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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 22, 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 22, 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 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 21, 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 21, 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.
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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)...
Jul 09, 2014
While many steel fabricators in South Africa face an ongoing challenge of competing with lower prices in the international market, Vital Engineering continues to be resolute in its approach of putting quality and safety considerations ahead of price advantage. The...
Jul 07, 2014
The JSE listed and innovative IT company, Adapt IT, proudly celebrated the opening of their Knowledge Centre in Olievenhoutbosch, Centurion on 3 July 2014. The Knowledge Centre at Steve Tshwete Secondary School will serve as a fully equipped computer lab with...
Jul 04, 2014
Egypt's electricity prices began to rise this month under a plan to eliminate power subsidies within five years, the electricity minister said on Thursday, as the government seeks to cut a gaping deficit and reduce its reliance on Gulf States' aid. The plan will see...
Jul 04, 2014
Nuclear power has been very much in the news lately. President Zuma mentioned nuclear power in the State of the Nation Address and said that South Africa needs to move on nuclear.  The new Minister of Energy Tina Joemat-Petterson later also mentioned the need for...
Jul 04, 2014
Living with an electricity monopoly mandated to provide basic services is always a double-edged sword. If it is well run and efficient, it can be a boon for consumers and the public in general. If it is run poorly and inefficiently, the aftershocks will hurt...
Jul 04, 2014
The project involves the development of the Topolog-Dorobanțu wind farm project, in the Tulcea region of south-east Romania.
Jul 03, 2014
Soventix South Africa (Pty) Ltd, the subsidiary of Soventix GmBH, has commenced the installation of a solar PV plant for Western Cape’s Coca Cola bottling plant, Peninsula Beverages. The plant is currently being installed on the forklift charging station, which...
 
 
 
 
Jul 03, 2014
An upcoming Cape Town-based forum aims to tackle the increasing inability of municipalities across the continent to deliver basic services, such as the supply of water and electricity and the maintenance of road infrastructure, as a result of inefficient revenue...
Jul 02, 2014
Air Products South Africa has once again proven its market leadership when it comes to finding innovative solutions to industrial challenges.  The company has recently designed and implemented a new way of mixing gases using thermo-compressor technology, and as part...
Jul 02, 2014
South Africa's Labour Court issued an order on Tuesday barring the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) from striking at power utility Eskom's plants, a spokesperson for the electricity firm said. "We went to the Labour Court today and an interdict...
Jul 01, 2014
Jubilee CEO Leon Coetzer
Mine-to-metals company Jubilee Platinum, which smelts using self-generated electricity, is setting out to raise additional equity capital in both Johannesburg and London. The London Aim- and Johannesburg AltX-listed company expects a total of 31 526 128 new Jubilee...
Jul 01, 2014
A US car manufacturer was putting pressure on its South African unit to close due to labour troubles, an employers' body said on Tuesday as more than 220 000 engineering and metal workers launched a wage strike. The boycott by the National Union of Metalworkers of...
Jun 30, 2014
Following weeks of power emergency alerts and some instances of load shedding, State-owned power utility Eskom on Monday said the national grid had stabilised. The most recent biweekly system status bulletin, released on Monday, forecast an evening peak capacity of...
Jun 27, 2014
Shale gas development could either facilitate or hinder South Africa’s transition from reliance on coal-fired energy towards clean energy with universal access to electricity. While the development of shale gas in the country was deemed a route to a cleaner future,...
Jun 27, 2014
South Africa’s National Development Plan emphasises the critical and indispensable role of manufacturing as a key driver of economic growth, and a segment in which this country could achieve greater outcomes is the manufacture of mining equipment. There are...
Jun 27, 2014
The 8 km pipeline will link Sasol’s pressure-reducing station, in Robertsville, west of Johannesburg, with MTN’s 14th Avenue campus, in Fairlands.
Jun 27, 2014
The South African Department of Energy (DoE) expects the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) to receive higher numbers of bid submissions this year than in previous rounds of bidding. The REIPPPP was initiated in 2011 to...
 
 
 
 
Jun 27, 2014
LOCAL CAPABILITIES Government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme has presented extensive growth opportunities for local manufacturers
The South African government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) is helping local manufacturers that supply the programme’s projects to manufacture quality products that meet international standards, states local fastener...
Jun 27, 2014
Malawi has developed a standard power purchase agreement that will be used as a model in striking deals with the independent power producers (IPPs). Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (Mera) CEO Raphael Kamoto says the agreement was developed after benchmarking with...
Jun 27, 2014
MEGAWATT PARK Through the Ilanga solar PV project campaign, Eskom has installed photovoltaic panels at Megawatt Park power station
Government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) has been extremely successful in reducing the cost of solar, wind and concentrated solar power (CSP) technologies, says State-owned power utility Eskom renewables senior GM...
Jun 27, 2014
South African prepayment electricity meter specialist Conlog has signalled its intention to aggressively accelerate its African and international expansion strategy in a bid to build on its already impressive installed base of eight-million units, which have been...
Jun 27, 2014
 
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