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Feb 24, 2015
Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson confirmed on Tuesday that 77 bids were received by the August 18, 2014, submission deadline for the fourth bid window under government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) and that, with...
Feb 23, 2015
Tina Joemat-Petterson
Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has set up a task team to investigate allegations against the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) and the National Radioactive Waste Disposal Institute (NRWDI) boards. The investigation was prompted by numerous...
Feb 20, 2015
Koeberg nuclear station
A judgment on the ongoing battle between parastatal Eskom and Toshiba’s Westinghouse Electric Company over a R4.3-billion steam generator contract was imminent, as High Court Judge Zeenat Carelse deliberated over the arguments presented during a three-day hearing...
Feb 20, 2015
Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Science and Technology has lauded the achievements of retiring Square Kilometer Array (SKA) South Africa project director Dr Bernie Fanaroff, commending his “immeasurable contribution and hard work” in leading the team that...
Feb 20, 2015
Eskom and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Africa have set up a joint technical task team to review and optimise the blow-through procedure ahead of future blow-through tests on the Kusile units.
Feb 20, 2015
Eskom and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Africa have set up a joint technical task team to review the blow-through procedure ahead of future blow-through tests on the 11 other Medupi units.
Feb 20, 2015
The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) is expanding its technology portfolio of speciality gases. (Necsa subsidiary Pelchem has long been renowned for its production of fluorochemicals, including gases and acids.) Not only is the group adding production...
Feb 20, 2015
VIKTOR POLIKARPOV The growth in skills, industrial capacity and subsequent electricity surplus bolster industrialisation of countries building nuclear generation fleets
A programme to build new nuclear generation capacity will require the involvement of large parts of the industrial capacity of South Africa, which will require and support large-scale industrial activity and, subsequently, provide surplus electricity to support...
Feb 19, 2015
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Feb 10, 2015
Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi
Vigorous opposition to the manner in which the government intends pricing the soon-to-be-announced strategic minerals has resulted in Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi seeking legal counsel in a bid to bring the tendentious matter to early finality. The...
Feb 09, 2015
Canadian uranium producer Cameco on Friday reported that its fourth-quarter net earnings rose 14% to C$73-million, or C$0.18 a share, or C$9-million year-on-year over the C$64-million, or C$0.16 a share, recorded a year earlier, as the average realised uranium price...
Feb 09, 2015
After Mining Indaba MD Jonathan Moore
The rising prominence of investment in consumer-linked industries in Africa is significantly eclipsing investment in mining, with mining’s share hitting an all-time low at only 2% of foreign direct investment (FDI) in recent years. Technology, media and...
Feb 06, 2015
Greenpeace’s iconic ship, the Rainbow Warrior, has arrived in Cape Town for a month long tour of the South African coastline, as part of a Greenpeace campaign to highlight its conviction that renewable-energy investments are the solution to the current electricity...
Feb 06, 2015
Eskom and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Africa have set up a joint technical task team to review the blow-through procedure ahead of future blow-through tests on the 11 other Medupi and Kusile units.
Feb 06, 2015
Eskom and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Africa have set up a joint technical task team to review the blow-through procedure ahead of future blow-through tests on the 11 other Medupi and Kusile units.
Feb 06, 2015
South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) has been a notable success since it was launched in August 2011. Through the programme, the Department of Energy (DoE) mandated the procurement of up to 3 625 MW of power from...
Feb 06, 2015
By Tony Joel I am worried. We are going to miss the boat. We are going to be left behind.
Feb 04, 2015
Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown
Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown is urging households and businesses to make provision for “at least two-hour power outages between 7:00 and 22:00 daily”, while warning that the energy situation will remain “extremely tight” for the foreseeable future. Brown...
Feb 04, 2015
Government should allow other power producers to compete and end Eskom's monopoly, the DA said on Wednesday. "Let's break this monopoly before Eskom breaks us, and allow independent power producers," Democratic Alliance leader in Parliament Mmusi Maimane told party...
 
 
 
