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Seifsa president Elias Monage
Opinion: The collapse of the Steel Master Plan and disintegration of industry
1st December 2023

In this opinion article, Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) president Elias Monage writes about the importance of the steel industry and the challenges the... 

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Hats off to Utshalo for going all out to reawaken South Africa’s public markets
1st December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa has a pressing need to reawaken its public markets and Utshalo must be complimented for setting out to do just that.  The brainchild of Ince and Paul Miller is providing a platform to... 

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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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Opinion: R47bn of South Africa's exports exposed to EU CBAM as EU climate wave reaches South Africa’s shores
24th November 2023

In this opinion article, sustainability consultant Rhys Newton-Hill and Brundtland Consulting partner Henk Sa provide an in-depth analysis of the potential impact of the European Union's (EU's)... 

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Light from the tunnel?
24th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Reform progress in South Africa rarely moves in a straight line from A to B, with the stop/start nature of the country’s electricity reform being a case in point. Nevertheless, there is a... 

Seifsa CEO Lucio Trentini
Opinion: It’s more than just about wages
23rd November 2023

In this article, Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) CEO Lucio Trentini writes about the importance of collective bargaining as the metals and engineering sector... 

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South Africans are correct to call repeatedly for harsher cable-theft punishment
17th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africans are correct to repeat their calls to Parliament over and over, week after week, for much harsher action against cable theft. As you have noticed from this column, I am doing the... 

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Language of incumbency
17th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Two recent Eskom publications are heavily laden with the language of incumbency, which continues to go unchecked by a policymaker distracted by realpolitik rather than real solutions. The first is... 

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Penalising cable theft more meaningfully is the correct call
10th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Electricity cable theft has repercussions that go well beyond the punishment that the law metes out to those found guilty of pulling cable out of the ground and selling it as copper scrap. Cable... 

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End of the beginning
10th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

News that 67 municipalities that collectively owe Eskom R56.8-billion, or 97% of the municipal arrear debt of R58.5-billion owed to the utility at the end of March, have formally applied to... 

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Well done to GIZ for highlighting community development within green hydrogen space
3rd November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Up to now, the green hydrogen space has been heavily concentrated at the big end of things. But that could now change because of the availability of a special toolkit aimed at making green hydrogen... 

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Power in policy
3rd November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has never disguised the fact that he believes that Eskom could be turned around and loadshedding ended if he was made the shareholder-minister... 

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South Africans must work flat out to finalise green hydrogen commercialisation strategy
27th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen has holistic use and long-term storage benefits in a world needing zero emission. It can clean up industry, shipping, manufacturing, road transport and probably air transport as... 

Win-win solution
27th October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

As outlined previously in this column, it makes sense to place exports at the heart of South Africa’s upcoming Green Hydrogen Commercialisation Strategy, despite misplaced concern that this... 

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We need to find out all we can about our country’s underground water resources
20th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

With surface water availability potentially becoming a climate-change victim in the years ahead, South Africa should map its groundwater availability to ensure its best use in times of crisis. It... 

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