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Electricity Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
Ramokgopa working with DMRE to have updated IRP released for consultation soon
2nd September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Although persisting with his position that he has the powers to determine the sources of new generation, Electricity Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa says because the Department of Mineral... 


Transnet chairperson Andile Sangqu
New Transnet chair hints at possible equity injection as group slumps to R5.7bn loss
1st September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

New Transnet chairperson Andile Sangqu has indicated that the troubled State-owned freight logistics group, which has hitherto prided itself on being financially self-sufficient, may require and... 


CEO Henry Laas
M&R 'still in race’ to regain RUC as it seeks to rebuild from 2023 shock
31st August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Downscaled engineering and contracting group Murray & Roberts (M&R) is continuing with efforts to regain control of RUC, the Australian mining services business it lost when its Australian holding... 


A steel slab in ArcelorMittal South Africa's Vanderbijlpark plant
Steel industry vital for South Africa’s industrialisation, Majola says
31st August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Trade, Industry and Competition Deputy Minister Fikile Majola has stressed the impact of the local steel industry and its importance to South Africa’s industrialisation, and the challenges that the... 


Renewables plus storage
Two more risk mitigation hybrid projects take steps toward financial close
31st August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Two more preferred bidders selected as part of the much-delayed Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (RMIPPPP), which was launched as an emergency procurement round in... 


South Africa urged to increase exploration to take advantage of critical minerals opportunit
Contract with preferred mining cadastre bidder could be signed within months – DMRE
29th August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Amid renewed calls for a functional online mining cadastre to help turnaround South Africa’s declining exploration performance, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) reports that a... 


Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
Mantashe aiming to secure Cabinet approval for ‘IRP 2023’ in Sept
29th August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe is aiming to seek Cabinet approval to publish an updated Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for public consultation during an upcoming Cabinet... 


Egypt-Ethiopia talks on giant Nile dam end without breakthrough
29th August 2023 By: Bloomberg

Egypt said the latest talks on Ethiopia’s giant Nile dam ended without a breakthrough, but vowed to press ahead with efforts to reach a binding agreement on filling and operating it sees as... 


Durban Container Terminal Pier 2
Draft Freight Logistics Roadmap promised by year-end
28th August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

A new ‘Freight Logistics Roadmap’ is currently undergoing an internal government consultative process for publication before the end of the year, the latest Operation Vulindlela progress update... 


Telecommunications infrastructure
IFC makes record investments in Africa
28th August 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), which is part of the World Bank Group, has reported that, over the 12 months from July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023, it made investments totalling... 


Grid infrastrucuture
Eskom mulling new curtailment approach to unlocking grid capacity as it pursues 47 priority projects
25th August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

State-owned utility Eskom has confirmed that it is prioritising 47 grid-related projects within its larger R210-billion Transmission Development Plan (TDP) that it believes could collectively add... 


Much pricier Mtentu Bridge construction restarts five years after Aveng walkout
25th August 2023 By: Irma Venter

The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has announced the restart of construction work on the R4.05-billion Mtentu Bridge contract, in the Eastern Cape. The Aveng Strabag joint... 


Judgment in favour of power utility welcomed
25th August 2023

State-owned power utility Eskom in July said it was pleased with the Johannesburg High Court judgment dismissing with costs, the interdict application by green energy supplier G7 Renewable Energies... 


A solar and battery powered microgrid developed and built by Eskom at the Swartkop dam in the Northern Cape
Microgrid roll-out gaining traction
25th August 2023 By: Halima Frost

After the successful commissioning of State-owned power utility Eskom’s third microgrid, at the Swartkop dam, in the Northern Cape, the company aims to launch its next two microgrids at Nomalengena... 


the cooling towers and stacks with smoke pluming out the top
Refurbishment under way at Kriel
25th August 2023 By: Halima Frost

Thermal solutions specialist Industrial Water Cooling (IWC) is working with State-owned power utility Eskom on the refurbishment of two natural draught cooling towers at its Kriel power station, in... 


Eskom interim CEO Calib Cassim
Inoperative Kusile units could be returned earlier as Eskom reports good progress on temporary stacks
24th August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The temporary stacks being introduced at the Kusile coal power station, where three previously operational units have been out of service for ten months, have been built and interim CEO Calib... 


Concrete being poured on a construction site
DPWI working to implement infrastructure as economic flywheel
23rd August 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) is responding to the national imperatives of the Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan (ERRP) by implementing infrastructure delivery as... 


A construction site
DPWI taking steps to improve infrastructure delivery, stop corruption
23rd August 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) aims to accelerate the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Amendment Bill and establish a Construction Industry Ombuds office to... 


RH Managers to raise R2bn to boost social, energy infrastructure in South Africa
23rd August 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Johannesburg-based private equity and infrastructure investment firm RH Managers (RHM) is on a fundraising drive for a R2-billion social impact fund to boost South Africa’s healthcare and energy... 


