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Women encouraged to pursue opportunities in Africa's energy sector

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     Updated 3 hours ago More than 600-million people in Africa do not have access to electricity and this creates opportunities for more women to get involved in the energy sector, African Women in Energy and Power (AWEaP) South Africa chairperson Bertha Dlamini said during the inaugural women in energy seminar, held... 

High Court dismisses bid by coal transporters to interdict renewables projects

By: Terence Creamer     Updated 3 hours ago A court application to have 20-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) signed between Eskom and 26 independent power producers (IPPs) in 2018 declare null and void has been dismissed with costs. The legal challenge was initiated last year by the Coal Transporters Forum (CTF), a voluntary... 

Low carbon transition could hold $124bn risk for South Africa

By: Marleny Arnoldi     Updated 3 hours ago Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) Energy Finance on Tuesday released its latest report, which looked at the impact of a low carbon transition on South Africa. CPI found that the impact on South Africa of a global low-carbon transition over the period of its analysis from 2013 to 2035 could be... 

Astron Energy signals commitment to growing its Cape Town refinery, service stations

By: Kim Cloete     Updated 3 hours ago Standalone South African energy company Astron Energy is upbeat about investing in both its Cape Town refinery, as well as its Caltex-branded service stations over the next few years. “Investment in South Africa has positive potential. South Africa has the highest fuel consumption in sub-Saharan... 

South African construction sentiment crumbles under soft economy

By: Bloomberg     Updated 7 hours ago Confidence in South Africa’s civil construction sector is at the lowest in at least 22 years and could stay there for some time. A gauge tracking sentiment in the sector dropped in the first quarter to the lowest since its inception in 1997, according to a statement Tuesday by FirstRand Group’s... 

SA needs to spend R1-trillion to grow power capacity by 2030 – Radebe 

By: News24Wire      Updated 7 hours ago South Africa will need to spend more than R1-trillion in the next 11 years to grow the country's energy production capacity, according to Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe. Radebe was speaking at the DLO Africa Power Roundtable on Tuesday in Johannesburg. The roundtable brings together government... 

Is local manufacturing dying?

Updated 7 hours ago Local manufacturers are relinquishing jobs daily as they cannot keep up with the demand for imported goods that retail at often, significantly lower prices. There is a strong misconception in South Africa that locally manufactured goods cannot compete with the perceived” better quality” of... 

Trust in SA institutions on the rise but still relatively low - survey

By: African News Agency      26th March 2019 Trust in South African institutions has risen, with nongovernmental organisations in the lead while the government remains at the bottom, a survey has shown. The Edelman Trust Barometer, which has been conducted since 2001, shows that South Africa experienced one of the biggest changes on the... 

Local company ADC stresses it, not Paramount, owns the Ahrlac military aircraft design

By: Rebecca Campbell     26th March 2019 South African private-sector company Aerospace Development Corporation (ADC) on Tuesday clarified that it, and not the Paramount Group, is the original equipment manufacturer, design authority and manufacturer of the Ahrlac aircraft. (Ahrlac is an acronym for Advanced High Performance... 

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