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Queensland Premier Steven Miles
Queensland Premier says nuclear will cost jobs
14th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Queensland Premier Steven Miles has strongly opposed the Liberal Party’s proposition to introduce nuclear reactors in the northern regions of the state, asserting that such a move is “recipe for a... 


From left, CHIETA CEO Yersen Pillay, Higher Education and Training Department DDG Zukile Mvalo, and Nedbank CIB Head of Infrastructure, Energy and Telecommunications Mike Peo.
Green energy presenting South Africa with massive reindustrialisation chance – Nedbank
13th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green electrons and green molecules are presenting South Africa with a massive opportunity to reindustrialise, Nedbank CIB head of infrastructure, energy and telecommunications Mike Peo told the... 


EWSETA CEO Mpho Mookapele
EWSETA, partners to advance women in electrical, renewable energy fields in Limpopo
13th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (EWSETA), the US Agency for International Development (USAID) – in support of Power Africa, a US government-led partnership – and the... 


New clean cooking equipment factory opened in Paarl
New clean cooking equipment factory opened in Paarl
13th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Clean and renewable energy solutions company Ener-G-Africa (EGA) on Thursday officially opened its new biomass stove and cookware manufacturing facility, in the Western Cape province town of Paarl.... 


How do you manage an overburdened grid? Electricity 4.0 provides some answers
How do you manage an overburdened grid? Electricity 4.0 provides some answers
10th May 2024

By Taru Madangombe, Vice President: Power and Grid for Middle East and Africa at Schneider Electric Energy transition and innovation are inherently interdependent. If one looks at the history of... 


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Just Energy Transition 2024: Investing in the future
10th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Amid the global transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources, Creamer Media’s ‘Just Energy Transition 2024: Investing in the future’ report underscores the urgent need for this shift to be... 


Transferable skills and local investment: Unpacking the Green Hydrogen Ecosystem with CWP Global and YamnaCo. Ltd
Transferable skills and local investment: Unpacking the Green Hydrogen Ecosystem with CWP Global and YamnaCo. Ltd
10th May 2024

Have you heard? Green hydrogen, the brand-spanking new green molecule might just be the solution to the global energy crisis. As a green fuel alternative for the shipping, aviation, and transport... 


Scatec's Kalkbult solar plant
Opinion: A symphony of solutions – South Africa’s tech-agnostic energy mix
10th May 2024

In this article, renewable energy solutions provider Scatec sub-Saharan Africa project development VP Alberto Gambacorta writes about the need for South Africa to adopt a technology-agnostic and... 


A man standing on a podium at last years Enlit Africa Event
Organisers expect record attendance at event
10th May 2024 By: Halima Frost

With ballooning foot traffic, demonstrated by an increase in attendance of 81% from 2022 to 2023, the organisers of this year’s Enlit Africa anticipate a “bumper event that will be attended by... 


Image solar panels
AMSA renewable-energy project, South Africa – update
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction is planned to start shortly. 


Hypervine launches satellite survey service
10th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Satellite imagery and data analytics specialist and greentech business Hypervine has launched a new unlimited satellite surveys service. The Glasgow-headquartered group aims to provide... 


Blue Energy, wheel maker ink green power deal
10th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Local developer and operator of clean energy infrastructure Blue Energy Africa has signed a 20-year deal with Borbet South Africa (SA) for the procurement of power from renewable-energy sources.... 


KarstHydro MD Guy Richards
Local underground mines can store electricity and optimise water use
10th May 2024

South Africa’s many underground mines can be used as batteries that store clean electricity. Electricity is generated by the water descending in the mineshafts turning a pump-turbine. Mines can be... 


Gas cylinders in front of a gas transporting ship
Big guns will speak at Enlit
10th May 2024 By: Halima Frost

Advisory and analytics firm Frost & Sullivan, a global strategy consulting and market intelligence firm with a long-standing presence in Africa will again be represented by its partner and Africa... 


Image of solar panels and wind turbines
Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme – Bid Window 6, South Africa – update
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The first two projects have signed project agreements and reached commercial close. 


