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Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies senior economist and South African Renewable Energy Masterplan facilitator Gaylor Montmasson-Clair
Energy transition offers once-in-century potential for South Africa to reindustrialise
25th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The global and local renewable energy transition is presenting industries, and South Africa, with a once-in-a-century growth trajectory to provide products and components into the value chains of... 


EAIF commits billions to Sonatel’s receivables-backed bond
23rd January 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) company, the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), has committed XOF23.5-billion to a XOF75-billion receivables-backed bond issued by... 


Itac rebates for optic fibre cables, electrical apparatus imports
23rd January 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (Itac) has created a rebate facility for the import of optic fibre cables and electrical apparatus used in international submarine... 


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Eastern Cape megabridges making steady construction progress after initial setbacks
19th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Following delays and setbacks in recent years, roads parastatal South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) restarted works last year on the Mtentu and Msikaba megabridges, in the Eastern... 


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Eastern Cape megabridges making steady construction progress after initial setbacks
19th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Following delays and setbacks in recent years, roads parastatal South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) restarted works last year on the Mtentu and Msikaba megabridges, in the Eastern... 


Transnet Freight Rail highlights challenges and plans to address them
Transnet Freight Rail highlights challenges and plans to address them
10th January 2024

Transnet Freight Rail is facing a wide array of challenges undermining its ability to operate, ranging from cable theft to community-related challenges. The struggling rail operator recently took... 


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No seamless extension
15th December 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The Koeberg saga, much like South Africa’s ongoing efforts to tackle loadshedding decisively, hardly ever fails to disappoint. Having missed deadline after deadline, Africa’s only nuclear power... 


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Koeberg nuclear power plant steam-generator replacement project, South Africa – update
15th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Eskom generation head Bheki Nxumalo has indicated that an extended outage at Koeberg Unit 2, which started on December 11, is expected to continue until September 2024. 


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Koeberg Unit 2 to return in Sept, heightening risk of both units being out simultaneously
10th December 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom generation head Bheki Nxumalo has indicated that an extended outage at Koeberg Unit 2, which begins on December 11, is currently expected to continue until September 2024, increasing the... 


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Koeberg nuclear power plant steam-generator replacement project, South Africa – update
8th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The National Nuclear Regulator is set to make a decision in January 2024 regarding Eskom's request for the separation of licences for Koeberg Unit 1 and Unit 2. 


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More solar power for shopping centre
7th December 2023

An additional 5.74 MW of solar power has been added to the fast-track project being undertaken at Eastgate Shopping Centre in Gauteng, while trading continues. As part of the ongoing work... 


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Clips manage cables on solar power systems
7th December 2023

Cabling clips engineered to fasten cables beneath a photovoltaic (PV) solar module frame are regarded as essential for organising and securing AC and DC cables in all types of solar power systems.... 


Empowering Homes: Sungrow's Innovative Solution, redefines Festive Season Joy in South Africa
7th December 2023

Sungrow, the leading force in smart energy solutions worldwide, remains dedicated to alleviating South Africa's persistent struggle with load shedding, a challenge that often intensifies during the... 


The Koeberg nuclear power station
Both Koeberg units to be offline from July unless NNR approves Eskom’s licence decoupling request in Jan
4th December 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) will decide in January whether to grant Eskom’s request for the Koeberg Unit 1 and Unit 2 licences to be separated to reflect a later commercial operation date... 


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Smart monitoring solutions offered for tailings dams
24th November 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Demand for smart monitoring solutions in tailings storage facilities (TSFs) and waste management infrastructure has increased, following governing bodies’ introducing new standards to mitigate TSF... 


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Unique panel installation at centre
24th November 2023

The addition of another 5.74 MW of solar power at Eastgate Shopping Centre, east of Johannesburg, is being undertaken by diversified infrastructure and construction company Concor, while keeping... 


TFR locomotives
More than half of copper cables on TFR's lines replaced with aluminium alternative
17th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Transnet has, so far, replaced about 55% of the copper cables across its national railway network with an aluminium conductor steel reinforced (ACSR) cable called Tiger Wire, Transnet Freight Rail... 


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East African Crude Oil Pipeline, Uganda/Tanzania
17th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Shareholders plan to build a 1 443 km crude oil export pipeline from Kabaale–Hoima, in Uganda, to the Chongoleani peninsula near Tanga port, in Tanzania. 


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South Africans are correct to call repeatedly for harsher cable-theft punishment
17th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africans are correct to repeat their calls to Parliament over and over, week after week, for much harsher action against cable theft. As you have noticed from this column, I am doing the... 


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Hail and Ghasha development project, United Arab Emirates – update
17th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company has awarded a contract for the onshore processing portion of the project. 


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Elevate your engineering and manufacturing operations with WilsonPro
16th November 2023

Telecommunications equipment supplier Bolton Technical, the trusted distributor for WilsonPro Amplifiers in Africa, is taking a bold step to address the enduring cellular connectivity challenges in... 


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Revolutionising engineering connectivity: A comprehensive guide to cell phone repeaters
16th November 2023

In the fast-paced world of engineering, where precision and coordination are paramount, uninterrupted cellular connectivity is a non-negotiable requirement. 


