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Prepare For Business Unusual This South African Winter

22nd May 2019 South African businesses heavily-relevant on realtime telecoms links for their bread and butter need to start squirreling away redundant capacity forthwith. That’s the message from leading independent telco Huge Networks, now incorporating Otel, as autumn sets in. One senior opposition party... 

Nersa to host workshop to clarify licensing process for small-scale power plants 

By: Terence Creamer     22nd May 2019 The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) says it will, in due course, host a stakeholder workshop in order to provide clarity on the processes it will follows, as well as information it requires, in order to register or licence small-scale embedded generators (SSEGs). In a statement... 

Chicago Pneumatic showcases generator fitness at Botswana MTEs

21st May 2019 Chicago Pneumatic is passionately powering a drive to expand its presence and brand awareness across Southern Africa. A key platform which has proven to greatly assist the company to achieve these goals is the Mining & Technical Exhibition (MTE), at which the high-performance tools and equipment... 

Transport of wind turbine components for two projects under way

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     20th May 2019 Turbine tower sections for the Kangnas Wind Farm and Perdekraal East Wind Farm are being transported from the Port of Saldanha Bay and from Atlantis to the project sites. The two wind projects, which form part of Bid Window 4 of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement... 

Chicago Pneumatic showcases generator fitness at Botswana MTEs

20th May 2019 Chicago Pneumatic is passionately powering a drive to expand its presence and brand awareness across Southern Africa. A key platform which has proven to greatly assist the company to achieve these goals is the Mining & Technical Exhibition (MTE), at which the high-performance tools and equipment... 

Jozi Power buys back shares from G5

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th May 2019 Jozi Power, the mining power station and transformer rental specialist, bought back the entire 29% stake held by its largest shareholder, a subsidiary of Group Five, currently in business rescue. Jozi Power operates power stations for mines in Africa. It is currently active at mines in Sierra... 

Opinion: How could South Africa depoliticise its electricity planning process?

By: Tobias Bischof-Niemz     17th May 2019 As South Africans know all too well, the processes involved in drafting and approving an Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for electricity are emotive, opaque and highly political. It took nearly ten years to update the initial IRP 2010, despite the fact that the document lost relevance almost from... 

Time to engage

By: Terence Creamer     17th May 2019 The mood at the media conference hosted in February at the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) 7 Rissik Street head office in downtown Johannesburg was beyond angry. President Joseph Montisetse reported that the union was “bitterly dismayed” at the decision of its former general-secretary,... 

Zimbabwe platinum mines to ride out power cuts, gold output less secure 

By: Reuters     15th May 2019 Power imports are cushioning platinum mining companies against Zimbabwe's worst blackouts in three years, but gold mines could face production cuts as they continue to rely on an unstable national grid, industry officials said. State utility ZETDC this week started indefinite rolling power cuts... 

Release of updated IRP imminent, says Radebe, as he allays coal producers' fears  

By: Kim Cloete     14th May 2019 Energy Minister Jeff Radebe has promised that the update of the Integrated Resource Plan, which reflects the government’s policy blueprint for the power sector, will be concluded "very shortly". He told delegates attending the African Utility Week and PowerGEN Africa forum, in Cape Town, on... 

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