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Great, South Africa found gas. Now what?

The Brulpadda well off the shore of Mossel Bay is one of a number of highly anticipated exploration prospects in South Africa...

By Zwelakhe Gila 2 days ago

Why solar and wind power are ruinously expensive

South Africa faces an energy calamity on two fronts. First is the disaster of Eskom. Second, and potentially worse, is the disaster of our REIPPPP and our lunatic IRP 2018 (Integrated Resource Plan)....

By Andrew Kenny 3 days ago

SA's energy map should consider all role players

South Africa should consider all energy sources available in its future energy plans, and cannot discriminate against or favour any particular energy carriers, says Energy Minister Jeff Radebe...

3 days ago

Eskom team to submit report in month's time

Eskom's Technical Review Team is expected to produce a preliminary report within four weeks, Cabinet said...

15 Mar 2019

Industry explores oil & gas potential

The natural resources story in Africa doesn't always have to be the same. South Africa has a great opportunity to get it right and make oil and gas work for everyone...

14 Mar 2019

How data collected from mobile phones can help electricity planning

Access to reliable and affordable electricity brings many benefits. It supports the growth of small businesses, allows students to study at night and protects health...

By Eduardo Alejandro Martínez Ceseña, Joseph Mutale, Mathaios Panteli, and Pierluigi Mancarella 14 Mar 2019

Eskom's plan to keep the lights on

As Eskom continues to warn consumers of rotational load shedding, Deputy President David Mabuza has told Members of Parliament that the power utility has developed a detailed turnaround plan to address its challenges...

13 Mar 2019

Concentrated solar power could ease SA's electricity woes

South Africans were caught off guard recently when Eskom implemented load-shedding.

By Alec Basson 12 Mar 2019

Renewable energy programme will not collapse Eskom

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the financial and operational challenges faced by power utility Eskom are not caused by the independent power producer (IPP) programme...

8 Mar 2019

Kiren Maharaj named MD of GIBB Power

Kiren Maharaj is the new managing director of GIBB Power, a subsidiary of GIBB Holdings, effective 4 March...

8 Mar 2019

Nersa grants Eskom 9.4% tariff increase

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has granted Eskom a 9.41% tariff increase in the 2019/20 financial year...

8 Mar 2019

Wind turbines signal revitalisation of green tech SEZ

The wind turbine tower sections for the 140MW Kangnas Wind Farm are being manufactured at Atlantis om Cape Town's West Coast...

7 Mar 2019

Is South Africa on the cusp of a major shift in energy policy?

South Africans go to the polls this year. And for the first time the country's energy future is becoming a significant subject of contestation...

By Hartmut Winkler 5 Mar 2019

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