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Demonstrators in Johannesburg march against environmental damage done by coal. Photo by Cornell Tukiri/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
How the rollout of South Africa's renewable energy plan is failing communities

South Africa's over-reliance on coal-fired power plants places the country among the world's top carbon emitters and does huge damage to the health of its citizens...

Zoheb Khan 3 days ago

Source: Africa Energy Corp
Clearing the waters: The Upstream Petroleum Resources Development Bill

Just over two years ago, Total made a major gas concentrate discovery in the Outeniqua Basin (Brulpadda prospect, Block 11B/12B) offshore South Africa...

Peter Leon, Paul Morton, Ernst Muller & Lauren Paxton 12 Jul 2021

Australia's Fortescue in talks on giant Congo hydro project
Australia's Fortescue in talks on giant Congo hydro project

Australia's Fortescue Metals Group said on Tuesday, 15 June, it was in talks with the Democratic Republic of Congo's government to develop a hydroelectric power project...

Melanie Burton and Hereward Holland 15 Jun 2021

A police car is being filled with fuel at a gas station next to the sign of Italian energy Eni company in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt February 6, 2021. Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
Eni, BP in talks over oil and gas assets in Algeria

BP and Eni are in talks over the future of their oil and gas assets in Algeria as the two groups increase efforts to refocus their businesses to tackle falling margins, rising debt and climate pressures...

Ron Bousso, Dmitry Zhdannikov & Stephen Jewkes 1 Jun 2021

Protecting SA's biodiversity - little steps can be made by managing waste better
Protecting SA's biodiversity - little steps can be made by managing waste better

For the past 50 years, human activities have dramatically reduced biodiversity across the globe. We have, through our actions, extinguished our habitats...

24 May 2021

As press freedom continues to struggle in Kenya, alternatives keep hope alive
As press freedom continues to struggle in Kenya, alternatives keep hope alive

As we mark World Press Freedom Day 2021, let us remember that 2020 was terrible for the press in many parts of the world...

Wambui Wamunyu 3 May 2021

Europlaw Group and SJ Global Investments entered into international joint venture agreement
Europlaw Group and SJ Global Investments entered into international joint venture agreement

Europlaw Group decided of entering into a formal business collaboration of entering into a joint venture with SJ Global Investments...

Issued by Europlaw 2 Mar 2021

Lesser known property sub-sectors offer hope for battle-scarred investors
Lesser known property sub-sectors offer hope for battle-scarred investors

Despite the patchy property performance last year, there are still pockets of excellence for the smart investor...

Gary Palmer 8 Feb 2021

Shirley Webber, head of natural resources and energy, Absa Corporate and Investment Banking
Sustainable energy: A fascinating dynamic for the resources sector

Issues such as climate change are no longer "soft" elements that can be tucked away in a sustainability report somewhere...

Shirley Webber 2 Feb 2021

False Bay TVET College; ensuring a pipeline of new facilitators for the green sector
False Bay TVET College; ensuring a pipeline of new facilitators for the green sector

As part of the its strategic goals, False Bay TVET College recognises that more must be done to address climate change and global warming...

Issued by False Bay College 29 Jan 2021

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REDZ and their role in a just energy transition

Renewable Energy Development Zones (REDZ) have a key role to play in the South Africa's just energy transition, creating priority areas for investment in the electricity grid and increasing South Africa's green energy map...

18 Jan 2021

Tygue Theron, head of business development, Energy Partners Intelligence
#BizTrends2021: Sustainable energy evolution opens opportunities for SA businesses

There were a a number of significant developments in the local energy space in 2020 and, while this sector generally tends to shift relatively slowly, 2021 is likely to bring with it some of the most progressive changes...

Tygue Theron 14 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: A bright horizon for South Africa's energy landscape
#BizTrends2021: A bright horizon for South Africa's energy landscape

The recent history of South Africa's energy landscape has not been great. With poorly maintained infrastructure, delayed construction of new capacity, illegal connections and cable theft; news headlines on the topic of SA's electricity are rarely good...

Barry Bredenkamp 7 Jan 2021

AfDB approves Desert-to-Power technical support programme
AfDB approves Desert-to-Power technical support programme

The African Development Bank (AfDB) recently approved a Desert-to-Power (D2P) technical support programme that aims to advance the rollout of solar generation in G5 Sahel countries...

