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Jul 29, 2015
Escalating electricity costs, shortage of electricity and a lack of backup power during load-shedding are eating into South African farming profit margins and even threatening the survival of some sectors of the agriculture industry, says Nedbank. As such, the...
Jul 29, 2015
Eskom will implement Stage 1 load-shedding on Wednesday between 17:00 to 22:00, the power utility said. “The power system is currently constrained and under pressure because of a shortage of generating capacity as some of our power stations’ units are currently on...
Jul 29, 2015
The price of electricity generated by nuclear power is expected to be higher than that from any other technology except for gas and diesel‚ two separate and independent analyses have found‚ the newspaper reported. The government is pressing ahead with a politically...
Jul 29, 2015
This eight-page brief covers key developments in South Africa’s water sector over the past 12 months. It provides details of the state of South Africa’s water sector, planning and regulation, infrastructure, nonrevenue water and water-quality issues, as well as...
Jul 29, 2015
This ten-page brief is a synopsis of key developments in the coal industry over the past 12 months. It provides an overview of the global and South African coal markets and the role of coal in South Africa’s economy, with a particular focus on the role of coal in the...
Jul 28, 2015
Kenya Power has signed an agreement to purchase electricity from a 100 MW wind farm whose construction is expected to start later this year, the nation's sole power supplier said on Tuesday. The electricity would be from the $300-million Kipeto wind farm in the Rift...
Jul 28, 2015
There have been noticeable changes in the commercial property sector with even greater emphasis on secure tenants and easily let, well-positioned properties, according to Norman Raad, CEO of Broll Auctions and Sales. He said the industrial sector has shown definite...
Jul 28, 2015
Power cuts in north-western Zambia, Africa's second-biggest copper producer, have affected production at mines run by Canada's First Quantum Minerals and Barrick Gold, an industry body said on Tuesday. Zambian power utility Zesco Ltd is limiting power it supplies to...
Jul 28, 2015
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Jul 24, 2015
Zimbabwe's PER Lusulu Power has signed an agreement with China State Construction Engineering Corp to build a coal power station in April next year, company officials said on Thursday. The 600 MW plant will be the first phase of a 2 000 MW project.
Jul 23, 2015
The need for urgent solutions for the problems facing power utility Eskom is obvious and undeniable. Hitherto, government has imolemented a few solutions, such as the war room process, financial rescue by selling 'noncore' assets, a selective reopener on tariffs,...
Jul 23, 2015
ROB WILLIAMS Africa has the capability and the workforce to meet the demands of the global automotive industry
South Africa’s ongoing focus on attracting and maintaining investment from foreign automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) into South Africa is paying off, says logistic company DHL.
Jul 23, 2015
Imagine that you run a canned-food factory and you decide to extend the plant by 25%. You will have to find a design team and building contractors.  Or imagine that you are tasked with extending the Richards Bay harbour substantially and the estimate is that this...
Jul 23, 2015
Edenville Energy has confirmed that the Tanzanian Ministry of Energy and Minerals and Tanesco have started the review process of the Rukwa power plant’s feasibility study.
Jul 23, 2015
The project will provide an environmentally sustainable method of waste disposal while producing green power.
Jul 23, 2015
The Noupoort Wind Farm project broke ground on July 10 –one of the first projects to start construction as part of the third round of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme.
Jul 23, 2015
Platinum investment bars
Platinum marketing money previously devoted largely to discounts and commissions is now being used to boost platinum jewellery, investment and fuel cell promotion, says Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) CEO Chris Griffith. Bridal platinum jewellery demand is growing...
Jul 23, 2015
Jul 22, 2015
Canadian project developer Platinum Group Metals (PTM) has increased the resource estimate for platinum, palladium and gold (3E) at its 58.62%-owned Waterberg Joint Venture (JV) project, expanding the inferred resource and improving the confidence in previous...
 
 
 
