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Sasol, NRF call for energy transition and green economy solution proposals 

By: Donna Slater     17th September 2021 Integrated energy and chemicals company Sasol and the National Research Foundation (NRF) are requesting research proposals on science and engineering projects that can enable Sasol’s and South Africa’s energy transition, as well as the development of the country’s green economy. Of interest to... 

SAPVIA speaks out on Suntech Solar’s court application against the DTIC

By: Simone Liedtke     17th September 2021 The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) has been named as a respondent in an application filed by local renewable energy supplier Suntech Solar Power South Africa earlier this month. Suntech Solar has taken the decision to challenge the Risk Mitigation Independent Power... 

Refrigeration system to cut energy costs available

By: Halima Frost     17th September 2021 With South African retailers looking for ways of recovering from the latest lockdown, as well as the looting and vandalism, an opportunity to decrease costs on the system that comprises the bulk of their energy spend, which is refrigeration, has arisen. “All food retailers rely on refrigeration... 

S Africa steps into its global hydrogen potential

By: Theresa Bhowan     17th September 2021 With moderate estimates suggesting that South Africa could secure 10% of the global export market share in the green hydrogen economy (GHE), the local industry will undoubtably experience a boom, says engineering consultancy WSP. The country will be exposed to opportunities in the green hydrogen... 

Infrastructural challenges impede coal industry

By: Nadine Ramdass     17th September 2021 South Africa is a major coal-exporting country, with its coal sector also providing baseload capacity for the country. However, infrastructure challenges negatively impact on the local industry, says coal exploration and mining company Canyon Coal COO Clifford Hallatt. Locally mined coal is... 

Sanlam Investments launches Sustainable Infrastructure Fund

By: Marleny Arnoldi     17th September 2021 Asset manager Sanlam Investments has launched a Sustainable Infrastructure Fund (SIF) that will invest in local projects for market development and job growth, with an emphasis on environmental sustainability. Sanlam says stable, inflation-bearing returns will be delivered to investors over the... 

Planetary alignment?

By: Terence Creamer     17th September 2021 Mining personality Bernard Swanepoel’s disarming sense of humour enables him to speak many a true word in jest without triggering offence. But he wasn’t joking when, in opening a recent webinar on the hydrogen economy, he indicated that he took pronouncements made inside African National Congress... 

Apollo Africa partners with WePower for renewable energy market platform

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     16th September 2021 South African energy company Apollo Africa has announced a partnership with global energy technology company WePower, as well as the development of its Apollo Platform, subject to normal regulatory approvals. The partnership aims to accelerate the energy transition in the Southern African... 

ARM-Harith Launches Urban Climate Infrastructure Fund for West Africa

16th September 2021 ARM-Harith Infrastructure Investments Limited, a Mauritius-regulated infrastructure fund manager and parent company of ARM-Harith Infrastructure Investment Limited Nigeria, is to launch the ARM-Harith Cities and Climate Transition Fund (“The ACT Fund”), a pillar of ARM-Harith’s sustainable... 

The triple-benefit of renewables in addressing climate change

16th September 2021 The transition from fossil fuel to renewable energy will positively impact South Africa in several beneficial ways, including reducing carbon emissions, building a secure and abundant electricity supply, and creating millions of direct and indirect jobs.  This was a view shared by Professor Guy... 

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