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Powering the economy through alternative energy
Powering the economy through alternative energyArticle

South Africa is finalising the much-anticipated Hydrogen Society Roadmap as the country shapes its industrialisation and economic pathway...

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The story behind Daily Maverick's Don't Shoot the Messenger podcast
The story behind Daily Maverick's Don't Shoot the Messenger podcastArticle

Daily Maverick's Don't Shoot the Messenger podcast first aired in March 2020, coinciding with the beginning of the lockdown, and has since rolled out two seasons. Now they've just kicked off season three, a year later...

Jessica Tennant 14 Apr 2021

Accor opens internationally-branded hotel in Bridgwater
Accor opens internationally-branded hotel in BridgwaterArticle

The new-build property is the first ibis hotel in the UK to showcase Accor's new Plaza-design throughout...

31 Mar 2021

Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) Units 1 and 2. Photo: Reetesh Chaurasia/Wiki Commons
SA could boost African economies through nuclear knowledge sharingArticle

South Africa could lead the way for other African countries, like Zambia, Rwanda, Ghana and Kenya, interested in developing nuclear energy to bolster their electricity grids and grow their economies...

19 Mar 2021

Image source: Getty/Gallo
Eskom improves performance despite challengesArticle

The risk of load shedding will be significantly reduced after the completion of the reliability maintenance by September 2021, but until then the power grid remains volatile and vulnerable to disruptions...

16 Mar 2021

Government urged to delay procurement of new nuclear power generation until after 2030
Government urged to delay procurement of new nuclear power generation until after 2030Article

The debate around procuring new nuclear capacity for South Africa's unreliable power grid carries on...

26 Feb 2021

Koeberg nuclear power station
What is it about nuclear energy that its opponents don't want you to know?Article

The recent spate of anti-nuclear media coverage coincides with the Nersa's public consultation process on procuring 2,500MW of nuclear energy...

Des Muller 15 Feb 2021

Gaopalelwe Santswere, executive chairperson, South African Young Nuclear Professionals Society
#BizTrends2021: The future of SA's energy mixArticle

South Africa relies on coal-fired power stations to produce approximately 90% of its electricity. Moving forward, the country's aim should be to reduce this percentage, with a move to greater use of renewable energy sources...

Gaopalelwe Santswere 7 Jan 2021

Koeberg nuclear power station
Steam generator leak shuts down Koeberg unit 1Article

Koeberg nuclear power station has taken its unit 1 offline after a leak in one of its three steam generators worsened. ..

4 Jan 2021

Climate change is best tackled through lots of small-scale solutions - here are 9 reasons why
Climate change is best tackled through lots of small-scale solutions - here are 9 reasons whyArticle

Massive amounts of public money are being mobilised to kickstart economies out of COVID-induced recessions...

Charlie Wilson, Caroline Zimm, Simon De Stercke 4 Dec 2020

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 RuyterArticle

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...

25 Nov 2020

Image: World Economic Forum
WEF opens up deep-sea mining dialogueArticle

A new way to meet the growing demand for minerals critical to electric vehicle, electronics and battery manufacturers could become commercially available within this decade...

12 Nov 2020

AGL Energy Limited undertook a successful transformation of an old coal plant to a modern flexible gas engine power plant to support more renewables into the South Australian power system
Breathing new life into Eskom's old power stationsArticle

Eskom has called for proposals to repurpose its decommissioned coal-fired power stations, providing opportunities to devise creative solutions to what would otherwise become a major financial burden for the utility...

10 Nov 2020

Photo: Eskom
Steam generators arrive at Koeberg power plantArticle

The first of Koeberg's nuclear power station's long-awaited six replacement steam generators have arrived in Cape Town, and the first three will be installed into Unit 1 between February and June 2021...

1 Oct 2020

Sheldon Friedericksen, chief financial officer, Fedgroup
Private public partnerships: Possible saviour of South Africa's economyArticle

Boosting the economy, cutting our extremely high unemployment rate, and avoiding further downgrades by credit-rating agencies are central to the government's economic growth plan...

Sheldon Friedericksen 23 Sep 2020

Paul Nel, energy lead, Zutari
Fossil fuel-based energy mix remains a challenge for South AfricaArticle

The main challenge facing South Africa is its fossil fuel-based energy mix that is heavily dependent on the mining industry for supplying coal and employment opportunities...

Paul Nel 3 Sep 2020

Ryan Collyer, acting CEO of Rosatom Central and Southern Africa
Africa's economic prosperity depends on inclusive energy mixArticle

Energy sustainability is not just an opportunity to transform societies and grow economies, it is also a necessity - a prerequisite to meet Africa's growing energy demand and to reduce the global carbon footprint...

19 Aug 2020

Koeberg Nuclear Power Station. Source: Wikipedia
South Africans have a right to know government's nuclear plansArticle

Civil society organisation, Safcei, has evoked the Promotion of Access to Information Act to interrogate the government's latest push for further nuclear energy projects...

