Virtual African Utility Week and PowerGen Africa

"A shift in resources allocation towards the health sector to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic is going to starve other sectors like the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector of much-needed financing," says Paul Yillia, award-winning water sector expert...

Issued by Clarion Events 11 May 2020

Lockdown gave Eskom time to build capacity

The national lockdown has had some positive spin offs for Eskom in that the lower demand has given the power utility the breathing space to carry out short-term opportunity maintenance at some of its facilities, and also reduced the chances of load shedding this winter...

7 May 2020

Power shortages will remain a big challenge in a post-Covid-19 South Africa

The decline in economic activity precipitated by the spread of Covid-19 and ensuing lockdown in South Africa is also affecting the country's electricity supply dynamics...

By Hartmut Winkler 24 Apr 2020

Using the lockdown drop in energy demand for a better future

With South Africa's demand for electricity having dropped by approximately one third since the beginning of the Covid-19- lockdown, Eskom is using this time to complete much needed short-term maintenance on several of its power stations..

By Philip Konig 17 Apr 2020

Barbara Creecy overrules officials on air pollution data

Environment minister Barbara Creecy has ordered air pollution data and anti-pollution plans of some of South Africa's biggest polluters to be made public...

By John Yeld 16 Apr 2020

Powering South Africa

For years, Africa's most developed economy has struggled with power generation and supply, as load shedding and power cuts have stifled economic growth...

15 Apr 2020

What current global challenges are teaching us about energy development

The current Covid-19 pandemic, and its global and ubiquitous disruption, is delivering a seemingly constant stream of new challenges to our way of life...

9 Apr 2020

HOTT3D, Africa Oil & Power team up to build hospitals in Africa

A Cape Town-based exhibition builder, together with an event organiser, offer to work with governments and private sectors across Africa to rapidly build hospital infrastructures and shelters in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic...

9 Apr 2020

The Bizcommunity: Not taking lockdown lying down

In true South African spirit, even in times of adversity, daily stories of generosity and ingenuity abound. Never have we been more proud of how business communities are using our publishing platforms than since the outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus...

Issued by 6 Apr 2020

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