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Through our two manufacturing facilities based in South Africa, we are one of the largest designers and manufacturers of mini substations and transformers in Africa. We produce both power and distribution transformers as well as custom engineered mini substations for application specific requirements.

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Eskom warns inflation-linked hike will trigger request for more government support 

By: Terence Creamer     21st January 2022 State-owned utility Eskom warns that an inflation-linked hike will force it to seek yet more support from the National Treasury, amid overwhelming calls for the energy regulator to reject its request for a 20.5% tariff hike from April 1 and to implement a single-digit increase instead.... 

More information, education important for consumers to support circular economy

By: Schalk Burger     21st January 2022 Consumer knowledge of the circular economy is growing and their attitude towards it is generally positive, but trust in companies requires strengthening and more innovation and legislation is needed to drive increased engagement and action, shows a survey by business assurance and risk management... 

Nigerian VP calls for natural gas to be accepted as a transition fuel

By: Darren Parker     21st January 2022 Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has called for natural gas – which Africa has in abundance – to be accepted by the rest of the globe as a transitional fuel. In his address to the Davos Agenda 2022 – hosted by the World Economic Forum – on January 21, Osinbajo reminded world leaders that,... 

South Africa’s solar PV value chain must develop quality culture – Juwi

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     21st January 2022 By 2030, total installed photovoltaic (PV) capacity in South Africa is expected to reach 8 400 MW; however, to ensure sustainable growth, the country has to develop and implement quality infrastructure for these systems, says Juwi Renewable Energies MD Richard Doyle. “Embedding a culture of... 

Minergy edges closer to nameplate capacity at Botswana mine

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     21st January 2022 Botswana-based coal miner Minergy says in a voluntary update that is has made considerable progress toward reaching nameplate capacity of 125 000 t a month at its Masama coal mine during the six months to December 31. Among the milestones achieved during this period was producing the highest... 

India’s State power giant looks to coal imports to avoid crunch

By: Bloomberg     21st January 2022 India’s largest electricity producer is stepping up a campaign of coal imports as the nation seeks to avoid a new power crunch. State-run NTPC has sought about 10-million tons of overseas coal since it issued its first international tender in two years in October, according to documents posted... 

Coal soars to $300/t as Asia scrambles for power plant fuel

By: Bloomberg     21st January 2022 Coal prices are surging as traders in Asia scramble to snatch up winter supply amid fears of delayed deliveries from Indonesia and as a global energy squeeze continues. At least one cargo of Australian coal for February loading changed hands at $300 a metric ton on Friday, according to traders... 

On-The-Air (21/01/2022) 

By: Martin Creamer     21st January 2022 We can achieve “superpower” energy status by focusing on our world-beating solar, wind and storage opportunity; Australians are the main investors in projects that are bringing dormant gold and copper assets back to life; and Soweto-born Sam Molefi has clinched promising business for his... 

Trevali starts early works on Rosh Pinah expansion project 

By: Darren Parker     21st January 2022 Canadian base metals mining company Trevali Mining has started an early works programme on its Rosh Pinah 2.0 (RP2.0) mine expansion project, in south western Namibia. The Rosh Pinah underground zinc/lead mine – which is 90%-owned by Trevali and 10%-owned by Namibian broad-based empowerment... 

Sam Molefi clinches promising contract for his impressive mining business  

By: Martin Creamer     21st January 2022 Modi Mining is a 100% black South African-owned company founded and owned by mining engineer and entrepreneur Samuel Molefi and entrepreneur Christina Motlapele Molefi. The company was established with the sole objective of rendering differentiated contract mining services and to be a supplier of... 

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