14 Aug 2020

Toufik Khitous, business development manager for North Africa, Wärtsilä Energy Business
How Egypt banks on renewables to meet expected surge of energy demandArticle

To meet its soaring demand for energy, Egypt is turning to renewable sources. Its targets, if accomplished, will see it become a pioneer in the African energy landscape. But are the plans realistic?

Toufik Khitous 15 Jul 2020

South Africa can’t afford new nuclear infrastructure with state funds in these times of budget shortfalls and ballooning debt. GettyImages
Interpreting the South African government's mixed messages on nuclear powerArticle

On 14 June the South African Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy issued a controversial statement initiating a process that could lead to the construction of new nuclear power station...

Hartmut Winkler 2 Jul 2020

Ryan Collyer, acting CEO Rosatom Central and Southern Africa
Small modular reactors a feasible option for sub-Saharan AfricanArticle

While renewable sources of energy are dependent on weather conditions, nuclear power supply is consistently regular and reliable, and therefore attracting interest across Africa...

23 Jun 2020

Koeberg is South Africa's only nuclear power station
DMRE calls for info on nuclear new buildArticle

In line with provisions on the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) promulgated in 2019, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has published a request for information (RFI) for a 2,500MW nuclear new build...

19 Jun 2020

Minerals and Energy Minister, Gwede Mantashe
Environmentalist groups reminds minister of nuclear procurement proceduresArticle

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) recently indicated that it will immediately be commencing with the procurement process for a 2500MW new nuclear power programme...

11 Jun 2020

Should Africa consider the nuclear energy route?
Should Africa consider the nuclear energy route?Article

While Africa has enjoyed great achievements in oil and gas developments and seen the launch of numerous successful renewable energy programmes, bringing online large scale world-class projects, it still has not managed to close the power gap as it hedges forward with its goal of sustainable energy mixes. So, what's next for Africa?

22 Apr 2020

Floating nuclear plant provides first power
Floating nuclear plant provides first powerArticle

The floating nuclear power plant (FNPP) has delivered its first 10-million kWh of electric power into the isolated network of the Chauny-Bilibino hub in Russia's Far East autonomous region of Chukotka...

28 Jan 2020

Checks and balances to avoid non-compliance
Checks and balances to avoid non-complianceArticle

How do you know what governance, risk and compliance system is best for your business?...

Issued by LexisNexis 21 Jan 2020

Collaboration offers Ghanain students nuclear education opportunity in Russia
Collaboration offers Ghanain students nuclear education opportunity in RussiaArticle

Three key Ghanaian universities and Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) will start working together to help upcoming engineers, physicists, doctors and researchers from Ghana to receive Master's and postgraduate education in nuclear subjects in Russia...

12 Jan 2020

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No premature death for coalArticle

With global targets set to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel combustion by 2030 and to reach a net-zero position by 2050...

Kudakwashe Gamba 10 Dec 2019

Gwede Mantashe, SA minister of minerals and energy
#AOW2019: Mantashe calls for gas investmentArticle

Highlighting the investment opportunities at the country's first liquefied natural gas (LNG) hub in the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ), Minerals and Energy Minister, Gwede Mantashe called on foreign investors to help develop South Africa's fledgling gas industry...

Nicci Botha 6 Nov 2019

South Africa's future energy mix: wind, solar and coal, but no nuclearArticle

South Africa has a new energy plan which covers 2019 to 2030. It follows cabinet's recent adoption of a new Integrated Resource Plan for electricity generation...

Hartmut Winkler 30 Oct 2019

Minister of Innovation and Technology of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Getahun Mekuria Kuma.and Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachev,
Ethiopia and Russia sign peaceful atomic energy dealArticle

Russia and Ethiopia have signed an intergovernmental framework agreement on cooperation in the peaceful use of atomic energy on the sidelines of the Russia-Africa Economic Forum in Sochi...

24 Oct 2019

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister, Gwede Mantashe
Coal remains primary energy source in IRP2019Article

The latest iteration of Integrated Resource Plan (IRP2019) reflects what Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has been saying for some time.

18 Oct 2019

Nuclear presents greater opportunities than just energy generation
Nuclear presents greater opportunities than just energy generationArticle

Apart from electricity generation, nuclear technology offers Africans unique and exciting opportunities to benefit health services, agriculture, education, scientific research and industry...

18 Oct 2019

Game of Thrones, Chernobyl, Fleabag win big at Emmys; Showmax has most winners
Game of Thrones, Chernobyl, Fleabag win big at Emmys; Showmax has most winnersArticle

At the Primetime Emmy Awards, Game of Thrones won Best Drama, Chernobyl took home Best Limited Series and Fleabag was named Best Comedy...

