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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... 


The Kibali mine
Barrick explores new gold and copper ventures in DRC
20th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Buoyed by the success of Kibali – Africa’s biggest gold mine – Barrick Gold is setting its sights on new opportunities in gold and copper in partnership with the government of the Democratic... 


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The home of the VW Polo
20th March 2024

Volkswagen cements its commitment to South Africa as an investment destination South Africa is undoubtedly the most preferred location for multinational investors in Africa. As one of the most... 


Twelve trends shaping the future of transport and logistics in Africa
20th March 2024

A new survey by dmg events, in partnership with Moore Global, captures the pulse of business in Africa covering respondents from diverse industries on the critical trends shaping the continent's... 


Wind and solar farms
Independent power producer body rejects an IRP that ‘plans to fail’
20th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The South African Independent Power Producer Association (SAIPPA) has added its voice to a growing chorus of opposition to the draft Integrated Resource Plan 2023 (IRP 2023), the comment deadline... 


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Afrimat Construction Index reflects 3% y/y growth in the fourth quarter
19th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The “lethargy” of the South African economy as a whole during the fourth quarter of 2023 was evident in the construction sector, with five of the ten constituent indicators of the Afrimat... 


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Red tape reforms starting to bear fruit ­– Ramaphosa
19th March 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... 


Deputy Finance Minister David Masondo
Partnerships with the private sector, communities key to building climate-resilient infrastructure
19th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The African continent needs an estimated $190-billion a year to meet its climate change mitigation and energy needs transition, but 57% of countries are in debt and unable to support the amount of... 


Mesh networks- a multidirectional electrical superhighway
Mesh networks- a multidirectional electrical superhighway
19th March 2024 By: Dimpho Madiba

By Nishandra Baijnath, Systems Architect, Power Systems, Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric Today, many power industry stakeholders are faced with mounting requirements for improved grid... 


Merafe CEO Zanele Matlala and FD Ditabe Chocho.
Ferrochrome producer Merafe cites green energy solutions as 2024 opportunity
18th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The Glencore-Merafe Chrome Venture is exploring renewable energy projects to mitigate power shortages and power costs, Merafe Resources CEO Zanele Matlala said on Monday, when the Johannesburg... 


IRP 2023 could reset South Africa’s social and economic woes if implemented correctly
IRP 2023 could reset South Africa’s social and economic woes if implemented correctly
18th March 2024

ACTOM recently held a webinar on the “Draft IRP2023 Impact on the Manufacturing Sector”, with the following panellists (Mervyn Naidoo, Group CEO ACTOM, Phillipa Rodseth – Executive Director,... 


IATA reports important progress in the development of aviation electrofuels
18th March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The first two months of this year saw significant developments regarding the category of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) known as electrofuels, the International Air Transport Association (IATA)... 


 The first steps in establishing West Africa as a world powerhouse
The first steps in establishing West Africa as a world powerhouse
18th March 2024

By Obinna Uche, Sales Director, Power Systems Division at Schneider Electric Anglophone West Africa West Africa is a region of abundance, rich in both human and natural resources   Its renewable... 


Sungrow's new three-phase inverters
Sungrow launches new three-phase battery/inverter system in South Africa
15th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Solar power solutions company Sungrow has unveiled its three-phase inverter and battery energy solution in South Africa, featuring several new inverter models and battery options suited for both... 


Copper surges past $9 000 with supply threats stacking up
Copper surges past $9 000 with supply threats stacking up
15th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Copper rallied above $9 000 a ton — its highest level in 11 months — as investors react to the risk that global supply challenges will tilt the market back into deficit. The metal, seen as a... 


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REIPPPP Bid Window submissions deadline extended
15th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses the reasons for the extension of the bid submissions deadline for Bid Window 7 of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement... 


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Specialised energy, water management programmes to be implemented
15th March 2024

Skills development authority, the Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (Ewseta) says that it is developing and implementing specialised renewable-energy and water management... 


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Not so quiet revolution
15th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

For several years, the roll-out of rooftop solar, batteries and inverters has been referred to as South Africa’s quite revolution. While Eskom struggled to keep the lights on and government battled... 


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Liddell battery project, Australia
15th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project entails the construction of grid scale bettery at AGL Energy's Hunter Energy Hub. 


Exxaro media briefing.
Wind generation up, solar operational soon, Exxaro reports
14th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Group wind power generation last year increased by 8% and the Lephalale solar power project is on its way to being operational in the first quarter of next year, Exxaro CE Dr Nombasa Tsengwa... 


 Beyond the panels
Beyond the panels
14th March 2024

By Thabang Byl, Buildings Segment Lead at Schneider Electric We’ve come a long way since the first solar deployments in business and residential areas. It’s become somewhat commonplace to see... 


The Vertrex modules to be supplied to the Merak 1 project
Trina Solar, SOLA and WBHO collaborate on 135 MW solar plant for ARM
14th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Shanghai-listed solar photovoltaic company Trina SOLAr, renewable energy project developer SOLA and civil engineering and construction company WBHO Construction will build the 135 MW Merak 1 SOLAr... 


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Navigating the solar transition: Choosing safety, sustainability and performance
14th March 2024

As climate impacts intensify and energy prices continue their volatility, transitioning homes and businesses to solar power has clear financial and environmental benefits. Solar energy can reduce... 


Speakers who participated in the webinar hosted by Creamer Media on March 13.
Local gas supplies not likely to come on stream in time for South Africa to avoid a 'gas cliff'
13th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Although gas is widely regarded as a necessary part of South Africa’s future energy mix, Presidential Climate Commission (PCC) head of mitigation Steve Nicholls is not convinced that a reliable... 


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