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Poland axes coal spinoffs in favour of tie-ups
Poland axes coal spinoffs in favour of tie-ups
10th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Shares in Polish power utilities plunged the most in 18 months after a senior government official outlined plans to abandon coal asset spin-offs and instead link mines back with electricity... 


Reunert to merge IQbusiness, +OneX subsidiaries
10th April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed electrical and electronic engineering group Reunert Group plans to merge its technology management and consulting firm IQbusiness and digital services firm +OneX subsidiaries into a... 


FUCHS LUBRICANTS SOUTH AFRICA aims to be world’s most sustainable lubricant solutions provider
10th April 2024

Aiming to be the world’s most sustainable lubricant solutions provider is the driving force behind FUCHS’ sustainability initiatives, says Esther Seabi, Sustainability Director at FUCHS LUBRICANTS... 


Namibian president Dr Nangolo Mbumba alongside Hyphen CEO Marco Raffinetti
Hyphen deploys MetMasts to model energy yield for Namibia green hydrogen project
9th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Green hydrogen development company Hyphen Hydrogen Energy is investing €2-million on its MetMast Measuring Campaign, which makes use of meteorological masts (MetMasts) to precisely model the energy... 


Rolls-Royce Power Systems enters partnership to achieve carbon capture for its mtu engines
9th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Rolls-Royce, the UK-based global major power and propulsion systems group, has announced that it is partnering with Switzerland-based carbon dioxide and dry ice company ASCO Carbon Dioxide (ASCO)... 


Nordex Delta4000
Nordex increases its generation capacity in South Africa
9th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Turbine manufacturer Nordex Energy South Africa (NESA) says an additional 830 MW of operational capacity will start feeding into South Africa’s energy grid by mid-2025. The company on April 9... 


Huawei Fusionsolar launches Luna 2.0 solar solution in South Africa
Huawei Fusionsolar launches Luna 2.0 solar solution in South Africa
9th April 2024

Supplied by: Huawei Digital Power Sub-Saharan Africa Region Leading global digital power and product solution vendor, Huawei has launched its innovative Fusionsolar Residential Luna 2.0 solar... 


OCP CEO Mostafa Terrab and Fortescue chairperson Andrew Forrest
Fortescue forges green hydrogen, ammonia partnership with OCP in Morocco
9th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Fortescue Energy, part of Australian iron-ore major Fortescue, on Tuesday unveiled a joint venture with Morocco-headquartered plant nutrition and phosphate-based fertiliser supplier OCP Group. The... 


Solar panels being installed
Africa Data Centres breaks ground on new solar farm in the Free State
8th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Technology group Cassava Technologies subsidiary Africa Data Centres (ADC) has broken ground on the construction of a solar farm in the Free State in collaboration with solar power company... 


Karst MD Guy Richards.
Use underground mines for electricity storage, optimise mine water use – Karst Hydro
8th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s many underground mines can be used as batteries that store the clean electricity that the water descending for cooling can provide. At the same time, the local community could end up... 


Celebrating 30 years since its inception, WEG Africa’s Cape Town branch can mark this achievement from its larger and improved premises in Richmond Business Park
WEG Africa’s new Cape Town premises reflect 30 years of growth
8th April 2024

Starting out 1994 to serve the metropolitan area with a range of low voltage electric motors, WEG Africa’s Cape Town branch has grown in its size and its offerings, according to Branch Manager... 


Africa GreenCo signs $27million guarantee facility with GuarantCo
5th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Renewable energy buyer and trader Africa GreenCo has signed a $27-million guarantee facility with GuarantCo – part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) – to boost renewable energy... 


Globeleq CEO Mike Scholey
Globeleq says R5.7bn Red Sands will be largest standalone battery storage project in Africa
5th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Leading African independent power producer Globeleq says the 153 MW/612 MWh Red Sands project, which was recently awarded preferred bidder status under South Africa’s inaugural battery storage... 


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Solar carport system maximises use of space
5th April 2024

A new, modular solar carport system featuring a slim yet stable design, with only one central support, has been developed to enable optimum use of parking areas. The single central support and... 


Seriti Green CEO Peter Venn
RMB facilitates project financing for Seriti Green’s first wind farm in Mpumalanga
5th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Mining and energy company Seriti Resources’ subsidiary Seriti Green has signed a long-term project financing agreement with Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) as co-mandated lead arranger to enable the... 


