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24 May 2017
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09 May 2017
Electricity Act: Licence fees payable by licensed generators of electricity
(Gazette 40827, Notice R400)
I Mmamoloko Kubayi, Minister of Energy, acting under section 5 (b) of the Electricity Act, 1987 (Act No. 41 of 1987), hereby prescribe that a levy of 0.08119 cents per kWh, in respect of...
05 Apr 2017
CSIR’s formal IRP submission deviates dramatically from Base Case
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR’s) formal input into the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) public consultation process, which ended on March 31, proposes a new-build mix...
27 Feb 2017
South Africa needs to do more to plug its deficit than target the rich
Faced with a growing deficit, depressed revenue generators and a limited tax pool, South Africa’s finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, once again focused the tax increases on high income earners. By...
09 Feb 2017
Free State: Free State signs Memorandum of Understanding on investment with Sao Paulo
In pursuit of radical economic transformation, the Free State Provincial Government investment initiative this time around went to Sao Paulo in Brazil to court possible investments. A delegation...
12 Jan 2017
Sarec slams Eskom for distorting facts in calculating renewables-related loss
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
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
AfriForum: Municipal electricity supply licences and towns’ economic progress on the line
AfriForum warns Eskom and the government that the repercussions of the North Gauteng High Court’s ruling that certain municipalities’ electricity supply may be cut, will impoverish the unstable...
22 Dec 2016
SAFLII: Areva NP vs Westinghouse: The ConCourt judgement
Areva NP versus Eskom Holdings SOC Limited and Another CCT 20/16 and CCT 24/16
13 Dec 2016
Eskom insists Koeberg not affected by manufacturing anomalies afflicting French reactors
South African electricity utility Eskom insisted on Tuesday that the Koeberg nuclear power station, located in the Western Cape, is not affected by manufacturing anomalies that have afflicted the...
07 Dec 2016
Platinum fuel cell passes competitive muster at Implats
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...
11 Nov 2016
Molefe steps down, but denies it’s an admission of wrongdoing
Eskom CEO Brian Molefe announced on Friday that he would leave the State-owned electricity utility on January 1, 2017, but denied that the move was an admission of “wrongdoing on my part”. The...
Nersa Should Take Eskom To Task Over Illegal Refusal To Sign PPAs
The internationally acclaimed renewable energy independent power producer procurement (REIPPP) programme recently came under threat when Eskom CEO Brian Molefe indicated that the utility will not...
28 Oct 2016
Quick, quick, slow
A week, as they say, is a long time in politics. And in South Africa, where there is never a dull political moment, a week can feel like an eternity. However, unlike some other parts of the world...
19 Oct 2016
Acid mine water quick-fix possible as water deficit looms, Oppenheimer, De Beers told
Water-constrained Gauteng may see an acid mine drainage (AMD) quick-fix in order to save the fresh water from the Lesotho Highlands Water Project from being wasted on AMD dilution instead of being...
13 Sep 2016
GCIS: Airports company South Africa leads airport infrastructure in Africa
The Minister of Transport, Ms Dipuo Peters, congratulates the Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) for continuing to grow its aeronautical income derived from regulated tariffs as well as for its...
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