Accelerate to sell Eden Meander centre in George to Sasol Pension Fund
23rd August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Diversified JSE-listed real estate investment trust Accelerate Property Fund has accepted an offer from the Sasol Pension Fund to acquire the Eden Meander Shopping Centre, with a gross lettable... 


Intercape states that it’s operations have run a gauntlet of concerted attacks, with a number of incidents in which coaches were shot at or stoned in and around hotspots towns in the Eastern Cape
State slammed for ‘dereliction of Constitutional duty’ over failure to protect Intercape buses
23rd August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

The Makhanda High Court has slammed the South African government for the “dereliction of its Constitutional duties” in quelling the violence directed at long-distance coach company Intercape. “It... 


Kenya revives plans for $13.8bn railway line to Ethiopia
23rd August 2023 By: Reuters

Kenya plans to begin construction in 2025 of a $13.8-billion high-speed electric railway from its Indian Ocean port of Lamu to Ethiopia and South Sudan. The 3 000 km standard-gauge railway will... 


Absa plays vital role in an infrastructure improvement transaction by Brics bank
22nd August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Infrastructure projects in South Africa have received a significant boost through a debut R1.5-billion debt issuance in the domestic market. The New Development Bank’s (NDB’s) bond issuance in... 


Chinese President Xi Jinping with South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Union Buildings, in Pretoria
Xi says China ready to import more from ‘strategic partner' South Africa
22nd August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Chinese President Xi Jinping says China stands ready to import more quality products from South Africa, while also encouraging Chinese enterprises to invest in the country, which he described as a... 


Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel and China-Africa Development Fund chair Song Lei at the MoU signing, which took place at the BRICS Manufacturing Forum in Midrand
Bank of China, IDC sign agreement on R10bn funding package
22nd August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and the Bank of China (BoC) have signed a framework agreement that could unlock a R10-billion funding package over the next five years to... 


Image of City of Cape Town's Zahid Badroodien and Geordin Hill-Lewis
Cape Town breaks ground on Milnerton bulk sewer upgrade phase II
21st August 2023 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town has broken ground on the next phase of the R470-million Milnerton bulk sewer upgrade project, with construction of a new pipeline set for completion by 2025.  This project... 


Electricity Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
R30bn distribution backlog poses risk to supply beyond current generation shortfall – Ramokgopa
20th August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa has acknowledged that South African cities and towns face the real prospect of ongoing power interruptions even if the balance between supply and... 


Local steel industry in prime ‘springboard’ position
18th August 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Despite contributing only a small percentage to global steel production, the South African steel sector supplies critical components to the global economy, says industry body Southern African... 


Power lines
Eskom making virtual wheeling strides but says national framework still required
17th August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom reports that it has made material advances in developing what it calls a ‘virtual wheeling product’ that will allow one or more generators to transact with multiple offtakers, including those... 


Bigger targets needed to spur premium for South African projects
17th August 2023 By: Bloomberg

South African companies looking to issue green bonds or raise capital for climate-friendly projects have a better chance of getting preferential rates if they set ambitious targets that surpass... 


The Durban Container Terminal Pier 2
DCT Pier 2 partnership to be ‘catalyst for change’, TPT chief asserts
15th August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) CEO Jabu Mdaki is optimistic that the joint venture (JV) with International Container Terminal Services Incorporated (ICTSI) will be implemented from the start of the... 


Artist impression of the proposed deep-water port at Boegoebaai
TNPA confirms participants in consortia vying for Boegoebaai project
14th August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has released details of the companies participating in the three consortia shortlisted to participate in an upcoming bidding process to design, fund and... 


Power line
Godongwana provided PFMA consent for unbundling of Eskom’s distribution unit in 2022
13th August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Government has again moved to dismiss suggestions that the unbundling of the Eskom generation, transmission and distribution businesses into three separate entities can be regarded as... 


The Atlantis OCGT plant
With R9.2bn spent since April, govt insists Eskom is not exceeding diesel budget
13th August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Government reports that Eskom has spent R9.2-billion on diesel since the start of the State-owned utility’s financial year on April 1, which it claims to be marginally below an initial budget for... 


The project is a milestone in Transnet’s transformation into an agile, data-driven, and customer-centric organisation
Transnet embarks on procurement digitisation journey
11th August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

State-owned Transnet has approached the market for the provision of an automated end-to-end procurement system. This comes as the organisation moves to optimise its procurement of goods and... 


Energy Council of South Africa CEO James Mackay
Eskom unbundling, ERA promulgation will demonstrate electricity reform ‘political will’
11th August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Energy Council of South Africa CEO James Mackay believes an expedited promulgation of the Electricity Regulation Amendment (ERA) Bill together with the unbundling of Eskom will send a clear signal... 


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