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UP scientists lead study of natural hydrogen find in Mpumalanga
Updated 6 hours ago By: Darren Parker

Scientists at the University of Pretoria (UP) are leading a study of natural hydrogen gas discovered beneath the Earth’s surface in Mpumalanga.   The gas could be a source of renewable energy that... 


Transmission Grids - The pathways to African prosperity
Updated 7 hours ago

The importance of robust and efficient transmission grids in unlocking the full potential of African nations cannot be overstated. The Africa Energy Indaba is pleased to highlight the critical role... 


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Modular substations and dry-type transformers pave the way for renewable energy growth in Africa
Updated 7 hours ago

The growing renewable energy generation sector in Africa is realising the value of modular substations in solar and wind projects, as well as the suitability of dry-type transformers in these... 


SA innovation offers high-tech solution to energy crisis: smart geyser devices integrated into household solar systems could significantly decrease residential load on Eskom, with potential to reduce household electricity bills by 80%
Updated 7 hours ago

By Mark Allewell, Founder & CEO of Sensor Networks Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa recently revealed that South Africa is haemorrhaging close to R1 billion daily due to load shedding,... 


How we achieve the energy future Africa needs
1st December 2023

By Nadja Haakansson, Managing Director of Africa at Siemens Energy In 2022, global emissions reached a record high of 36.8 billion tons of CO2. During 2023 several months broke global warming... 


Queensland Resources Minister Scott Stewart
Queensland’s Stewart heads to US for critical minerals mission
1st December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Resources Minister Scott Stewart will head to the US next week to secure partnerships with government and industry representatives to grow Queensland’s critical minerals industry. The foundations... 


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1st December 2023

Local manufacturer Metalen produces heat exchanger tubes in various alloy inner tubes with copper or aluminium fins in lengths of up to 15 m. An ISO9001 certification ensures controlled processes... 


Researchers propose novel filtration for solar
1st December 2023

Tertiary institution Korea Maritime & Ocean University (KMOU) scientists proposed an innovative emulsion filter that can be used to improve the energy harvesting capabilities of de-coupled... 


Cape Town to announce preferred bidders for power projects in mid-2024
1st December 2023 By: Irma Venter

The preferred bidders for the City of Cape Town’s 200 MW embedded independent power producer programme will be announced in mid-2024, says Energy MMC Beverley van Reenen. The first power from these... 


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Green growth and jobs
1st December 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Transitioning South Africa’s energy ecosystem from its current over-reliance on coal to one progressively based on the country’s natural advantages of abundant sun, wind and land will take decades.... 


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Hive H2 Albamed, Spain
1st December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Hive H2 Albamed will comprise up to 9 GW of solar and wind energy, and 4 GW of electrolysis capacity by 2030.  


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Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme, South Africa – update
1st December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Karpowership has been confronted with a new challenge. 


Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
Mantashe says special Cabinet meeting will consider IRP update after Ministers request time to ‘apply their minds’
30th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe confirmed that an update of the Integrated Resource Plan, which he has previously dubbed ‘IRP2023’, had served before Cabinet on November 29,... 


Four utility-scale battery projects worth R10bn selected following inaugural public tender
Four utility-scale battery projects worth R10bn selected following inaugural public tender
30th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The South African government has selected preferred bidders for the development of four utility-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) projects in the Northern Cape, with a combined investment... 


Sierra Leone to get its first wind farm next year
30th November 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

UK-based renewable energy group Octopus Energy has announced that it has entered a partnership to develop the first ever wind farm in the West African country of Sierra Leone. Its partner in the... 


DRDGOLD's tailings retreatment under way at Ergo.
Recovery of battery metals, PGMs being looked at by DRDGOLD
30th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The recovery of battery metals and platinum group metals (PGMs) is being looked at by DRDGOLD, the Johannesburg- and New York-listed company, which is being globally acknowledged for its mastery of... 


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Access to water, logistics infrastructure major hurdles to hydrogen economy
30th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

One of the challenges standing in the way of South Africa becoming a world-class green hydrogen producer is that South Africa is a water-scarce country, and that enormous volumes of water are... 


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Red Rocket on a mission to answer businesses' call for more energy
30th November 2023

Revolutionary Independent Power Producer (IPP) Red Rocket is once again thrusting its engines, this time to launch its newest venture that aims to provide affordable, renewable electricity to be... 


How the Umoyilanga hybrid renewables-battery project is designed to work
75 MW Umoyilanga hybrid project reaches financial close under much-delayed risk-mitigation round
30th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The Umoyilanga hybrid renewables-battery project, which will supply 75 MW of dispatchable electricity daily from 05:00 to 21:30 when built, has officially achieved commercial and financial close... 


A new dawn for African energy
30th November 2023

Solar Power Africa launches with dynamic programme designed to empower Africa’s Energy Future 


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Solis Inverters pioneering energy security for Africa's sustainable future
30th November 2023

Established in 2005, Ginlong (Solis) stands as the world's third-largest photovoltaic (PV) inverter manufacturer. As a global provider of solar and energy storage solutions catering to residential,... 


DBSA
DBSA continues to create new and clean energy generation initiatives for local communities
30th November 2023

Since the announcement of the Embedded Generation Investment Programme (EGIP) in 2021, the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) is pleased to announce the approval of about R8-billion worth... 