AP Ventures Co-Founding Partner Kevin Eggers
Hydrogen’s ‘irreplaceable’ role highlighted by platinum-linked venture capital provider
9th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The role of hydrogen in the decarbonisation of the hardest-to-abate sectors of the global economy continues to be highlighted as “irreplaceable” by AP Ventures, the independent venture capital fund... 


Battery storage
Deadline for latest battery procurement also extended as IPPs adjust to Eskom’s new grid access rules
9th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The deadline for South Africa’s recently launched third battery energy storage bidding round, or bid window three (BW3), has been extended by three months to October 31, following a recent deadline... 


pylon at sunset
Genuine progress, not electioneering, behind the easing of loadshedding, council says
9th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

The current loadshedding reprieve is not a result of excessive diesel burning to pacify voters but rather a consequence of government and business coming together to made headway in solving South... 


A Multi-Application Fuel Efficient Cookstove
New clean cooking equipment factory opened in Paarl
9th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Clean and renewable energy solutions company Ener-G-Africa (EGA) on Thursday officially opened its new biomass stove and cookware manufacturing facility, in the Western Cape province town of Paarl.... 


A diamond being analysed
De Beers progresses diamond traceability, emissions reduction targets
9th May 2024 By: Chanel de Bruyn

As part of efforts to provide increased provenance across the diamond industry, De Beers plans to bring the first non-De Beers Group goods onto its Tracr platform this year. The Tracr platform uses... 


Unlock new business - Join the IFE 2024
Unlock new business - Join the IFE 2024
9th May 2024

From July 20th to 21st at the Gallagher Convention Centre, The International Franchise and Entrepreneurs Expo (IFE) 2024 offers an unparalleled platform for companies across all sectors to showcase... 


Experienced project leader appointed to head Critical Minerals Queensland
8th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Queensland's critical minerals sector received a strategic boost with the appointment of seasoned project leader Paul Holden at the helm of Critical Minerals Queensland (CMQ). This newly... 


Equites' distribution centre, in Parow
Equites starts wheeling power from distribution centre to head office in Cape Town
8th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Property developer Equites Property Fund has officially started wheeling renewable energy onto Cape Town’s grid from solar panels atop its newly built distribution centre in Parow. The company is... 


Eskom coal fired station
South Africa to provide new coal-plant closure timeline to secure secure $2.6bn
8th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa will provide a new timeline for the shutdown of coal-fired power plants in a bid to secure about $2.5-billion in climate finance, an agency in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s office said.... 


Sunset with solar panels
Sappi signs PPA with trading platform to supply solar power to its South African operations
8th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Paper and packaging group Sappi has signed a milestone 175 GWh/y renewable energy power purchase agreement (PPA) with private electricity trading company Enpower Trading. Sappi is working towards... 


A graph showing the share of hydropower, solar and wind electricity generation growth
Renewables provided record 30% of global electricity in 2023, Ember says
8th May 2024 By: Reuters

Growth in solar and wind power pushed renewable generation to a record 30% of global electricity production in 2023, putting a global target to triple renewable capacity by 2030 within sight, a... 


Power line and substation
NamPower grid-strengthening and battery storage project secures $138.5m World Bank backing
7th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The World Bank has approved a $138.5-million finance package to support the integration of renewable energy into Namibia’s electricity system by strengthening its transmission grid and integrating... 


Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson.
Copper 360’s underground copper mine set to open three months ahead of schedule
6th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Last month copper mining company Copper 360 surprised on the upside by producing its first copper concentrate from surface material well ahead of schedule. Now, this month, it is doing the same on... 


Business Leadership South Africa CEO Busisiwe Mavuso
Coordinated, rapid plan needed to avoid ‘gas cliff’ – Mavuso
6th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

In her latest weekly newsletter, Business Leadership South Africa CEO Busisiwe Mavuso warns that South Africa could face a “gas cliff” when the supply of gas to industrial users ceases in 2026. In... 


