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Residents in areas such as Joburg have complained that the latest episode of Stage 6 has felt more intense than previous bouts
De-escalation in loadshedding forecast for coming week as country emerges from renewed Stage 6 trauma
26th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom is forecasting a de-escalation in the intensity of rotational power cuts for the coming week following the traumatic return of Stage 6 on Friday November 24 and complaints in certain... 


Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
Black Friday loadshedding triggered by depletion of reserves and heat-wave demand spike
24th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa attributed the “unwelcome” ramp up in the intensity of loadshedding to Stage 6 to a need for Eskom to rebuild its emergency reserves that had been... 


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Prosecutions coupled with zero-tolerance culture key to fighting SA’s corruption scourge
24th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Corruption has long been an unhappy and increasingly harmful feature of the South African political, economic and business landscape. The extreme scale of this insidious problem came into sharp... 


A taxi retrofitted into an EV with SANEDI's assistance
SANEDI's pioneer conference showcases initiatives to tackle energy challenges
21st November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Mineral Resources and Energy Deputy Minister Dr Nobuhle Nkabane has emphasised the need to invest in science, technology and innovation to grow South Africa’s economy and to address the country’s... 


WPIC research director Edward Sterck.
Industrial demand for platinum rises to record high
21st November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

During 2023, platinum has benefited from stellar industrial demand reaching a record level, with 2024 heading for the third-highest industrial demand spot. Today's publication of the platinum... 


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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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Electricity 2023: Resolving South Africa’s ongoing crisis
16th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Creamer Media's ‘Electricity 2023: Resolving South Africa’s ongoing crisis’ report offers a comprehensive examination of South Africa's electricity sector, emphasising the significant challenges... 


Loadshedding affecting traffic lights
Stage 3 loadshedding to be implemented until Saturday morning
16th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Power utility Eskom says the shortage of generation capacity requires the implementation of Stage 3 loadshedding from 16:00 today until 05:00 on Saturday. Unplanned outages are currently at 17 391... 


Tshipi mine
Jupiter eyes solar power at Tshipi
16th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed Jupiter Mines has released a strategy outlining the company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) priorities for 2024, including commitments to launch an ESG reporting framework,... 


Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
Bill outlines broad ‘energy value chain’ mandate for State petroleum company
14th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has released a draft Bill for public comment outlining the establishment of the South African National Petroleum Company (SANPC), which the... 


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Reducing grid reliance to reduce costs
10th November 2023

With loadshedding impacting productivity and income generation, and increasing safety and security risks, investing in solar photovoltaic (PV) has become more common. Consequently, getting a... 


SINKING FEELING: South Africans responded with a mix of anger and resignation as the country’s other large and failing State-owned enterprise, Transnet, move to secure taxpayer support for its turnaround plan only months after Eskom was granted a R254-billion debt-relief package. The Transnet leadership have warned that absent an injection and debt relief the recovery plan will fail. The plan does open the door for more private sector participation in the ailing ports and rail systems, however. Photograph: Bloomberg
SINKING FEELING
10th November 2023

South Africans responded with a mix of anger and resignation as the country’s other large and failing State-owned enterprise, Transnet, move to secure taxpayer support for its turnaround plan only... 


Rubicon aims to more than double its charging network by the end of 2024
10th November 2023 By: Irma Venter

Technology group Rubicon aims to expand its electric vehicle (EV) charging network from the current 90 chargers to more than 250 by the end of next year, says e-mobility director Greg Blandford.... 


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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... 


South Africa’s climate adviser rebuts report target to be missed
9th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s Presidential Climate Commission dismissed a report that said modeling shows that the country will miss its 2030 emissions reduction target, saying that no such forecasting exists.... 


The 20 MW/100MWh Hex BESS site, in Worcester in the Western Cape
Eskom’s Hex battery the first of eight utility-scale projects being deployed across four provinces
9th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom has officially started operating the first of eight utility-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) projects being introduced as part of Phase 1 of a World Bank-funded programme to add... 


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South Africa to miss 2030 emissions goal as it keeps coal plants burning
9th November 2023 By: Reuters

South Africa will miss its binding 2030 carbon emissions targets under the Paris climate agreement, three senior government officials confirmed, as the country plans to run eight coal-fired power... 


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Delba Electrical: Your preferred service partner
8th November 2023

Delba Electrical is a renowned company that specializes in the refurbishment of electrical rotating machines. For six decades, Delba has been at the forefront of repairing electric rotating... 


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Regulator approves Eskom tariff discounts for ferrochrome groups
6th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The Energy Regulator has approved six-year negotiated pricing agreements (NPAs) for ferrochrome smelters operated in South Africa by both Glencore-Merafe Chrome Venture and Samancor Chrome. The... 


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Company brings battery products to Africa
3rd November 2023 By: Trent Roebeck

Following three successful exhibitions in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa, energy storage battery products producer Hinen has introduced its products to the African continent in 2023. The Hinen... 


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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... 


South Africa should not be ‘pushed into a corner’ on energy funding, say SANEDI and Eskom
3rd November 2023 By: Irma Venter

While any funding of South Africa’s embattled energy sector is welcome, South Africa should not “be pushed into a corner” on how this money should be spent, said South African National Energy... 


