Mboweni on Eskom debt: collect money owed by municipalities

2019-05-20 20:56

Eskom must prioritise collecting what it is owed by municipalities as a first step toward becoming financially sustainable, says Finance Minister Tito Mboweni.

What a revolution in SA’s electricity landscape can do for the economy

2019-05-20 13:36

Load shedding costs the economy billions every year. Regulatory red tape is holding back a potential boom in the market for privately generated renewable energy, which has the potential to not only solve local power shortages, but also to attract substantial investments and create thousands of jobs.

Investors want to be sure lights will stay on in SA - economist

2019-05-18 15:46

Market participants are acutely aware of the apparent fissures within the ANC, which may disrupt attempts at reform, says an economist at Sanlam Investments.

Rosatom proposes smart water, combatting climate change

2019-05-17 16:57

At African Utility Week, the Smart Utilities division of Russia's state atomic energy corporation Rosatom highlighted its Smart Water offer.

Stealing electricity like robbing a bank – energy expert

2019-05-14 21:07

There is no difference between a customer stealing electricity and someone stealing money from a bank, says Andrew Herscowitz of Power Africa at Africa Utility Week.

SABS hosts important wind energy meeting

2019-05-06 15:38

The SA Bureau of Standards will be hosting delegates of the International Electrotechnical Commission's Technical Committee.

Oil rebounds from five-week low as US issues warning to Iran

2019-05-06 15:35

US crude pared losses from tumbling to almost $60 a barrel after President Donald Trump threw trade talks between the world’s two largest economies into disarray with a threat to raise tariffs on Chinese imports.

Mboweni admits Ramos among those considered to head Eskom unbundling

2019-04-22 12:28

Although Finance Minister Tito Mboweni denies that Maria Ramos has been appointed to lead the process of unbundling Eskom, he admitted to the SABC that she is among those being considered for the position.

Eskom cannot operate with the current tariff level - energy expert

2019-04-04 16:13

Even an efficient, well-run electricity utility would not be able to operate on Eskom’s tariff levels, according to an international energy expert.

Radebe: We are pursuing an oil deal with South Sudan and it's all above board

2019-03-28 12:43

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe has hit back at reports that a costly South Sudan oil deal was shrouded in mystery.


Two SA companies honoured at African Utility Week

2019-05-20 20:06

During African Utility Week, which took place in Cape Town last week, the winners of the African Power, Energy & Water Industry Awards 2019 were announced.

We can take better care of water resources using data - expert

2019-05-19 17:06

There is poor awareness and use of available data in Africa, which could actually help to create the modernised management of water resources, according to an expert.

SA could be renewables forerunner - expert

2019-05-18 10:29

There's no reason why SA shouldn't be among the forerunners in creative renewable energy solutions, according to the chief digital officer at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.

It just became much easier for businesses to move off Eskom's grid - here's why

2019-05-17 16:52

It could spark a flood of South African businesses, malls and factories applying for renewable energy projects.

Shale gas ultimately part of SA energy plan - Radebe

2019-05-14 11:52

At the same time, he added, the fact that SA has an abundance of coal reserves cannot be ignored, especially since the price of coal remains relatively low.

African Utility Week expected to attract more than 10 000 professionals

2019-05-06 15:37

The African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa conference and exhibition will take place in Cape Town in partnership with the SA Ministry of Energy.

Oil jumps to nearly 6-month high after the Trump administration announces plans to send Iranian exports to zero

2019-04-22 17:47

Oil prices jumped on Monday after the US announced plans to ratchet up energy sanctions against Iran.

Standard Bank confirms withdrawing funding of new coal IPP projects in SA

2019-04-17 22:00

Standard Bank has now explicitly confirmed that it is not involved in the financing of either the Thabametsi or Khanyisa new coal IPP projects.

Gordhan: Radioactive leaks at Koeberg were 'negligible'

2019-04-01 13:47

The amounts of radioactivity released into the environment from Koeberg nuclear power station in 2014 and 2015 were 'negligible' and it was not necessary to notify the public, Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has said.

SA faces hefty $124bn energy 'transition risk'

2019-03-27 22:05

South Africa faces a “transition risk” of $124 billion between now and 2035 if it carries on with business as usual while the rest of the world cuts greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Agreement.

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