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Autocast to benefit from renewables deal with Etana Energy
2nd April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Cast and machined components supplier Autocast South Africa is the first of more than 30 of Nelson Mandela Bay’s largest electricity users to benefit from a renewable power supply deal with... 


Spear to acquire Western Cape properties from Emira
2nd April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

JSE-listed real estate investment trust (Reit) Emira and its wholly owned subsidiaries have agreed to dispose of 13 predominantly industrial and office properties situated in the Western Cape to... 


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Study highlights predictability of wind power production
2nd April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Wind and solar resource assessment consultancy Eoltech has released findings of a new study that aims to assess the variations of the global wind resource over the last 15 years, with the data... 


Nedbank CIB Markets Research Head Arnold van Graan.
Current low PGM prices not reflective of supply/demand fundamentals – Nedbank CIB
2nd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGM) prices, where they are now, do not reflect the medium to long-term supply demand fundamentals. Instead, they are driven by short-term distortions, which imply that a... 


Distance, what distance?  Microgrids meet remote operations’ energy requirements
Distance, what distance? Microgrids meet remote operations’ energy requirements
2nd April 2024

By Nishandra Baijnath, Systems Architect, Power Systems, Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric As the world’s second largest continent, the vast expanse Africa lends itself to remote operations,... 


Business Leadership South Africa CEO Busisiwe Mavuso
BLSA calls for immediate reworking of IRP, describing assumptions as ‘spurious’
2nd April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA), whose members include the largest domestic and foreign companies operating in South Africa, has added its voice to a growing chorus of opposition to the... 


Clean energy company implements renewable energy system for major agri business
2nd April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African clean energy infrastructure development and operation company Blue Energy Africa has highlighted its implementation of hybrid solar and battery energy systems for a major Western Cape... 


Brand new fuel cell is platinum-catalysed.
New platinum-based hydrogen fuel cell as cheap to make as conventional car engine
2nd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The brand-new platinum-catalysed hydrogen fuel cell system that has just been released for passenger cars reveals that fuel cells can be as cheap to manufacture as internal combustion engines... 


Paladin uranium plant in Namibia
Paladin achieves commercial production at Langer Heinrich
2nd April 2024 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed uranium producer Paladin Energy has achieved uranium concentrate production and drumming at the Langer Heinrich Mine (LHM), in Namibia, as of March 30. The company said in a statement on... 


Jonathan McKey, National Sales and Marketing Manager at SEW-EURODRIVE
Quality SEW-EURODRIVE gearboxes now available for centre pivot irrigation in SA
2nd April 2024

Offering a complete gear solution for centre pivot irrigation systems, SEW-EURODRIVE brings its quality products and support as an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) closer to South Africa’s... 


Eskom's Hex battery project, developed separately form the IPP procurement programmes currently under way
Third battery storage programme seeks bids for five Free State sites
2nd April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has launched South Africa’s third public procurement round for utility-scale batteries, while also extending the bid submission deadline for... 


Sedgman acquires MinSol Engineering
2nd April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Engineering-led construction, mining and services group Sedgman has acquired firm MinSol Engineering, marking its third acquisition in the critical minerals processing sector. The acquisition,... 


Wind turbines
China could drive Africa's renewable energy revolution, report says
2nd April 2024 By: Reuters

China has a unique opportunity to drive forward an energy revolution in Africa, but it must first reverse nearly two decades of neglect of green power investments there, research from Boston... 


RFP under the BESIPPPP third bid submission phase (Bid Window 3)
RFP under the BESIPPPP third bid submission phase (Bid Window 3)
2nd April 2024

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy ("the Department") formally invites interested parties to register prospective bids under the third bid window of the Battery Energy Storage Capacity... 


Iron-ore’s reset lower to $100 heralds China’s new economy shift
Iron-ore’s reset lower to $100 heralds China’s new economy shift
2nd April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Iron-ore’s reset to around $100 a ton is indicative of a broader reshaping of China’s commodities markets that favors the new economy over the old. The steelmaking material plunged to $95.40 a ton... 


Top China lithium firms look past profit slump and vow expansion
Top China lithium firms look past profit slump and vow expansion
2nd April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Undeterred by slumping profits, China’s lithium giants are planning to grab a bigger slice of the market. Tianqi Lithium and Ganfeng Lithium Group reported sharp drops in 2023 net income last week... 


Canada's mild winter disrupts key ice road to remote Arctic diamond mines
Canada's mild winter disrupts key ice road to remote Arctic diamond mines
2nd April 2024 By: Reuters

An unusually warm winter in Canada this year has delayed the opening of a 400-kilometer ice road that is rebuilt every year as the main conduit for Rio Tinto, Burgundy Mines, and De Beers to... 


Bridge disaster leaves some US coal miners with few options
29th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

The catastrophic shipping accident that’s choked off Baltimore harbor is leaving few options for some US coal exporters, with Consol Energy facing the biggest threat to its operations. “Consol has... 


Vodacom SA awarded 5-Star Green Star certification
29th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications group Vodacom South Africa has been awarded 5-Star existing building performance (EPB) certifications for two of its buildings, Vodacom’s Business Park and Corporate Park, at its... 


