Renewable energy remains the most cost effective option for building new power capacity. Image source: Getty/Gallo
No economic growth without a reliable power supply, says De Ruyter

Although load shedding is likely to remain on South Africa's radar for the foreseeable future, Eskom Chief Executive Officer, Andre de Ruyter promises it will be significantly reduced by September 2021, if everything goes according to plan.

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Electricity price increases threaten farming sustainability
Electricity price increases threaten farming sustainability

The ever-increasing electricity price threatens the sustainability of affordable food production. This was the warning Free State Agriculture (FSA) gave the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa).

Dr Jack Armour, operations manager of FSA, addressed Nersa over Eskom's proposed plans to further increase the electricity price. According to Armour, it is unacceptable that consumers must pay the price for the bad management decisions of state-owned enterprises and municipalities' payment delinquency.

1 day ago

How Africa can get more from its minerals
How Africa can get more from its minerals

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to build a stronger economy that is resilient in the face of future threats. One of the key areas where South Africa can maximise its potential for economic growth is the beneficiating extracted minerals.

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Maersk Voyager, deepwater drip ship. Photo supplied
Oil & gas activities trigger big investments in Namibia, Angola and South Africa

Last spring, the Maersk Voyager, an ultra-deepwater drillship under contract by French supermajor Total, sank a wildcat well to a depth of 3,628 metres (11,903 feet) in Block 48, a massive area with potentially huge oil reserves in the Congo basin offshore Angola.

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Steering the mining industry towards a new normal
Steering the mining industry towards a new normal

Webber Wentzel recently hosted its annual round up of key legal updates in the mining sector to help continue to navigate the complexities of the industry and work towards finding a new normal.

2 days ago

Chanda Nxumalo, director, Harmattan Renewables
The role of blockchain in Africa's energy transition

Blockchain is expected to play an essential role as African countries transition towards a distributed, digitised, and decentralised power system.

19 Nov 2020

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Climate change and its impact on mining project planning

Climate change is playing an increasingly important role in the decision making processes of mining projects. Even as early as the pre-feasibility stages, its impact on factors such as water management and social licence needs to be considered.

19 Nov 2020

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