28 Dec 2020

Nigel Beck, executive head, sustainable finance, Standard Bank Group
ESG investment can help Africa's economic recovery

Covid-19 has hindered Africa's growth, demanding new approaches to economic development, and raising the focus on environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues...

Nigel Beck 7 Dec 2020

WAN-IFRA's Print Innovation Awards winners announced
WAN-IFRA's Print Innovation Awards winners announced

During the recent World Printers Summit, winners of the third edition of the WAN-IFRA Print Innovation Awards were announced....

11 Nov 2020

#SUSASummit: Can AI transform the way we use energy?
#SUSASummit: Can AI transform the way we use energy?

These are the highlights of Dr Mark Nasila's talk at the SingularityU South Africa 2020 Summit...

26 Oct 2020

Two solar plants bring green energy to the grid
Two solar plants bring green energy to the grid

Two utility-scale solar plants in the Northern Cape, have commenced commercial operations, adding a collective 132MW to South Africa's generation capacity...

30 Sep 2020

#WomensMonth: 'Do not give up my sisters' says Yvonne Iyer, founder of Yin Connect
#WomensMonth: 'Do not give up my sisters' says Yvonne Iyer, founder of Yin Connect

As the founder of Yin Connect, a 100% BEE woman-owned boutique consultancy, Yvonne Iyer helps connect businesses with retired German experts...

Evan-Lee Courie 12 Aug 2020

Ntombifuthi Ntuli, CEO, Sawea
Renewable energy sector engages with DMRE

Energy sector stakeholders recently met with Minister Gwede Mantashe, in what is viewed as a significant step towards the sector forging a positive relationship with the DMRE based on trust and improved communications...

27 Jul 2020

Dr Godfrey Gandawa, special scientific advisor, Mixcorp
Powering mining with renewable energy

The 56MW Agnew Hybrid Renewable Project, launched in May 2020, is set to provide Australia's mining industry with up to 50% more renewable energy.

23 Jul 2020

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Covid-19 crisis highlights the need for renewable energy systems and a bigger role for renewables

Covid-19 has led to a global decline in electricity demand as commercial and industrial activity slows and people work from home...

22 Jul 2020

Youth brings a fresh perspective to the renewable energy sector
Youth brings a fresh perspective to the renewable energy sector

The Covid-19 pandemic has dealt another harsh blow South Africa's already untenable youth unemployment rate, which reached 58.1% in the last quarter of 2019.

2 Jul 2020

Marubini Raphulu, CEO, Hulisani
Wind and hydrogen have the power to drive exports market

South Africa can lay the foundations for a new power export market by coupling its renewable energy economic stimulus to non-electricity prospects..

1 Jul 2020

Post-Covid-19: Delivering sustainable energy across Africa
Post-Covid-19: Delivering sustainable energy across Africa

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the operating environment for both the public and private sectors as a result of the unprecedented lockdowns and restrictions put in place by countries to curb infections...

Siyabonga Mbanjwa 30 Jun 2020

How future architecture, technology could help achieve a more sustainable SA
How future architecture, technology could help achieve a more sustainable SA

Covid-19 has forced society to embrace remote working, and to be successful in this, technologies affiliated with the fourth industrial revolution have been used to...

24 Jun 2020

Mobax secures partnership with Jarana
Mobax secures partnership with Jarana

As South Africa moves ahead to becoming a major player in the gig economy, a lot of challenges need to be addressed when it comes to the telecommunications industry that will enable this vision and put the country on the global map...

Lola Lazarus, Issued by Bullion PR & Communication 9 Apr 2020

e-Movement plans to host Formula E race in Cape Town
e-Movement plans to host Formula E race in Cape Town

e-Movement confirmed its intention and plans to host a Formula E race using a street circuit in the heart of Cape Town...

9 Mar 2020

Landmark investment secured for 60MW Djibouti Wind Farm Project
Landmark investment secured for 60MW Djibouti Wind Farm Project

Djibouti's electricity demand is expected to considerably increase due to various large-scale infrastructure projects including ports, free trade zones...

14 Feb 2020

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Managing environmental, social and governance risks is growing in importance for mining companies

Within the mining and minerals sector, investors are increasingly integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) into their investment process to help secure capital during fundraising, identify risks during due diligence, capitalise on opportunities post-acquisition, and facilitate information disclosure in exit...

27 Jan 2020

New report highlights thriving data centre market in SA, Sub-Saharan Africa
New report highlights thriving data centre market in SA, Sub-Saharan Africa

According to research from Turner & Townsend, major global data centre markets are seeing soaring construction costs as development in new and emerging hubs continues to heat up...

