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Business Leadership South Africa CEO Busisiwe Mavuso
BLSA calls for immediate reworking of IRP, describing assumptions as ‘spurious’
2nd April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA), whose members include the largest domestic and foreign companies operating in South Africa, has added its voice to a growing chorus of opposition to the... 


Clean energy company implements renewable energy system for major agri business
2nd April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African clean energy infrastructure development and operation company Blue Energy Africa has highlighted its implementation of hybrid solar and battery energy systems for a major Western Cape... 


Eskom's Hex battery project, developed separately form the IPP procurement programmes currently under way
Third battery storage programme seeks bids for five Free State sites
2nd April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has launched South Africa’s third public procurement round for utility-scale batteries, while also extending the bid submission deadline for... 


Wind turbines
China could drive Africa's renewable energy revolution, report says
2nd April 2024 By: Reuters

China has a unique opportunity to drive forward an energy revolution in Africa, but it must first reverse nearly two decades of neglect of green power investments there, research from Boston... 


Iron-ore’s reset lower to $100 heralds China’s new economy shift
Iron-ore’s reset lower to $100 heralds China’s new economy shift
2nd April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Iron-ore’s reset to around $100 a ton is indicative of a broader reshaping of China’s commodities markets that favors the new economy over the old. The steelmaking material plunged to $95.40 a ton... 


Vodacom SA awarded 5-Star Green Star certification
29th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications group Vodacom South Africa has been awarded 5-Star existing building performance (EPB) certifications for two of its buildings, Vodacom’s Business Park and Corporate Park, at its... 


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Sasol and Air Liquide large-scale renewable-energy project, South Africa – update
29th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The Development Bank of Southern Africa has been appointed to act as a co-mandated lead arranger for three large-scale wind farms and 120 km of transmission lines, in the Eastern Cape. 


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Gautrain Management Agency chief speaks on extension plans, service enhancements
29th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) is re-engineering the company for full commercialisation while undertaking extension plans and pursuing enhancements for the Gautrain system, with many of these... 


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Goyder Renewables Zone, Australia
29th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Neoen is developing a large hybrid renewable-energy project that will combine wind with solar and battery storage to provide renewable energy 24/7. 


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Gautrain Management Agency chief speaks on extension plans, service enhancements
29th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) is re-engineering the company for full commercialisation while undertaking extension plans and pursuing enhancements for the Gautrain system, with many of these... 


15 climate projects selected for Phase 3 of Climate Finance Accelerator South Africa
28th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Fifteen climate projects from across the country have been selected to take part in the third phase of the UK-funded low-carbon projects initiative Climate Finance Accelerator (CFA) South Africa.... 


Sasscal Executive Director Dr Jane Olwoch
More green hydrogen insight on way as Southern African scientists head to Germany
28th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Twelve scientists from Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries will head to Germany in May, where they will have an opportunity to obtain more in-depth insight into green hydrogen... 


EWSETA partners with water industry for diversity, skills
EWSETA partners with water industry for diversity, skills
28th March 2024

EWSETA engages in strategic partnerships with key stakeholders within the water infrastructure industry to promote skills development and address the imperative of diversity and inclusion. 


Trina Solar team at Solar & Storage Live Africa 2024
Trina Solar one-stop shop for Africa’s solar power needs
28th March 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

With offices in Southern, West and East Africa, global leader in smart photovoltaic (PV) and energy storage solutions Trina Solar hopes to transform the African energy landscape by allowing its... 


Jiangxi Copper sees higher prices as it plans to raise output
Jiangxi Copper sees higher prices as it plans to raise output
28th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Jiangxi Copper, China’s largest producer, said it expects prices to rise in the second half once the Federal Reserve cuts interest rates, while pledging to maintain double-digit growth in output... 


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Outlining the value of OEM parts
28th March 2024

The efficient operation of capital equipment is largely dependent on the quality of components and wear parts, says mining technology and original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Weir Minerals Africa.... 


Vale acquires remaining stake in Aliança Energia, plans energy expansion
Vale acquires remaining stake in Aliança Energia, plans energy expansion
28th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Brazilian miner Vale announced on Wednesday that it had finalised an agreement to buy a 45% share in Aliança Energia from Cemig GT, a subsidiary of energy company Cemig.  The R$2.7-billion... 


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Record yet uneven renewables growth recorded in 2023, Irena report shows
27th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Despite record renewable-energy installations of 473 GW last year, the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) says the pace of deployment remains well below that needed to match the global... 


Catalysing Action from the Energy Conversation in Africa
27th March 2024

Enlit Africa focuses on driving action from the Pan-African energy conversation to ensure every country on the continent benefits from a sustainable energy and water transition relevant to local... 


Concor recently celebrated a significant milestone on its projects at the Koruson 1 Cluster in the Northern Cape – the graduation of 22 concrete hands
Concor empowering communities at the Koruson 1 Cluster in the Northern Cape
27th March 2024

As a company deeply invested in the growth and development of previously disadvantaged communities, Concor recently celebrated a significant milestone on its projects at the Koruson 1 Cluster in... 


Civil Confidence Index increases in first quarter, but business constraints persist
26th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

After registering a level of 41 in the fourth quarter of 2023, the FNB/Bureau for Economic Research (BER) Civil Confidence Index increased to 47 in the first quarter of this year, its best level... 


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W Cape Premier’s department allocates over R100m to fix energy crisis
26th March 2024 By: Thabi Shomolekae

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde announced on Tuesday that over the current Medium Term Expenditure Framework, the Department of the Premier is ploughing R103.4-million into a response to the energy... 


