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Can waste-to-energy offer an OPEX reprieve for mines?
Can waste-to-energy offer an OPEX reprieve for mines?

Despite the large impact mines have on the environment, mining is a significant contributor to the local economy from both a financial and employment perspective...

By Jason McNeil 12 Feb 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

5 things utilities must consider in their quest to become smarter
5 things utilities must consider in their quest to become smarter

Driven by the requirement to improve operational efficiencies and revenues, cut down on wastage, and enhance customer service, water utilities around the world are turning to advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) - including smart meters - and the trend is set to accelerate in 2019.

By Darren Oxlee 18 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Could Antarctic icebergs be the solution to Cape Town's water crisis?
Could Antarctic icebergs be the solution to Cape Town's water crisis?

The extensive drought in SA has brought to the fore many a creative solution...

By Sindy Peters 18 May 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Cape Town's 'green' map reveals water usage per household
Cape Town's 'green' map reveals water usage per household

The City of Cape Town has this week made spying on friends, family or even neighbours' water usage habits even easier...

By Andy Walker 17 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Does South Africa's renewable energy plan signify progress or regression?
Does South Africa's renewable energy plan signify progress or regression?

The energy industry breathed a huge sigh of relief recently when energy minister Mmamoloko Kubayi announced that power purchase agreements (PPAs) for renewable energy from bid windows 3.5 and 4 will be signed by the end of October 2017...

By Siyabonga Mbanjwa 17 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Marius Oosthuizen, lecturer: strategic foresight (leadership, strategy & ethics) at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)
#AUW2017: Trends shaping the future of utilities

Marius Oosthuizen, a lecturer in strategic foresight at GIBS, unpacked some of the trends shaping the future of utilities...

By Sindy Peters 23 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Thebe Ikalafeng, brand and reputation expert, at 2017 African Utility Week
#AUW2017: Why utilities need to build better brands

The ever-vibrant and inspirational brand and reputation expert Thebe Ikalafeng delivered one of the keynote talks at the recently concluded 2017 African Utility Week...

By Sindy Peters 19 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Rethinking the central plant for greater efficiency
Rethinking the central plant for greater efficiency

Almost 40% of the power required to run a building is consumed in one place: the central chilled water plant...

By Neil Cameron 27 May 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Government should partner with private sector to secure water supply
Government should partner with private sector to secure water supply

South Africa is a water scarce country. With average annual rainfall of 450mm - compared to a global average of 870mm - the country is ranked the 30th driest in the world...

By Kroshlen Moodley 17 Dec 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

[African Utility Week] The evolution of the utility
[African Utility Week] The evolution of the utility

The focus of the third and final keynote session at the African Utility Week was on bridging the gap between the lack of Africa's utility infrastructure and the fully-integrated smart cities of the future for the continent to live up to its projected rate of economic growth...

By Nicci Botha 15 May 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

[African Utility Week] Delivering energy solutions for African economies
[African Utility Week] Delivering energy solutions for African economies

The golden thread stitching together the keynote presentations on the second day of African Utility Week was undoubtedly the need to tap into Africa's vastly underutilised renewable energy resources to support the potential for economic growth and social upliftment...

By Nicci Botha 14 May 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

[African Utility Week] Eskom hopes to keep the lights on this winter
[African Utility Week] Eskom hopes to keep the lights on this winter

Eskom hopes to maintain its unbroken record over the years of not having to implement loadshedding during the winter months...

By Nicci Botha 13 May 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

[African Utility Week] Africa is open for business...
[African Utility Week] Africa is open for business...

Africa has the potential of becoming the energy powerhouse of the future and thereby going a long way to alleviating the poverty on the continent...

By Nicci Botha 13 May 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

LPG a cost-effective alternative to conventional power supply
LPG a cost-effective alternative to conventional power supply

LPG is a safe, reliable and cost-effective alternative to conventional power supply yet only 3% of South Africans are currently using it as an additional source of energy...

By Atose Aguele 26 Nov 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Clarity required on drivers of energy policy decision
Clarity required on drivers of energy policy decision

In his State of the Nation Address (SONA) last month President Jacob Zuma fleetingly highlighted government's support of a strategy to raise nuclear generation capacity in South Africa (quoting the potential for the addition of over 9,000MW of nuclear capacity), while highlighting shale gas and nuclear energy as core industries that need to be developed.

By Tom Harris 8 Aug 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

SONA will not attract investment in energy sector
SONA will not attract investment in energy sector

Several energy-related themes were mentioned during the 2014 State of the Nation Address (SONA) by president Jacob Zuma.

By Johan Muller 23 Jun 2014

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