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Eskom working on replacing failing infrastructure

Eskom has committed to replacing its ailing infrastructure in Gauteng after experiencing an increased number of "pole-mounted" transformers and mini-substations that fail due to network overload...

3 days ago

Developing countries need to chart their own course to net zero emissions

Translating complex climate science into language people understand has always been difficult. At various times, the aim of different climate policies has been holding average global temperature rise to 2°C or 1.5°C

26 Jul 2021

Sapref refinery to begin restart on 21 July

South Africa's largest crude oil refinery, Sapref, will begin restarting on 21 July, after temporarily shutting down as a wave of violent looting swept across the country, the operators said in a statement on Tuesday...

21 Jul 2021

Ethiopia says second filling of giant dam on Blue Nile complete

Ethiopia has completed filling the reservoir of its huge dam on the Blue Nile river for a second year and the plant may start generating power in the next few months...

By Dawit Endeshaw 20 Jul 2021

Banning fossil fuels in sub-Saharan Africa could slow the transition to renewable energy

Worldwide, the ugly consequences of a warming planet are rearing their heads. Many countries are increasing efforts to decarbonise their energy systems in a bid to limit global warming...

By Samuel Ayokunle Olówósejéjé 16 Jul 2021

Country's largest refinery declares force majeure amid KZN unrest

Sapref, South Africa's largest crude-oil refinery, has declared a force majeure and shut down operations at its site in Durban.

14 Jul 2021

Clearing the waters: The Upstream Petroleum Resources Development Bill

Just over two years ago, Total made a major gas concentrate discovery in the Outeniqua Basin (Brulpadda prospect, Block 11B/12B) offshore South Africa...

By Peter Leon, Paul Morton, Ernst Muller & Lauren Paxton 12 Jul 2021

A thirst for transformation and sustainability within the energy sector

One of Saica Enterprise Development's key projects, the EneGro project - which plays an active role within the energy space...

By Kelly Sin Hidge, Issued by SAICA 12 Jul 2021

UN Security Council backs AU bid to broker Ethiopia dam deal

UN Security Council members on Thursday, 8 July, backed African Union mediation efforts between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan in a dispute over the operation of...

By Michelle Nichols 9 Jul 2021

South Korean toilet turns excrement into power and digital currency

Using a toilet can pay for your coffee or buy you bananas at a university in South Korea where human waste is being used to help power a building...

By Minwoo Park and Daewoung Kim 9 Jul 2021

Tunisia pushing UN action on Ethiopia dam, Ethiopia opposed

Tunisia has proposed the UN Security Council push for a binding agreement between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt on the operation of a giant hydropower dam within six months...

By Michelle Nichols 8 Jul 2021

UN urges Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan to recommit to dam talks

The United Nations called on Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt on Tuesday, 6 July, to recommit to talks on the operation of a giant hydropower dam...

By Doyinsola Oladipo 7 Jul 2021

Egypt notified that Ethiopia has resumed filling of giant dam

Egypt's irrigation minister said on Monday, 5 July, he had received official notice from Ethiopia that it had begun filling the reservoir behind its giant hydropower dam...

By Momen Saeed Atallah, Omar Fahmy and Nafisa Eltahir 6 Jul 2021

UN Security Council to meet on Ethiopia dam

The United Nations Security Council plans to meet to discuss a dispute between Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt over a giant dam built by Ethiopia on the Blue Nile...

By Michelle Nichols 2 Jul 2021

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