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Jun 27, 2014
JOHAN MULLER The renewable-energy sector has a lower job creation potential compared with the transport and tourism sector
Renewable energy is expected to account for 20% nameplate capacity in South Africa’s total power generation capacity by 2030, states consulting firm Frost & Sullivan in its report, titled ‘The renewable energy services market and its potential in South Africa.’...
Jun 13, 2014
Driving along the West Coast road not far from Cape Town, it is hard to miss the 37 turbines reaching into the sky at the Hopefield wind farm. It may seem an unusual sight in South Africa for now, but not for too long. There are likely to be 400 turbines spinning by...
Jun 13, 2014
Driving along the West Coast road not far from Cape Town, it’s hard not to miss the 37 turbines reaching into the sky at the Hopefield wind farm. It may seem an unusual sight in South Africa for now, but not for too long. There are likely to be 400 turbines...
May 20, 2014
Globeleq, the leading private power generation company in Africa has celebrated completion of two of its renewable energy projects in South Africa.  On site ceremonies were held to mark the occasion and were well attended by national, local government, industry and...
Apr 24, 2014
As one of South Africa’s leading insurers, growing into Africa, Mutual & Federal has been protecting clients from financial loss for more than a hundred and eighty years, providing tailor-made insurance solutions to protect their business ventures and personal...
Apr 08, 2014
Ian Macfarlane
Competitive market forces, and not governments, should decide which energy projects received the green light for development, Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane said on Tuesday. Addressing the second day of the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration...
Mar 05, 2014
South Africa and China were considering a proposed agreement that would likely see the Asian giant participate more in the development of South Africa’s nuclear projects. Energy Minister Dikobe Ben Martins said on Wednesday that China had expressed interest in...
Mar 03, 2014
Commenting on the budgeted projection of R847 billion over the next three years on infrastructure and specifically on sustainable investments, Damane Hlalele, CEO of Arup South Africa, stated that the company is delighted with the predictions. He added that the...
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Jan 20, 2014
New Thirsty Energy initiative to help countries mitigate impact of water scarcity on energy security. The World Bank is launching a new initiative at the World Future Energy Summit and International Water Summit in Abu Dhabi that will help developing countries better...
Dec 06, 2013
State-owned power utility Eskom’s eta Awards this week showcased the exceptional efforts by South Africa’s individuals, students, companies and other institutions in energy efficiency initiatives to reduce strain on the national grid. The eta Awards, initially...
Dec 06, 2013
The authorities in Kenya are opmistic about adding 5 000 MW of power to the national grind in four years, after a tender for the construction of a coal-powered plant generation significant interest. Energy and Petroleum Cabinet Secretary Davis Chirchir says  62...
Nov 29, 2013
Most of Africa’s installed electrical capacity is in South Africa, which is heavily reliant on coal for its electricity generation needs, says South Africa-based law firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, noting that there has been little incentive for South Africa to invest...
Nov 27, 2013
Futuregrowth Asset Management is investing R165-million in five projects in round three of the Department of Energy's (DoE) Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP). This brought the total number of REIPPPP projects in which...
Nov 27, 2013
The largest concentrated photovoltaic solar plant in the western world is being constructed outside Touwsriver in the Western Cape and is set to connect to the electricity grid next month. The 44 MW plant is being developed by French semiconductor giant Soitec as one...
Nov 21, 2013
In the 18 months since it was established as a new division within the Raubex Group Limited’s Infrastructure division Raubex Infra has built up a significant order book that has achieved all its objectives for the financial year 2013/2014. With the Raubex Group...
Nov 15, 2013
By Radhika Bhuyan The South African government has a daunting task – on the one hand, it needs to ensure that future energy supply is secured, while, on the other, with crunched information, it needs to make decisions that involve towering energy investments and...
Nov 13, 2013
Pele Green Energy South African Independent Power Producer has been granted preferred bidder status on three renewable energy projects, namely Nojoli Wind Farm in the Eastern Cape, Paleisheuwel Solar PV Project in the Western Cape and Tom Burke Solar PV Project in...
Nov 04, 2013
 
 
 
