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DA leader John Steenhuisen
Multi-Party Charter reveals its plans to end loadshedding if ANC can be ousted
28th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

The 11 political parties that are members of the Multi-Party Charter (MPC) for South Africa have voiced a unified plan to end loadshedding once and for all if only they could collectively oust... 


Cape Town mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis
Cape Town driving forward with renewable energy, climate resilience programmes
22nd February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Last year, Cape Town paid out R25-million to businesses which sold their surplus renewable energy to the city. And, starting this year, private citizens will be able to do the same. These... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
New fund to mobilise public and private funding to climate-proof existing essential infrastructure
19th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

President Cyril Ramaphosa has provided some additional background to the Climate Change Response Fund, the formation of which he announced in his recent State of the Nation Address. Writing in his... 


Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy
Climate Change Response Fund to channel resources to adaptation, early-warning systems – Creecy
16th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy reports that the Climate Change Response Fund announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his State of the Nation Address (SoNA) has... 


Global alliance aiding realisation of S Africa’s JET
16th February 2024

The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) recognises the important role the African Energy Indaba has played over the years as a platform for key conversations on the green energy... 


An image of Cesa CEO Chris Campbell
2024 could be ‘turning point’ for infrastructure sector
16th February 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Amid an evolving political landscape and the imminent challenges of an upcoming national election, Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) underscores the critical need to expedite infrastructure... 


US grants $11m to environmental insurance efforts in Africa
13th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

African Risk Capacity (ARC) has entered into a landmark $11.7-million partnership with the US government to increase access to parametric insurance in Africa. This will help to safeguard food... 


A flooded neighbourhood in Johannesburg
Climate change risks raising South Africa premiums, insurer says
29th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Climate change poses the most significant threat for South African insurance companies and risks raising premiums and the cost of reinsurance, a top official at its biggest insurer by assets said.... 


Old Mutual Insure, UK specialist partner to address flood risk in South Africa
26th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

South African insurance provider Old Mutual Insure has entered into a strategic partnership with UK-based flood science specialist JBA Risk Management to address flood risk in South Africa. The... 


Jan Toschka
Sasol, Topsoe appoint CEO to lead new sustainable aviation fuels JV
22nd January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Sasol and Topsoe have appointed Shell’s Jan Toschka as CEO of their recently established sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) JV. Toschka is described as a seasoned leader in the aviation fuels... 


An image of delegates at COP28
Reliable electricity must be prioritised over transition
19th January 2024

The sheer urgency of addressing energy insecurity in Africa demands that a reliable grid is prioritised first and other energy concerns, such as transitioning to renewable-energy sources, second,... 


More economic optimism, but CEOs concerned half of businesses may be unviable in a decade
18th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

While the proportion of CEOs who are optimistic about global growth prospects increased from 18% to 38% in assurance, advisory and tax services company PwC's twenty-seventh 'Annual Global CEO... 


Poverty, rising prices bigger concerns than climate change for South Africans
17th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The main concern South Africans face is poverty, highlighted by 68.4% of respondents to office and printing systems multinational Epson Climate Barometer survey, while rising goods and services... 


coal fired power stations
Global climate action insufficient to meet 2050 goal of 1.5 °C limit – report
8th January 2024 By: Darren Parker

Global emissions, which are continuing to rise by 1.5% a year, must be cut by 7% every year until 2030 to limit global warming to 1.5 °C, as agreed by countries that signed the Paris Agreement in... 


Mike Levington
Opinion: The grid’s the thing
8th January 2024

In this opinion article, Mike Levington argues that using renewable energy to meet South Africa’s economic and developmental goals will require a significant shift in thinking about the grid. 


Particulate matter is soot generated while burning coal and emitted through the plants’ stacks or chimneys
Eskom soot pollution is at a 31-year-high, 42 times worse than China
19th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Coal-fired power plants operated by South Africa’s state utility are emitting pollutants that primarily cause respiratory diseases such as asthma at almost 42 times the intensity of those in... 


A sunset picture of solar panels with wind turbines in the background ad reflecting off the panels
Project achieves financial close
15th December 2023

Independent power producer EDF Renewables achieved commercial and financial close on its Umoyilanga project on November 28, 2023, reaching commercial close with the Department of Mineral Resources... 


COP28 president Dr Sultan Al Jaber
COP28 ends with deal on transition away from fossil fuels
13th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

The COP28 climate talks in Dubai ended in a deal that saw a commitment to transition away from all fossil fuels for the first time. The president of this year’s UN-sponsored summit, the UAE’s... 


World Bank makes $100m in financing available for African climate research
11th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The World Bank will make $100-million available to the Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centres (CGIAR) through the bank’s International Development Association (IDA) as part of... 


