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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 3 days ago

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

#BizTrends2019: Great cities are built on great collaborations
#BizTrends2019: Great cities are built on great collaborations

Urbanisation continues to be one of the most powerful megatrends reshaping our world. It is a shift that is creating countless problems, but even more opportunities...

By Elaine Jack 7 Jan 2019

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Biomimicry and the future of utilities

Claire Janisch, founder of Biomimicry South Africa, took to the podium at this year's African Utility Week to share how biomimicry could influence the future of utilities...

By Sindy Peters 21 May 2018

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

#BizTrends2018: Interest in energy, water infrastructure to intensify in 2018
#BizTrends2018: Interest in energy, water infrastructure to intensify in 2018

Energy is one of the sectors of our economy most closely watched by local and international investors...

By Siyabonga Mbanjwa 30 Jan 2018

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

#BizTrends2018: Recycling of wastewater is the key to water security
#BizTrends2018: Recycling of wastewater is the key to water security

Could it be that recycling the water we have is the key to water availability relief...

By Theunis Coetzer 8 Jan 2018

#WindAc 2017: Transition to renewables well under way
#WindAc 2017: Transition to renewables well under way

Today saw the start of WindAc Africa 2017 - the annual "academic hour for wind power" hosted by the South African Wind Energy Association...

By Sindy Peters 14 Nov 2017

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Motlanthe: Strong economic growth deepens inequality

Some 23 years down the line, democracy isn't all it's cracked up to be when it comes to levelling inequality...

By Nicci Botha 30 Oct 2017

#GBCSA2017: The potential for buildings to become mini utilities
#GBCSA2017: The potential for buildings to become mini utilities

The future of large public utilities, such as Eskom, is uncertain...

By Sindy Peters 20 Oct 2017

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

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

#AUW2017: Buildings offer significant opportunity for energy efficiency
#AUW2017: Buildings offer significant opportunity for energy efficiency

One of the many pertinent questions asked at this year's African Utility Week was...

By Sindy Peters 22 May 2017

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

Justin Friedman, founder of For the Love of Water (FLOW)
#AUW2017: Water conservation - what's love got to do with it?

Justin Friedman, founder of For the Love of Water (FLOW), chaired and opened the keynote session on the second day of the 2017 African Utility Week...

By Sindy Peters 18 May 2017

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

#AUW2017: Innovative water management in Africa requires collaboration
#AUW2017: Innovative water management in Africa requires collaboration

Uganda's Minister of Water and Environment Sam Cheptoris kicked off proceedings in the Water track on the first day of this year's African Utility Week...

By Sindy Peters 17 May 2017

Siyabonga Mbanjwa, MD of Sener Southern Africa
Making the case for CSP in SA's energy mix

In the past few months, the role of renewable energy has become a subject of intense debate...

By Siyabonga Mbanjwa 16 Mar 2017

#BizTrends2017: HVAC and building efficiency
#BizTrends2017: HVAC and building efficiency

In heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and the building efficiency arena, the biggest trend drivers are the entrance of digital and wireless...

By Neil Cameron 11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Water recycling, re-use and sustainability
#BizTrends2017: Water recycling, re-use and sustainability

Although SA has made huge leaps in provision of clean water, there is still a significant amount of untreated sewage contaminating our water courses...

By Theunis Coetzer 11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Exciting areas of growth in plastic pipe industry
#BizTrends2017: Exciting areas of growth in plastic pipe industry

Despite numerous appeals made to government by industry, not enough has happened this past year to improve South Africa's water infrastructure...

By Jan Venter 10 Jan 2017

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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

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

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

[Joburg Indaba] Powering up for tomorrow
[Joburg Indaba] Powering up for tomorrow

The energy crisis in this country is the collective responsibility of all the role-players, including the mining industry..

By Danette Breitenbach 20 Oct 2015

SA needs and deserves an energy revolution
SA needs and deserves an energy revolution

The African Climate Reality Project says it's time for South Africa to look up and not down for its energy solutions...

By Chris Wild 16 Oct 2015

Lifting the veil on SA's nuclear programme
Lifting the veil on SA's nuclear programme

Does South Africa need a nuclear build programme? Not according to Hilton Trollip, senior researcher at UCT's Energy Research Unit...

By Nicci Botha 30 Sep 2015

[Earth Focus] Nuclear red. Renewable energy green
[Earth Focus] Nuclear red. Renewable energy green

Given South Africa's world-shattering potential for renewable energy, it is inexplicable why our government is seriously considering the purchase of eight nuclear reactors at an estimated R1tn...

By Roger Metcalfe 17 Aug 2015

Is South Africa ready for smart cities?
Is South Africa ready for smart cities?

The concept of the 'smart city' is growing in popularity as more and more connected technologies emerge. The term has many definitions...

By Paul Divall 29 Jul 2015

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