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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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Still no solution
20th October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

For decades now, the issue of the debt owed by municipalities to Eskom has not only remained an intractable problem but one that has grown in both scale and in its potential to create financial... 


South African Wind Energy Association CEO Niveshen Govender
Opinion: Beyond the turbines
13th October 2023

A week on from the successful Windaba Conference and Exhibition, South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) CEO Niveshen Govender reflects on the key learnings, exchange of ideas and what the... 


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The green mobility within South Africa’s grasp must be vigorously advanced
13th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa showed important leadership last week by putting a platinum-based hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle through its paces just north of Johannesburg. Well done to Toyota, Sasol, Air... 


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Why export?
13th October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

When the topic of green hydrogen arises in South Africa, two concerns are commonly raised, and these will remain significant issues to address should South Africa eventually begin to develop the... 


Dhiren Vanmali
Opinion: Speedbumps, not roadblocks, beckon South African bakkie builders
10th October 2023

In this opinion article, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa sales operations executive director Dhiren Vanmali writes that South Africa's hosting of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa)... 


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South Africa must give hero status to global-leading beneficiation green businesses
6th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa needs to rally behind its local value-adding mineral beneficiation businesses that are taking the country into the new green era. One of those gems, Manganese Metal Company, is already... 


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Noxious trade-offs
6th October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The decision by Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy to uphold a decision of the National Air Quality Officer (NAQO) to permit the Kusile power station to postpone its... 


Jason van der Poel and Hannah Milner
Opinion: Virtual Wheeling 101
4th October 2023

In this opinion article, Jason van der Poel and Hannah Milner of Webber Wentzel discuss Eskom’s virtual wheeling pilot and how the roll-out of the programme will enable companies with multiple... 


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Every effort should be made to bring the ongoing dumping of mine tailings to an end
29th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The state of the world is such that dumping huge volumes of mine waste on Mother Earth should be a thing of the past. Is there technology available to ensure that mines no longer need to dump... 


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Solutions vs problems
29th September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

There are many differences between Australia and South Africa, and these should not be dismissed or diminished. However, there are also several similarities, particularly when it comes to natural... 


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