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Tourism Minister, Derek Hanekom
SA increasing efforts on climate change

South Africa is scaling-up its current ambitious efforts to address climate change, says Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom...

3 days ago

Madagascar's indigenous forests are being stripped to meet energy needs. Photo: Greentumble
Madagascar: How to futureproof energy projects in face of political uncertainty

Madagascar has a new energy policy with the ambitious plan of providing universal access and energy security to its citizens by 2030. But this plan is not without its challenges...

By Nicci Botha 13 Dec 2018

More than 40 people, individuals and representatives of various organisations – 350africa.org, Fossil free for South Africa, Project 90 by 2030, Green Anglicans among others – picketed at the Energy Week Gas summit at the Westin Hotel in Cape Town on Tuesday morning. Photo: Yann Macherez
Picket against new coal stations at energy summit

Energy Week South Africa, an international Gas Cooperation Summit, is currently taking place at the Westin Hotel, Cape Town. The summit focus is on gas, renewable energy and black industrialists in the energy sector....

By Yann Macherez 11 Dec 2018

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No leave for Eskom managers till load shedding is sorted

All senior Eskom managers have been ordered to cancel their holiday leave to meet Public Enterprises Minister, Pravin Gordhan's 10-day deadline to sort out the causes of the current load shedding crisis...

6 Dec 2018

Niël Pretorius, DRDGold CEO
DRDGold's recovery project steaming ahead

Four months into construction of Phase 1 of the Far West Gold Recoveries project, DRDGold is set to start commissioning on Thursday...

4 Dec 2018

Garyn Rapson, partner at Webber Wentzel
Some take outs on carbon tax

After more than eight years in the making, South Africa's carbon tax law is expected to take effect on 1 June 2019...

By Garyn Rapson 3 Dec 2018

Karoshoek Solar One
Karoshoek Solar One comes on line

Another 100MW of solar power was added to the grid, as the Karoshoek Solar One project went live in Upington, Northern Cape.

3 Dec 2018

Mining Minister Gwede Mantashe
Government committed to growing oil, gas industry

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe says his department will work towards creating an enabling environment for the oil and gas sector to be able to do business in the country. ..

30 Nov 2018

Eskom to overcome challenges by 2023
Eskom to overcome challenges by 2023

Eskom has secured 73% of its funding requirements for 2018/19, while it faces several operational and financial challenges...

29 Nov 2018

Committee adopts IRP 2018 report
Committee adopts IRP 2018 report

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Energy has adopted its report on the draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP 2018) containing several recommendations...

29 Nov 2018

Photo: Mozambique Mining Journal
SA urged to invest in Mozambican gas sector

Mozambique presents great opportunities for South African businesses to invest in, said Mozambican Provincial Permanent Secretary of Cabo Delgado Province, Antonio Domingos Mapure...

28 Nov 2018

Privatisation, productivity and the potential of mini grids
Privatisation, productivity and the potential of mini grids

To continue on the economic growth trajectory many African countries find themselves on, they need reliable, sustainable sources of energy. However, the continent finds itself trailing behind other emerging markets...

26 Nov 2018

Mboweni tables Carbon Tax Bill
Mboweni tables Carbon Tax Bill

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has tabled the Carbon Tax Bill in Parliament, giving effect to the announcements made in the 2017 and 2018 Budget statements...

22 Nov 2018

Photo: Eskom
Eskom briefs Parliament on turnaround strategy

National power utility Eskom has tabled phase one of a strategic review that will deliver a turnaround blueprint that will include a short-term improvement plan...

22 Nov 2018

Not enough being invested to meet energy goals
Not enough being invested to meet energy goals

The finance required to close electricity gaps remain dramatically short of what is needed to meet global energy goals by 2030...

21 Nov 2018

Renewables won't solve Africa's energy crisis on their own
Renewables won't solve Africa's energy crisis on their own

Renewable energy alone is not the solution to Africa's energy woes...

21 Nov 2018

Plan to address Eskom challenges afoot
Plan to address Eskom challenges afoot

A 9-point plan is set to go a long way in turning the fortunes of Eskom around at a time when the utility is facing major challenges, says Phakamani Hadebe, group chief executive officer...

19 Nov 2018

SA energy the dirtiest in the G20, report says
SA energy the dirtiest in the G20, report says

The University of Cape Town's annual Brown to Green Report found that South Africa has the highest emission intensity in the G20 power sector...

16 Nov 2018

NJ Ayuk, executive chairman African Energy Chamber
Angola joins gas exporting body

Angola has joined the GECF, the organisation at the forefront of promoting the use of natural gas as an affordable and sustainable fuel of choice for sustainable development....

15 Nov 2018

African Development Bank launches energy portal
African Development Bank launches energy portal

An online portal has been launched that will consolidate, validate and disseminate energy data and insights across Africa's energy value chain, covering generation, transmission, distribution, regulation and policy.

13 Nov 2018

#AOW2018: Driving growth through resources
#AOW2018: Driving growth through resources

Africa Oil Week held in Cape Town recently was a veritable who's who of oil and gas players on the continent. A ministerial panel gave insight into the aspirations of some of the countries...

By Nicci Botha 12 Nov 2018

Reppie thermal plant. Photo: Cambridge Industries
Africa's bumpy road to sustainable energy

Sub-Saharan Africa produces approximately 62-million tonnes of waste per year, including plastic waste, according to the World Bank...

By Eleni Mourdoukoutas 12 Nov 2018

#AOW2018: Sudan poised for second boom
#AOW2018: Sudan poised for second boom

Years of civil war has seen Sudan's lucrative oil industry shrink to virtually nothing...

By Nicci Botha 9 Nov 2018

Dr Fatih Birol, executive director, International Energy Agency, and South African Energy Minister Jeff Radebe
#AOW2018: SA "aggressively" pursuing a new refinery with Saudis, Radebe says

South Africa's much mooted seventh refinery is on the way...

By Nicci Botha 7 Nov 2018

Chris Bredenham
#AOW2018: Africa's O&G industry on the up, says PwC report

The African oil & gas industry has been on a rocky road, with external factors placing pressure on companies to be more cost-effective and efficient...

6 Nov 2018

Report: Opportunities in Africa's oil & gas sector
Report: Opportunities in Africa's oil & gas sector

The African continent continues to boast a vast array of potential opportunities, particularly in the oil and gas (O&G) sector, according to Deloitte's Africa Oil & Gas State of Play report...

5 Nov 2018

South Africa's energy future a pawn in a larger political game
South Africa's energy future a pawn in a larger political game

Professor Anton Eberhard of UCT GSB argues that South Africa needs to embrace unprecedented global innovation in new low-cost energy technologies and competitive markets if it wants to support real economic transformation...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 1 Nov 2018

Home-owners to register their off-grid energy installations or face stiff penalties
Home-owners to register their off-grid energy installations or face stiff penalties

The supply of electricity to the property may also be disconnected and only reconnected once the city is satisfied that the SSEG system is either disconnected, decommissioned or authorised...

31 Oct 2018

Women under-represented in the African power sector
Women under-represented in the African power sector

Integrating gender in the power sector would create opportunities for women and strengthen the sector to support improved healthcare, education and entrepreneurial opportunities...

31 Oct 2018

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