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Paul Burkhardt

Paul Burkhardt

    Solar win in coal country shows cheap way to beat blackouts
    Solar win in coal country shows cheap way to beat blackouts
    Renewable energy is gaining fast in South Africa and may still be the most financially viable way to avoid load-shedding and blackouts.
    Eskom's application for price hike denied
    Eskom's application for price hike denied
    The energy regulator has rejected Eskom's application to raise its electricity prices further this year.
    Eskom tariff increase to help buy diesel
    Eskom tariff increase to help buy diesel
    Eskom has asked at public hearings that it be allowed to raise prices to, in part, fuel gas turbines.
    Billionaire Wiese refunded after unauthorised rhino sale
    Billionaire Wiese refunded after unauthorised rhino sale
    Christo Wiese is just one of a number of potential buyers who've been refunded their deposits to buy rhino from SANParks.
    Nene open to partners for Eskom plants
    Nene open to partners for Eskom plants
    Treasury will consider partnerships with the private sector to extend some of SA's infrastructure build despite it being politically impossible.
    South Africa's credit rating at risk - Moody's
    South Africa's credit rating at risk - Moody's
    Moody's rating agency has warned that the country's credit rating is at risk as the 220 000-strong Numsa strike enters its fifth day.
    Court bars Amcu from calling strikes at gold mines
    Court bars Amcu from calling strikes at gold mines
    The Labour Court has handed down a final order preventing Amcu, a minority union on the gold mines, from embarking on a strike.
    Sasol synfuel production soars
    Sasol synfuel production soars
    The chemicals giant expects synfuel production for the year to fall in the upper end of the target range as it progresses a number of investments.
    Mining minister says platinum industry 'very close' to strike solution
    Mining minister says platinum industry 'very close' to strike solution
    The mineral resources minister says parties are close to finding a solution to the platinum mining strike, although critics are skeptical of this.
    Platinum producers in talks with labour court judge
    Platinum producers in talks with labour court judge
    Employers on the platinum belt are committed to meeting again with a labour court judge in a bid to end the protracted wage strike.
    Platinum talks seek to end longest South African mine strike
    Platinum talks seek to end longest South African mine strike
    Meetings have resumed between Amcu and major platinum mines, but analysts are divided about whether an end to the three-month strike is in sight.