Eskom Komati power station
Eskom acknowledges difficult trade-offs ahead as it pursues energy transition
7th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

State-owned utility Eskom is expecting to have to make “difficult trade-offs” in its pursuit of a just energy transition (JET) strategy, as it grapples with ongoing short-term operational struggles... 


Solar panels installed Shoprite's Centurion distribution warehouse
Opinion: Climate – lead, follow or get out of the way
6th December 2023

In this opinion article, Shoprite group sustainability manager Sanjeev Raghubir writes that conferences are necessary for progress on crucial issues facing humankind, but on the existential crisis... 


Boegoebaai greenfield site
Sasol appoints adviser to search for Boegoebaai hydrogen export hub coinvestors
1st December 2023 By: Terence Creamer

A financial adviser has been appointed to assist Sasol in a search for potential coinvestors into a green hydrogen and ammonia export hub at Boegoebaai, in the Northern Cape, following the... 


A glass glob perched on green moss signifying a global drive to a greener economy
COP 28 to host fossil fuels debate
1st December 2023 By: Halima Frost

This year’s Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, referred to globally as COP 28 and being held from November 30 to December 12 in Dubai in the... 


An African Stove Company cookstove which is helping rural areas reduce their emissions
Financial backing boosts decarbonisation initiative
1st December 2023

Financial institution Standard Bank announced last month it had finalised an agreement to support global carbon project developer The African Stove Company (TASC) with funding for what is believed... 


Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
Mantashe says special Cabinet meeting will consider IRP update after Ministers request time to ‘apply their minds’
30th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe confirmed that an update of the Integrated Resource Plan, which he has previously dubbed ‘IRP2023’, had served before Cabinet on November 29,... 


Stanlib Khanyisa Impact Investment Fund manager Kholofelo Molewa
Stanlib launches country’s first dedicated energy transition asset investment fund
30th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Specialist investment manager Stanlib has launched the Khanyisa Energy Transition Fund (KETF) to spark investment in energy transition assets. Khanyisa, meaning “to illuminate”, is a range of... 


Komati Power Station
Presidency study urges doubling of Climate Finance
30th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa needs to more than double climate financing to achieve its emissions reduction targets, according to a study by the Presidential Climate Commission. Current annual average funding of... 


hydrogen tank with solar and wind energy
Access to water, logistics infrastructure major hurdles to hydrogen economy
30th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

One of the challenges standing in the way of South Africa becoming a world-class green hydrogen producer is that South Africa is a water-scarce country, and that enormous volumes of water are... 


Bowmans partner and public law and regulatory head Claire Tucker
Zero tolerance for greenwashing to inform future legislation
29th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

A zero tolerance for “greenwashing” is a sentiment that is likely going to inform much environment- and climate-related legislation as it develops going forward, legal firm Bowmans partner and... 


BLSA CEO Busisiwe Mavuso
South Africa needs to leverage global goodwill at COP28
27th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

The upcoming 2023 United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference, or Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, more commonly referred to as COP28, will be an... 


The EU flag
Opinion: R47bn of South Africa's exports exposed to EU CBAM as EU climate wave reaches South Africa’s shores
24th November 2023

In this opinion article, sustainability consultant Rhys Newton-Hill and Brundtland Consulting partner Henk Sa provide an in-depth analysis of the potential impact of the European Union's (EU's)... 


Gauteng identified as a driver of low-carbon development
23rd November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

With Cabinet having approved the Just Energy Transition Implementation Plan in the week of November 21, Presidential Climate Commission (PCC) adaptation head Dhesigen Naidoo has confirmed that the... 


Community clean-up
Experts agree climate change discussions need to filter down to household level
23rd November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As climate change becomes ever more prevalent in South Africa, stakeholders from the private sector, government, labour and civil society are increasingly engaging on points of concern and... 


Sapia executive director Avhapfani Tshifularo
Petroleum industry significantly impacted on by loadshedding
21st November 2023 By: Darren Parker

The South African Petroleum Industry Association (Sapia) says the ongoing loadshedding crisis has significantly impacted on its members, with widespread power outages affecting various sectors of... 


Solar panels
Sasol, Air Liquide conclude corporate PPA with Mainstream for 97.5 MW solar project
21st November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

A 97.5 MW solar photovoltaic project will be constructed in the Free State following the signing of a 20-year corporate power purchase agreement (PPA) between Mainstream Renewable Power and... 


Workers installing solar panels
New $1.8bn-plus concessional loan package signed to support JET-IP
21st November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa has confirmed the signing of three new policy loan agreements – worth more than $1.8-billion – in support of the country’s Just Energy Transition Investment Plan (JET-IP), the... 


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