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Oct 29, 2021

Renewable energy projects to pump R50bn into SA economy

Minister Gwede Mantashe announces the preferred bidders in the fifth round of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme.

Sep 10, 2021

All set for govt to announce bidder for renewables procurement

The preferred bidder for the procurement of 2 600MW of renewable energy under Bid Window 5 will be announced next month, says minister Gwede Mantashe.

Aug 12, 2021

Jobs galore in SA’s renewable energy sector

The industry says the next 10 years promise to deliver much-needed skilled and unskilled work opportunities in South Africa.

Jul 22, 2021

Deadline looms for renewable sector bid submissions

Local businesses look for strategies to enter the renewable energy manufacturing value chain.

Jun 3, 2021

Norway’s Scatec to invest R1bn in SA’s solar project

The company announces the awarding of its bids to supply SA with 150 megawatts of dispatchable power through the use of renewable energy.

May 20, 2021

Govt looks to renewables to save SA from Eskom woes

As the power utility continues to struggle to keep the lights on, government undertakes to rapidly increase energy generation capacity outside of the state-owned company.

Mar 19, 2021

Mantashe unlocks R45bn renewables investments in SA

The energy minister opens Bid Window 5 of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme, which will procure a further 2 600MW of energy.

Feb 15, 2021

Renewables industry stands ready for action on energy crisis

The country’s wind and solar energy industries welcome president Cyril Ramaphosa’s drive to boost the renewable energy sector.

Nov 19, 2020

Blockchain to play crucial role in switch to renewables

The emerging technology will play a pivotal role in the global transition to renewable energy, the Solar Power Africa conference hears.

Oct 19, 2020

Municipalities to bypass Eskom to buy own renewable energy

Energy minister Gwede Mantashe has gazetted amendments to Electricity Regulations on New Generation Capacity, to enable municipal power generation.


Blow for Cape Town’s bid to buy own renewable energy

Judge Leonie Windell finds the city failed to follow a formal intergovernmental dispute process before litigating and asks for an out of court settlement.

Jul 28, 2020

R58bn new renewable energy projects to create 6 000 jobs

Three projects have been gazetted, with a total investment value of R58 billion and the potential for direct job creation for 6 000 people.

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