An image showing the Newlyn Group unveileng the Newlyn PX Bayhead rail terminal
Newlyn launches R3.4bn multimodal rail terminal at Durban port
5th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Port logistics company the Newlyn Group on April 4 unveiled the Newlyn PX Bayhead rail terminal, strategically located next to the Port of Durban, aimed at opening intra-Africa and local trade and... 


Rio Tinto's QIT Madagascar mineral sands operation
As Rio Tinto strives for 'impeccable ESG', investors raise water issues
5th April 2024 By: Reuters

Rio Tinto faced demands from shareholders at its annual meeting on Thursday to come clean on environmental issues, including water and biodiversity, as the company said it was committed to... 


A large sign next to the road at the entrance to the Mponeng Mine owned by Harmony Gold that states it is the deepest mine globally
Deep-level investment
5th April 2024 By: Halima Frost

Gold major Harmony’s strategy is to direct major capital towards its high-grade underground mines and high-margin surface source operations to improve profitability. The decision to extend Mponeng,... 


gas pipes leading to gas terminal
Role of gas in SA’s future energy mix under intense scrutiny
5th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Given South Africa’s ongoing energy crisis, there remains much debate around whether gas should be included in the future energy mix and, if so, how much. Advocates argue that the fossil fuel is a... 


Reforms to cut red tape starting to bear fruit – Ramaphosa
5th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

President Cyril Ramaphosa believes that government’s efforts to cut the red tape holding back infrastructure development are beginning to bearing fruit. Delivering the keynote address at... 


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Gauteng Rapid Rail Integrated Network extension project, South Africa – update
5th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Much of the initial work for Phase 1 has been completed. 


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Teraco solar photovoltaic plant, South Africa
5th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Teraco secured its first grid capacity allocation from State-owned power utility Eskom in February 2024. 


gas pipes leading to gas terminal
Role of gas in SA’s future energy mix under intense scrutiny
5th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Given South Africa’s ongoing energy crisis, there remains much debate around whether gas should be included in the future energy mix and, if so, how much. Advocates argue that the fossil fuel is a... 


Mattiq Product Management Head Dr Mike Ashley.
New electrochemical PGMs demand on way, iridium scarcity fears eased still further
4th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

A far-reaching new drive is under way to ease iridium scarcity still further and, especially in the short term, demand for platinum group metals (PGMs) from electrochemical processes is on the way.... 


10 Ways to slash rising electricity costs
4th April 2024

Starting from 1 April 2024, prepaid electricity prices have increased by 12.74%, resulting in an average electricity tariff rise from around R1.84 per kWh to approximately R2.07. With households... 


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IRP 2023 could reset South Africa’s social and economic woes if implemented correctly
4th April 2024

By ACTOM Business Development Executive Mamiki Matlawa   The Draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2023 has faced criticism from some quarters for having gaps in its roadmap to shaping a... 


Coal station
South Africa coal-plant closure delays risk thousands of deaths
3rd April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Delays to the planned closures of coal-fired power plants proposed by South Africa’s energy department could result in thousands of deaths from air pollution and lead to billions of dollars of... 


Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
Mantashe names South African National Petroleum Company board, interim CEO
3rd April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The inaugural board of the South African National Petroleum Company (SANPC) has been announced by Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe, who also confirmed Godfrey Moagi as the... 


Standard Bank reduced its GHG emissions by 4.6% in 2023
3rd April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Financial services firm Standard Bank has reduced the carbon emissions from its facilities across Africa by 4.6% year-on-year in 2023, putting the group ahead of its 2040 net-zerio target, says... 


Policy uncertainty edging further into negative territory ahead of elections, report shows
3rd April 2024 By: Darren Parker

The North-West University Business School Policy Uncertainty Index veered further into negative territory in the first quarter, at 65.8 index points, compared with the 65.5 index points recorded... 


Etana CEO Evan Rice
Autocast to benefit from renewables deal with Etana Energy
2nd April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Cast and machined components supplier Autocast South Africa is the first of more than 30 of Nelson Mandela Bay’s largest electricity users to benefit from a renewable power supply deal with... 


Distance, what distance?  Microgrids meet remote operations’ energy requirements
Distance, what distance? Microgrids meet remote operations’ energy requirements
2nd April 2024

By Nishandra Baijnath, Systems Architect, Power Systems, Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric As the world’s second largest continent, the vast expanse Africa lends itself to remote operations,... 


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.... 


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