Fairvest CEO Darren Wilder
Fairvest posts income growth, lower vacancies
29th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed Fairvest has made excellent progress in derisking its balance sheet, reducing vacancies and disposing of noncore assets in the financial year ended September 30. The property company... 


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Vukile increases full-year guidance on the back of strong interim performance
29th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Vukile Property Fund achieved a 10% increase in its cash dividend to 52.1c a share and a 5.2% growth in its funds from operations (FFO) to 85c apiece for the six months ended September... 


Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson.
Copper 360 takes major leap forward with acquisition of production-doubling plant
29th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Northern Cape mining company Copper 360, which listed on the Alternative Exchange of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange this year, took yet another leap forward on Wednesday with the announcement that... 


From left to right are BII climate manager Saphira Patel, British High Commission economic counsellor Mike Foster, British Deputy High Commissioner to South Africa Adam Bye, BII CEO Nick O'Donohoe, BII Africa head and MD Chris Chijiuotomi and BII South Africa coverage director Thithi Kuhlase-Maseko
UK's BII to invest R125m on Northern, Eastern Cape wind farms
29th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

UK development finance institution British International Investment (BII) will invest R125-million in two 140 MW wind farms in the Northern Cape and Eastern Cape to help tackle South Africa’s... 


Copper hits 10-week high as mine closure points to supply risk
29th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Copper touched a 10-week high after the closure of a major mine in Panama highlighted future supply challenges for the red metal as the energy transition accelerates. Panama’s government said it... 


$13.5tr needed by 2050 for decarbonisation, especially in hard-to-abate industry sectors
28th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The world will require $13.5-trillion in investments by 2050 to transition to a more sustainable and carbon-neutral future, particularly in the production, energy and transport sectors, the World... 


Attacq CEO Jackie van Niekerk
Attacq on track to deliver 2024 year-end dividend growth guidance
28th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Real estate investment trust Attacq is on track to deliver its 2024 financial year guidance for dividend a share growth of between 8% and 10%, CEO Jackie van Niekerk told investors at the company’s... 


Bureau Veritas goes off-grid at lab in Cape Town
28th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Global testing, inspection and certification body Bureau Veritas has installed a solar power plant at its AgriFood Laboratory, in Cape Town, to enable operations to continue without reliance on the... 


Jupiter MD Brad Rogers with the beneficiated manganese product.
Manganese positioning South Africa for entry into huge new energy markets
28th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Manganese mining company Jupiter Mines announced on Tuesday that it has produced a 99.9% pure sample of high purity manganese sulphate monohvdrate (HPMSM) using the Northern Cape’s manganese ore... 


Invicta delivers strong interim performance
27th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Investment holding and management company Invicta Holdings achieved a robust performance for the six months ended September 30, with revenue having increased by 12% to R4.3-billion. The increase of... 


Gold Fields interim CEO Martin Preece.
Gold Fields takes big new Scope 3 decarbonisation step
27th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The global transition to net zero emissions by 2050 requires significant deployment of clean energy technologies and increased material production and infrastructure. This is top of mind within the... 


Africa Energy Indaba launches Solar & Wind Indaba to drive renewable energy innovation
27th November 2023

The Africa Energy Indaba, a leading platform for energy professionals and stakeholders across the continent, is excited to announce the launch of the Solar & Wind Indaba. This dedicated event aims... 


Mozambique approves $80bn energy transition strategy
27th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Mozambique’s government approved a strategy to reduce the nation’s dependence on fossil fuels that it estimates will cost $80-billion to implement by 2050, a step aimed at winning finance to... 


Hard hats
Mine closure assistance needed to prevent dying towns
24th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Corporate governance advocacy foundation Bench Marks Foundation chief researcher David van Wyk has said there is a gap in the Mining Qualifications Authority's (MQA's) training in terms of... 


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On-The-Air (24/11/2023)
24th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discusses green energy, green hydrogen pilot plant and construction of a R14bn metals project. 


The above image depicts the concrete columns that secure the steelwork have to be drilled and dowelled onto the existing columns supporting the rooftop slabs, transferring the weight to the centre’s foundations
Unique panel installation at centre
24th November 2023

The addition of another 5.74 MW of solar power at Eastgate Shopping Centre, east of Johannesburg, is being undertaken by diversified infrastructure and construction company Concor, while keeping... 


A large patch of land being cleared to make way for the construction of a tailing re treatment plant being constructed for Pan African Resources at its Mintails operations
Tailings retreatment plant construction progressing
24th November 2023 By: Halima Frost

The construction of midtier gold producer Pan African Resources’ Mogale tailings retreatment (MTR) plant at the Mintails site, on the West Rand of Gauteng, is progressing according to schedule and... 


Solar-powered e-truck to conquer world’s highest volcano
24th November 2023

Transport company Gebrüder Weiss has dispatched a sophisticated solar-powered e-truck and expedition equipment to Chile, by sea freight, to help a team trying to reach the summit of the world’s... 


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Lephalale solar photovoltaic project, South Africa – update
24th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction has started. 


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Diavik diamond mine solar farm, Canada
24th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Rio Tinto plans to build the biggest solar power plant across Canada’s territories at the Diavik mine. 


Minister's adviser proffers recommendations to tackle energy crisis
23rd November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

There are several areas that must be prioritised to tackle the country’s energy crisis, Electricity Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa’s adviser Silas Zimu emphasised on November 22, during the... 


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