Jeff Radebe
Jul 31, 2019

Rising renewable energy expenditure weighs on Eskom

The record loss-making parastatal says expenditure on renewable independent power producers jumped to R22.2 billion this year.

May 17, 2019

Move to decentralise electricity sector lauded

A renewables industry body welcomes government's drive to open up the market to smaller-scale green energy projects.


SA commits to green energy but can't ditch coal yet

Energy minister Jeff Radebe says the country is not yet ready to ditch coal, although it is investing in renewable energy.

Feb 25, 2019

Radebe defends R209bn renewables deals

The energy minister says renewables have attracted billions in investment, and rubbishes claims he has vested interests in the programme.

Feb 22, 2019

Numsa slams govt over renewable energy bias

The trade union plans massive strike and court action over the Eskom split, saying government wants to privatise the power utility to the renewables sector.


Smart grid tech key to SA's energy mix

The Department of Energy encourages the energy sector to intensify the deployment of smart grids.

Jan 21, 2019

Renewable energy costs to keep escalating, says Eskom

Commitments from the earlier bid windows mean costs associated with renewables will continue to increase, the power utility says.

Oct 29, 2018

Wind body questions SA's energy investment choices

The organisation queries the basis for investment choices made in SA's Integrated Resource Plan update of 2018.


SA's renewable energy stance riles nuclear industry

Government's stance on nuclear energy may see SA lose its permanent seat on the International Atomic Energy Agency board of governors.


Nuclear snub, renewables drive lauded in SA's energy mix

The industry supports SA's long-awaited Integrated Resource Plan, which shelved plans for nuclear and paves the way for renewables.

Aug 27, 2018

Radebe releases long-awaited Integrated Resource Plan

The IRP is a 20-year energy roadmap to meet SA's future power needs.


Solar Turtle's power plan for rural women

The start-up wishes to empower female entrepreneurs in remote or off-grid areas to run successful renewable-energy businesses.

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