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Together with large-scale procurement, rising rooftop solar installations are offering greater market stability that could stimulate local manufacturing
Together with large-scale procurement, rising rooftop solar installations are offering greater market stability that could stimulate local manufacturing
Private renewables procurement may mitigate boom-bust cycles curbing South Africa’s green industrialisation
18th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The combination of public and private procurement of large-scale renewables in South Africa signals increased stability for manufacturers of key components, a new GreenCape report argues. Published ahead of the release of the much-anticipated... 


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Goldman says South African market ‘tough’ before election
18th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

South African investors are holding off on big moves before the vote next month, Goldman Sachs Group said, as the elections shape up to be the most pivotal in 30 years. Assuming the vote is... 


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Africa’s oldest oil-rich dictatorship has a succession problem
18th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Two South African engineers working in Equatorial Guinea’s offshore oil fields were preparing to return home in February 2023 when they were arrested for cocaine trafficking and thrown in jail,... 


Norwegian airline to start low-cost London-Cape Town service in six months
18th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Norwegian long-haul but low-cost carrier Norse Atlantic Airways announced on Thursday that it was going to launch flights between London, in the UK, and Cape Town, during the Northern... 


Nehawu has called a strike at the Dube TradePort at King Shaka International Airport
18th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Dube TradePort Corporation, an agency of the KwaZulu-Natal provincial government, has announced that 112 employees, members of the Nehawu trade union, have gone on strike. The workers work in... 


World Bank, AfDB seeks to provide more Africans with electricity by 2030
18th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The World Bank Group and the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group are partnering to provide at least 300-million people in Africa with electricity access by 2030.  The World Bank Group will work... 


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Efforts to boost local manufacture of renewable energy components
Efforts to boost local manufacture of renewable energy components
Updated 4 hours ago By: Creamer Media Reporter

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses South Africa's plans to stimulate local manufacturing around solar, wind and batteries. 


Joint report on the main roadmaps for aviation to reach net-zero emissions released
18th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The ‘Aviation Net Zero CO2 Transition Pathways Comparative Review’, which is a joint initiative of the International Air Transport Association (IATA – the global representative body for the airline... 


Magazine round up | 19 April 2024
Magazine round up | 19 April 2024
19th April 2024

A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 


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Reserve bank to cut rates less than earlier thought in 2024 – poll
18th April 2024 By: Reuters

South Africa's central bank is now predicted to deliver only 50 basis points of interest rate cuts this year, less than earlier projected as inflation is seen taking slightly longer to return to... 


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PPS highlights good value return to members in challenging 2023
17th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Professional Provident Society (PPS), the financial services group focused solely on providing customised financial services solutions for graduate professionals in South Africa and Namibia,... 


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Report questions role of CCUS in steel decarbonisation
17th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

A new report by the Institute of Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) has shown that carbon capture use and storage (CCUS) is unlikely to play a major role in steel decarbonisation... 


Standard Bank head of Southern Africa’s oil and gas coverage Paul Eardley-Taylor
South Africa needs 13 GW of gas-to-power capacity – more than the IRP envisions
17th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Standard Bank head of Southern Africa’s oil and gas coverage Paul Eardley-Taylor has suggested that South Africa needs 13 GW of gas-to-power (GtP) capacity, rather than the 7.2 GW to 8.6 GW... 


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A 30% increase in whole grain adoption can reduce carbon emissions by 120Mt - BCG finds
17th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

A report published by global consultancy Boston Consulting Group (BCG) finds that, with thoughtful and gradual changes to how wheat is grown, processed and consumed, the food system can be... 


CSIR joins international science community to improve understanding of ocean metabolism
17th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has recently joined a new global research programme focused on improving understanding of the future state of the oceans under various... 


IWMSA stresses importance of combatting plastic pollution
17th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid an increasing need to combat plastic pollution, the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) highlights the need for concerted efforts to combat plastic pollution in South... 


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Magazine round up | 19 April 2024
Magazine round up | 19 April 2024

A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

REMEMBERING: Rwandan President Paul Kagame and First Lady Jeanette Kagame, preparing to light the Rwandan genocide flame of hope, known as the ‘Kwibuka’ (Remembering), to commemorate the 1994 Genocide at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre in Kigali, Rwanda, on April 7. Thirty years ago more than one-million people were systematically massacred over 100 days by extremists, led by the Rwandan army and a militia known as the Interahamwe. Photograph: Reuters
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Rwandan President Paul Kagame and First Lady Jeanette Kagame, preparing to light the Rwandan genocide flame of hope, known as the ‘Kwibuka’ (Remembering), to commemorate the 1994 Genocide at the... 

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South Africa must take full advantage of its prematurely halted mining R&D

The disbanded South African mining industry’s research and development (R&D) arm Comro handed South Africa’s State-owned Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) the mining R&D it had... 

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Mixed outlook

The recent period of decreased loadshedding has been met with tremendous scepticism by a South African public who have been burnt more times over the past 15-plus years than a lump of wet coal.... 

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Rhian Capostagno, a partner at Partners in Performance
Rhian Capostagno

This we profile Rhian Capostagno, a partner at Partners in Performance, a firm of management consultants 

The storms that lashed the Cape earlier this month caused devastating damage, with many still picking up the pieces. One can only hope that the coming election storm is far more benign, but some of the pre-election rhetoric is cause for concern, while some pre-election coalition pacts seem to be facing real headwinds.
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The storms that lashed the Cape earlier this month caused devastating damage, with many still picking up the pieces. One can only hope that the coming election storm is far more benign, but some of... 

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