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Ramaphosa pegs sustainable economic recovery on attraction of higher levels of investment
6th May 2024 By: Thabi Shomolekae

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday assured that government is working to get rid of red tape that impedes and slows down investment. Ramaphosa wrote in his weekly letter to the nation that it was... 


An image of Redefine Properties CEO Andrew König
Redefine choosing to remain optimistic despite challenging market conditions
6th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Redefine Properties reported solid results for the six months to February 29, despite prevailing challenging economic conditions in South Africa, including the impact of high interest... 


An image showing Air Products hydrogen dispensing unit and trailer
Air Products to leverage expertise to bolster South Africa’s hydrogen mobility ecosystem
6th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Industrial and specialty gas manufacturer and supplier Air Products South Africa is looking to leverage on the group’s global expertise and experience in the hydrogen industry, as well as its... 


South Africa becoming a viable international arbitration destination – law firm
3rd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Law firm Pinsent Masons finds there is increasing interest in South Africa as a viable option for international arbitration. In the dynamic landscape of global commerce, the role of arbitration... 


SAWEA CEO Niveshen Govender
Wind energy critical to bolster energy capacity – SAWEA
3rd May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Despite recent efforts to bolster electricity generation capacity, the path to energy security remains full of obstacles. The integration of renewable energy, particularly wind power, is critical... 


WBHO and Sola Group's Merak 2 & 3 solar plants
WBHO completes two solar plants, impactful community initiatives in Lichtenburg
3rd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Construction group Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon (WBHO) and renewable energy company Sola Group have completed construction of the Merak 2 & 3 solar photovoltaic projects near Lichtenburg, in North... 


Saudi Tadawul Group CEO Khalid Alhussan and JSE group CEO Leila Fourie
Saudi, Johannesburg stock exchanges partner to advance new instruments, market access
3rd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The JSE has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Saudi Tadawul Group (STG), aimed at enhancing financial market collaboration and bolstering economic ties between South Africa and Saudi... 


Need to reduce electricity use overlooked in efforts to mitigate water challenges
3rd May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

A crucial missing element in current water management strategies is reducing electricity consumption, says CBI-electric: low voltage engineering executive Dr Andrew Dickson. Discussing... 


Mulilo chairperson Jan Oberholzer with new CEO Jan Fourie
New Mulilo CEO says South Africa’s renewables, storage markets poised for exponential growth
2nd May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Independent power producer Mulilo reports that Jan Fourie has officially assumed the role of CEO, where he will oversee the company’s growth ambitions in South Africa’s public-procurement and... 


CMB CEO Alexander Saverys
Shipping tycoon sees first Namibia hydrogen output by year-end
2nd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Cie Maritime Belge (CMB), a Belgian shipping company, expects green hydrogen production in Namibia to start in the fourth quarter, a project that could see $3.5-billion in investment over the next... 


Schneider Electric Announces Farrukh Shad as the New Head of Sustainability Business for APMEA Region
Schneider Electric Announces Farrukh Shad as the New Head of Sustainability Business for APMEA Region
2nd May 2024

The leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation announced the appointment of Farrukh Shad as Head of Sustainability Business for the Asia Pacific, India, Middle East... 


Barrick’s Mark Bristow greets Tanzania Minerals Minister Anthony Mavunde at African training academy, which is augmenting the closing Buzwagi mine’s transformation into a 3 000-job-a-year special economic zone with airport terminal.
Discovery, development are mining’s only true value creation drivers, Barrick highlights
2nd May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Discovery and development are the only true drivers of value creation in the mining industry, Barrick president and CEO Dr Mark Bristow highlighted on Wednesday, when this standout gold and copper... 


Clean energy critical minerals can transform sub-Saharan Africa – IMF
30th April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Sub-Saharan Africa holds an estimated 30% of the world’s volume of proven critical mineral reserves and managing their use properly as part of the global transition to clean energy has the... 


Solar farm
Two BW6 solar projects with a combined capacity of 360 MW reach commercial close
30th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Two solar photovoltaic (PV) projects selected as preferred bids under Bid Window 6 (BW6) of the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy’s (DMRE’s) renewable energy procurement programme reached... 


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