R/€ = 15.39Change: 0.16
R/$ = 13.75Change: 0.03
Au 1138.00 $/ozChange: 1.55
Pt 910.00 $/ozChange: 4.00
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?

And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Tenders Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Letters About Us
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
Sep 08, 2009

Daily podcast – September 8, 2009

Africa|Building|CoAL|Coal-fired Power Station|Denel|Eskom|Modular|Nuclear|Projects|Renewable Energy|Renewable-Energy|System|Systems|Testing|Transnet|Water|Africa|Energy|Steel|Systems|Infrastructure|Power|Operations
Africa|Building|CoAL|Coal-fired Power Station|Denel|Eskom|Modular|Nuclear|Projects|Renewable Energy|Renewable-Energy|System|Systems|Testing|Transnet|Water|Africa|Energy|Steel|Systems|Infrastructure|Power|Operations
© Reuse this

This podcast is brought to you by Speedspace.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009.

From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I'm Shannon O'Donnell.

Making headlines today:

Eskom System Operations and Planning division MD Kannan Lakmeeharan says that a decision on a third new coal-fired power station, or a series of smaller power stations, will have to be made within the next year to ensure that water and transmission infrastructure can be built on time.

The country will also have to make a decision on the role that nuclear energy and renewable energy will play in the energy needs of the country, within the next year or two.

South Africa's power supply and demand situation will remain tight over the next ten to 20 years. South Africa has an installed capacity and a contracted imported generation amounting to 43,5 gigaWatts. It'll require an additional 20 gigaWatts of electricity by 2020 to ensure an adequate reserve margin.

Eskom's current build programme, which includes the Medupi and Kusile coal-fired base-load power stations, as well as advanced independent power producers projects, could already contribute about 14 of the 20 gigaWatts required.

Meanwhile, Eskom spokesperson Fani Zulu says that information technology company T-Systems South Africa has been named the preferred bidder for State-owned arivia.kom.

A merger notification has been filed with the Competition Commission.

In October 2006, the boards of Eskom and Transnet approved the sale of their entire shareholding in arivia.kom, which was formed out of the merger of the IT businesses of Eskom, Transnet and Denel.

Currently, Eskom has a 58,5% shareholding in arivia.kom with the remaining 41,5% held by Transnet.

Zulu couldn't confirm the value of the deal.

Also making headlines:

Steel giant ArcelorMittal South Africa reports a fatality at its Vanderbjilpark plant.
South Africa's Pebble Bed Modular Reactor Company sends enriched pebble fuel for testing in Russia.
JSE-listed building materials supplier Dawn expects its financial year earnings to fall.
And, ceramic tile manufacturer Ceramic Industries' financial year profit is down 50% as tiles and sanitaryware come under pressure.

That's a round up of news making headlines today. For more on these and other stories please visit


Edited by: Shannon de Ryhove
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor Polity & Multimedia
© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
Other Intellectual Property Law News
Alcatel-Lucent has organized in early July its Technology week in Nigeria. The Alcatel-Lucent Technology Week took place at a three-day event in both Lagos and Abuja. The event was well attended by over a hundred professionals from Nigeria ICT ecosystem....
If you were asked to imagine a computer network, the image that springs to mind would probably be one of a pristine office setting, where networking equipment is kept behind spotless glass doors in a dust- and temperature-controlled environment. But what of the real...
The Southern African Vinyls Association announced that Belgotex Floors has become the Association’s first official license holder of the Vinyl. product label – a mark of excellence that signifies the product complies with best practice as prescribed by SAVA’s Product...
Latest News
In the boom times when the price of gold was soaring, Ebenezer Sam-Onuawonto had a dream job and a dollar salary many times the national average in this mining town in southwestern Ghana. When the price fell, he lost his job as human resources chief at a mining...
Property developer Balwin Properties aims to raise between R713-million and R1.6-billion ahead of its listing on the real estate holding and development sector of the JSE on October 15. It would use the funds to settle existing debt facilities and fund future...
The information and communications technology (ICT) in education leg of Operation Phakisa has been launched to transform the basic education sector and leverage ICTs to strengthen teaching, learning and administration of the education system. The Operation Phakisa...
Recent Research Reports
Liquid Fuels 2015: A review of South Africa's liquid fuels sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Liquid Fuels 2015 Report examines these issues in the context of South Africa’s business environment; oil and gas exploration; fuel pricing; the development of the country’s biofuels industry; the logistics of transporting liquid fuels; and...
Road and Rail 2015: A review of South Africa's road and rail sectors (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Road and Rail 2015 report examines South Africa’s road and rail transport system, with particular focus on the size and state of the country’s road and rail infrastructure and network, the funding and maintenance of these respective networks, and...
Defence 2015: A review of South Africa's defence sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Coal 2015 report examines South Africa’s coal industry with regards to the business environment, the key participants in the sector, local demand, export sales and coal logistics, projects being undertaken by the large and smaller participants in the...
Real Economy Year Book 2015 (PDF Report)
There are very few beacons of hope on South Africa’s economic horizon. Economic growth is weak, unemployment is rising, electricity supply is insufficient to meet demand and/or spur growth, with poor prospects for many of the commodities mined and exported. However,...
Real Economy Insight: Automotive 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book comprises separate reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Water 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
This Week's Magazine
Energy analyst and EE Publishers MD Chris Yelland warned recently against excessive optimism regarding timescales for the proposed construction of new nuclear power plants (NPPs) in South Africa. He was speaking at a Nuclear Roundtable in Johannesburg. “I think we...
Malawi’s Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) is inviting eligible bidders to prequalify for the board’s efficiency improvement works, which will be implemented as part of the E24-million Lilongwe Water Resources Efficiency Programme.   LWB CEO Alfonso Chikuni explains that...
CROATIA, AN EU MEMBER BUT NOT A TDCA MEMBER On July 1, 2013, Croatia officially became the twenty-eighth member of the European Union (EU). Despite Croatia’s accession into the EU, it is yet to become party to the Trade, Development and Cooperation Agreement (TDCA)...
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has announced that its new Inundu airborne electronics testing, evaluation and training pod had made its first test flight on September 10. The successful flight was undertaken from Lanseria International...
The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) – which disbursed a record R13-billion during 2015, from R12.7-billion in the prior year – remained optimistic that it could ramp-up loan disbursements to R25-billion a year by 2018 as it sought to give greater emphasis...
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks
Subscribe Now for $96 Close
Subscribe Now for $96