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Hive Hydrogen South Africa chairperson Thulani Gcabashe
South Africa's R105bn green hydrogen project to be energised by hot De Aar sunshine
21st May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s R105-billion green hydrogen, green ammonia project in the Eastern Cape took another major leap forward on Tuesday with the announcement of its underpinning by a cluster of nine solar... 


Eskom group executive for distribution Monde Bala
Eskom seeks Nersa permission to reserve grid capacity for public IPP procurement rounds
21st May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has invited comment on Eskom’s application to preserve and reserve grid connection capacity for independent power producers (IPPs)... 


Menar MD Vuslat Bayoğlu
Menar advancing on the manganese front
21st May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Private investment company Menar, which is advancing steadily on the manganese front, has anthracite, coal, nickel, and gold in its diversified multi-country portfolio. The company's... 


Eskom head of generation Bheki Nxumalo
Eskom board approves plan to operate Camden, Grootvlei and Hendrina to 2030
20th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The Eskom board has given its approval for the continued operation of the Camden, Grootvlei and Hendrina power stations to 2030 – a departure from the original decommissioning schedule that has... 


The cathode side of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells that convert hydrogen to electricity require platinum.
Platinum-enabled green molecules offering inviting green electron value-add – Nedbank
20th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

It’s no longer good enough to just produce electric vehicles (EVs). You have to produce green EVs, and to do that, you need green steel. To get the green steel, you need the green molecules that... 


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Company highlights positive technological effect on market
17th May 2024

Industrial equipment supplier Auma South Africa emphasises the positive impact of technology on the actuators market ecosystem. Auma's electric actuators and gearboxes are fitted onto... 


Cape Town targeting this year as starting date for turning landfill waste into power
17th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town (CoCT) says it is moving closer to turning landfill waste into energy, with two projects that are designed to produce electricity from the combustion of landfill gas moving... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa may sign ERA Bill ahead of the elections
Eyes turn to Union Buildings after NCOP approves Electricity Regulation Amendment Bill
16th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) has approved the Electricity Regulation Amendment (ERA) Bill, which has far-reaching implications for the future structure and operation of an electricity... 


ANC leader Cyril Ramaphosa
ANC walks political tightrope over coal plant shutdowns
16th May 2024 By: Reuters

In a ward where South Africa's governing African National Congress won handily in local elections three years ago, party campaign worker Poppy Vilakazi has been getting a decidedly frosty reception... 


From left, CHIETA CEO Yersen Pillay, Higher Education and Training Department DDG Zukile Mvalo, and Nedbank CIB Head of Infrastructure, Energy and Telecommunications Mike Peo.
Green energy presenting South Africa with massive reindustrialisation chance – Nedbank
13th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green electrons and green molecules are presenting South Africa with a massive opportunity to reindustrialise, Nedbank CIB head of infrastructure, energy and telecommunications Mike Peo told the... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa denies pre-election loadshedding respite is a ‘political ploy’
13th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

President Cyril Ramaphosa has entered the politically charged discussion on the reasons behind the recent dramatic reduction in loadshedding ahead of what is expected to be a highly competition... 


How do you manage an overburdened grid? Electricity 4.0 provides some answers
How do you manage an overburdened grid? Electricity 4.0 provides some answers
10th May 2024

By Taru Madangombe, Vice President: Power and Grid for Middle East and Africa at Schneider Electric Energy transition and innovation are inherently interdependent. If one looks at the history of... 


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Organisers expect record attendance at event
10th May 2024 By: Halima Frost

With ballooning foot traffic, demonstrated by an increase in attendance of 81% from 2022 to 2023, the organisers of this year’s Enlit Africa anticipate a “bumper event that will be attended by... 


Blue Energy, wheel maker ink green power deal
10th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Local developer and operator of clean energy infrastructure Blue Energy Africa has signed a 20-year deal with Borbet South Africa (SA) for the procurement of power from renewable-energy sources.... 


