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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
 
AfriForum: Municipal electricity supply licences and towns’ economic progress on the line
STATEMENT
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...
 
 
09 Jan 2017
 
Kenya Power says technical fault causes blackout in Nairobi, other regions
ELECTRICITY
Kenya Power said on Monday a technical fault at one of its substations in the north of the capital has caused an electricity outage that affected Nairobi, Mount Kenya and Coast regions. Kenya Power...
 
 
13 Dec 2016
 
 
 
Eskom insists Koeberg not affected by manufacturing anomalies afflicting French reactors
NUCLEAR
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
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...
 
 
11 Nov 2016
 
 
 
 
 
Molefe steps down, but denies it’s an admission of wrongdoing
LEADERSHIP
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
CULLINAN & ASSOCIATES
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
REAL ECONOMY: SOUTH AFRICA
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
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
STATEMENT
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...
 
 
09 Sep 2016
 
In need of decisive leadership
REAL ECONOMY: INDEPENDENT POWER PRODUCERS
Given the fast-moving nature of developments surrounding State-owned electricity producer Eskom, it is quite possible that there may well have been new developments in the ongoing saga between the...
 
 
08 Sep 2016
 
Medupi Unit 5 synchronised to South African grid
ESKOM
Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown confirmed on Thursday that the second 800 MW unit at the Medupi coal-fired power station project, in Limpopo, had been synchronised to the grid. She said in...
 
 
06 Sep 2016
 
SA: Collaboration necessary to resolve information Technology Challenges at DHA says Committees
STATEMENT
The Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs together with the Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services have urged the State Information Technology Agency (SITA) and the Department...
 
 
31 Aug 2016
 
DA WC: Beverley Schäfer says new Robben Island Management progressing
STATEMENT
In a presentation to the Standing Committee on Economic Opportunities, Tourism and Agriculture in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament, we were briefed by the National Department of Public Works...
 
 
 
                       
 
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