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Hillside Aluminium could get green $0.03c/kWh lifeline by 2030 – Mallinson  

By: Martin Creamer     18th January 2022 It’s all about South Africa focusing attention on the generation and storage of its wonderful African sunshine and prime African wind. It’s all about going hammer and tongs for these three letters, SWS, which stand for solar, wind and storage ­– and eight hours of storage is all we need, which is... 

Industrial gas consumers ‘staring down barrel of gun’ as big July hike looms 

By: Terence Creamer     17th January 2022 A court application to have the energy regulator’s 2021 approval of Sasol Gas’s maximum gas prices set aside as irrational is but the latest clash in what has been a long-running saga over the way domestic gas prices are set in a market bereft of competition. This time, however, the stakes for... 

On-The-Air (14/01/2022) 

By: Martin Creamer     14th January 2022 On Tuesday, South Africa will launch a R75-billion project aimed at combating climate change; Countries that transition to clean energy are more likely to attract foreign direct investment. 

Electricity sector outlook  

14th January 2022 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the difficulties in the South African electricity sector in 2021, the issues that are still facing Eskom, whether there are any signs of hope for the sector this year and what should be done to begin dealing... 

Court declares AARTO Amendment Act unconstitutional  

By: Irma Venter     13th January 2022 The High Court has declared the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Amendment Act, on which the planned demerit system for traffic offences is based, unconstitutional and invalid. The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) challenged the constitutional validity of AARTO... 

Africa Data Centres outlines expansion plans as it launches the flagship JHB1 data centre 

12th January 2022 Carrier-neutral co-location data centre provider Africa Data Centres has showcased its latest data centre at its Midrand campus, which forms an integral part of what it says are the most ambitious data centre expansion plans Africa has ever witnessed. Natasha Odendaal has the story. 

Formal launch of South Africa’s first green ammonia project on Tuesday  

By: Martin Creamer     12th January 2022 The formal launch of South Africa’s first green ammonia project takes place on Tuesday, against the background of the initiative having already secured an in-principle offtake agreement from a global player – a clear indication of the world’s ‘go green’ momentum. Hive Energy and BuiltAfrica –... 

Project management skills sorely needed to advance $20tr project economy  

By: Simone Liedtke     6th January 2022 The value of project-oriented economic activity over the next decade is likely to reach $20 trillion, says nonprofit organisation Project Management Institute (PMI). The company’s ‘Talent Gap’ report predicts that the number of jobs requiring project management-oriented skills, from economic... 

Dwyka Mining Services brings dog-like robot to South Africa 

6th January 2022 Mining technology integration partner Dwyka Mining Services launched US-based robotics developer Boston Dynamics’ quadruped robot, known as Spot, in South Africa last year. Creamer Media contributing editor Donna Slater attended the launch. 

SAB switching to renewable electricity to brew Castle Lite

By: Simone Liedtke     4th January 2022 South African Breweries (SAB) has committed to brewing with renewable electricity by 2025 as part of its efforts to take pressure off the national electricity grid and to meet its sustainability goals. The move is in line with holding company Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) globally committing to... 

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