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Fossil fuel-based energy mix remains a challenge for South Africa

The main challenge facing South Africa is its fossil fuel-based energy mix that is heavily dependent on the mining industry for supplying coal and employment opportunities...

By Paul Nel 3 Sep 2020

Africa's economic prosperity depends on inclusive energy mix

Energy sustainability is not just an opportunity to transform societies and grow economies, it is also a necessity - a prerequisite to meet Africa's growing energy demand and to reduce the global carbon footprint...

19 Aug 2020

South Africans have a right to know government's nuclear plans

Civil society organisation, Safcei, has evoked the Promotion of Access to Information Act to interrogate the government's latest push for further nuclear energy projects...

14 Aug 2020

Interpreting the South African government's mixed messages on nuclear power

On 14 June the South African Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy issued a controversial statement initiating a process that could lead to the construction of new nuclear power station...

By Hartmut Winkler 2 Jul 2020

Further developments to the carbon tax framework

On 19 June 2020, Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, finalised the next set of regulatory mechanisms applicable to the Carbon Tax Act, 2019 (the Act)...

By Paula-Ann Novotny and Gillian Niven 26 Jun 2020

Small modular reactors a feasible option for sub-Saharan African

While renewable sources of energy are dependent on weather conditions, nuclear power supply is consistently regular and reliable, and therefore attracting interest across Africa...

23 Jun 2020

DMRE calls for info on nuclear new build

In line with provisions on the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) promulgated in 2019, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has published a request for information (RFI) for a 2,500MW nuclear new build...

19 Jun 2020

Environmentalist groups reminds minister of nuclear procurement procedures

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) recently indicated that it will immediately be commencing with the procurement process for a 2500MW new nuclear power programme...

11 Jun 2020

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 Level 3 lockdown...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 29 May 2020

Should Africa consider the nuclear energy route?

While Africa has enjoyed great achievements in oil and gas developments and seen the launch of numerous successful renewable energy programmes, bringing online large scale world-class projects, it still has not managed to close the power gap as it hedges forward with its goal of sustainable energy mixes. So, what's next for Africa?

22 Apr 2020

Mining executives can use inspiring climate narratives to engage stakeholders

Too often mining companies frame their "climate narrative" around compliance. Instead they should aspire to be more inspiring...

By Lucas Chaumontet 11 Feb 2020

Floating nuclear plant provides first power

The floating nuclear power plant (FNPP) has delivered its first 10-million kWh of electric power into the isolated network of the Chauny-Bilibino hub in Russia's Far East autonomous region of Chukotka...

28 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

Collaboration offers Ghanain students nuclear education opportunity in Russia

Three key Ghanaian universities and Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) will start working together to help upcoming engineers, physicists, doctors and researchers from Ghana to receive Master's and postgraduate education in nuclear subjects in Russia...

10 Jan 2020

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