 
Jan 30, 2015
EXPLORATION Much research is being conducted in South Africa to establish a gas policy, including a Gas Utilisation Master Plan
The South African gas sector is likely to see an increase in mergers and acquisitions among gas producers in 2015, especially during the early part of the year, as the industry adjusts to deal with the effects of the dropping oil price, says North-West University...
Jan 30, 2015
Considering culture differences is critical when trying to localise company machine tools and company divisions to suite different regions, states engineering and machine tools manufacturer Fatek marketing manager Matt Yen.
Jan 30, 2015
When making high-powered science and technology decisions, it is necessary to involve science and technology professionals. It really is. It is necessary to listen to the opinions of science and technology professionals. It really is. Do readers detect a note of...
Jan 28, 2015
Jan 26, 2015
The end months of 2014 were grim ones for major oil-producing states everywhere, especially those in the Middle East. As the region continued grappling with the aftershocks of the Arab Spring and the threat of the Islamic State, they also watched the price of oil...
Jan 26, 2015
State-owned power utility Eskom on Monday urged consumers to save electricity as it implemented load shedding, owing to unforeseen technical problems at some of its power stations. The utility on Monday morning announced that it would start stage one load shedding,...
Jan 23, 2015
President Jacob Zuma
South Africa was open for more investment and the country offered investment opportunities that no “wise” businessperson should miss, President Jacob Zuma told captains of commerce and industry during the yearly Business Interaction Group meeting on the sidelines of...
Jan 23, 2015
The risk of load shedding would be heightened next month as State-owned power utility Eskom takes half of the Koeberg power station’s capacity off line for general maintenance. An Eskom spokesperson told Engineering News Online on Friday that, while the grid was...
Jan 23, 2015
The debate about climate change grows acrimonious. On the side of those who hold that climate change is a real possibility are politicians, students, ex-Table Mountain tourist guides, academics and others. On the side of those who hold that climate change is not a...
Jan 23, 2015
The first synchronisation of Kusile Unit 1 is scheduled for the first half of 2017.
 
 
 
 
Jan 23, 2015
The project aims to develop a new-generation nuclear power station, comprising three Westinghouse AP1000 reactors.
Jan 23, 2015
South Africa is poised to add yet more concentrating solar power (CSP) capacity, with two additional preferred projects named by the Department of Energy (DoE) and two others reaching financial close in December. The development brings to seven the number of active...
Jan 22, 2015
The electricity infrastructure was not designed to serve 11-million households, President Jacob Zuma told the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland on Wednesday. "Our electricity infrastructure for example, was never designed to serve an expanded...
Jan 21, 2015
The power grid continued to be constrained on Wednesday and power cuts were possible, Eskom warned. "The system remains extremely constrained today but stable. Should anything unexpected happen, we may need to go into load shedding," Eskom's media desk said in an...
Jan 20, 2015
There were no power cuts expected on Tuesday morning although the electricity grid was constrained, Eskom said. "The system is constrained. We expect some of the generating units back during the day, however should anything unexpected happened we will go into load...
Jan 19, 2015
There were no power cuts planned for Monday but the electricity grid remained constrained, Eskom said. "There is no load shedding being implemented at present," Eskom's media desk said in an email.
Jan 16, 2015
In his book Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or how to Build the Future, serial Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel (best known as one of the cofounders of PayPal, along with Elon Musk and Max Levchin) has a chapter titled ‘You are Not a Lottery...
Jan 16, 2015
Eskom is not providing an official revised date for the first synchronisation of Medupi Unit 6, having missed the December 24 deadline.
Jan 14, 2015
It was crucial for renewable energy projects to be fast-tracked nationally to counter electricity shortages in the short-term, photovoltaic (PV) solutions provider Talesun Energy VP Arthur Chien said. State-owned Eskom has been struggling to keep the lights on in the...
Jan 12, 2015
President Jacob Zuma
President Jacob Zuma devoted much of his January 8th statement on Saturday to talking about corruption, saying there was a misperception that the ANC was largely responsible for it. "It cannot be, it is another misrepresentation of fact," he said at the party's 103rd...
 
 
 
 
Jan 08, 2015
An artist impression of the 100 MW Redstone Solar Thermal Power project
South Africa is poised to add yet more concentrating solar power (CSP) capacity, with two additional preferred projects named by the Department of Energy (DoE) and two others reaching financial close in December. The development brings to seven the number of active...
Jan 06, 2015
Uranium producer Energy Fuels has agreed to buy Uranerz Energy in an all-scrip deal valued at about $150-million, which would see the two companies create one of the largest integrated uranium companies in the US. Energy Fuels on Monday said the deal would create the...
Dec 12, 2014
Uranium explorer Strateco Resources is claiming C$190-million from the Quebec government in a motion it filed with the Superior Court of Quebec on Thursday to institute proceedings. Boucherville, Quebec-based Strateco was seeking damages for the loss of its...
Dec 12, 2014
Dear – We have had the pleasure of reading your article entitled 'SA meets more nuclear vendors amid "costly diversion" criticism',  and would like to share our opinion on the cost of electric power and why we can confirm that the cost of electric energy generated by...
Dec 12, 2014
MARKET LEADER Toyota is the largest vehicle manufacturer in South Africa and a full affiliate of the Toyota Motor Corporation
Since 2011, the Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE) Project, established in 2010 in response to the growing need to improve the energy efficiency of South Africa, has saved enough energy to electrify 75 000 South African middle-income homes for 12 months, says...
 
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