KarstHydro MD Guy Richards
Local underground mines can store electricity and optimise water use
10th May 2024

South Africa’s many underground mines can be used as batteries that store clean electricity. Electricity is generated by the water descending in the mineshafts turning a pump-turbine. Mines can be... 


Minister insists the recent period of no loadshedding is down to the improved performance of coal stations such as Matla (pictured)
Ramokgopa insists loadshedding not being ‘stage managed’ ahead of May 29 poll
6th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa denies that the prevailing reprieve from loadshedding has been “stage managed” to improve the prospects of the governing African National Congress ahead... 


Need to reduce electricity use overlooked in efforts to mitigate water challenges
3rd May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

A crucial missing element in current water management strategies is reducing electricity consumption, says CBI-electric: low voltage engineering executive Dr Andrew Dickson. Discussing... 


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NBI launches pragmatic Just Energy Transition Skilling for Employment Programme
30th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

With skills having been identified as a key cross-cutting requirement for the Just Energy Transition Implementation Plan (JET-IP), the National Business Initiative (NBI), together with the... 


State-owned groups Eskom and Transnet have impaired mining productivity with unreliable power supply and a lack of trains to move mineral exports.
BHP’s South Africa snub an indictment of ANC, DA says
29th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

BHP Group’s bid to spin off Anglo America’s South African assets as part of a takeover proposal shows how the economic policies of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) have undermined... 


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Can South Africa turn around 30 years of real economy underperformance?
26th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

In this essay, Terence Creamer reflects on the factors that have shaped South Africa’s real-economy sectors of manufacturing, mining and agriculture over the past 30 years and considers ways to end... 


WEIGHING OPTIONS: Eskom and government are considering private and foreign options to fund a R390-billion expansion of the electricity grid as more renewable generation comes online. Bloomberg reports that talks are under way on the funding of South Africa’s transmission requirements, including the potential use of money pledged by rich nations toward an energy transition and another option to tap private sources. Photograph: Bloomberg
WEIGHING OPTIONS
26th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Eskom and government are considering private and foreign options to fund a R390-billion expansion of the electricity grid as more renewable generation comes online. Bloomberg reports that talks are... 


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Can South Africa turn around 30 years of real economy underperformance?
26th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

In this essay, Terence Creamer reflects on the factors that have shaped South Africa’s real-economy sectors of manufacturing, mining and agriculture over the past 30 years and considers ways to end... 


Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
Ramokgopa describes IPP surpluses as low-hanging fruit amid delay in finding contractual solution
22nd April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa describes surplus electricity arising from existing renewable energy facilities as “low hanging fruit” in improving the supply-demand balance and reports... 


NTCSA begins consultations on market code to govern shift towards competitive electricity industry
NTCSA begins consultations on market code to govern shift towards competitive electricity industry
19th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

With the National Transmission Company South Africa (NTCSA) currently scheduled to be operationalised in July and efforts under way to ensure that the Electricity Regulation Act (ERA) Amendment... 


The above image depicts one of the solar plants engineered by JUWI
Energy grid impedes excess power transmission
19th April 2024 By: Lynne Davies

South Africa’s current electricity transmission grid is generally constrained in the Cape provinces and unable to facilitate the connection of new utility-scale generation including that from solar... 


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Mixed outlook
19th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The recent period of decreased loadshedding has been met with tremendous scepticism by a South African public who have been burnt more times over the past 15-plus years than a lump of wet coal.... 


Metair reassures market amid huge debt, challenges at Türkiye battery business
19th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

Metair is still very much open for business and the group is able to accommodate new clients should they need automotive components or energy storage solutions, says new CEO Paul O’Flaherty.... 


Reshaping power transmission with renewable energy integration
Reshaping power transmission with renewable energy integration
19th April 2024

In an era marked by escalating climate concerns and the urgent need for sustainable energy solutions, the power transmission landscape is witnessing a profound revolution. At the forefront of this... 


Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana
South Africa contingency reserves won't be spent on Eskom, Transnet – Godongwana
18th April 2024 By: Reuters

South Africa will use future drawdowns of its Gold and Foreign Exchange Contingency Reserve Account to curb its debt burden, Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana said, adding he was pondering tax... 


Standard Bank head of Southern Africa’s oil and gas coverage Paul Eardley-Taylor
South Africa needs 13 GW of gas-to-power capacity – more than the IRP envisions
17th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Standard Bank head of Southern Africa’s oil and gas coverage Paul Eardley-Taylor has suggested that South Africa needs 13 GW of gas-to-power (GtP) capacity, rather than the 7.2 GW to 8.6 GW... 


A person using candles during power cuts
Stage 16 loadshedding code seeks to reduce human error not signal imminent surge in cuts – Nersa
16th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has belatedly moved to quell concern that its recent approval of a new loadshedding code of practice, which increases the number of potential... 


Palladium bar
PGM recycling, lower-grade resources offer opportunities in low-price environment
15th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

With the platinum group metals (PGM) basket price remaining at low levels, particularly with platinum pricing at about $935/oz currently, investors are looking at how mining companies are able to... 


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Hybrid systems incorporating diesel gensets can enhance power generation
12th April 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

With the ongoing energy crisis in South Africa, and the lack of generation capacity from State-owned power utility Eskom, diesel generator manufacturer Mahindra Powerol SA provides a range of... 


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Attitudinal shift
12th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

It is estimated that about 2.5 GW of rooftop solar was installed across South Africa last year; a trend that was expected to continue at the start of this year given that some 5 GW of solar panels... 


Eskom to ramp down planned maintenance to 3 000 MW in winter
Eskom aims to keep breakdowns below 14 GW this winter as it cuts diesel budget
9th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

State-owned electricity utility Eskom will reduce planned maintenance to 3 000 MW during the upcoming winter season and will seek to keep unplanned breakdowns to below 14 000 MW in a bid to... 


Karst MD Guy Richards.
Use underground mines for electricity storage, optimise mine water use – Karst Hydro
8th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s many underground mines can be used as batteries that store the clean electricity that the water descending for cooling can provide. At the same time, the local community could end up... 


Eskom's Duvha power station
Eskom defends pollution record, saying it’s spending billions
8th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s State power utility, stung by reports about the health impacts of emissions from burning coal, said it’s spending billions of dollars to reduce them and has an ambitious target to... 


A large sign next to the road at the entrance to the Mponeng Mine owned by Harmony Gold that states it is the deepest mine globally
Deep-level investment
5th April 2024 By: Halima Frost

Gold major Harmony’s strategy is to direct major capital towards its high-grade underground mines and high-margin surface source operations to improve profitability. The decision to extend Mponeng,... 


Infrastructure SA names 12 projects it will unlock in 2024/25
5th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

Infrastructure South Africa (ISA) unveiled 12 “infrastructure projects for preparation” for the 2024/25 financial year at the Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium South Africa 2024... 


Terence Creamer
Out of step
5th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Following wholly inadequate public consultations, stakeholders have submitted their written comments on the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy’s (DMRE’s) draft Integrated Resource Plan.... 


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Coal mining remains important
29th March 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

A prosperous future for the coal mining industry in South Africa depends on public and private sector parties tapping into its vast coal reserves, and power generation processes by State-owned... 


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Important milestone
29th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The passing of the Electricity Regulation Act (ERA) by the National Assembly earlier this month represents a significant milestone in the ongoing evolution and reform of South Africa’s struggling... 


New online portal launched to aid Cape Town’s solar PV boom
29th March 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town has launched a new online application portal for solar photovoltaic (PV) installations. More than 5 000 solar PV systems have been authorised to date, totalling 126 MVA, with... 


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