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Energy and infrastructure: The African economic multiplier

Forward thinking investors and entrepreneurs in the African energy sector will deliver significant downstream benefits for the continent in the coming years...

By Bhavtik Vallabhjee 18 Nov 2020

Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!

Congratulations to the SME companies who have won full-page BizListing entries in Bizcommunity's business directory...

Issued by 26 Oct 2020

De Ruyter's plan to fix Eskom - part 2

Business should support the just energy transition as it could be the pivot to drive new industrial activity in South Africa, André de Ruyter . Eskom CEO, told The Directors' Event webinar.

By Nicci Botha 22 Oct 2020

De Ruyter's plan to fix Eskom - part 1

Ten months into the job, Eskom's newish boss, André de Ruyter, jokes that he is a veteran compared to the longevity of CEOs past. And nobody envies him the task of putting a debt-ridden, plundered and neglected business back together again...

By Nicci Botha 21 Oct 2020

#SUSASummit: Anand Murthy speaks on radical affordable housing

These are the highlights of BridgePort Developments founder Anand Murthy's talk at the SingularityU South Africa 2020 Summit...

16 Oct 2020

Is the government prepared to prevent a nuclear disaster?

While the recent seismic activity off the south-east coastline was brushed off by Eskom as no cause for alarm, NGOs are concerned about the risks associated with a nuclear plant so close to a fault line and to densely populated areas...

8 Oct 2020

Steam generators arrive at Koeberg power plant

The first of Koeberg's nuclear power station's long-awaited six replacement steam generators have arrived in Cape Town, and the first three will be installed into Unit 1 between February and June 2021...

1 Oct 2020

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

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