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Sungrow Releases Annual Report 2023: Operating Revenue Witnessed a Robust Growth of 79.5%
Sungrow Releases Annual Report 2023: Operating Revenue Witnessed a Robust Growth of 79.5%
29th April 2024

Sungrow, the global leading PV inverter and energy storage system provider, released its annual report 2023 recently. The company attained unprecedented revenues and profits, fueled by robust... 


Building practices of the future will integrate digital solutions to reduce buildings’ carbon footprints
Building practices of the future will integrate digital solutions to reduce buildings’ carbon footprints
29th April 2024

By Mark Freeman, Offer Manager Digital Buildings for Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric Unchecked energy consumption is linked to various environmental challenges, including air, water and... 


Business Leadership South Africa CEO Busi Mavuso
Mavuso encouraged by restored business, govt relations following turbulent Zuma reign
29th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Ahead of South Africa’s national elections on May 29, Business Leadership South Africa CEO Busi Mavuso says regardless of changes to government, the facts of what businesses need to thrive do not... 


Atlantis Special Economic Zone Advances Collaboration Efforts to Propel South Africa's Green Economy and Jobs
Atlantis Special Economic Zone Advances Collaboration Efforts to Propel South Africa's Green Economy and Jobs
29th April 2024

On Earth Day (Tuesday 23rd April 2024) the Atlantis Special Economic Zone Company (ASEZCo) convened a stakeholder engagement session.  It was an opportunity to share with stakeholders and partners,... 


GoSolr co-founder and CEO Andrew Middleton
Without rooftop solar investments, loadshedding would be worse, study shows
29th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid the energy challenges facing South Africa, residential solar energy company GoSolr says radical steps must be taken to secure the country’s energy supply and notes that solar energy will have... 


Copper hits $10 000/t as bulls predict looming deficit
Copper hits $10 000/t as bulls predict looming deficit
26th April 2024 By: Reuters

Copper hit $10 000 a ton for the first time in two years as speculation builds that the world’s mines will struggle to meet a coming wave of demand from green industries. The metal reclaimed its... 


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On-The-Air (26/04/2024)
26th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Every Friday, SAfm’s radio anchor Sakina Kamwendo speaks to Martin Creamer, publishing editor of Engineering News & Mining Weekly. Reported here is this Friday’s At the Coalface transcript:... 


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Africa Mining Projects in Progress 2024
26th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

There is a significant, virtually unparalleled opportunity and “appetite” for Africa’s minerals and metals. Consequently, Africa potentially stands to benefit considerably from this minerals... 


SAPVIA CEO Dr Rethabile Melamu
Opinion: Solar PV sector urged to work together in addressing challenges that stand in the way of success
26th April 2024

In this article, South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) CEO Dr Rethabile Melamu responds to concerns raised by speakers at a recent energy-related conference about the challenges... 


Standard Bank mobilises debt fund to support sustainable infrastructure in Africa
26th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Financial services firm Standard Bank has committed to Acre Impact Capital’s Export Finance Fund I to support the financing of sustainable projects in Africa. Acre Impact Capital manages Export... 


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Khavda Renewable Energy Park, India
26th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Adani Green Energy Limited plans to build the world’s biggest power plant regardless of the energy source. 


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Jadar lithium-borates project, Serbia – update
26th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Rio Tinto continues to believe that the project has the potential to be a world-class asset. 


AERIAL VIEW OF THE MT WELD RARE EARTHS MINE
Mt Weld rare earths mine and concentration plant expansion, Australia – update
26th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Lynas Rare Earths has reported that the project schedule remains on track. 


EIT Graduate Irvin Chikeya’s Story in the Community
EIT Graduate Irvin Chikeya’s Story in the Community
25th April 2024

Driven by a keen desire to advance his engineering skills, Irvin Chikeya embarked on his Master of Engineering (Industrial Automation) degree with the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT). As... 


