US-UK-Japan trio win chemistry Nobel for lithium-ion battery

The trio will receive the prize from King Carl XVI Gustaf at a formal ceremony in Stockholm on December 10

Explainer: Why lithium-ion batteries could be a game changer in Africa

High-quality Li-ion batteries could help the continent optimise renewable energy

New car battery promises instant recharging

The Ifbattery only has three people working on it and needs funding.

So you’ve seized power and are struggling to keep it. What now?

Smart storage is the future. Here are some cool tips to generate and store energy on a small scale.

Powerwall battery jump-starts revolution

The Powerwall is still too expensive in South Africa for widespread use, but it heralds big changes to come in energy storage.

Don’t be left in the dark – plug your home into a battery

Elon Musk thinks batteries suck, but this didn't stop his customers from buying the entire supply of the Tesla Powerwall in a matter of days.

New battery for smartphones can be charged in a minute

A team led by Prof Hongjie Dai at Stanford University made a breakthrough by accidentally discovering that graphite made a good partner to aluminium.

Gadget charger harnesses walking power

A United States company has come up with a baton-shaped device that charges gadgets using power generated by walking, hiking or running.


Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

‘We’re satisfied with SA’s land reform policy’— US Ambassador

Top US official is lobbying multinational firms to invest in South Africa

Press Releases

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences