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South Africa’s Power utility

17th July 2019 Eskom is by far the largest of South Africa’s many state owned companies. This near monopoly power utility is in crisis. It is the single largest threat to South Africa’s economy, according to a former Minister of Finance. 

Opinion: Why solar is an attractive solution for small firms 

27th June 2019 In this article, South African Photovoltaic Industry Association programme manager Niveshen Govender outlines the business case for those small firms weighing an investment in solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. Increased demand and technological advances have attributed to the significant decrease... 

Rand Water planned maintenance wraps with minimal disruption

By: African News Agency      26th June 2019 Johannesburg residents can now breathe a sigh of relief after the 54-hour shut down for maintenance work on the B11 bulk supply line of Rand Water went off with minimum impact on households, the City of Johannesburg said on Tuesday. Member of the Mayoral Committee (MMC) for Environment and... 

Cargo Carriers calls for a holistic approach to carbon reduction

By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th June 2019 South Africa has implemented a carbon tax to honour its international commitment to reducing green-house gases (GHGs). While an important and commendable move by government, the premature taxing of businesses that emit carbon from industrial processes and through the combustion of fossil fuels... 

For first time ever, renewables surpass coal in US power mix

By: Bloomberg     26th June 2019 For the clearest sign yet that renewable energy has gone mainstream, consider this: Clean energy resources supplied more of America’s electricity than coal for the first time ever in April. Hydropower dams, solar panels and wind turbines generated almost 68.5-million megawatt-hours of power in... 

Former EBH Namibia Namdock kicks off new era with superb rig repair success

26th June 2019 The years 2018 and 2019 have been strategically momentous ones for EBH Namibia. From the previous position of having South African shareholding, the company has moved to become a wholly Namibian-owned company, with 100% of the shareholding jointly held by the EBH Consortium and the Namibian Ports... 

Defining the heavy-haul railway of the future

26th June 2019 Heavy-haul railways are under constant pressure to optimise operational efficiency, a factor that has led the sector to spearhead many new technologies. Michael Roney, special advisor to the International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA), explains in this article, originally published in the... 

AfDB to fund upgrades to South Sudan water, sanitation infrastructure

By: African News Agency      26th June 2019 South Sudan’s water and sanitation infrastructure is to be upgraded thanks to a decision by the African Development Bank to provide $24.7-million in funding. The bank’s Strategic Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement Project will support the rehabilitation of about 50 km of the capital Juba’s... 

Many Advantages With Stainless Steel Handrailing

25th June 2019 Blurb for online platforms Safety of personnel and hygiene continue to plague a number of market sectors and the cost in downtime and lost profit to companies amounts to thousands of Rands every year. Both issues can be addressed using stainless steel handrailing. 

Kibo signs PPA with Statkraft

By: Marleny Arnoldi     25th June 2019 JSE-listed Kibo Energy’s UK-based subsidiary MAST Energy Developments (MED) has signed a five-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Statkraft Markets for MED’s planned 5 MW gas-fuelled Bordersley Reserve power generation project. MED plans to commission the project by the end of the first... 

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