Issued by Showmax 25 Sep 2019

World's first floating nuclear power plant docks in Russia
World's first floating nuclear power plant docks in RussiaArticle

The floating power unit Akademik Lomonosov has arrived at the port of its permanent location in Pevek, Chukotka, in Russia's Far East, where it is being docked to start operations by the end of this year...

16 Sep 2019

Gwede Mantashe, minister of energy and mineral resources, Image credit: GovernmentZA
Nuclear still a possibility in SA energy planArticle

The government is considering further implementing nuclear power in the country's long-term energy strategy, said Gwede Mantashe, minister of mineral resources and energy, at a round table engagement in Johannesburg...

22 Aug 2019

Environmental activists celebrate court ruling against a proposed nuclear deal for South Africa. EPA/Nic Bothma
South Africa's nuclear research facility - Pelindaba - needs to be repurposedArticle

Located 33km west of South Africa's capital city Pretoria, the Pelindaba precinct has been home to South Africa's nuclear research corporation since the 1960s...

David Fig 17 Jul 2019

Gaopalelwe Santswere, executive chairman of SAYNPS. Image Chege Publishing
Why nuclear should be considered as a viable option for economic growthArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa rightly pointed out in his State of the Nation Address (Sona) the devastating effects of climate change on our planet and motivated for adding more renewable and clean energy to our national energy mix.

Gaopalelwe Santswere 24 Jun 2019

Floating cities: the future or a washed-up idea?
Floating cities: the future or a washed-up idea?Article

Humans have a long history of living on water. Our water homes span the fishing villages in Southeast Asia, Peru and Bolivia to modern floating homes in Vancouver and Amsterdam...

Brydon T. Wang 5 Jun 2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Zambian President Edgar Lungu meet on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg in 2018. EPA-EFE/Alexei NikolskySputnik/Kremlin Pool
Russia in Africa: can it offer an alternative to the US and China?Article

Russia has never had an African colony. It stayed out of the scramble for Africa, only engaging with African states in the 19th Century.

János Besenyo 3 Jun 2019

SA's energy supply from Cahora Bassa dam in Mozambique was interrupted by Cyclone Idai
Renewables: The cheaper, cleaner choice for SAArticle

Phasing out coal in the power sector by 2040 would allow SA to fulfil its commitment to the Paris Agreement goal of limiting warming to well below 2°C without significant impact on the economy...

1 Apr 2019

A barman using candle light as another rolling blackout affects large parts of South Africa’s biggest city, Johannesburg. Epa/Kim Ludbrook
Why restructuring South Africa's power utility won't end the blackoutsArticle

Recent poweer cuts and the announcement that South Africa's power utility Eskom will be receiving R23bn a year in government support for the foreseeable future are symptomatic of operational and financial crises at the utility...

29 Mar 2019

Can South Africa keep the lights on? flickr/ Paul Saad
Is South Africa on the cusp of a major shift in energy policy?Article

South Africans go to the polls this year. And for the first time the country's energy future is becoming a significant subject of contestation...

Hartmut Winkler 5 Mar 2019

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

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

Wind turbines used to generate electricity on a wind farm in South Africa. Shutterstock
Why South Africa can't make a massive shift to renewables - yetArticle

There's a lively debate raging in South Africa about the extent to which renewables should replace coal, particularly given the threat of climate change...

Hartmut Winkler 25 Oct 2018

Gaopalelwe Santswere
South Africa risks losing its strategic nuclear leading roleArticle

South Africa risks losing its permanent seat at the International Atomic Energy Agency board of governors if Egypt brings its recently signed 4,800MW nuclear power contract on line...

Gaopalelwe Santswere 17 Oct 2018

South Africa is the only African country that has nuclear power. The Koeberg nuclear reactor cooling tower. Shutterstock
Why nuclear energy should be part of Africa's energy mixArticle

Africa has the least nuclear power of any continent in the world, with the exception of where nuclear power is banned...

Oluwole Olutola 17 Sep 2018

Deputy Chief Justice Ray Zondo looks into state capture in South Africa’s energy sector. EPA-EFE
Key questions the Zondo inquiry needs to pose about the nuclear dealArticle

South Africa is emerging from a debilitating period where politicians and their benefactors systematically placed pliable individuals into key positions at state institutions to gain undue influence and ultimately financial advantage...

Hartmut Winkler 30 Aug 2018

Is Africa ready for nuclear energy?
Is Africa ready for nuclear energy?Article

Years back, nuclear energy was a fancy option limited to the industrialised world. In due course, nuclear could be an energy source for much of Africa, where only South Africa currently has a nuclear power plant...

Laura Gil 30 Aug 2018

Coal is still king and nuclear takes a backseat in draft IRP
Coal is still king and nuclear takes a backseat in draft IRPArticle

Coal will remain top of the heap, with gas and wind being the next most important contributors in the long-awaited Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which details the country's energy mix in 2030...

28 Aug 2018

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