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Coal mining remains important
29th March 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

A prosperous future for the coal mining industry in South Africa depends on public and private sector parties tapping into its vast coal reserves, and power generation processes by State-owned... 


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Sines green hydrogen and green ammonia plant, Portugal
29th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

MadoquaPower2X plans to build a hydrogen and ammonia facility in Sines. 


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Sasol and Air Liquide large-scale renewable-energy project, South Africa – update
29th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The Development Bank of Southern Africa has been appointed to act as a co-mandated lead arranger for three large-scale wind farms and 120 km of transmission lines, in the Eastern Cape. 


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Important milestone
29th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The passing of the Electricity Regulation Act (ERA) by the National Assembly earlier this month represents a significant milestone in the ongoing evolution and reform of South Africa’s struggling... 


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Gautrain Management Agency chief speaks on extension plans, service enhancements
29th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) is re-engineering the company for full commercialisation while undertaking extension plans and pursuing enhancements for the Gautrain system, with many of these... 


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Batoka Gorge hydroelectric scheme, Zambia and Zimbabwe – update
29th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Zambia and Zimbabwe are retendering the project. 


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Barakah nuclear power plant, United Arab Emirates – update
29th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Unit for of the nuclear power plant has been has been successfully connected to the grid. 


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Hanford tank waste treatment and immobilisation plant, US
29th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

US Department of Energy and Bechtel plan to build the world's biggest radioactive waste treatment plant in Washington state. 


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Mmadinare solar complex, Botswana
29th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project is expected to offset 48 000 t/y of carbon dioxide emissions.  


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Goyder Renewables Zone, Australia
29th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Neoen is developing a large hybrid renewable-energy project that will combine wind with solar and battery storage to provide renewable energy 24/7. 


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Epping facility rooftop solar project, South Africa
29th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Kimberly-Clark is developing one of Cape Town's biggest rooftop solar photovoltaic installations. 


New online portal launched to aid Cape Town’s solar PV boom
29th March 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town has launched a new online application portal for solar photovoltaic (PV) installations. More than 5 000 solar PV systems have been authorised to date, totalling 126 MVA, with... 


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Mining potential must be turned into strong mining activity with public-sector help
29th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s minerals energy complex, which was once world renowned, needs to be fixed to ensure that this country does not miss another upward mining cycle. First it was the energy side of the... 


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Gautrain Management Agency chief speaks on extension plans, service enhancements
29th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) is re-engineering the company for full commercialisation while undertaking extension plans and pursuing enhancements for the Gautrain system, with many of these... 


Artist's impression of the Hyphen electrolysers
Hyphen Hydrogen Energy. Namibia – update
29th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project has received a major boost from the German government. 


Eskom's tariff increases from April 1
Eskom to implement Nersa-approved electricity price increase from April 1
28th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Power utility Eskom has confirmed that it will implement electricity price increases, as approved by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa), from April 1. The utility in October 2023... 


Petrol prices to increase by more than 65c/ℓ, diesel by 3c/ℓ on April 3
28th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Prices for 93-octane petrol will increase by 65c/ℓ and 95-octane petrol by 67c/ℓ, while 0.05% sulphur diesel will increase by 3c/ℓ and 0.005% sulphur diesel by less than 2c/ℓ from April 3, the... 


An image showing Rainbow Rare Earth's Phalaborwa mine gypsum stacks
Rainbow reiterates potential of South Africa, Brazil projects
28th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Rainbow Rare Earths is bullish about the potential of its Phalaborwa rare earths project in South Africa, as it is expected to be the highest margin rare earth elements (REEs) project in... 


15 climate projects selected for Phase 3 of Climate Finance Accelerator South Africa
28th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Fifteen climate projects from across the country have been selected to take part in the third phase of the UK-funded low-carbon projects initiative Climate Finance Accelerator (CFA) South Africa.... 


Renergen's Virgina plant
Renergen’s helium plant integration nearly complete
28th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Gas producer Renergen is approaching the final stages of its helium system integration, which will mark a significant step forward in its operations, making South Africa one of only eight countries... 


Nigeria to grant mining licences only to companies that process locally
28th March 2024 By: Reuters

Nigeria will only grant new mining licences to companies that present a plan on how minerals would be processed locally, under new guidelines being developed, a government spokesperson confirmed on... 


City of Cape Town CFO Kevin Jacoby, Finance MMC Siseko Mbandezi, Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis and city manager Lungelo Mbandazayo
Cape Town tables R76.4bn budget; infrastructure spending at R12.1bn
28th March 2024 By: Irma Venter

Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis has tabled a R76.4-billion draft budget for the city for the 2024/25 financial year. The budget proposes record infrastructure investment of R12.1-billion for the... 


NWU partners with IAEA to boost nutrition in Africa
28th March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

South Africa’s North-West University (NWU) has become the lead host institution for Anglophone African countries in a pan-African initiative launched by the International Atomic Energy Agency... 


Sasscal Executive Director Dr Jane Olwoch
More green hydrogen insight on way as Southern African scientists head to Germany
28th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Twelve scientists from Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries will head to Germany in May, where they will have an opportunity to obtain more in-depth insight into green hydrogen... 


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