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Manufacturing confidence at its highest in two years amid loadshedding relief
12th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Confidence among local manufacturers has reached the best level in two years during the second quarter of the year, according to financial services firm Absa's Manufacturing Survey for the second... 


Communities are the foundation of success
Communities are the foundation of success
11th June 2024

By Thabang Byl, Buildings Segment Lead at Schneider Electric American labour leader, Cesar Chavez said: “We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our... 


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Aguia outlines reopening plans for Colombia's Santa Barbara mine
7th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed Aguia Resources has announced a comprehensive work programme for the reopening of the high-grade Santa Barbara gold mine, in Colombia. This update follows Aguia's successful takeover of... 


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Public protection
7th June 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The application by Eskom to preserve and reserve grid connection capacity for independent power producers (IPPs) participating in public procurement processes implemented in line with Section 34 of... 


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Koeberg nuclear power plant steam-generator replacement project, South Africa – update
7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The National Nuclear Regulator started with another round of hearings for the Koeberg long-term operation, or lifetime extension, project on June 3. 


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Lafigué gold project, Côte D'Ivoire – update
7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Wet commissioning activities are under way. 


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Cruachan pumped storage power plant modernisation, UK
7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Drax Global plans to increase the generating capacity of two of the plant’s four units by a combined 40 MW. 


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Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme, South Africa – update
7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Environmental activist nonprofit organisation the Green Connection has taken the National Energy Regulator of South Africa and the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy to court to “force”... 


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Nuclear power plant project, Poland – update
7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Japan's Toshiba has signed a memorandum of understanding with two Polish companies to explore collaboration in equipment supply and maintenance services. 


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Eskom ‘decouples’ renewables roll-out from coal station closure plan
6th June 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom CEO Dan Marokane reports that a decision has been made to “decouple” the closure of its coal stations from the building, in partnership, of new renewable energy generation capacity linked to... 


Eskom CEO Dan Marokane
Marokane says R285m spent on diesel in May compared with R2.8bn in May 2023
6th June 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom CEO Dan Marokane has rebuffed persistent suggestions that the utility is keeping loadshedding at bay owing to an “excessive” reliance on the diesel-fuelled open cycle gas turbines, reporting... 


Energy Fuels shores up Australian supply for REE production
Energy Fuels shores up Australian supply for REE production
4th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

US-based Energy Fuels has formed a joint venture with Astron to develop the Donald rare earth element (REE) and mineral sands project in Australia, securing supply for its White Mesa mill, in... 


Nigeria secures $500m World Bank loan for electricity sector
31st May 2024 By: Reuters

Nigeria has secured a $500-million World Bank loan for its electricity sector to boost power distribution, after last month's hike in tariffs for top consumers in Africa's most populous nation. The... 


More than 430 Cape Town households apply to sell their excess solar electricity
31st May 2024 By: Irma Venter

A total of 432 Cape Town households have applied to earn cash from selling their excess solar power to the city. These applications will now be assessed to determine their eligibility. 


New power contract facilitates Sierra Rutile's Area 1 restart
New power contract facilitates Sierra Rutile's Area 1 restart
30th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Mineral sands miner Sierra Rutile has restarted operations at Area 1 in Sierra Leone, facilitated by a new contract for additional power generation capacity. The ASX-listed company has entered... 


Capital reveals 19% emissions reduction in inaugural sustainability report
28th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

London-listed mining services company Capital has published its inaugural Sustainability Report for the year ended December 31, 2023, wherein it is revealed that the group managed to reduce its... 


Rise of procurement demands a new breed of multi-skilled, strategic thinking, Tech-savvy procurement professionals
Rise of procurement demands a new breed of multi-skilled, strategic thinking, Tech-savvy procurement professionals
27th May 2024

Procurement is on the rise and there is growing demand for a new breed of procurement professionals, according to Debbie Tagg, chief operating officer of Smart Procurement. “Gone are the... 


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Uncertainty over coal jobs ahead of South Africa elections
27th May 2024 By: Reuters

Growing up surrounded by the towering smokestacks of coal-fired power stations, 22-year-old Siya Mokoena's life is inextricably linked to the coal industry that dominates his hometown of Emalahleni... 


SA's Data Hub Future: Clean Energy is Non-Negotiable
24th May 2024

By Richard Doyle, MD, JUWI Renewable Energies Data centres are quickly becoming pivotal to South Africa's economic growth, supporting a digital transformation that is sweeping across Africa. As... 


AfDB president Dr Akinwumi Adesina
Desert to Power Initiative to transform Africa’s most vulnerable region into an energy hub
24th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has emphasised its role in delivering the Desert to Power Initiative, which aims to energise one of the least developed and most marginal parts of the continent.... 


Solar PV facilities made up 99 of the registrations, with total capacity of 499 MW and an investment cost of R9.9-billion
Nersa confirms registration of 105 more generators as overall number rises to 1 415
24th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) reports that it registered a further 105 generation facilities during the period from January to March 2024, raising to 1 415 the number of... 


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New on-site nitrogen generation solution
24th May 2024

A next-generation nitrogen generator is designed to meet diverse nitrogen applications across a variety of industries. The NGPs 2-9 pressure swing adsorption (PSA) range of generators has recently... 


