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At the signing of the funding agreement (from left to right) are Presidential Climate Commission COO Lebohang Mulaisi, who also represents Cosatu, AFD MD Rémy Rioux, TIPS executive director Saul Levin and AFD country director for South Africa Audrey Rojkoff
South African unions to launch just transition labour research centre
10th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Four South African trade union federations have come together to launch a just transition research centre to develop the technical expertise to help the labour movement in addressing the potential... 


The 20 MW/100MWh Hex BESS site, in Worcester in the Western Cape
Eskom’s Hex battery the first of eight utility-scale projects being deployed across four provinces
9th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom has officially started operating the first of eight utility-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) projects being introduced as part of Phase 1 of a World Bank-funded programme to add... 


Substation and power lines
Lack of curtailment framework holding up renewables round, IPP Office confirms
7th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s Independent Power Producer (IPP) Office has indicated that the procurement documentation for both the next public renewables round and a gas-to-power programme are at an advanced... 


Ferrochrome smelter
Regulator approves Eskom tariff discounts for ferrochrome groups
6th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The Energy Regulator has approved six-year negotiated pricing agreements (NPAs) for ferrochrome smelters operated in South Africa by both Glencore-Merafe Chrome Venture and Samancor Chrome. The... 


Electricity Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
Seventh renewables round delayed to December, Ramokgopa confirms
5th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa reports that the next public procurement round for renewable energy, known as Bid Window Seven (BW7), has been delayed until December. Delivering a... 


A par-baked goods factory in South Africa
Absa PMI starts the fourth quarter on a poor note
1st November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

After having ended the third quarter on a downbeat note, the Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) also had a poor start to the fourth quarter, with the index having dropped to 45.4 points in... 


Eskom’s head of distribution Monde Bala
Municipalities approved for Eskom debt relief could rise to 67 – Eskom
31st October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom’s head of distribution Monde Bala reports that Eskom and the National Treasury are hoping that the number of municipalities participating in the Eskom Municipal Debt Relief Support Programme... 


Acting Eskom CEO Calib Cassim
Eskom warns of another R23bn loss as loadshedding underpins R24bn collapse
31st October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom has warned that it is likely to report another R23-billion-plus loss for its current financial year to the end of March 2024, having belatedly confirmed a loss of R24-billion (R12-billion)... 


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Inside the Energy One Stop Shop and its drive to fast-track electricity projects
27th October 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

The Energy One Stop Shop (EOSS), officially launched by Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel on July 27, is in the ramp-up phase of a four-stage process aimed at fast-tracking the... 


Power line
$1bn World Bank loan to support South Africa's energy reforms and decarbonisation
25th October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The World Bank has approved a $1-billion Development Policy Loan (DPL) to support market reports under way in the country, as well as South Africa's low-carbon transition.   


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Eskom targets 1 000 MW as it launches cross-border standard purchase offer
24th October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s electricity utility Eskom is aiming to contract for 1 000 MW of additional electricity imports from it regional neighbours using a cross-border standard offer programme (CBSOP),... 


Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
‘Height of folly’ to develop overreliance on aged coal plants for future supply
23rd October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa says attention should shift to adding new and cleaner generation to the loadshedding-prone electricity system, acknowledging that it would be the “height... 


Koeberg Power Station
Koeberg: New delay as reactor is prepared for startup
20th October 2023 By: News24Wire

The return of Koeberg's Unit 1 to commercial service has been delayed by a further 10 days as some critical tests are still to be completed before the reactor is started. The last date that Eskom... 


Eskom interim CEO Calib Cassim
Unlocking grid immediately through curtailment a priority, Cassim confirms
18th October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom interim CEO Calib Cassim has described unlocking grid connection capacity, using curtailment, as an urgent priority while Eskom and other stakeholders assess funding options to expand the... 


Inside the Energy One Stop Shop and its drive to fast-track electricity project applications
Inside the Energy One Stop Shop and its drive to fast-track electricity project applications
18th October 2023

The Energy One Stop Shop, or EOSS, which was officially launched by Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel in July, is in the ramp-up phase of a four-stage process aimed at... 


