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Bayakha Investment Partners officially appoints Ben Kodisang
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Denel Board of Directors accepts CEO resignation
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Energy

How to address energy paradox in Africa

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

How to address energy paradox in Africa

Almost 20 years ago, approximately 400 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa had no access to electricity. Today, the number of people without access has increased, as the population growth has outpaced infrastructure development. As a result, there are over 600 million people with no access to electricity today. The lack of access to electricity is a particular problem in

South African Energy Minister signs ZAR56 billion IPPs contract

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

South African Energy Minister signs ZAR56 billion IPPs contract

Jeff Radebe, South African Energy Minister says the signing of the 27 renewable energy projects, worth ZAR56 million, is expected to result in a reduction of the carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted by 8.1 million per year. “The...

South African Energy Minister signs 27 renewable energy projects

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

South African Energy Minister signs 27 renewable energy projects

Jeff Radebe, South African Energy Minister has officially signed 27 renewable energy projects, setting the path for diversified sources of energy to enter the energy mix. “It is with great pleasure that I announce the signing of...

How to finance Africa’s green energy revolution

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

How to finance Africa’s green energy revolution

Africa relies on traditional biomass and waste fuels for almost half of its primary energy supply. An estimated 600 million people still lack access to electricity, and household air pollution resulting from the combustion of wood, dung,...

Gas can be South Africa’s energy gamechanger

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Gas can be South Africa’s energy gamechanger

The first electric power stations were not an instant success. In fact, several failed quite dismally and the affected societies of the late 1800s quickly shifted back to older and more trusted forms of energy. It was...

Top solar power investment trends

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Top solar power investment trends

The recent strengthening of the Rand against the US dollar and the Euro has reduced the cost of solar installations for businesses substantially, making the business case for solar energy an even more attractive proposition to reduce...

Eaton unveils first microgrid site in South Africa

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Eaton unveils first microgrid site in South Africa

Global power management company, Eaton, today, 15 March 2018 unveiled a new microgrid at its Wadeville site situated in South Africa. The microgrid includes the first deployment of Eaton’s energy storage system, xStorage, in Africa and is...

Hogan Lovells Community Solar Innovation Awards winners revealed

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Hogan Lovells Community Solar Innovation Awards winners revealed

The winners of the Hogan Lovells Community Solar Innovation Awards 2017 were revealed today during the 2018 SEED South Africa Symposium in Pretoria. They are: Frontier Markets, India – a last-mile sales, marketing and after-sales service distribution company bringing clean energy...

Engen positions black-owned energy companies as key players in Southern Africa

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Engen positions black-owned energy companies as key players in Southern Africa

Unseating his prime competitor to become South Africa’s number one LPG market leader makes Easigas-Reatile Gaz chairman Simphiwe Mehlomakulu extremely proud. But arguably more proud are his partners at Engen, who Mehlomakulu credits with helping position his...

Will Renewables impact on future electricity prices?

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Will Renewables impact on future electricity prices?

The new cabinet entered into the energy sphere with a blast when newly appointed South African Minister Jeff Radebe announced that an additional 27 renewable projects would be signed off without further delay. The good news if...

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