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Future plans for Athlone site still to be determined, says the City of Cape Town

By: Jade Davenport     3rd September 2010 The Athlone cooling towers of Cape Town’s last remaining coal-fired power station were demolished last week after the structures were declared unsafe earlier this year.  

Cape Town battles to curb street light cable theft

By: Jade Davenport     25th June 2010 The City of Cape Town is falling victim to an unprecedented wave of electricity cable theft, which is compelling the City to employ innovative strategies to curb the increasing incidents of theft.  

Cement gathering to focus on emissions reduction, sustainable development

By: Jade Davenport     19th March 2010 It is estimated that global cement production accounts for as much as five percent of global carbon emissions. Although there are no clear figures for emissions from cement manufacturing in Africa, analysts believe that the sector’s contribution to the continent’s total carbon emissions is... 

Report highlights governance challenges in electricity sector

By: Jade Davenport     12th March 2010 An independently-commissioned report detailing the governance challenges confronting key electricity sector agencies was released earlier this month in Cape Town. 

First phase of Koeberg interchange upgrade 
to be completed by World Cup kick-off

By: Jade Davenport     5th February 2010 The first milestone of the R690-million Koeberg Interchange upgrade project is anticipated to be completed by the end of April and in time for the Soccer World Cup. 

Cape design house wins kudos for cargo-protecting bag inflator

By: Jade Davenport     22nd January 2010 The multi-award winning Cape Town-based product development consultancy …XYZ has added a new product to its prestigious portfolio with the design and manufacture of a break-bulk container cargo securing and protection bag inflator. 

R418m Cape Town station revamp moves into final phase

By: Jade Davenport     15th January 2010 The extensive R418-million renovation of the Cape Town Station is moving into its final phase of construction and is anticipated be completed in time for the kick-off of the 2010 Fifa Soccer World Cup. 

New Cape Town fuel depot 
should help improve supply security

By: Jade Davenport     30th October 2009 South Africa-based petroleum products marketer Engen Petroleum has opened its own fuel storage and loading depot in Cape Town, having previously operated out of the city’s sole crude oil refining facility, the Chevron Refinery in Milnerton. 

Construction of R2,3bn Jeffreys Bay wind farm 
to start in 2011

By: Jade Davenport     30th October 2009 Construction of the first phase of a R2,3-billion 125MW wind farm in the vicinity of Jeffrey’s Bay in the Eastern Cape is anticipated to begin in the first quarter of 2011. 

Cape Town susceptible to effects of sea level rise – new study

By: Jade Davenport     16th October 2009 Global climate change predictions suggest that, amongst others, sea level rise and an increase in the intensity and frequency of storm events may have a significant impact on coastlines across the globe.  

Feed-in tariff seen as growth stimulus for renewable-energy market

By: Jade Davenport     16th October 2009 Despite the considerable potential that exists to produce electricity using renewable energy in Southern Africa, renewable-energy projects have, to date, been largely limited to off-grid, small-scale applications. 

Cape Town releases 2010 Green Goal programme update

By: Jade Davenport     25th September 2009 The City of Cape Town launched the Green Goal progress report last week, a document that highlights the effort made by Government to ensure that the 2010 World Cup is an environmentally responsible event and leaves a positive environmental legacy in the region. 

Cape Town-based generator supplier experiences significant growth

By: Jade Davenport     18th September 2009 Cape Town-based turnkey generator supplier, Superwatt, has experienced significant growth over the last 18 months. 

State-of-the-art Cape Town film studios taking shape

By: Jade Davenport     18th September 2009 Construction of the R430-million Cape Town Film Studios (CTFS) is well underway, with the first phase scheduled for completion during the first quarter of 2010. 

Europe-based IT security 
solutions firm opens new branch in Cape Town

By: Jade Davenport     28th August 2009 Europe-based information technology (IT) security solutions firm Trusted Logic has announced a R47,5-million investment to establish a subsidiary in Cape Town called Trusted Logic Africa. 

Cape Town earmarks R900m for electricity distribution infrastructure upgrade

By: Jade Davenport     29th May 2009 The City of Cape Town has earmarked almost R900-million to upgrade the metropole’s electricity network in the coming financial year.  

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