Eskom supplied photo showing Kusile units in operation
Ramaphosa says loadshedding corner has been turned as another Kusile unit restarts
17th October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

African National Congress President Cyril Ramaphosa claims that South Africa “has turned a definite corner as far as loadshedding is concerned”, adding that the levels and frequency of loadshedding... 


IEA executive director Fatih Birol
Invest in grids today or face gridlock tomorrow, IEA warns
17th October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is warning that investment in transmission and distribution infrastructure is failing to keep pace with renewables projects, and is leading to a large and... 


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Municipalities approved so far for Eskom debt relief owe a combined R26.69bn
13th October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The National Treasury has confirmed that the collective debt owed to Eskom by the 28 municipalities approved for participation under the Eskom Municipal Debt Relief Support Programme represents... 


Tharisa Mine.
R1bn solar energy project on track to supply Tharisa mine by end 2024
13th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The R1-billion solar project being developed by Chariot Transitional Power and Total Eren in North West province is on track as planned to be completed end 2024. In doing so, it will contribute to... 


Image of Sun City's solar panels installed on the resorts conference centre roof
Sun City’s solar installation performs beyond expectations
13th October 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The newly installed solar plant at Sun International’s Sun City, in the North West, is exceeding expectations, having saved the company over R1-million over the past two months. The R16-million,... 


Power lines and solar panels
Municipal credit risk poses big challenge as Eskom gears up to implement virtual wheeling
12th October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The credit risk associated with municipalities in arrears to Eskom poses a challenge to the roll-out of the utility’s proposed virtual wheeling platform and is also likely to limit the ability of... 


Sars Commissioner Edward Kieswetter
Former Eskom employees targeted in Sars coal syndicate raids
12th October 2023 By: News24Wire

The South African Revenue Service led a large-scale government search and seizure operation against several alleged members of coal smuggling syndicates across the country on Thursday, including... 


Jubilee CEO Leon Coetzer at Roan, in Zambia.
Innovative copper, cobalt tailings treatment ‘encouraging’ – Jubilee
11th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The technical team of the JSE AltX- and Aim-listed Jubilee Metals Group is innovating a waste leach circuit for the treatment of copper and cobalt tailings, as part of its Northern Refining copper... 


Power lines
Only 28 of the 136 munis owing Eskom R58bn-plus approved to participate in write-off scheme
10th October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Only 28 municipalities have to date been given approval by the National Treasury to participate in the Eskom Municipal Debt Relief Support Programme, which was announced in the February Budget as... 


The Kusile power station
Kusile Unit 3 supplying 720 MW to grid, Eskom confirms
9th October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom has confirmed that Unit 3 at the Kusile coal-fired power station is currently providing 720 MW into the electricity grid using a temporary flue that bypasses the flue-gas desulphurisation... 


Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
‘Instrument’ being studied to open rooftop solar to poorer households
9th October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa says that work is under way on the creation of an “instrument” that will allow poorer households to participate in the ongoing roll-out of rooftop solar... 


Eskom group executive for distribution Monde Bala
Eskom expects to roll out virtual wheeling scheme before end of 2024
6th October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity utility Eskom expects to formally roll-out a virtual wheeling scheme, which it has been piloting with mobile telecoms group Vodacom since August, to the rest of the market before the... 


Joburg Indaba panel from left Bernard Swanepoel, Otsile Matlou, Errol Smart, Mosa Mabuza and Mzila Mthenjane.
Approving outstanding permits could shift economy in 12-18 months, says Mzila Mthenjane
6th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

If the 5 066 outstanding mining and exploration permits were approved, South Africa could begin to see a shift in the economy within 12 to 18 months, new Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila... 


PCC executive director Dr Crispian Olver
Pace of energy transition will define South Africa’s economic prospects – Olver
5th October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Presidential Climate Commission (PCC) executive director Dr Crispian Olver says South Africa’s energy transition and the pace at which it progresses will determine the country’s long-term economic... 


Image of MTN sign
MTN South Africa progresses network resiliency
4th October 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

South African telecommunications giant MTN has deployed more than 20 000 batteries, 5 000 rectifiers and nearly 900 generators to sites across South Africa and is spending R4.5-billion to... 


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