Calls for tech energy rethink as SA’s coal exports dry up

Faced with declining coal exports, SA must prepare for the ongoing technology-driven transition away from fossil fuels, says a research institute.


Roadblocks ahead in SA’s solar push

The stagnation experienced by the South African renewable energy market results in growth being overshadowed by the likes of Egypt.


Renewables body CEO slams uncertainty in SA’s energy sector

Government has plunged the renewables sector into limbo because of policy indecision, says SAWEA’s Ntombifuthi Ntuli.


Renewables allure increases in SA

Rising electricity prices, power outages and gas emissions are some of the factors driving the increased interest in renewables, say experts.

28 Aug

Renewables sector lauds Treasury’s Eskom restructuring plans

The industry says plans for the troubled power utility will help to improve the operational and structural inefficiencies it has faced.

28 Aug

Eskom told to sell coal-powered plants, explore alternative models

National Treasury proposes an independent transmission company to buy electricity from independent power producers.

Aug 16, 2019

Municipalities owing Eskom disrupt Vodacom network

Defaulting municipalities that owe Eskom billions are now disrupting mobile communications in some areas, says Vodacom.

Aug 14, 2019

New solar project to test Eskom’s dominance

SOLA Group partners with African Infrastructure Investment Managers and Nedbank Energy Finance to build 40MW solar projects that will rival Eskom in cities across the country.

Jul 31, 2019

Renewables industry to co-operate with public protector's probe

The sector welcomes Busisiwe Mkwebane’s investigation into allegations of malfeasance in the multi-billion-rand deals.

Jul 31, 2019

Prepaid solar electricity coming to your home

A local energy solutions company will soon rollout a prepaid, decentralised solar electricity solution in SA.

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.

Jul 9, 2019

Eskom chairman joins MultiChoice board

The pay-TV operator names Jabu Mabuza and Fatai Adegboyega Sanusi as independent non-executive directors.

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