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17 January 2017
                       
 
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16 Jan 2017
 
 
Motorists warned to brace for more petrol pain
FUEL PRICE
The Automobile Association on Monday warned motorists to brace for another hike in fuel prices at the end of January. Commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central...
 
 
15 Jan 2017
 
CC: Latest decisions by the Competition Commission
STATEMENT
1.  Key decisions on Mergers and Acquisitions 1.1 Proposed merger between Vardospan (Pty) Ltd v Habib Overseas Bank Ltd The Commission has approved, without conditions, the intermediate merger...
 
 
12 Jan 2017
 
 
 
Sarec slams Eskom for distorting facts in calculating renewables-related loss
ELECTRICITY
The South African Renewable Energy Council (Sarec) has slammed as a “blatant distortion of facts” Eskom’s claim that the country suffered a net economic loss of R9-billion in 2016 as a result of...
 
 
11 Jan 2017
 
 
 
CSIR responds to Eskom claim of R9bn renewables-related economic loss in 2016
RENEWABLE ENERGY
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has responded to Eskom’s claim that buying power from the country’s renewable-energy plants resulted in a net economic loss of R9-billion...
 
 
10 Jan 2017
 
Eskom: Eskom remains committed to renewables at a pace and cost the country can afford
STATEMENT
Eskom acknowledges the positive role played by the renewable energy programme in the reduction of load shedding and in turn the benefit to the South African economy. The Council for Scientific and...
 
 
29 Dec 2016
 
Petrol and diesel prices to go up on January 4
PETROL PRICE
The retail price of 93 octane petrol is set to rise by 50 cents a litre and 95 octane by 48 cents a litre on Wednesday January 4, the energy department announced on Thursday. According to a...
 
 
23 Dec 2016
 
VW to launch ride hailing in Rwanda as part of Africa expansion
News
Volkswagen is to start producing cars in Kenya and Rwanda and start a ride-hailing service in Kigali, as the German carmaker expands pay-per-use transportation business models in markets where...
 
 
07 Dec 2016
 
 
 
Platinum fuel cell passes competitive muster at Implats
PLATINUM
Impala Platinum Refinery and its partners are in the last phase of financial close for the introduction of 8 MW of off-grid electricity from a platinum-catalysed fuel-cell system that will make use...
 
 
16 Nov 2016
 
As domestic oil-refinery debate continues, study highlights big jobs contribution
PETROLEUM
The employment and economic spin-offs of South Africa’s domestic oil refining sector have received prominence in a new study, which suggests that the country’s six refineries generate yearly...
 
 
28 Oct 2016
 
DoE: Energy on fuel price adjustment for November 2016
STATEMENT
The Department of Energy informs the public of the fuel price adjustments for November 2016. South Africa’s fuel prices are adjusted on a monthly basis, informed by international and local factors....
 
 
Petrol price to rise by 45 cents a litre – SA energy department
FUEL PRICE
The retail price of petrol will go up by 45 cents a litre for both 93 octane and 95 octane on Wednesday, November 2, South Africa’s energy department announced on Friday. Diesel rises by 63 cents a...
 
 
24 Oct 2016
 
 
 
Innovation Outlook: Advanced Liquid Biofuels
RECOMMENDATION
IRENA’s Renewable Energy Innovation Outlook series analyses the emerging developments making renewable energy technologies (RETs) increasingly competitive in the world’s energy markets and systems....
 
 
20 Oct 2016
 
UNTU: UNTU welcomes the investigation by the Hawks into 40 criminal charges about PRASA
STATEMENT
The United National Transport Union (UNTU) welcomes the confirmation by the Hawks that they are investigating 40 criminal charges related to alleged corruption at the Passenger Rail Agency of South...
 
 
12 Oct 2016
 
 
 
Eskom confident it can raise funds for nuclear build programme
NUCLEAR
Eskom says it is confident that it can raise funding and operate the multibillion-rand 9.6 GW nuclear new build programme. “Eskom has turned the corner. We’ve turned our operations around. We’ve...
 
 
30 Sep 2016
 
Petrol price hike announced
ENERGY
The Department of Energy announced on Friday that as from Wednesday October 5 the retail price of petrol (93 octane) will increase by 44 cents a litre and that of 95 octane by 43c a litre. The...
 
 
 
                       
 
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