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Eskom chief executive, Phakamani Hadebe
#AUW2019: Investors won't fund fossil fuels

Even if the country remained committed to long-term coal-fired energy in a world rapidly transforming to green energy, it would have difficulty finding investors to build the infrastructure...

By Nicci Botha 17 May 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

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#AUW2019: Is the Eskom debt trap real?

Energy experts Ted Blom and Dr Grové Steyn differ in their opinion on the nature of the Eskom debt burden and thrashed it out in a panel discussion at the African Utility Week...

By Nicci Botha 15 May 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe
#AUW2019: Coal still critical to IRP, Radebe says

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe's vague promise that South Africa's long-overdue energy blueprint, the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), will be "concluded imminently" did, however, clearly indicate that coal would still play a prominent role in the country's energy mix...

By Nicci Botha 15 May 2019

AFRICA

10 developments that will shape Africa's energy sector in 2019
10 developments that will shape Africa's energy sector in 2019

The new year brings a new set of dynamics and challenges set to influence the future of the energy industry, from presidential elections to megaprojects developments, amidst intensifying international competition...

By NJ Ayuk 21 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#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

SOUTH AFRICA

#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

SOUTH AFRICA

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

SOUTH AFRICA

Strike action leaves SA in the dark
Strike action leaves SA in the dark

Eskom left large chunks of the country in the dark on Thursday night when it implemented stage one load shedding, blaming the black out on sabotage by striking workers...

By Nicci Botha 15 Jun 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe
#AUW2018: Renewables top the agenda in Radebe's speech

Energy minister, Jeff Radebe, did not once mention nuclear as an option for future energy provision, instead he sang the praises of the country's successful renewables programme...

By Nicci Botha 16 May 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Niall Kramer, CEO: Saoga
SA and Mozambique on the cusp of an oil and gas boom

Both South Africa and Mozambique show promise in the oil and gas sector, and collaboration between the two countries to create a substantial hub could significantly grow the region's economy...

By Nicci Botha 28 Mar 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#AEI2018: Closing Africa's energy gaps
#AEI2018: Closing Africa's energy gaps

While access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy for all will usher in economic growth and job creation on the continent, energy projects in Africa lack sufficient access to financing sources...

By Danette Breitenbach 22 Feb 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#AEI2018: Energy - the golden thread
#AEI2018: Energy - the golden thread

With the demand for energy expected to increase substantially to 2040 globally, Africa is no exception...

By Danette Breitenbach 21 Feb 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Is Eskom imploding?
Is Eskom imploding?

The number of incumbents who have warmed the chief executive's seat at Eskom in the last year continues to grow...

By Nicci Botha 9 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Regional power pools hold the key to sustainability
Regional power pools hold the key to sustainability

Regional collaboration is key to securing energy supply and minimising costs, but regional integration in a mutually beneficial manner remains a challenge, said Ben Martins, deputy minister of state enterprises.

By Nicci Botha 17 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Dr Ben Ngubane, Eskom chairman. Source: Miningmx
No-show Molefe sidesteps difficult questions at #AUW2017

Brian Molefe was a no-show at African Utility Week. Not surprising, given his track record of not pitching at this event when there's a bullet to be dodged...

By Nicci Botha 17 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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State of Capture and the Eskom CEO

Eskom CEO, Brian Molefe, has resigned just days after the State of Capture report was released...

By Nicci Botha 14 Nov 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

#SAGO16: Gas-to-power IPP programme explained
#SAGO16: Gas-to-power IPP programme explained

The much anticipated PIM, outlining the scope of South Africa's gas-to-power IPP programme and detailing priority projects has been released...

By Nicci Botha 4 Oct 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

#YouthMonth: From humble beginnings to the cover of Forbes Africa
#YouthMonth: From humble beginnings to the cover of Forbes Africa

Not many 28 year olds have achieved what Obinwanne Okeke has, includings gracing the cover of one of the world's most influential business journals.

By Nicci Botha 22 Jun 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

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#AfricaMonth: Bujagali hydro project: Poster child or white elephant?

SN Power is painting Bujagali hydro as a poster child for a successful development scheme. Or is it just glossing over a rescue mission for an ailing facility?

By Nicci Botha 30 May 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa's only existing nuclear power station, Koeberg, north of Cape Town. © Peter Titmuss
#AUW2016: How nuclear build programmes can be a strategic game changer

A while back, South Africa reeled in shock when a rand figure of trillions was mentioned in the same breath as nuclear power...

By Nicci Botha 20 May 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

#AUW2016: Operationalising the water-energy nexus
#AUW2016: Operationalising the water-energy nexus

Day 2 of African Utility Week looked at the cornerstones of sustainable development - energy, water and food security - and how they need to developed in unison to achieve the ambitious goals of COP21,,.

By Nicci Botha 19 May 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

#AUW2016: Global trends in the African context
#AUW2016: Global trends in the African context

A few years ago, alternative energy sources were a rich man's whimsy, but we are now living in the world of low-cost renewable energy...

By Nicci Botha 18 May 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

#AUW2016: A vision for the African power utility in disruptive times
#AUW2016: A vision for the African power utility in disruptive times

Electricity is integral if continent is to fulfil its ambitions of economic sustainability, and this requires collaboration and innovation that are uniquely African...

By Nicci Botha 18 May 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Boris Dzhingarov
Simple tips to help you choose energy suppliers

You want to be patient when you choose your energy supplier since you surely want to have the benefits that are associated with working with a really good service provider, while avoiding pitfalls that can appear in the future...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 11 Apr 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Power sector investments must be coordinated with industrial development
Power sector investments must be coordinated with industrial development

South Africa's power sector is undergoing radical transformation with positive medium- to long-term strategies in place...

By Webb Meko 8 Dec 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Advantages of load-limiting programmes
Advantages of load-limiting programmes

One of the most obvious advantages to smart metering platforms is the ability for household and business consumers to opt into load-limiting programmes with their electricity suppliers...

By Martin Vergunst 2 Sep 2015

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