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Emira continues investment in renewable energy

By: Donna Slater     20th November 2020 JSE-listed real estate investment trust (Reit) Emira Property Fund has been increasing its use of renewable energy since the 2015 installation of a 271 kW solar plant on the roof of its Epsom Downs Shopping Centre, in Bryanston. Since then the company has been continuing the rollout of solutions... 

Nuclear regulator confirms early talks with Eskom to extend Koeberg nuclear plant’s life  

By: Rebecca Campbell     26th October 2020 The National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) has confirmed that it is in preliminary talks with State-owned national electricity utility Eskom regarding extending the operating life of the country’s only nuclear power plant (NPP) at Koeberg, north of Cape Town. Currently, Koeberg is licensed by the NNR... 

Cartrack reports profit growth, despite Covid-19 disrupting its growth ambitions 

By: Irma Venter     14th October 2020 Covid-19 was like getting a puncture when you are driving really fast on the highway, says Cartrack CEO Zak Calisto. “We were ready to grow in the 2021 financial year, and we still got growth, but not quite what we anticipated, or what we had planned for, but our economies of scale allowed us to... 

The Future of Solar Energy

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th October 2020 By Tiaan Hendriks, National Sales Engineer at SEM Solutions Solar energy has come a long way in the last few years. A decade ago, the global market was not only small, it relied heavily on governmental support and subsidies. Fast forward to 2019 and the International Energy Agency (IEA) says that... 

Sedibelo Platinum Mines closer to finding listing date – Frandsen  

By: Martin Creamer     5th October 2020 The unlisted Sedibelo Platinum in South Africa’s North West province is closer to finding a listing date, says Pallinghurst managing partner and co-founder and Sedibelo chairperson Arne Frandsen, who is absolutely bullish about the prospects for platinum group metals (PGMs) in the medium to long... 

Koeberg’s 20-year life extension marks steam-generator milestone   

By: Terence Creamer     30th September 2020 The steam generator replacement project, which is central to Eskom’s R20-billion programme to extend the 40-year design life of the Koeberg nuclear power station by a further 20 years, marked a major milestone this week with the arrival of the first units in Cape Town. The project, which was... 

Extending Battery Life with Control Strategies: An Interview with Jonathan Schulte

By: Creamer Media Reporter      22nd September 2020 Coordinating the control of multiple energy resources in a microgrid system for optimal efficiency is complex. It’s even more challenging while attempting to reduce operational costs. The intricacy of this process has fueled Jonathan Schulte’s exploration of microgrid control methods and shaped... 

ARB says financial year ‘will be well remembered’ for Covid-19, other challenges 

By: Simone Liedtke     21st August 2020 JSE-listed investment and property holding company ARB Holdings says sluggish economic growth and the collapse in business confidence became a “secondary concern” this year, as regulations and national lockdown restrictions were implemented to halt the spread of Covid-19. ARB owns investments in... 

Altus appoints Sandra Bates as general counsel

By: Donna Slater     21st August 2020 Aim- and TSX-V-listed African mining royalty generator Altus Strategies has appointed Sandra Bates as general counsel. She is an international lawyer with over 20 years' experience, having advised listed and private companies in the natural resources sector on complex commercial negotiations and... 

Want independence from the grid? What to know before jumping into solar

19th August 2020 With electricity price hikes on the cards and load reduction being implemented, more people are thinking about gaining independence from the national grid with alternative energy sources, like solar, to power their lives. Switching to solar makes sense if applied for the correct reasons. South... 

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