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Company highlights positive technological effect on market
17th May 2024

Industrial equipment supplier Auma South Africa emphasises the positive impact of technology on the actuators market ecosystem. Auma's electric actuators and gearboxes are fitted onto... 


Cape Town targeting this year as starting date for turning landfill waste into power
17th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town (CoCT) says it is moving closer to turning landfill waste into energy, with two projects that are designed to produce electricity from the combustion of landfill gas moving... 


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BESIPPPP – Bid Window 3 – South Africa – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The deadline for South Africa’s recently launched BW3 has been extended. 


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Umoyilanga hybrid renewables battery project, South Africa – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Solar module deliveries have started. 


Eskom says key revision number rollover project on track
16th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

State-owned Eskom says its key revision number rollover project is progressing well, with 3.61-million, or 52%, of the 6.9-million prepayment meters already recoded as of May 15. The main Eskom... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa may sign ERA Bill ahead of the elections
Eyes turn to Union Buildings after NCOP approves Electricity Regulation Amendment Bill
16th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) has approved the Electricity Regulation Amendment (ERA) Bill, which has far-reaching implications for the future structure and operation of an electricity... 


Alboricah Rathupetsane
Opinion: Time to open the floodgates on infrastructure development
16th May 2024

In this article, Stellenbosch University PhD student and Centre for Sustainability Transitions junior researcher Alboricah Rathupetsane writes about the impact of extreme weather events on South... 


Eskom joins SAWEA’s EnergyDRIVE to promote renewable power technologies in Mpumalanga schools
Eskom joins SAWEA’s EnergyDRIVE to promote renewable power technologies in Mpumalanga schools
16th May 2024

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), Eskom, Danish Embassy and the Durban University of Technology (DUT) have joined hands to promote renewable power technologies and provide career... 


ANC leader Cyril Ramaphosa
ANC walks political tightrope over coal plant shutdowns
16th May 2024 By: Reuters

In a ward where South Africa's governing African National Congress won handily in local elections three years ago, party campaign worker Poppy Vilakazi has been getting a decidedly frosty reception... 


Tribunal orders Emfuleni municipality to provide documents to Cape Gate in excessive pricing matter
15th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Competition Tribunal has ordered the Emfuleni local municipality to provide various documents to steel producer and electricity consumer Cape Gate, which alleges that the municipality... 


Transitioning to sustainability: The holistic conversation at Enlit Africa
15th May 2024

Enlit Africa focuses on the key sustainability transition narrative, highlighting the role of green business and investment with the global launch of the UNDP Africa Green Business & Financing... 


Many households in informal settlements remain unelectrified
Salga energy head calls for post-election review of free basic electricity scheme
14th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The head of energy at the South African Local Government Association (Salga) has called for a review of both the size of the free basic electricity (FBE) allocation as well as the way the grant is... 


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Concerns heighten as Ramaphosa readies to sign NHI Bill into law
14th May 2024 By: Thabi Shomolekae

Business and political parties have expressed disappointment with President Cyril Ramphosa’s announcement that he will, on Wednesday, sign into law the controversial National Health Insurance Bill.... 


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Green energy presenting South Africa with massive reindustrialisation chance – Nedbank
13th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green electrons and green molecules are presenting South Africa with a massive opportunity to reindustrialise, Nedbank CIB head of infrastructure, energy and telecommunications Mike Peo told the... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa denies pre-election loadshedding respite is a ‘political ploy’
13th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

President Cyril Ramaphosa has entered the politically charged discussion on the reasons behind the recent dramatic reduction in loadshedding ahead of what is expected to be a highly competition... 


South Africa avoids technical recession despite challenges – Deloitte
10th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

With unemployment, loadshedding and a weak economy being front-line issues in the upcoming elections, the incoming administration must drive investment and reform to restart growth, build... 


How do you manage an overburdened grid? Electricity 4.0 provides some answers
How do you manage an overburdened grid? Electricity 4.0 provides some answers
10th May 2024

By Taru Madangombe, Vice President: Power and Grid for Middle East and Africa at Schneider Electric Energy transition and innovation are inherently interdependent. If one looks at the history of... 


Drakenstein municipality completes audit, resets prepaid electricity meters
10th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Drakenstein municipality, covering Paarl, Wellington, Mbekweni, Gouda, Saron, Hermon and Simondium, in the Western Cape, has completed the formal auditing process of prepaid electricity meters of... 


Congress of the People's Gauteng Premier candidate and chairperson Tom Mofokeng
Cope’s Tom Mofokeng wants big business to thrive, to grow Gauteng and SA
10th May 2024 By: Sashnee Moodley

Congress of the People's Gauteng Premier candidate and chairperson Tom Mofokeng is focussed on ensuring that large multinational companies are able to work with the State to ensure Gauteng is... 


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Organisers expect record attendance at event
10th May 2024 By: Halima Frost

With ballooning foot traffic, demonstrated by an increase in attendance of 81% from 2022 to 2023, the organisers of this year’s Enlit Africa anticipate a “bumper event that will be attended by... 


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AMSA renewable-energy project, South Africa – update
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction is planned to start shortly. 


Blue Energy, wheel maker ink green power deal
10th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Local developer and operator of clean energy infrastructure Blue Energy Africa has signed a 20-year deal with Borbet South Africa (SA) for the procurement of power from renewable-energy sources.... 