IEA executive director Fatih Birol
Tumble in storage battery costs to boost shift to renewables, says IEA
25th April 2024 By: Reuters

An expected sharp fall in battery costs for energy storage in coming years will accelerate the shift to renewable energy from fossil fuels, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Thursday.... 


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Changing business opportunities, challenges in Zimbabwe highlighted
24th April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Zimbabwe is undergoing change and aims to attract more companies to do business in the country, but risks and challenges remain for businesses aiming to capitalise on the opportunities in the... 


First Quantum navigates Zambia power crisis through imports, renewable projects
First Quantum navigates Zambia power crisis through imports, renewable projects
24th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

In response to Zambia's recent declaration of a national emergency owing to a severe drought affecting power generation, copper miner First Quantum Minerals is taking measures to ensure the... 


Blue Energy signs 20-year green power deal with wheel manufacturer
Blue Energy signs 20-year green power deal with wheel manufacturer
24th April 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.... 


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Opinion: A call for clear, uniform solar policy in South Africa
24th April 2024

In this article, residential solar solutions provider GoSolr CEO and co-founder Andrew Middleton, writes that solar power has the potential to significantly reduce loadshedding, but patchwork... 


TotalEnergies committed to the energy transition, assures company executive
23rd April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

French multinational energy group TotalEnergies was committed to the energy transition and has a strategy for this, highlighted the group’s MD and CEO marketing and services and country chair and... 


Battery and invertor at government clinic
Gauteng govt rolls out 6.3 MWh of solar power at 27 healthcare facilities
23rd April 2024 By: Darren Parker

The Gauteng Provincial Government (GPG) has installed and commissioned a combined equivalent of six independent microgrid power plants through the installation of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV)... 


Anglo American CE Duncan Wanblad.
Anglo helping to restore Amazon-like rainforest near Brazil iron-ore mine
23rd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company Anglo American is taking steps to help to restore an Amazon rainforest equivalent of which less than 10% remains intact. The Mata Atlántica carbon forest is located near... 


Copper demand to boom as new technology drives power consumption, Trafigura says
22nd April 2024 By: Reuters

Flourishing activity in the electric vehicle, power infrastructure, AI and automation sectors will lead to at least 10-million metric tons of additional copper consumption over the next decade,... 


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SAWEA gearing up for seventh WindAc Africa conference
22nd April 2024 By: Darren Parker

The seventh yearly WindAc Africa conference, organised by the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), is drawing near. It will take place from October 1 to 3 at the Cape Town International... 


Green hydrogen symbol on a tank
Nelson Mandela University-led consortium to develop green hydrogen feasibility study
22nd April 2024 By: Darren Parker

A consortium led by Nelson Mandela University and boutique consultancy firm Ikigai Group has won a UK Government grant under the South Africa-UK Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions... 


Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
Ramokgopa describes IPP surpluses as low-hanging fruit amid delay in finding contractual solution
22nd April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa describes surplus electricity arising from existing renewable energy facilities as “low hanging fruit” in improving the supply-demand balance and reports... 


LPG gas bottles
Project envisions rollout of smart LPG, solar systems, hydrogen stoves to 3.51m indigent households
22nd April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Energy solutions company Kili Energy is spearheading a large-scale initiative, the Kili Energy Clean Energy Democratisation Project, to provide smart liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) canisters and... 


Major global utilities announce joint intent to scale renewables capacity by 2030 
19th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Utilities for Net Zero Alliance (Uneza) has adopted a roadmap to 2030, targeting a total increase of renewable energy capacity within their portfolios to 749 GW by 2030, an increase of 2.5... 


Proconics joins Eskom’s Owner Engineers Panel
Proconics joins Eskom’s Owner Engineers Panel
19th April 2024

Proconics' expertise aligns with national projects and is poised to contribute to Eskom’s Transmission Development Plan. Engineering Firm Proconics was among the 14 companies that joined the Eskom... 


