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Grid infrastrucutre
Nersa extends deadline for comment on Eskom’s move to reserve grid for public IPPs
26th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has extended to June 17 the deadline for comment on Eskom’s application to preserve and reserve grid capacity for independent power producers... 


Inaugural Transport Evolution West Africa aims to showcase solutions to unlock regional trade in West Africa
24th May 2024

The transportation industry is the lifeblood of global commerce. Over the past few years, logistics across the West African region has played a key role in driving investment and growth within the... 


Outa to challenge Karpowership generation licences in court
24th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) is gearing up for a court application to compel the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) to provide it with the full, unredacted record of... 


COMRO book editor Brian Protheroe (right) and Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer (left).
Massive water power possibilities in underground mining, says COMRO book editor
24th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

When hydropower was being developed for South Africa’s gold-mining industry, the industry was going through a tough time and the research organisation of the day, the Chamber of Mines Research... 


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... 


Transmission lines
DBSA is working on transmission auction office
24th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) is negotiating with government ministries to establish an office that will manage auctions of transmission projects, a senior official at the... 


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On-The-Air (24/05/2024)
24th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer talks about exploration and green hydrogen. 


Zhaojin moves ahead with compulsory acquisition of remaining Tietto shares
24th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

ASX-listed Tietto Minerals has reported that the off-market takeover offer made by Zhaojin Capital for all of the issued shares in Tietto that Zhaojin does not already own, closed at 19:00, Sydney... 


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.... 


On the road to a cashless society – SARB digital payments roadmap
On the road to a cashless society – SARB digital payments roadmap
24th May 2024

By Lerato Lamola, Partner at Webber Wentzel On 18 April 2024, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) published its digital payments roadmap. The document entitled Digital Payments Roadmap: Towards... 


Trafo Power Solutions Managing Director David Claassen
Innovative transformer design for data centre in Nigeria
24th May 2024

The upgrade of a data centre in Nigeria has called for a custom-engineered dry-type transformer solution that can deal with, among other challenges, high level of voltage fluctuations. According to... 


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Agricultural chain solutions for sustainable production
24th May 2024

Farm equipment is exposed to extremely challenging conditions, with equipment required to perform at peak at the start of the season, after a long period of inactivity. Throughout the full crop... 


Australian state blocks Glencore's carbon storage project over groundwater risk
Australian state blocks Glencore's carbon storage project over groundwater risk
24th May 2024 By: Reuters

A Glencore carbon capture and storage project in eastern Australia cannot go ahead because it could irreversibly harm groundwater used by farmers, a state government said on Friday, adding that it... 


An image of foam proportioners
Firm lauds foam dousing system viability
24th May 2024

German proportion system operator FireDos asserts that its foam proportioning systems are fit for mining in Southern Africa. The company boasts a variety of foam proportioning systems ranging from... 


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Southern Africa always a key market – firm
24th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

With the trusted legacy of more than 150 years of Siemens engineering expertise, Innomotics is the backbone of reliable motion for industries and infrastructure worldwide. Amid the increased... 


Condra clinches second maintenance crane order from Sappi’s Saiccor Mill
24th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Crane manufacturer Condra Cranes is manufacturing a second maintenance crane for turbine maintenance duty at Sappi’s Saiccor Mill, in Umkomaas, KwaZulu-Natal. This followed an order last year, and... 


An image of the Mothae mine, which uses TOMRA sorters
Manufacturer highlights XRT sorting technology’s impact
24th May 2024

Mining sorting equipment manufacturer TOMRA Mining highlights that its XRT technology, powered by TOMRA Insight, has delivered significant results at the Mothae Diamonds operation, in Lesotho.... 


Islamist violence continues to threaten desperately needed Moz LNG projects
24th May 2024 By: Tara O’Connor

Islamist extremist attacks on Macomia, in Mozambique’s northern Cabo Delgado province, come just as the country’s political elite gets into gear for October’s Presidential and Parliamentary... 


Myth of arbitrary boundaries
24th May 2024 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

Conventional wisdom has it that the political map of Africa as we know it today was solely determined at the Berlin Conference of 1884 to 1885 by European actors who knew little about conditions on... 


Vodacom maintains South African capex at more than R11bn a year
24th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications giant Vodacom Group continues to spend upwards of R11-billion in capital expenditure (capex) in South Africa as it works to capture the market and transition to a technology... 


Image of solar panels
Solar farm project, South Africa
24th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The solar farm will provide renewable energy for Africa Data Centres sites. 


Image of solar, wind BESS facility
Umoyilanga hybrid power plant, South Africa
24th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

EDF Renewables and Perpetua Holdings plan to build a hybrid development that combines solar, wind and battery storage technologies to offer dispatchable and reliable power to the national... 


Image of ammonia formula
Coega green ammonia project, South Africa – update
24th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project has taken another major step forward. 


