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Aug 01, 2014
Updated 7 hours ago While the global economy continues to battle growth headwinds as it slowly emerges from a lingering post-recessionary phase, the greatest inhibitors to South African economic development are largely domestic and within government’s control, Finance Minister...
Aug 01, 2014
EY Africa mining and metals sector leader Wickus Botha
Although productivity has been identified as the top business risk facing mining and metals companies globally in advisory firm EY’s ‘Business risks facing mining and metals 2014/15’ report, access to water and electricity – a new entrant, ranking tenth on...
Aug 01, 2014
Aug 01, 2014
Eskom has offered a detailed timeline for the synchronisation of Medupi Unit 6, which is officially scheduled for December 15, 2014.
Aug 01, 2014
The African Development Bank has approved a loan to the Mauritius Central Electricity Board for the redevelopment of the power plant.
Aug 01, 2014
It is amazing just how much incorrect information about energy is spread in public, and the public just seems to believe it. Even worse are the journalists who write this stuff – do they really believe it or are they writing and giggling with glee at how many...
Aug 01, 2014
Jul 31, 2014
South African gas and welding products company Afrox, part of the German Linde group, publicly unveiled its new R14-million high-purity hydrogen and oxygen plant at Pelindaba, west of Pretoria, on Thursday. The new plant uses latest-generation electrolysis...
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Jul 29, 2014
This four-page brief covers key developments in the gold industry over the past 12 months. The report provides an overview of the global and South African gold markets, including perceptions of the gold industry in South Africa, industrial relations, new mining...
Jul 29, 2014
This five-page brief covers key developments in the construction industry over the past 12 months. It provides an overview of the sector and includes details of employment in the sector, infrastructure and municipal spending, as well as insight into companies’...
Jul 28, 2014
LSE-listed Petra Diamonds increased its production for the 2014 financial year by 17% to 3.11-million carats – above market guidance of 3-million carats. The increase in production was mostly owing to production increases at its Finsch mine, in the Northern Cape,...
Jul 28, 2014
Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt has approved the A$16.5-billion Carmichael coal mine and rail project, in Queensland. India’s Adani Mining would develop an opencut and underground mine, which is expected to produce about 60-million tonnes a year of thermal...
Jul 28, 2014
This four-page brief covers key developments in the coal industry over the past 12 months, including details of demand and logistics, as well as prospects for the sector.
Jul 28, 2014
This four-page brief covers key developments in the automotive industry over the past 12 months, including an overview of South Africa’s automotive market, trade figures, production and the policies influencing the sector.
Jul 25, 2014
With rising costs in electricity generation, increased demand and frequent ‘black outs’ compounded by cable theft, the search for renewable energy power sources is becoming increasingly urgent.  Rand Technical Services , based in Tshwane, has added an exciting...
Jul 25, 2014
Blue Label Telecoms, in conjunction with online partner Prepaid24, has launched a new mobile app to enable users to recharge electricity and airtime on the go and at any time. The Prepaid24 Mobile App, which is available for Android, Blackberry or Windows device...
Jul 25, 2014
A while ago, I was at a function, talking to a group of people, when I made the comment that what we need is African solutions for African conditions. The one fellow groaned and said: "Oh, no, not that again." I then realised that he had totally misinterpreted what I...
Jul 25, 2014
With State-owned power utility Eskom’s 2014 energy efficiency awards (eta Awards) scheduled to take place on November 28 this year, Eskom sustainability executive Dr Steven Lennon states that raising awareness of the benefits of using off-grid electricity will be...
 
 
 