Remote Metering Solutions (RMS) chief commercial officer Frikkie Malan
Smart metering to drive energy efficiency
24th May 2024

The age-old practice of monthly meter readings is drawing to a close in the face of the modern world’s dynamic and fluctuating energy demands says utility metering management solutions provider... 


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Akkuyu nuclear power plant project, Türkiye update
24th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The closure of the thermal control layer of the project has allowed for the installation of the turbine-generator set to proceed. 


City of Cape Town Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Growth Alderman James Vos
Cape Town is leading the country’s green energy transition, affirms city Alderman
22nd May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Cape Town is really taking the lead in the green energy transition, affirmed the city’s Economic Growth MMC, Alderman James Vos, on Tuesday. He was opening Western Cape trade, tourism and... 


GE Vernova showcases solutions to power the continent forward at Enlit Africa
GE Vernova showcases solutions to power the continent forward at Enlit Africa
21st May 2024

As Africa continues its unique energy transition journey, GE Vernova (NYSE: GEV) is participating at Enlit Africa, encouraging power sector stakeholders to collectively assume responsibility to... 


MTN achieves 98% network availability in Limpopo province
17th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

As telecommunications giant MTN South Africa accelerates its nationwide modernisation programme, the company has achieved a record 98.33% daily network availability in Limpopo. The 2024 resilience... 


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Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant project, UK – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The first of eight steam generators has been delivered to the construction site. 


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Afrimat delivers strong full-year results, continuing growth
16th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

During its financial year to February 29, midtier mining and materials company Afrimat invested considerably in projects that are expected to yield fruitful returns and further strengthen diversity... 


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Execution risk to Anglo’s restructure plan substantial – WoodMac
15th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Mining major Anglo American has accelerated its portfolio planning in the wake of rejecting fellow mining major BHP’s second bid proposal of $42.2-billion (£34-billion), or £27.70 a share, in a... 


Big 5 Construct South Africa 2024: The gateway to the country’s construction sector
14th May 2024

South Africa's construction sector is projected to grow thanks to government’s National Development Plan 2023, with numerous mega projects happening in all nine provinces; projects such as Mtentu... 


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Goldplat’s third quarter buoyed by strong performance of its Ghanaian operations
13th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Goldplat’s gold recovery operations in South Africa and Ghana achieved a combined operating profit for the third quarter, ended March 31, of £1.6-million (excluding listing and head... 


Transferable skills and local investment: Unpacking the Green Hydrogen Ecosystem with CWP Global and YamnaCo. Ltd
Transferable skills and local investment: Unpacking the Green Hydrogen Ecosystem with CWP Global and YamnaCo. Ltd
10th May 2024

Have you heard? Green hydrogen, the brand-spanking new green molecule might just be the solution to the global energy crisis. As a green fuel alternative for the shipping, aviation, and transport... 


Airlock gate at the Akkuyu NPPAkkuyu Nuclear
Akkuyu nuclear power plant project, Türkiye – update
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The first airlock gateway has been installed. 


Gold ore from the Segele project
Segele gold project, Ethiopia – update
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Akobo Minerals is making progress in resolving the recent challenges of nationwide fuel-supply disruptions and new customs procedures, enabling full site activity at the mine. 


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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More than 430 Cape Town households apply to sell their excess power
9th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

A total of 432 Cape Town households have applied to earn cash from selling their excess solar power to the city. These applications will now be assessed to determine their eligibility. 


China April coal imports rise on lower domestic output, summer restocks
9th May 2024 By: Reuters

China's coal imports rose in April, customs data showed on Thursday, fuelled by lower domestic production and greater buying by power generators to swell stockpiles ahead of the peak summer demand... 


MTN achieves record 98% network availability in Limpopo
7th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

As telecommunications giant MTN South Africa accelerates its nationwide modernisation programme, the company has achieved a record 98.33% network availability daily in Limpopo. The 2024 resilience... 


Atlas Copco’s NGPs 2-9 PSA range of Nitrogen Generators sets new quality and efficiency standards in on-site nitrogen generation
Atlas Copco’s NGPs 2-9 PSA range of Nitrogen Generators sets new quality and efficiency standards in on-site nitrogen generation
6th May 2024

Atlas Copco Compressor Technique extends its existing and proven NGP nitrogen generator range with the introduction of the NGPs 2-9 PSA (Pressure Swing Adsorption) range of generators. This latest... 


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Air Products to leverage expertise to bolster South Africa’s hydrogen mobility ecosystem
6th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Industrial and specialty gas manufacturer and supplier Air Products South Africa is looking to leverage on the group’s global expertise and experience in the hydrogen industry, as well as its... 


WBHO and Sola Group's Merak 2 & 3 solar plants
WBHO completes two solar plants, impactful community initiatives in Lichtenburg
3rd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Construction group Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon (WBHO) and renewable energy company Sola Group have completed construction of the Merak 2 & 3 solar photovoltaic projects near Lichtenburg, in North... 


VW Africa laments power outages in Eastern Cape, but Electricity Minister said to be tackling the problem
3rd May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Volkswagen Group Africa (VWA) suffered four power outages at its Kariega plant in the second week of April, says VWA MD and chairperson Martina Biene. This happened while there was no loadshedding... 


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