Nuclear agenda in Africa under spotlight, as Rosatom launches wind energy firm

2017-09-22 05:30

Russia’s nuclear agenda in Africa has been under the spotlight this week, after Rosatom announced the launch of a major wind energy subsidiary.

Why Eskom is asking for a 19.9% tariff hike

2017-09-20 21:30

Experts at Eskom unpack how the power utility calculated its proposed 19.9% hike, adding that the amount was in fact a "sacrifice" on Eskom's part.

Gigaba: We don’t have to rely only on the West for funding

2017-08-18 15:37

The launch of the African Regional Centre of the Brics bank means developing countries won’t have to rely solely on the West to fund development, says Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.

Electric cars the future - also for SA

2017-08-04 06:00

Britain's announcement that no petrol or diesel-powered cars will be sold after 2040, has given electric cars a boost, but how does this affect SA?

Eastern Cape woman's geyser sleeve reduces power consumption

2017-07-23 15:22

An Eastern Cape innovator may have found the solution to reducing the cost of a geyser’s energy consumption with a simple contraption to heat water.

Elon Musk's Tesla to build world's largest battery in Australia

2017-07-08 11:26

Elon Musk's Tesla will build what the maverick entrepreneur claims is the world's largest lithium ion battery within 100 days, making good on a Twitter promise to ease South Australia's energy woes.

Why wage war for a slice of SA’s electricity pie?

2017-06-30 07:18

There should be no winner, no loser and certainly no war or any industry being crushed when it comes to electricity in South Africa, writes Dr Anthonie Cilliers.

It’s war: Nuclear versus renewables

2017-06-29 05:00

The renewable energy IPP programme is the least-risk and most affordable solution that will benefit not only SA's population but also our fragile environment, says Robert J Traydon.

Zuma: My family didn't benefit from nuclear

2017-06-22 16:53

President Jacob Zuma has vehemently denied in Parliament that he or his family received any payment related to the nuclear project.

IPP deal stuck in limbo as officials cite Eskom 'hardships'

2017-06-20 13:22

Eskom will approach energy regulator Nersa and National Treasury as part of efforts to end the stalemate holding up the independent power producers' procurement deal.


Anthonie Cilliers: Cost of nuclear vs other energy sources

2017-09-21 07:40

When a value of electricity generation comparison is done, we tend to end up at similar costs all the time. Dr Anthonie Cilliers does his sums to explain why...

When Eskom’s monopoly is broken

2017-08-24 14:49

As the energy supplier is riddled with mismanagement and corruption, competition might be just what it, and South Africa, needs.

New R1.02bn gas facility to boost SA's supply

2017-08-07 12:59

A R1.02bn facility near Saldanha Bay is set to alleviate South Africa's gas shortage and broaden its energy mix.

Electricity tariff hike angers Cape Town residents

2017-08-01 08:42

Many frustrated Cape Town residents have lost their electricity subsidy from the City of Cape Town because their properties are valued at over R400 000.

Renewable energy surges past nuclear

2017-07-08 16:06

For the first time in decades, the United States gets more electricity from renewable sources than from nuclear power.

Why SMEs should look at alternative energy solutions

2017-07-07 18:49

The financial strain on businesses is expected to increase exponentially in the foreseeable future as Eskom’s planned 19.9% tariff hike was announced in June.

Beyond patronage politics: Where is SA going with Eskom?

2017-06-29 12:59

Eskom constantly being in the news for all the wrong reasons is masking a more structural problem - the financial sustainability as a vertically integrated public utility, says an energy expert.

(Solar) power to the people

2017-06-27 09:11

Since launching in 2011, solar energy company M-KOPA has helped power 500 000 homes in East Africa.

SA still on nuclear train, energy minister tells Russian audience

2017-06-21 16:29

Despite being forced to review its nuclear plans, Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi has told a Russian nuclear conference that South Africa remains committed to nuclear.

Students certified at SA Renewable Energy Technology Centre

2017-06-19 18:38

Fifteen students trained and certified in the internationally recognised Wind Turbine Service Technician programme have graduated.

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