Solar panels
Solar PV body questions technology costs and build limits in draft IRP
26th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) questions both the cost assumptions used for the technology in the draft Integrated Resource Plan 2023 (IRP 2023), as well as the 900 MW... 


Conferences examine Africa's potential, burgeoning markets and the power of procurement and supply chain to reshape the continent’s economies
26th March 2024

Africa’s doors are open for business, with huge untapped potential across its vast markets. The procurement and supply chain professions have a pivotal role to play in Africa’s growth and success... 


Shift in household energy use alters South Africa’s power landscape: advent of solar and smart technologies offers light at the end of Eskom’s tunnel
26th March 2024

Co-authored by Mark Allewell, CEO at Sensor Networks and Ross Mains-Sheard, CEO and Co-Founder of Versofy It has been reported that South African households tripled their spending on solar imports... 


Standard Bank closes $300m sustainable capital loan with IFC
26th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Finance institution Standard Bank has successfully closed a $300-million sustainable Tier 2 capital loan. The facility, concluded with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), marks another... 


Johannesburg executive mayor Kabelo Gwamanda
Joburg’s climate action plan to create more than 400 000 jobs – Gwamanda
25th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Investment into climate mitigating strategies, as outlined in the City of Johannesburg’s Climate Action Plan (CAP), could create as many as 340 000 jobs, while investment into climate adaptation... 


Just Share climate change engagement director Robyn Hugo
Draft IRP 2023 falls short in every aspect, says Just Share
25th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As government considers the public comments made on the draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2023 up to March 23, shareholder activism organisation Just Share has called for a remodel of the... 


AEI 2024 Sets the Stage for Africa’s Sustainable Energy Future
AEI 2024 Sets the Stage for Africa’s Sustainable Energy Future
25th March 2024

Africa stands on the brink of an energy transformation that promises to redefine its economic landscape while ensuring no one is left behind in the transition to a low-carbon economy. 


Coal is preparing for a long goodbye
Coal is preparing for a long goodbye
25th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

More than two years after climate negotiators first attempted to consign coal to history, the dirtiest fossil fuel is having a moment. Thanks to a combination of China’s energy insecurity —... 


Major investors more confident in Australia’s climate policy
25th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Investors with a combined A$35-trillion in assets are becoming more optimistic about Australia’s climate policy, with roughly half considering financing renewable-energy projects, according to an... 


The Cobre Panama mine
Fortescue eyes developing its copper assets, not looking at Cobre Panama
24th March 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's Fortescue, the world's fourth-largest iron-ore miner, is looking at developing its copper resources but has not made a decision yet, its founder and executive chairperson told Reuters... 


UNDP Weather Kids report on future weather to galvanise action on climate change
22nd March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on March 21 launched its Weather Kids campaign globally, which sees child weather anchors emulate current weather reports but report on disruptive... 


Namibia Mines and Energy Minister Tom Alweendo (left) and German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection Dr Robert Habeck.
$10-billion Namibian green hydrogen project receives major German boost
22nd March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Namibia’s first gigawatt scale green hydrogen project – the $10-billion Hyphen development scheme – this week received a major boost from Germany. The boost came in the form of the German... 


Glencore's head office
More investors push Glencore to keep coal post Teck deal
22nd March 2024 By: Reuters

A growing group of Glencore investors are keen for it to keep mining coal instead of spinning out the soon-to-be enlarged unit, with one eye on its financial outlook and another on the... 


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Europe’s energy demand boosts Africa’s importance
22nd March 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Ongoing geopolitical tensions and conflicts – such as the war between Ukraine and Russia, and trade tensions between China and the US – are increasing the trend of European countries investing in... 


MERVYN NAIDOO
The company's offerings underscore its commitment to excellence and reliability
Company leverages offering, expertise to ‘redefine’ S Africa’s energy industry
22nd March 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

As South Africa’s energy sector continues to grapple with climate change and an increasing demand for electricity, electromechanical equipment manufacturer ACTOM is making significant strides in... 


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Businesses could enable environment-friendly future – consultants
22nd March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Global professional services firm BDO South Africa asserts that the imperative for businesses to expedite their environmental commitments remains crucial to promoting sustainable growth. The firm... 


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Technological solutions key to creating climate-resilient future
22nd March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Leading subsurface software technology company Seequent highlights that technology solutions will assist in mitigating the global threat of climate change. Seequent, The Bentley Subsurface Company,... 


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Unprecedented crime levels threaten mining’s sustainability
22nd March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Amid South Africa’s ticking of all the boxes for a fertile environment for organised crime – economic inequality, rampant crime, widespread government corruption and poorly performing State organs... 


BW8 last under IRP 2019, nuclear ambitions not a pipe dream – Mantashe
22nd March 2024 By: Irma Venter

Bid Window 8 of government’s Renewable Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme will be the last bid window under the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2019, says Mineral Resources and Energy... 


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In play
22nd March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Confirmation that the curtailment framework outlined by Eskom in January is available to wind independent power producers (IPPs) preparing project submissions under Bid Window Seven (BW7) of the... 


Neodymium in a bag
US backs Australian, Brazil rare earths projects for up to $850m
21st March 2024 By: Reuters

The US has backed two Australian-listed rare earths projects with up to $850-million of funding as Western nations build a supply chain for the strongly magnetic metals used in sectors from... 


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