The energy transition – A threat or an opportunity?

2017-11-19 06:07

When the long-awaited Integrated Resource Plan is released for public comment next week, the primary focus will be on whether or not ­– and how much – nuclear energy is included in South Africa’s energy mix, write Davin Chown and Mike Levington.

SA's problem not resources but leadership - Mohale

2017-11-11 08:00

Africa has been slow in rising and standing up economically not due to a lack of resources, but because of the type of leadership its people have chosen, says Bonang Mohale.

Forget about GDP, focus on wellbeing, says economist

2017-11-07 06:00

South Africa could get by without economic growth if the country were to use its resources more responsibly, said Lorenzo Fioramonti, a political economist at the University of Pretoria.

Court battle over fuel sale

2017-11-05 06:00

The Strategic Fuel Fund has told buyers they will not get their oil as the sale contracts were illegal.

Zuma: I'm not obsessed with energy

2017-11-02 17:17

President Jacob Zuma says South Africa remains committed to a policy of mixed energy which includes nuclear, and denies that recent statements by Malusi Gigaba and David Mahlobo are contradictory.

Eskom not ignoring governance issues - acting CFO

2017-10-31 17:52

Eskom is not ignoring governance issues which need to be addressed, but investigations into these have to be allowed to unfold first, its acting CFO Calib Cassim tells Nersa.

Gigaba: SA can’t afford nuclear - yet

2017-10-25 16:40

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has poured cold water on the notion that the nuclear programme could see a revival before the end of the year.

BLSA willing to work with Eskom - on certain conditions

2017-10-23 14:37

Business Leadership South Africa says it is open to working with Eskom to address "activities that are legally or ethically questionable".

New Energy Minister Mahlobo's first words on his nuclear vision for SA

2017-10-19 10:40

Incoming Energy Minister David Mahlobo has highlighted his vision for SA's nuclear energy future, following the approval for Eskom to develop 4GW of new power stations near Koeberg.

7 things you do in the morning that make you feel tired all day

2017-10-16 07:28

Scrap these from your morning routine to feel alert all day


Be power smart

2017-11-12 07:07

Newly electrified homes need a way to measure their consumption and Matsotso Vuso’s meter assembly plant is providing the perfect solution, writes Caiphus Kgosana.

Africa's energy sector heavily impacted by economic crime - survey

2017-11-10 22:00

In the PwC survey 16% of organisations in the energy sector said they had encountered bribery and corruption attempts.

The renewable energy, new coal and gas-to-power IPP programmes in SA – quo vadis?

2017-11-06 10:48

With South Africa at the crossroads of its political, economic and energy development, the future of the renewable energy, new coal and gas-to-power IPP programmes remains distinctly uncertain.

Eskom tariff hike would strain economy – BUSA

2017-11-03 21:00

Business Unity South Africa says an above inflation tariff increase for Eskom would add strain to the already struggling South African economy.

SA can be the Saudi Arabia of renewables, Nersa hears

2017-11-01 06:00

The current process of Eskom tariff hike applications promotes a cycle of ever increasing prices that fails to address the fundamental issue, Nersa has heard.

Eskom tariff hike will speed up utility death spiral - chamber

2017-10-31 12:29

If Nersa grants Eskom a 19.9% tariff hike, it will simply enhance the death spiral it faces where users opt for renewable alternatives, says the Cape Chamber of Commerce.

Africa's brightest engineering minds compare notes at Eco-marathon

Seventeen teams from different high schools and universities in South Africa and across the African continent put their design skills to the test on Sunday at the Eco-marathon competition in Zwartkops, Pretoria. Watch.

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Profiting from natural gas resources

2017-10-20 09:58

Southern and East Africa are rich in gas fields. Cooperation is needed to ensure that the region benefits from this resource.

David Mahlobo, the nuclear deal's new best friend?

2017-10-17 13:02

New Energy Minister David Mahlobo will make it much easier to realise South Africa’s nuclear ambitions, several commentators have warned.

Eskom gets nod to develop new nuclear power station

2017-10-13 11:54

The Department of Environmental Affairs has granted Eskom permission to develop a new nuclear power station next to the existing Koeberg power station.

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