KarstHydro MD Guy Richards
Local underground mines can store electricity and optimise water use
10th May 2024

South Africa’s many underground mines can be used as batteries that store clean electricity. Electricity is generated by the water descending in the mineshafts turning a pump-turbine. Mines can be... 


Umoyilanga Avondale solar farm in Upington takes delivery of first modules
9th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Global smart PV and energy storage solutions provider Trina Solar has started delivering modules to the 115 MW Umoyilanga Avondale solar project, in Upington, under a strategic partnership with two... 


Battery storage
Deadline for latest battery procurement also extended as IPPs adjust to Eskom’s new grid access rules
9th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The deadline for South Africa’s recently launched third battery energy storage bidding round, or bid window three (BW3), has been extended by three months to October 31, following a recent deadline... 


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Genuine progress, not electioneering, behind the easing of loadshedding, council says
9th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

The current loadshedding reprieve is not a result of excessive diesel burning to pacify voters but rather a consequence of government and business coming together to made headway in solving South... 


Eskom and DMRE leadership among industry luminaires speaking at Enlit Africa Keynote sessions
9th May 2024

Enlit Africa, the continent's premier energy conferences, is proud to announce a highly anticipated keynote session featuring Eskom's Group Chief Executive Dan Marokane and Chief Finance Officer... 


Eskom coal fired station
South Africa to provide new coal-plant closure timeline to secure secure $2.6bn
8th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa will provide a new timeline for the shutdown of coal-fired power plants in a bid to secure about $2.5-billion in climate finance, an agency in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s office said.... 


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Eskom takes City Power to court over R1bn debt
6th May 2024 By: Sashnee Moodley

State power utility Eskom has said it has "no choice" but to approach the Johannesburg High Court to force City Power to pay just over R1-billion in unpaid debt. Eskom noted that City Power began... 


Minister insists the recent period of no loadshedding is down to the improved performance of coal stations such as Matla (pictured)
Ramokgopa insists loadshedding not being ‘stage managed’ ahead of May 29 poll
6th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa denies that the prevailing reprieve from loadshedding has been “stage managed” to improve the prospects of the governing African National Congress ahead... 


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Ramaphosa pegs sustainable economic recovery on attraction of higher levels of investment
6th May 2024 By: Thabi Shomolekae

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday assured that government is working to get rid of red tape that impedes and slows down investment. Ramaphosa wrote in his weekly letter to the nation that it was... 


SAWEA CEO Niveshen Govender
Wind energy critical to bolster energy capacity – SAWEA
3rd May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Despite recent efforts to bolster electricity generation capacity, the path to energy security remains full of obstacles. The integration of renewable energy, particularly wind power, is critical... 


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The lights are on in South Africa and many people are suspicious
3rd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa is enjoying a rare streak of uninterrupted electricity right before elections, drawing more suspicion than praise in a nation that’s become accustomed to the daily power cuts that have... 


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Next South African government has tough reform job, Moody’s says
3rd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa may struggle to make much more progress on resolving the country’s longstanding challenges if a coalition government emerges after elections this month, Moody’s Investors Service... 


Roy Havemann
How To Fix (Unf*ck) A Country – Roy Havemann
3rd May 2024

After state capture, South Africa is not in a good place. The system is down. How do we reboot? We are not the first country to find itself in a difficult spot. China, India, South Korea, Vietnam... 


Need to reduce electricity use overlooked in efforts to mitigate water challenges
3rd May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

A crucial missing element in current water management strategies is reducing electricity consumption, says CBI-electric: low voltage engineering executive Dr Andrew Dickson. Discussing... 


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BESIPPPP – Bid Window 3, South Africa
3rd May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy released the request for proposals for the Battery Energy Storage Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme on March 28, 2024. 


Battery energy storage unit
Red Sands battery energy storage solutions project, South Africa
3rd May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Red Sands will be the biggest standalone battery energy storage solutions project in Africa.  


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City of Joburg working on 'innovative measures’ to reduce power outages, promises Mayor Gwamanda
2nd May 2024 By: Thabi Shomolekae

City of Johannesburg mayor Kabelo Gwamanda announced on Thursday that the City intends to add an additional 50 MW of power to its grid by bringing online the Durban Street Substation, in the next... 


blast furnace at AMSA
AMSA to convert one Vanderbijlpark blast furnace to an electric arc furnace by 2028
2nd May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Steelmaker ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) CEO Kobus Verster has confirmed that the company will be converting one of its three blast furnaces into an electric arc furnace (EAF) within the next... 


AMSA's Vanderbijl Park facility with open ground in the foreground
AMSA expects to break ground on Vanderbijlpark’s 200 MW solar plant this year
2nd May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Steelmaker ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) is planning to start construction on a 200 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant at its Vanderbijlpark facility, in Gauteng, towards the end of the... 


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Absa PMI rises to 54 in April on the back of improved business activity
2nd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The seasonally adjusted Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) improved to 54 in April, following a dip to 49.2 – below the neutral 50-point mark – in March, on the back of improved business... 


Patrice Motsepe
Motsepe-backed GoSolr plans $537m South Africa expansion
2nd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

GoSolr, a company backed by South African billionaire Patrice Motsepe and the continent’s biggest bank, plans to spend R10 billion to roll out a model of renting solar panels and batteries to homes... 


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