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South Africa could leverage its potent solar and wind resources to power green manufacturing

‘Second wave’ of Operation Vulindlela set to prioritise ‘green and digital’ growth 

By: Terence Creamer     Updated 28 minutes ago The ‘second wave’ of government’s Operation Vulindlela initiative is poised to be widened to include additional structural reforms to those that... 

Executive Mayor of Tshwane Cilliers Brink

City of Tshwane pushing ahead with plan to procure 1 000 MW by 2026 

By: Terence Creamer     19th June 2024 The City of Tshwane is signalling its intention to proceed with plans to procure and/or revive 1 000 MW of electricity generation capacity by 2026... 

Eskom targets JETP funds and partnerships for 2 GW clean-energy pipeline

Eskom targets JETP funds and partnerships for 2 GW clean-energy pipeline

By: Terence Creamer     14th June 2024 Having recently confirmed a decoupling of its just energy transition strategy from the decommissioning of its coal-fired power stations, Eskom is... 

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Solar installations slow in South Africa after blackouts ease

By: Bloomberg     12th June 2024 Repairs to South Africa’s coal-fired stations that have helped the State power utility avoid debilitating blackouts for three months straight is... 

The risk of floods has increased in certain part of South Africa as a result of climate change

South Africa’s climate focus needs to shift from setting targets to tangible results – Moosa

By: Terence Creamer     11th June 2024 South Africa is now entering a new and more demanding phase of climate action, Presidential Climate Commission (PCC) deputy chairperson Valli Moosa... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa

Reform momentum must be sustained ‘regardless of the form or composition’ of new government

By: Terence Creamer     10th June 2024 President Cyril Ramaphosa has underlined the importance of the new government – which is yet to be formed after no single party secured an outright... 

Eskom CEO Dan Marokane

Marokane says R285m spent on diesel in May compared with R2.8bn in May 2023 

By: Terence Creamer     6th June 2024 Eskom CEO Dan Marokane has rebuffed persistent suggestions that the utility is keeping loadshedding at bay owing to an “excessive” reliance on the... 

Eskom’s has applied for permission to reserve scarce grid capacity for IPPs participating in public procurement bidding rounds

Presidency insists 22.5 GW private IPP pipeline won’t be disrupted by Eskom move to reserve grid for public projects  

By: Terence Creamer     22nd May 2024 The Presidency does not anticipate that Eskom’s move to reserve scarce grid capacity for independent power producers (IPPs) participating in public... 

Eskom head of generation Bheki Nxumalo

Eskom board approves plan to operate Camden, Grootvlei and Hendrina to 2030  

By: Terence Creamer     20th May 2024 The Eskom board has given its approval for the continued operation of the Camden, Grootvlei and Hendrina power stations to 2030 – a departure from... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa

Ramaphosa denies pre-election loadshedding respite is a ‘political ploy’ 

By: Terence Creamer     13th May 2024 President Cyril Ramaphosa has entered the politically charged discussion on the reasons behind the recent dramatic reduction in loadshedding ahead... 

pylon at sunset

Genuine progress, not electioneering, behind the easing of loadshedding, council says 

By: Darren Parker     9th May 2024 The current loadshedding reprieve is not a result of excessive diesel burning to pacify voters but rather a consequence of government and business... 

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