Minerals Council South Africa chief economist Hugo Pienaar
Chief economist unpacks mining’s deeply-rooted contribution to economy despite challenges
19th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The mining industry makes a significant difference in the lives and livelihoods of employees and society in South Africa through economic and socioeconomic contributions, but more can be done on... 


direct reduced iron pellets
Decarbonised iron production possible using sodium, company says
19th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

A new process being pioneered by energy companies such as Israel-based Helios and Netherlands-based Alkalium proposes the use of sodium metal rather than coal or hydrogen to refine iron-ore into... 


Efforts to boost local manufacture of renewable energy components
Efforts to boost local manufacture of renewable energy components
19th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses South Africa's plans to stimulate local manufacturing around solar, wind and batteries. 


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Concurrent rehabilitation improves community relations
19th April 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Midtier gold miner Pan African Resources’ concurrent rehabilitation at its Mogale tailings retreatment (MTR) project, located at the Mintails site, near Mogale City in Krugersdorp, Gauteng, is... 


Reshaping power transmission with renewable energy integration
Reshaping power transmission with renewable energy integration
19th April 2024

In an era marked by escalating climate concerns and the urgent need for sustainable energy solutions, the power transmission landscape is witnessing a profound revolution. At the forefront of this... 


Rio, Saudi Arabia said to vie for stake in First Quantum mines
18th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Rio Tinto Group and Saudi Arabia’s state-backed Manara Minerals Investment Co. are among suitors considering bids for a stake in First Quantum Minerals’ Zambian copper mines, according to people... 


World Bank, AfDB seeks to provide more Africans with electricity by 2030
18th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The World Bank Group and the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group are partnering to provide at least 300-million people in Africa with electricity access by 2030.  The World Bank Group will work... 


Kenhardt solar farm, in Northern Cape
Scatec inaugurates 540 MW Kenhardt solar farm
18th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Norwegian renewable energy company Scatec has inaugurated the 540 MW Kenhardt solar farm in the Northern Cape. In his keynote address at the event, on April 18, CEO Terje Pilskog commended how... 


Together with large-scale procurement, rising rooftop solar installations are offering greater market stability that could stimulate local manufacturing
Private renewables procurement may mitigate boom-bust cycles curbing South Africa’s green industrialisation
18th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The combination of public and private procurement of large-scale renewables in South Africa signals increased stability for manufacturers of key components, a new GreenCape report argues. Published... 


Joint report on the main roadmaps for aviation to reach net-zero emissions released
18th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The ‘Aviation Net Zero CO2 Transition Pathways Comparative Review’, which is a joint initiative of the International Air Transport Association (IATA – the global representative body for the airline... 


Optimising green hydrogen production with technology advancement
Optimising green hydrogen production with technology advancement
18th April 2024

By Hennie Colyn at Schneider Electric A recent Markets and Markets research report Green Hydrogen Market, Industry Size Forecast Report  outlines that the segment is set to reach USD 7,314 billion... 


Justin Trudeau
Trudeau government urged to walk the talk on Canada's climate policies
18th April 2024 By: Reuters

Canada's federal budget on Tuesday unveiled few emissions-cutting policies, but climate advocates say the key for Justin Trudeau's Liberal government is to prioritise implementation of existing... 


Report questions role of CCUS in steel decarbonisation
17th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

A new report by the Institute of Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) has shown that carbon capture use and storage (CCUS) is unlikely to play a major role in steel decarbonisation... 


Standard Bank head of Southern Africa’s oil and gas coverage Paul Eardley-Taylor
South Africa needs 13 GW of gas-to-power capacity – more than the IRP envisions
17th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Standard Bank head of Southern Africa’s oil and gas coverage Paul Eardley-Taylor has suggested that South Africa needs 13 GW of gas-to-power (GtP) capacity, rather than the 7.2 GW to 8.6 GW... 


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