Energy crisis being addressed, but implementation is slow, admits DMRE DG
3rd November 2023 By: Irma Venter

One of the biggest positive developments over the last 12 months has been the “convergence of ideas on what we need to do to resolve the energy crisis”, said Department of Mineral Resources and... 


Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana
Mining sector will not be spared from coming economic crisis
2nd November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Without an urgent acceleration in the implementation of growth-enhancing structural reforms, South Africa is headed for a fiscal crisis, the Minerals Council South Africa has said, noting that the... 


MC Mining CEO Godfrey Gomwe
Turnaround plan at MC Mining's Uitkomst Colliery delivers results
31st October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The implementation of a turnaround plan at the Uitkomst Colliery during June yielded pleasing results for MC Mining in the quarter ended September 30, MD & CEO Godfrey Gomwe says. This resulted in... 


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Projects in Progress 2023 (Second Edition)
31st October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Creamer Media's second edition of the 'Projects in Progress 2023' supplement offers a unique perspective for evaluating South Africa's current economic landscape, amid ongoing challenges, including... 


Acting Eskom CEO Calib Cassim
Eskom warns of another R23bn loss as loadshedding underpins R24bn collapse
31st October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom has warned that it is likely to report another R23-billion-plus loss for its current financial year to the end of March 2024, having belatedly confirmed a loss of R24-billion (R12-billion)... 


Orion is developing three complementary base metal production hubs in the Northern Cape.
Orion advancing towards operational commencement at Prieska in Northern Cape
31st October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg- and Sydney-listed Orion Minerals has continued its transition to mine developer and operator at the Prieska copper/zinc mine in South Africa’s Northern Cape. The diversified base... 


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Inside the Energy One Stop Shop and its drive to fast-track electricity projects
27th October 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

The Energy One Stop Shop (EOSS), officially launched by Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel on July 27, is in the ramp-up phase of a four-stage process aimed at fast-tracking the... 


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More education initiatives needed in local industry
27th October 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Education and skills development remain indispensable for the South African stainless steel industry, however, the training and development of productive and skilled staff has become a “major... 


An image of works installing solar panel at the South Deep Khanyisa Solar Plant
Miner focuses on improving energy capacity, sustainability
27th October 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Gold producer Gold Fields plans to increase its embedded electricity generation capacity through wind energy at its South Deep operation in Gauteng.  Further, the company is in talks with... 


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Projects driven by regulatory improvements
27th October 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Embedded electricity projects are increasing in size and complexity, owing to improvements in regulations. A wider variety of power solutions, capitalising on the benefits offered by independent... 


Embedded generation threshold increase drives PPAs
27th October 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Increasing the threshold for embedded projects has been the biggest positive policy change in unblocking private power purchase agreements (PPAs) and stimulating South Africa’s energy transition,... 


South32 annual general meeting.
South32 continuing to investigate reducing Hillside Aluminium’s emissions intensity
26th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The long-term energy transition solutions on which South32 is focused are renewable energy and electrification. The Sydney-, Johannesburg- and London-listed diversified mining company has... 


Transnet chairperson Andile Sangqu
Transnet’s recovery plan premised on securing govt capital injection
26th October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Absent an equity injection or debt relief from government, Transnet chairperson Andile Sangqu says the State-owned entity will not be able to deliver on what he described as a “credible” recovery... 


Power line
$1bn World Bank loan to support South Africa's energy reforms and decarbonisation
25th October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The World Bank has approved a $1-billion Development Policy Loan (DPL) to support market reports under way in the country, as well as South Africa's low-carbon transition.   


Anglo American Strategy & Sustainability Director Helena Nonka.
Anglo carbon emissions cut by transition to 100% renewables in South America
25th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The transition of Anglo American to 100% renewable electricity supply across its South America operations has helped the London- and Johannesburg-listed diversified mining company to reduce its... 


Reversal of gold mining’s environmental legacy under way by DRDGOLD.
DRDGOLD reports 5% quarter-on-quarter increase in gold production
25th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

A 5% increase in quarter-on-quarter gold production was reported by Johannesburg- and New York-listed surface gold recovery company DRDGOLD on Wednesday. The gold output of DRDGOLD, which... 


Anglo American Platinum's Mogalakwena operation.
Anglo Platinum reports higher PGM sales volumes but much lower prices
24th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Anglo American Platinum on Tuesday reported an increase in the sales volumes of platinum group metals (PGMs) from production, excluding trading, in the three months ending September 30. Owing to a... 


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Top bond investor slams South Africa bid to fix State firms
24th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

Futuregrowth Asset Management, a South African money manager overseeing more than R190-billion of fixed-income assets, says the government’s draft legislation meant to address inefficiencies at... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa says battle against coal syndicates gaining traction
24th October 2023 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

President Cyril Ramaphosa has hailed the efforts by law enforcement agencies and the South African Revenue Service to bust coal smuggling syndicates operating in the country. Planned search and... 


Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
‘Height of folly’ to develop overreliance on aged coal plants for future supply
23rd October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa says attention should shift to adding new and cleaner generation to the loadshedding-prone electricity system, acknowledging that it would be the “height... 


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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... 


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