The addition of 30 000 square metres of solar photovoltaic panels on the roof of Eastgate Shopping Centre has not slowed trading in the shops
Shopping goes on at Eastgate while Concor adds more solar power
3rd November 2023

The addition of another 5,74 MW of solar power at Eastgate Shopping Centre, east of Johannesburg, is being undertaken by leading black-owned contractor Concor, while keeping the movement of tenants... 


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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
20th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Kusile Unit 5 is being prepared for synchronisation to the grid towards the end of December. 


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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
13th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Eskom has confirmed that Unit 3 at the Kusile coal-fired power station is providing 720 MW for the electricity grid. 


BEKA Schréder is thrilled to have won the Best Supporting Affiliate Member Award
BEKA Schréder Wins the President’s Award at 2023 AMEU Convention 
6th October 2023

BEKA Schréder is thrilled to have won the Best Supporting Affiliate Member Award at the Association of Municipal Electricity Utilities (AMEU) 2023 President's Awards. The 2023 President’s Awards... 


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Energy transition has potential to dramatically increase demand for steel
6th October 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

With local electricity grid constraints becoming more prevalent and given the global emphasis on decarbonisation, the ongoing energy transition, as well as loadshedding, are expected to present... 


Recent outages highlight importance of undersea cables to South Africa and across the rest of the continent
6th October 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The recent outages experienced across some of the undersea Internet cables connecting Africa to the world have unveiled the need for network resilience and the importance of these systems to South... 


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Energy transition has potential to dramatically increase demand for steel
6th October 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

With local electricity grid constraints becoming more prevalent and given the global emphasis on decarbonisation, the ongoing energy transition, as well as loadshedding, are expected to present... 


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MTN South Africa progresses network resiliency
4th October 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

South African telecommunications giant MTN has deployed more than 20 000 batteries, 5 000 rectifiers and nearly 900 generators to sites across South Africa and is spending R4.5-billion to... 


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Light tower is cost-effective, quiet, and environment-friendly
30th September 2023

A state-of-the-art solar-powered light-emitting diode (LED) light tower offers exceptional visibility while ensuring compliance with noise and carbon dioxide (CO2) emission regulations. The HiLight... 


Vodacom rolls out measures to curb rising battery theft and vandalism
29th September 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications giant Vodacom has been intensifying efforts to protect its sites against increasing theft and vandalism across South Africa’s provinces. In July, Vodacom warned that battery... 


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Apex Cordset Technologies
29th September 2023

Apex Cordset Technologies (Apex) is a dynamic company with a strong focus on technology and manufacturing, specialising in a wide range of electrical products and cable assemblies. Apex prides... 


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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
29th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy has upheld the decision of the National Air Quality Officer to permit the temporary operation of the Kusile coal power station using... 


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N2 Wild Coast Toll Road megabridge project – Msikaba bridge, South Africa – update
22nd September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Msikaba project has created work for 137 unskilled local labourers and 372 jobs for skilled persons, so far. 


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Regulators must investigate accuracy of unsafe mine cable warnings
22nd September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Concern has again been expressed about incidents. in particularly underground coal mining situations, where trailing cables and couplers are reportedly failing during use. The representatives of... 


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Experts explore offshore wind’s potential in SA energy mix
21st September 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

With the World Bank estimating South Africa to have 901 GW of offshore wind generation potential, legal and consulting professionals are examining the promising opportunities and challenges... 


Schneider Electric releases guide for physical data centre design to meet AI demands
21st September 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Electricity and automation company Schneider Electric has launched an industry guide to address new physical infrastructure design challenges for data centres to support the shift in artificial... 


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Drakenstein municipality rolls out new, green switchgear
19th September 2023 By: Irma Venter

The Drakenstein municipality, in the Western Cape, has adopted Schneider Electric’s green RM AirSeT switchgear, which it says will reduce the municipality’s carbon footprint by using pure air... 


M-TEC cable manufacturer seeks to create more jobs through facility expansion
19th September 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Vereeniging-based cable manufacturer M-TEC is seeking to create more jobs for locals through the expansion of its cable manufacturing facility between October 2023 and 2025. M-TEC is one of the... 


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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
15th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Nine people were arrested at the Kusile power station for theft of coal and fraud on September 7. 


Highest demand for IMS Engineering’s Cable Vulcanizer in mining sector
Highest demand for IMS Engineering’s Cable Vulcanizer in mining sector
10th September 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

The mining industry presents the greatest demand for the significant cost- and time-saving Cable Vulcanizer from Gauteng stainless steel and steel products manufacturer IMS Engineering. When using... 


A solar alternating current (ac), low-voltage/medium-voltage, step-up skid or ‘E-House' on show at Turnkey modular's manufacturing site in Germiston
First skid delivered to Free State client
8th September 2023 By: Halima Frost

Prefabricated deployment solutions developer Turnkey Modular rolled out the first of multiple solar alternating current (ac), low-voltage/medium-voltage, step-up skid or ‘E-Houses’ in July for... 


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