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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.


SA sees increased renewable energy use

Renewable energy sources contributed over a tenth to SA’s energy mix in the first half of 2021, as the struggle with the crippling effects of load-shedding continues.

Jul 29, 2021

The future of energy

Many businesses want to go off-grid, but don’t know where to start on their alternative energy journeys.

Jul 26, 2021

Eskom enhances app, intros Alfred the chatbot

The state-owned company says it has embarked on a digital journey to increase its availability and accessibility to customers.

Jul 22, 2021

Deadline looms for renewable sector bid submissions

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

Jun 11, 2021

Telco base stations under siege amid latest load-shedding

As power blackouts persist, mobile operators see a spike in incidents of theft and vandalism of their infrastructure, leaving communities without connectivity.

Jun 11, 2021

Thumbs up for Ramaphosa's move to end load-shedding

The renewables sector welcomes the decision to amend the Electricity Regulation Act to increase the licensing threshold for embedded generation projects.

Jun 10, 2021

Wind sector is ready and eager to blast load-shedding

The industry calls for the immediate release of available additional capacity from operational wind farms into the national grid, as load-shedding infuriates citizens.

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.

Apr 7, 2021

Oracle insists Eskom must cough up in contract tiff

The power utility puts contingency measures in place to ensure minimal power disruptions amid a nasty contractual dispute with the enterprise software giant.

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.

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