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UP Centre for Future of Work to produce publications, provide advisory services and training

17th May 2022 The Centre for the Future of Work (CFoW), launched by the University of Pretoria (UP) on May 17, will be Africa’s centre of excellence on the future of work, producing scientific and popular publications, advisory services and training, said CFoW director and UP Faculty of Economic and Management... 

Kibo secures deal to develop, deploy CellCube-based energy storage solutions in Southern Africa

17th May 2022 Energy company Kibo Energy has signed a rolling five-year agreement with energy storage company Enerox’s subsidiary CellCube to develop and deploy CellCube-based long-duration energy storage (LDES) solutions in selected sectors in Southern Africa. Kibo has been granted conditional exclusive... 

Developing countries have opportunity to call for greater access to nuclear energy, technology

17th May 2022 States that do not have nuclear weapons, which include most developing countries, have an opportunity to demand greater access to nuclear sciences and technologies for peaceful purposes, including for energy, industry and medicine, at the tenth review conference of the Treaty on the... 

April floods, along with rising labour costs and inflation, to weigh on economy

13th May 2022 Risk and advisory services firm PwC South Africa has flagged the impact of the floods, especially on manufacturing and transport; rising labour costs; and inflation as the key factors affecting the country's economic outlook. The eThekwini metropolitan municipality reports that most of its 1 152... 

Seifsa, Eskom discuss private generation as key to solving South Africa’s power challenges

13th May 2022 Industry organisation the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) this week held a meeting with State-owned power utility Eskom, during which greater private sector investment into electricity generation capacity was identified as a key enabler to resolving the... 

Outa asks High Court to overturn Nersa’s decision to grant Karpowership generation licences

13th May 2022 Civil organisation Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) has filed a review application in the North Gauteng High Court to have the decision by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) to grant floating gas-power ship company Karpowership-linked independent power producers generation... 

European Commission, European electrolyser industry agree to manufacturing framework conditions

6th May 2022 The European Commission and the European electrolyser industry have signed a joint declaration containing a range of initiatives to improve framework conditions for electrolyser manufacturers in Europe. In March, the European Commission announced its increased ambitions to double the previous... 

Bootlegger Coffee turning its food waste to saleable compost

6th May 2022 South African coffeehouse Bootlegger Coffee has partnered with food waste management specialist company Ywaste to turn its waste into compost, using an eco-friendly method for the management of food waste through off-site composting. “Now our customers can up their eco-friendly street credibility... 

De Beers, Angola govt ink mineral investment contracts

6th May 2022 Diamond multinational De Beers Group has signed two mineral investment contracts (MICs) with the government of Angola for licence areas in north-eastern Angola. This follows the late 2021 announcement that De Beers had applied to explore in Angola following substantive reforms in the country’s... 

TotalEnergies unit commits to stakeholder engagement for offshore hydrocarbon exploration

6th May 2022 Oil, gas and renewables multinational TotalEnergies subsidiary TotalEnergies Exploration & Production South Africa (Teepsa) has committed to extensive engagement with key stakeholders as part of its comprehensive environmental application process for hydrocarbon exploration drilling activities... 

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