Deputy Energy Minister, Thembi Majola. Photo: Radio Havana Cuba
SA argues for safe use of nuclear

Efforts to strengthen nuclear security should not hamper the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful means, says Energy Deputy Minister, Thembi Majola.

14 hours ago

Renewables competitive on price and performance
Renewables competitive on price and performance

Price and performance parity, both on and off the grid, are allowing solar and wind power to compete with conventional energy sources.

15 hours ago

Load shedding looms as Eskom runs out of coal
Load shedding looms as Eskom runs out of coal

South Africans may face another bout of load shedding because Eskom has only 20 days' coal supply at 10 of its 15 power stations.

1 day ago

South Africa is the only African country that has nuclear power. The Koeberg nuclear reactor cooling tower. Shutterstock
Why nuclear energy should be part of Africa's energy mix

Africa has the least nuclear power of any continent in the world, with the exception of Australia where nuclear power is banned. All the largest economies in the world have nuclear power as part of their energy mix.

By Oluwole Olutola 2 days ago

Mineral Resources Minister, Gwede Mantashe
Mandela Mining Precinct to boost mining sector

A technology hub has been set up help position the mining sector as a core driver of technological and manufacturing capabilities for the development of the economy.

2 days ago

Top 10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 announced
Top 10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 announced

The top 10 nominees in the African Innovation Foundation's (AIF) Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2018 have been announced. Under the theme 'African innovation: Investing in inclusive innovation ecosystems', this year saw more than 3,000 applications from 52 African countries. Submissions this year demonstrate significant breakthroughs in ICT, agri-business, public health and the environment/energy sectors to improve the lives and economic prospects of Africans.

14 Sep 2018

Give your brand the space to grow on Bizcommunity
Give your brand the space to grow on Bizcommunity

Give your brand the space to blossom on the biggest B2B website, catering to 18 professional industry sectors and niche audiences across Africa.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 14 Sep 2018

No place to hide: Miners need to be proactive on green laws
No place to hide: Miners need to be proactive on green laws

There are currently several pieces of environmental legislation being updated or coming into force, with which the mining industry will be obliged to comply, such as the National Environmental Management Act (Nema) regulations - including new legislation around mine rehabilitation - and the Carbon Tax Act.

14 Sep 2018

Thinking sustainability - Energy, Food, Water Nexus for South Africa
Thinking sustainability - Energy, Food, Water Nexus for South Africa

The South African National Energy Association (SANEA) will be hosting a two-day conference as a platform to share knowledge and information about the Energy, Food, Water Nexus for South Africa.

Issued by The Digital Deli 13 Sep 2018

Lithium demand to soar in the next five years
Lithium demand to soar in the next five years

The demand for lithium, needed for the batteries to power electric vehicles (EV), will more than double from 26.7kt in 2018 to 58.3kt in 2022.

13 Sep 2018

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Why there's resistance to coal mining at a world heritage site in South Africa

There are fears that new mining operations in the north east of South Africa could threaten communities, tourism and the environment.

By Llewellyn Leonard 13 Sep 2018

Chinese loan to Eskom granted without conditions
Chinese loan to Eskom granted without conditions

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the recent Chinese loan that was given to state-owned entity, Eskom comes with no conditions.

12 Sep 2018