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Mantashe seeks comment on draft regulations enabling municipalities to buy own power  

By: Terence Creamer     6th May 2020 Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has released, for public comment, draft amendments to the Electricity Regulations on New Generation Capacity that would enable municipalities “in good financial standing” to develop or procure their own power generation. In a statement,... 

Siemens ready to help Africa with digitalisation challenges

By: Shannon de Ryhove     5th May 2020 The effects of digitalisation are different worldwide, and Africa is no exception. German multinational Siemens senior VP for Digital Industries in Southern and Eastern Africa Ralf Leinen says that, for the first time, Africa has an opportunity to use smart technology to transform entire... 

Energy uncertainty an opportunity for private sector

By: Theresa Bhowan     1st May 2020 Owing to power generation and energy supply uncertainty in South Africa, renewable-energy solutions provider Economic Development Solutions (EDS) believes that this creates opportunities for private-sector participation in energy supply. 

Eskom says all repurposing options on table for Komati, Hendrina and Grootvlei 

By: Terence Creamer     28th April 2020 State-owned power utility Eskom insists that all options are on the table as it considers proposals for the repurposing of three coal-fired power stations – Komati, Hendrina and Grootvlei – that are scheduled to cease producing electricity between 2022 and 2026. The utility issued an expression... 

PFERD maintains supplies to essential industries amid and after lockdown

By: Marleny Arnoldi     24th April 2020 German-owned abrasive product manufacturer PFERD South Africa says that although the impact of the lockdown will be felt throughout all businesses within the country over years to come, there is also an opportunity for local businesses to grow, considering the lack or reduced ability to import... 

WearCheck offers online training during lockdown

By: Creamer Media Reporter      22nd April 2020 Condition monitoring specialists, WearCheck, have urged mines, power generation operations and other machine-reliant industries to use the lockdown time constructively to upskill their maintenance staff via the company’s distance training courses. Delegates can “attend” the virtual training... 

Metric Automotive Engineering supporting essential service providers during COVID-19 imposed lockdown

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th April 2020 Metric Automotive Engineering is committed to supporting customers who are providing essential services during the current lockdown restrictions imposed as a result of COVID-19, while still meeting the required safety regulations. The company, a leading large diesel engine component... 

Mozambique expansion key for gas supplier

By: Darren Parker     10th April 2020 JSE-listed gas supplier Afrox has committed a R75-million capital investment to establish and develop a new regional branch in Pemba and an on-site store in Palma, both in Mozambique, over the next few years. Afrox Mozambique currently has no presence in the northern region of the country, which... 

Global mining majors putting bright new spotlight on green hydrogen 

By: Martin Creamer     10th April 2020 Three years ago the Hydrogen Council catapulted hydrogen to the forefront as a source of energy for transport and industrial companies. Now mining majors are putting the spotlight on hydrogen once again with the launch of the Green Hydrogen Consortium, which Hatch marketing coordinator Alana... 

BMG gets go ahead to operate during lockdown

By: Marleny Arnoldi     3rd April 2020 Engineering solutions company BMG has been authorised as an essential service to provide its components and support services during the remainder of South Africa’s lockdown period ending at midnight on April 16. The BMG team is on hand and its distribution centre in Johannesburg is stocked to... 

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