 
Oct 29, 2013
The European Investment Bank has agreed to provide EUR 210 million (2.8 billion ZAR) for construction of the Ka Xu Solar One concentrated solar power plant north of Pofadder in the Northern Cape. This significant support will be provided through two South African...
Oct 17, 2013
The focus on the renewable energy sector has never been higher, with governments around the world setting tough targets for the amount of energy provided by renewable sources. Global demand for renewable energy continued to rise 2012, supplying an estimated 19% of...
Oct 04, 2013
The extraction of natural resources, combined with mega water and energy projects, are fuelling the African growth trajectory. Sub-Saharan Africa’s significant reserves of oil and natural gas, and rich deposits of mineral resources make it a key player in a global...
Sep 26, 2013
An innovative e-learning course that aims to take renewable energy to developing countries across the world has been created at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. The course has been developed as part of a project that supports the United Nations’ goal of...
Sep 18, 2013
CEO Patrick Dlamini
The State-owned Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), which is emerging from a far-reaching restructuring exercise, disbursed R9.2-billion in 2012/13 to support infrastructure projects in South Africa and the broader Southern African Development Community...
Sep 13, 2013
The project involves the construction of a ground-mounted photovoltaic facility in the Northern Cape.
Aug 30, 2013
MOSAD ELMISSIRYOne of the objectives of SE4ALL is ensuring energy access for the world population by 2030
Planning and coordinating body of the African Union, the New Partnership for AfricanAfrica Development (Nepad), had established that countries in Africa wanted to take ownership of the energy projects in their regions, said Nepad head of energy programmes Professor...
Aug 30, 2013
The Dassiesklip wind energy facility will include nine 3 MW turbines, with a total capacity of 27 MW.
Aug 30, 2013
Department of Energy (DoE) Director General Nelisiwe Magubane has reaffirmed the South African government’s commitment to nuclear power as part of the country’s future energy mix. She also reported that the government is considering different ownership options...
Aug 30, 2013
GAS DISCOVERIESEstimates of offshore gas reserves, discovered in Mozambique in 2010 and 2011, range from 50-trillion cubic feet to 100-trillion cubic feet at depths of 1 000 m to 3 000 m
The discovery of large gas deposits on the Southern African coastline in the past three years could potentially result in significant benefits for the region; however, the lack of adequate infrastructure may hinder the full realisation of these opportunities, says...
 
 
 
 
Aug 29, 2013
Basil Read CEO Marius Heyns
The head of JSE-listed construction group Basil Read says he remains “upbeat” about the prospects for a recovery in the South African project economy, especially from the second half of 2014. However, Marius Heyns tells Engineering News Online that the group is...
Aug 15, 2013
DoE DG Nelisiwe Magubane
The South African government is considering different ownership options for the country’s proposed new fleet of nuclear power stations, Department of Energy director-general Nelisiwe Magubane told the Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa (Niasa) 2013...
Jul 17, 2013
The South African government should look to establish enabling relationships with its counterparts in the rest of Africa, through which energy sector-related information and skills can be shared and, in that way, made operable, thus inhibiting the export of the local...
Jul 01, 2013
The South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (Sacome) on Monday said that implementing tax credit policies, upgrading infrastructure and adjusting the Petroleum Resource Rent Tax (PRRT) would enable Australian junior miners to better navigate the difficult...
Jun 28, 2013
Several of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPP) projects achieved financial closure between May and June, including those of cleaner energy company Cennergi’s two wind farm power projects.
Jun 27, 2013
Federal Resources and Energy Minister Gary Gray has reprimanded critics of Australia’s investment climate, saying criticisms levelled at high wages, taxation rates and over regulation and concerns about sovereignty were “plainly wrong”. He pointed to the 2013...
Jun 14, 2013
This year, South Africa ranked second in logistics solutions provider DHL’s yearly Global Connectedness Index (GCI) report, which analyses the state of globalisation and connectedness levels, based on the international flows of trade, capital, information and...
Apr 26, 2013
Gas industry stakeholders promoting and discouraging the exploiting of shale gas reserves in the Karoo basin reached a consensus at Gas Week 2013 – exploration needs to go ahead to conclusively determine whether the 485 tcf of technically recoverable shale gas in...
Apr 19, 2013
There is an increase in power generation contracts, infrastructure refurbishment, solar projects and other renewable-energy technologies by African power utilities and independent power producers (IPPs), says business media company Terrapinn project director Kim...
Apr 16, 2013
South Africa’s recently released draft Mineral and Petroleum Resource Development Amendment Bill, which was meant to remove ambiguities in the current legislation and improve the regulatory system, had distanced itself further from international best practice,...
 
 
 
 
Mar 08, 2013
Constant assurances form senior government leaders, including President Jacob Zuma, that public sector infrastructure spending is gaining momentum have done little to dispel the notion that the multibillion-rand investment drive is failing – as with so much else in...
Mar 08, 2013
Constant assurances form senior government leaders, including President Jacob Zuma, that public sector infrastructure spending is gaining momentum have done little to dispel the notion that the multibillion-rand investment drive is failing – as with so much else in...
Feb 19, 2013
The funding gaps associated with the energy components of the African Union’s $360-billion Programme for Infrastructure Development for Africa (Pida) remain material and will not be closed in the absence of improved project preparation, greater regional...
Feb 15, 2013
Management consultancy firm Arup on Friday said construction had started on a number of the renewable-energy projects in South Africa for which it was acting as lender’s technical adviser or owner’s engineer. The nine photovoltaic and wind projects with which...
Feb 15, 2013
The persistence of suicidal pricing from many construction contractors desperate to obtain work, restricts the ability of more prudent contractors to secure even low-margin work, states construction company Gordon Verhoef and Krause (GVK) CEO Richard Williams. This...
 
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