 
Jul 22, 2015
Unless the manufacturing and retail sectors achieved a significant performance turnaround, strong growth in the industrial property market cannot be expected, Rode & Associates chief property economist Erwin Rode says, noting that the growth in manufacturing output...
Jul 22, 2015
South Africa’s manufacturing sector needs to act as an engine for rather than a mirror of economic growth and it was up to manufacturers themselves to see this, Manufacturing Circle spokesperson Stavros Nicolau told delegates at the KwaZulu-Natal Manufacturing...
Jul 22, 2015
South Africa’s energy supply challenge has created opportunities for companies to innovate in their use of energy, and to become a world leader in industrial energy efficiency, experts said in Durban on Tuesday. SA was already exporting its industrial energy...
Jul 21, 2015
While studying fundamental properties of matter in the course of their day-to-day research, a team of scientists have discovered a novel approach to crafting higher thermoelectric efficiencies, which can help develop electricity from waste heat, such as that emitted...
Jul 21, 2015
Rising costs, poor government service delivery and crime continue to weigh on the minds of South African business leaders in privately held companies, pointing to a “depressed” South African economy, Grant Thornton’s International Business Report (IBR) for the second...
Jul 21, 2015
Zimbabwe's government said it has approved $971-million in foreign investments in the first half of the year versus $555-million a year ago, but a law handing majority control of businesses to locals was putting off investors. The government requires foreign...
Jul 21, 2015
Eskom announced on Tuesday that it will implement load-shedding stage 2 from from 17:00 until 22:00. Eskom said in a statement the power system was constrained but stable for most of the day today, thus enabling Eskom to perform maintenance without the need for...
Jul 21, 2015
This eight-page brief is a synopsis of key developments in the electricity industry over the past 12 months, including details of South Africa’s constrained power system; State-owned power utility Eskom’s financial status and tariffs, capacity expansion programme,...
Jul 20, 2015
South Africans should brace for stage one load-shedding from 17:00 on Monday, Eskom said. The load-shedding would start at 17:00 and end at 22:00 on Monday.
Jul 20, 2015
City Power said it is pleading with residents in its area of supply not to panic when they experience recurrent disconnections. "City Power has started to roll out a solution called load limiting in its areas of supply in Johannesburg and households have been advised...
 
 
 
 
Jul 20, 2015
On July 16, 2015 within the framework of the world renowned POWER-GEN Africa conference and exhibition, Russian Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom hosted a workshop on its thermal capabilities, ‘Modern Russian Technologies for Thermal Power Engineering in Africa.’ The...
Jul 20, 2015
This eight-page brief is a synopsis of key developments in the gold industry over the past 12 months. It provides an overview of the South African gold market, including labour- and electricity-related challenges and prospects for the sector.
Jul 20, 2015
This six-page brief is a synopsis of key developments in the automotive industry over the past 12 months, including an overview of South Africa’s automotive market, revisions and expansion to sector support, competitiveness, and prospects for the sector.
Jul 17, 2015
Construction of the Zimbabwe-based Blanket gold mine is “going as planned” and progressing well, says Aim-listed Caledonia Mining, which owns 49% of the mine. Speaking to Mining Weekly Online on Friday, CFO Mark Learmonth said the company’s $70-million development...
Jul 17, 2015
Tshwane mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa
Tshwane executive mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa has pointed to the need for South African cities to become “laboratories for innovation” if their endemic socioeconomic and developmental challenges, such as unemployment, depressed economic growth and energy deficits, are...
Jul 17, 2015
Small-scale embedded power offers viable solution to energy crisis, ENERGY GENERATION has real potential to ease South Africa’s electricity crisis, and to assist private businesses and consumers with the significant challenges they face with load shedding and...
Jul 17, 2015
A large delegation from Russia’s nuclear giant Rosatom has showcased its technologies for thermal power engineering at the PowerGen Africa conference in Cape Town. The thermal technology could be used in coal-fired or gas projects in South Africa. Russia is widely...
Jul 16, 2015
Four years ago, I went fishing on the Zambezi river. I fished off a boat that travelled from an island – from a camp called Sekoma Island Lodge. When our group arrived, we got the standard talk by the guide. He told us that (apart from fishing, chuckle) we could go...
Jul 16, 2015
HINKLEY POINT C EDF Energy plans to build two new reactors at Hinkley Point
Engineering, procurement and construction contractor Foster Wheeler announced in March that it was awarded a contract by UK-based energy provider EDF Energy to provide project management services to all of its UK nuclear power stations and technical offices in...
Jul 16, 2015
In June, the Department of Energy added another 13 solar photovoltaic and wind projects to the 13 projects selected in April under the fourth bid window.
 
 
 
 
Jul 16, 2015
Koeberg nuclear power station
South Africa needs an additional 5 TWh of energy a year to keep up with its growing population and meet the energy shortage, states Professor Philip Lloyd of the Energy Institute at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. “Renewable energy will help us, but not...
Jul 16, 2015
Given the electricity and labour challenges facing South Africa, the Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee is likely to increase interest rates by 25 basis points this month, says multinational financial services provider Citi Bank. The bank said another 25 basis...
Jul 16, 2015
Eskom announced on Thursday that it would implement stage 1 load shedding from 17:00 to 22:00. "The power system is currently constrained and under pressure because of the increased demand in electricity as a result of the current cold front and a shortage of...
Jul 15, 2015
Eskom acting CEO Brian Molefe is confident Africa will be able to raise the additional $450-billion it needs to reduce power outages by half and achieve universal electricity access in urban areas across the continent by 2040. He told delegates at the PowerGen Africa...
Jul 15, 2015
Residents and businesses that fall under City Power in Johannesburg will avoid Eskom's stage 1 load-shedding, which started at 08:30 on Wednesday. City Power tweeted that its customers would avoid load-shedding, but the City of Cape Town will still have load-shedding...
 
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