 
Jul 25, 2014
State-owned power utility Eskom spent a massive R10.5-billion on diesel fuel in 2013/14 to enable it to operate its two open-cycle gas turbines (OCGT) in the Western Cape. The expenditure was well up on the R5-billion spent in the prior year and a full R8.1-billion...
Jul 25, 2014
Consultancy Frost & Sullivan’s African Utility Market Intelligence Report has highlighted an urgent need for power and water utilities to expand and improve their generation and distribution capacities. This finding is based on the consultancy’s analysis of the...
Jul 24, 2014
Jul 23, 2014
With rising costs in electricity generation, increased demand and frequent ‘black outs’ compounded by cable theft, the search for renewable energy power sources is becoming increasingly urgent.  Rand Technical Services, based in Tshwane, has added an exciting...
Jul 22, 2014
Nersa's Thembani Bukula
A standardised tariff for electricity resellers is needed to avoid consumers being overcharged, energy regulator National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) said on Tuesday. "The pressing problem right now is that there is a standardised tariff that they...
Jul 22, 2014
On the occasion of the third anniversary of the launch of the United Nations Foundation’s Energy Access Practitioner Network, more than 100 members of the network and other invited guests met today in Kampala to showcase the work of the off-grid clean energy sector...
Jul 21, 2014
Sewerage 4 Electricity converts existing problematic sewerage plants into hygienic, sterilised profitable centrums, without the use of expensive and harmful chemicals. The methods it uses are based on an anaerobic digester system, which are biological driven and are...
Jul 21, 2014
Capturing the value in the global water technology: how collaboration can bring revolutionary water solutions to the Latin American countries. Water infrastructure is critical in our lives and businesses. A strong and reliable water infrastructure allows efficiency...
Jul 18, 2014
Cooperative Governance Minister Pravin Gordhan
Government will enforce a back-to-basics approach for the country's 278 municipalities, Cooperative Governance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Thursday. "We want every municipality in South Africa to ensure that it undertakes core basic functions as efficiently, as...
Jul 18, 2014
The wind farm was inaugurated on July 9.
 
 
 
 
Jul 18, 2014
BRIDGE-BUILDING Delivering large-scale construction projects requires project management
Delivering large-scale construction projects requires project management to coordinate all the activities that are involved in the execution of the project, engineering and project implementation firm Hatch Goba reports. “For example, a large amount of existing...
Jul 17, 2014
Growth in copper production in Democratic Republic of Congo will slow in 2014 from its rapid pace the previous year due to insufficient energy supply and uncertainty over new mining laws, Congo’s mining chamber said. Copper production leapt to a record 914 631 t...
Jul 17, 2014
Despite a low ferrochrome pricing environment and rising cost pressures, International Ferro Metals (IFM) CEO Chris Jordaan is confident that the company will achieve another year of improved financial performance. The ferrochrome producer on Wednesday reported...
Jul 15, 2014
At a time when South Africa is critically short of electricity, it is vital that every source available in the short-term is used.  The Department of Energy has said that it plans to procure 800 MW of electricity from cogeneration sources arising from biomass,...
Jul 11, 2014
Interim Eskom CEO Collin Matjila
State-owned power utility Eskom spent a massive R10.5-billion on diesel fuel in 2013/14 to enable it to operate its two open-cycle gas turbines (OCGT) in the Western Cape. The expenditure was well up on the R5-billion spent in the prior year and a full R8.1-billion...
Jul 11, 2014
Rising energy prices and supply constraints have forced mining companies operating in Africa to find new energy solutions that are affordable, consistent and secure. The mining companies are exploring renewable-energy integration as a means to not only address their...
Jul 11, 2014
A 500 ℓ to 2 000 ℓ integrated multi-energy source water heating system can be used in the healthcare, hospitality and up-market residential markets in South Africa, says Nobel solar water heater local distributor Enerjetic director Peter Strydom. The system uses...
Jul 11, 2014
Gas will be a springboard for a low-carbon economy, as it will deter new investment in coal and complement renewable-energy resources, believes Johannesburg-based consulting firm MAC Consulting associate director Dave Collins.
Jul 11, 2014
The project involves the construction of a 427 MW natural-gas-fired gas turbine combined-cycle power generation plant.
Jul 11, 2014
Tenaska has selected First Solar to design and build the project.
 
 
 
 
Jul 11, 2014
First Solar has received board approval for financing to support construction of the Luz del Norte solar power plant.
Jul 11, 2014
If you have never heard of the TV series House of Cards then skip some paragraphs. The following is an extract from the online edition of the UK newspaper, The Guardian: “Why are all the House of Cards journalists so bad at journalism? Zoe and the gang can’t...
Jul 11, 2014
ZERO WATER INGRESS Dropout filters are guaranteed to dry air to 99.99%
The Dropout water and particle removal filter, designed to produce clean dry air at point of use or during stages in a compressed air line, was launched onto the South African market in August last year, following development and testing by its overseas manufacturer,...
Jul 10, 2014
Consultancy Frost & Sullivan’s African Utility Market Intelligence Report has highlighted an urgent need for power and water utilities to expand and improve their generation and distribution capacities. This finding is based on the consultancy’s analysis of the...
Jul 10, 2014
Telecommunications giant MTN this week unveiled Africa’s first concentrating solar cooling plant, paving the way for South African companies to adopt similar strategies to reduce their carbon footprint. The more than R5-million concentrating solar power (CSP)...
 
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