23 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: SA's transition to a cleaner, greener economy
#BizTrends2020: SA's transition to a cleaner, greener economy

South Africa is taking strides towards transitioning to a cleaner green economy, with the country's approved 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) being gazetted...

Ntombifuthi Ntuli 9 Jan 2020

IRP 2019 and the slow transition to a low-carbon economy
IRP 2019 and the slow transition to a low-carbon economy

The Integrated Resource Plan 2019 (IRP2019) is the latest addition to the array of legal instruments South Africa has adopted to transition to a low-carbon economy and as part of its commitment to adapt to and mitigate against climate change under the international climate change framework...

Gillian Niven, Paula-Ann Novotny and Jeanique Pretorius 12 Nov 2019

Lake Turkana Wind Power turbines. LTW
How Kenya's mega wind power project is hurting communities

Kenya recently launched the Lake Turkana Wind Power project, Africa's largest wind energy project and the biggest public-private investment in Kenyan history...

Zoe Cormack 3 Sep 2019

SA's maturing green energy sector attractive for investors
SA's maturing green energy sector attractive for investors

Since government launched the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) in 2011, green power projects have become increasingly appealing investments...

25 Jul 2019

Integral considerations for the water sector towards sustainable rural development
Integral considerations for the water sector towards sustainable rural development

According to the latest data from Statistics South Africa, the majority of poor South Africans live in rural areas, and still have limited access to basic services and amenities such as clean and safe water, affordable and clean energy, and balanced and nutritious diets...

Dhesigen Naidoo 15 Jul 2019

SA's green tech startups rebooting the green economy
SA's green tech startups rebooting the green economy

South Africa presents potentially lucrative opportunities for US firms involved in green building technologies...

Terry Billson 2 Jul 2019

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#SONA2019: Government's last opportunity to capitalise on public trust

Agri SA is optimistic about the State of the Nation Address, but this is the last opportunity for government to capitalise on the remaining public trust and deliver on its promises...

21 Jun 2019

Seychelles floating solar energy project moves into next phase
Seychelles floating solar energy project moves into next phase

Africa's first utility-scale, private-sector funded floating solar project is continuing in the Seychelles on to its next implementation phase...

13 Jun 2019

Mohamed Cassoojee
Enterprise applications are core to the renewal of South Africa's energy sector

New trends in energy storage, small-scale embedded generation, and smart grid systems are disrupting the power sector, a trend that will accelerate in South Africa with the recent lifting of licence restraints on power plants....

12 Jun 2019

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...

Nicci Botha 17 May 2019

Re-imagining waste-to-energy for micro-generation
Re-imagining waste-to-energy for micro-generation

The exploration of alternative energy sources and projects has been all the 'buzz' again, particularly in response to challenges Eskom continues to face...

Kate Stubbs 29 Apr 2019

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Renewable energy vehicles can revolutionise South Africa's public transport system

Vincent Raseroka, chairman of Bridge Taxi Finance, shares a range of ideas on the necessity of urgently looking into transforming the public transport system into one driven by electric vehicles...

Vincent Raseroka 18 Apr 2019

Wealth from waste - three ways pollution can be turned into something useful
Wealth from waste - three ways pollution can be turned into something useful

Solving environmental problems usually just means cleaning up the mess people have made. But scientists are increasingly interested in creating something valuable from pollution...

Maria Sotenko 11 Apr 2019

The case for coal as the most secure energy fuel for emerging market economies
The case for coal as the most secure energy fuel for emerging market economies

So much of the world's growth over the past 200 years has been due to the discovery and ever-increasing use of affordable energy derived from fossil fuels led by coal, followed by oil, and natural gas...

Alan M Clegg 5 Apr 2019

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Do climate policies 'kill jobs'? An economist on why they don't cause massive unemployment

Climate change will hammer the US economy unless there's swift action to rein in greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels, according to the latest National Climate Assessment report...

Garth Heutel 28 Dec 2018

The generation gap - Who is who?
The generation gap - Who is who?

Media strategist, Belinda Kayton, looks at the differences between Xers and millennials and highlights quite a few differences...

Belinda Kayton 31 Oct 2018

These are the 2 major trends affecting the property market in 2018
These are the 2 major trends affecting the property market in 2018

Across the country, security and property size are the two dominant trends evident in the property market in 2018...

4 Oct 2018

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