Image of a nuclear power plant
El-Dabaa nuclear power plant, Egypt – update
24th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Work is under way at the site at more than 130 facilities. 


Image of ITER with Alps in the background
International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor project, France – update
24th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A contract has been awarded to supply a further 12 outer vertical targets for the diverter to be used in the project. 


Drill core from the Tulu Kapi project
Tulu Kapi gold project, Ethiopia – update
24th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project has been formally launched. 


Image of wind turbines and pylons/transmission lines
SunZia wind  and transmission projects, US
24th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project is the biggest clean energy infrastructure project in US history. 


Image of the closure of the thermal control layer of the Akkuyu NPP
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. 


Keeping up with the prosumers
Keeping up with the prosumers
23rd May 2024

By Taru Madangombe, Vice President: Power and Grid for Middle East and Africa at Schneider Electric By hook or by crook is certainly a statement in determination that applies to South Africans.... 


Schneider Electric launches EVLink e-mobility solution in Africa region as more countries eye transition to electric vehicles
Schneider Electric launches EVLink e-mobility solution in Africa region as more countries eye transition to electric vehicles
23rd May 2024

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has launched its electric vehicle (EV) charging solution in Africa, as several countries on the... 


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Plans for acceleration of Eskom’s transmission expansion falling into place – Scheppers
23rd May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Eskom Transmission CEO Segomoco Scheppers says he believes the “pieces are falling into place” that will allow the power utility to “ramp up and move faster” in expanding the country’s constrained... 


EV illustration
Schneider launches local EV charging solution
23rd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Energy management and automation company Schneider Electric has launched a local electric vehicle (EV) charging solution, to cater for African countries’ transition away from fossil fuel-powered... 


Pakistan coal miners face expansion issue as China stops funding
Pakistan coal miners face expansion issue as China stops funding
23rd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Chinese and other major lenders are increasingly reluctant to invest in Pakistan’s expansion of coal mines, according to the head of a local producer. “The real challenge for us is financing,”... 


Stefanutti CEO Russell Crawford
Things looking up for Stefanutti following y/y uptick in profits, contract revenue
23rd May 2024 By: Darren Parker

JSE-listed multidisciplinary construction group Stefanutti Stocks has reported an improvement in contract revenue to R7.1-billion for the 12 months ended February 29, up from R6.1-billion in the... 


Hugo Pienaar.
Green hydrogen must be allowed to decarbonise optimally, Junior Indaba hears
23rd May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen must be made cheap enough to decarbonise optimally at a time when the delay in emission reduction needs to be reversed if the world is to hit net zero by 2050. A range of factors... 


gas pipelines
Gas still has a crucial role to play in South Africa’s energy mix – Kearney
23rd May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Gas has an important role to play in South Africa’s energy transition journey, Kearney partner Prashaen Reddy says amid calls for public comments on a draft Gas Master Plan, which was released for... 


EWSETA CEO Mpho Mookapele
Women having an impact in the energy sector, including Eskom, but a lot needs to be done
23rd May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

All four Eskom coal-fired power stations that are currently maintaining electricity availability factors (EAF) of more than 75% are headed by women. This was highlighted by Eskom group executive:... 


Cullinan diamond mine
Petra signs PPAs to procure wheeled renewable energy for Cullinan, Finsch
23rd May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Diamond producer Petra Diamonds has entered into long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) for the procurement of wheeled renewable energy for its Cullinan and Finsch diamond mines from licenced... 


SQM swings to $870m loss as oversupply sinks prices
SQM swings to $870m loss as oversupply sinks prices
23rd May 2024 By: Reuters

Chilean mining company SQM, the world's second-largest lithium producer, on Thursday posted a net loss of $870-million for the first three months of the year, as oversupply of the metal needed for... 


Reunert H1 earnings rise on Electrical Engineering, Applied Electronics segments
23rd May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

JSE-listed Reunert reported a rise in earnings during the six months ended March 31, 2024, driven by good performance in its Electrical Engineering and the Applied Electronics’ defence cluster... 


Solar Solutions to Power the Future We Deserve
Solar Solutions to Power the Future We Deserve
23rd May 2024

Climate volatility and energy uncertainty are driving more homeowners and business leaders to make the solar switch. But with the complexity of systems requiring decades-long reliability, we must... 


Pervin Gurie, Director of the Digital & Systems Division at WEG Africa
WEG Africa pioneers local manufacture of MV softstarters in SA
23rd May 2024

WEG Africa has become the first OEM to produce medium voltage (MV) softstarters in South Africa, reducing lead times for customers and supporting the drive for local manufacture. The WEG SSW7000... 


Comsol COO Darren Morgan
Licensed 5G FWA set to become the SME connection of choice
23rd May 2024

Licensed 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) is poised to become the preferred last-mile connectivity solution for South African small and medium enterprises (SMEs), replacing traditional fibre... 


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