R/€ = 14.34
R/$ = 10.68
Au 1294.45 $/oz
Pt 1460.50 $/oz
May 23, 2014
Construction companies are aiming to use more sustainable methods of building, as the sector is increasingly being driven by companies’ need to have a lower environmental footprint to meet increasingly stringent environmental legislation, states audit, tax and...
Feb 14, 2014
The South African construction industry, which many expect to go through a high growth phase this year, owing to an increased number of construction projects, and a greater focus on housing projects and large-scale infrastructure projects, is facing severe problems...
Jan 17, 2014
Construction work at the site is expected to be completed in June.
Oct 29, 2013
In a significant show of support for South African renewable-energy projects, the European Union’s (EUs) long-term lending institution, the European Investment Bank (EIB), has agreed to provide €210-million, or R2.8-billion, for the construction of the Ka Xu...
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...
Sep 26, 2013
Until quite recently, miners generally used words like “unreliable”, “expensive” and “risky” to describe renewable-energy power, but outdated perceptions of most forms of renewable power are slowly giving way to a new generation of miners embracing...
May 31, 2013
The finalisation of phase II of the South African government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) on May 9 represented the passing of another important route marker on the country’s journey towards a future powered...
May 03, 2013
JSE- and LSE-listed packaging and paper group Mondi recorded a 35% year-on-year increase in underlying operating profit to €162-million during the first quarter of 2013, in line with its expectations, despite the effects of a one-off write-down in the value of...
Feb 08, 2013
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Aug 03, 2012
Consulting engineering company Bosch Projects is undertaking the largest greenfield sugar project in Angola. Bosch Projects signed a multimillion-dollar contract with Japanese trading company Marubeni Corporation on April 24 to undertake this project, which entails...
Jun 18, 2012
The task of exploring for new mineral deposits is increasingly falling in the hands of junior exploration companies, underscoring their need to attract and maintain a team of passionate, gifted and experienced geologists. But, with cash-strapped juniors hard pressed...
May 15, 2012
The market is ready to take up the localisation spinoffs from a possible new nuclear build programme in South Africa, a Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) official said on Tuesday. Deputy director Cobbs Pillay, who is responsible for green energy and nuclear...
Feb 29, 2012
Madrid, February 2012 The Spanish renewable industry is building the biggest solar thermal tower with 160 metres in height in Tonopah, Nevada (USA).
Feb 06, 2012
That’s how green energy specialist Jasandra Nyker, CEO of independent power producer BioTherm Energy, describes the bid process of the Department of Energy (DOE) for the first phase of South Africa’s renewable energy procurement programme.
Jan 23, 2012
“World class – every step of the way.” That’s how green energy specialist Jasandra Nyker, CEO of independent power producer BioTherm Energy, describes the bid process of the Department of Energy (DOE) for the first phase of South Africa’s renewable energy...
Dec 07, 2011
Today Emfihlweni, a community in Northern KZN, received electricity for the first time.
Nov 11, 2011
Water and wastewater management company Talbot & Talbot reports that integrated reporting, as described in the King Code and Report on Governance in South Africa, or King III, is becoming the driving force behind a trend towards the more judicious use of natural...
Oct 12, 2011
With a desperate need for dispatchable generation, South Africa should be readily embracing CSP as a low-carbon, sustainable, base load energy alternative. So why do its energy authorities remain unconvinced? .
Sep 23, 2011
I should confess upfront that the decision by government to abandon the renewable energy feed-in tariffs, or Refit, in favour of a competitive bidding process initially made me uneasy. But I have been won over to such an extent that I believe the tender should now...
Mar 04, 2011
As the world financial ‘bubble and bang’ ripples continue to reverberate around the world, people are rethinking a number of financial decisions and models of the last few years.
Oct 08, 2010
The second yearly wind seminar, hosted by the Department of Energy and the Royal Danish Embassy was held in Johannesburg at the end of December, and focussed on the concept of wind power for local economic development. The massive appetite to develop wind projects...
Jun 04, 2010
Gauteng Economic Development MEC Firoz Cachalia recently delivered his Budget vote speech, during which he unveiled the Gauteng Employment, Growth and Development Strategy (GEGDS). The proposals for Gauteng's economy in this document are impressive. The document...
May 14, 2010
For the first time since 1940, the combined economic output of the world shrunk and more than 45% of the world’s financial value was destroyed in less than 18 months as a result of the global recession. Millions of jobs, most of them in developed nations, were lost...
May 11, 2010
The 25-turbine Coega wind farm project in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (NMBM) in the Eastern Cape, was officially launched by Energy Minister Dipuo Peters on Tuesday. Emil Unger, the South African representative of Belgium-based Electrawinds explained that...
Dec 04, 2009
The World Bank has committed to increasing its funding for energy projects in Africa to tackle the perennial energy crisis that affects most sub-Saharan African countries.
Aug 28, 2009
An environmental impact assessment (EIA) for a proposed R1,5-billion 70 MW wind farm in the vicinity of Darling in the Western Cape is anticipated to begin within the next month.
Apr 10, 2009
Feb 26, 2009
South Africa is to explore ways in which green energy can be used to operate the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope. The SKA will require energy for data collection and processing and it is hoped that the pathfinder telescopes being developed by South Africa and...
Jan 30, 2009
The contemporary energy challenge is probably best defined as discovering and developing the technical solutions that can ensure more and affordable energy, while at the same time reducing the environmental impact of the energy system. This implies a new energy...
Jan 30, 2009
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Aug 19, 2008
Attached please find a press release on: Power Efficiency Corporation (OTCBB: PEFF.OB), a green energy company focused on efficiency technologies for electric motors, announced today that KONE Inc. (OMX: KNEBV) installed Motor Efficiency Controllers (MEC) with Power...
Aug 01, 2008
Efforts to harness the energy potential of Earth's ocean winds could soon gain an important new tool in the form global satellite maps from the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa).
Mar 20, 2008
Attached please find a press release on: Power Efficiency Corporation (OTCBB: PEFF.OB), a green energy company focused on efficiency technologies for electric motors, announced today that a major California utility has awarded the Company a contract to aggregate up...
Oct 17, 2007
The leaders of India, South Africa and Brazil signed a series of agreements Wednesday at the end of a summit in which they pledged to work closer together to champion the cause of the developing world.
Oct 10, 2007
Attached please find a press release on: Power Efficiency Corporation (OTCBB: PEFF.OB), a green energy company focused on efficiency technologies for electric motors, today announced it has had several successful tests of its Motor Efficiency Controller on rock...
Oct 01, 2007
Attached please find a press release on: Power Efficiency Corporation (OTCBB: PEFF.OB), a green energy company focused on efficiency technologies for electric motors, today announced it recently closed on sales and received additional purchase orders for...