Achieving a just transition needs years of planning – without it, people will suffer
The leading coal exporter is not giving up, even as local logistics constraints and falling prices bear down on sales
The department of mineral resources and energy had hoped to finalise the long-awaited energy plan by May but the call for public comment has been extended
The draft IRP 2023, released on Thursday after numerous delays, contends that renewables and clean energy technologies alone are not enough to secure South Africa’s energy future
Financing for the JET is increasing, but is being undermined by indebted municipalities in Mpumalanga that are not bankable
South Africa expects more pledges as COP28 gathers steam, but how far have Western countries come in delivering on previous commitments they made?
Despite its abundant natural resources, Africa receives a mere 3% of global energy investments
Burning fossil fuels makes the Earth warmer, causing weather patterns to change. In areas with air pollution, this can make it even harder for people with lung diseases to breathe
Wheeling electricity across the grid offers a solution to South Africa’s power crisis, so why is it not happening in the energy heartland?
The minister said Africa needs a holistic approach to defining critical minerals which considers national and continental needs and global trends
The bloc’s countries are some of the worst polluters, so they need to take climate seriously
Mining windfall helped SA’s financial position, but lower revenues and additional spending will delay the end of fiscal consolidation
An update on the training and community support programmes taking shape at Eskom’s pilot renewable energy plant
Production was dragged down mainly by diamonds and platinum-group metals
Jobs are already in short supply in Dipaleseng, near the Mpumalanga plant
Coal lobbying has long been an influential force in South Africa’s politics and economy
Community members living close to the Grootvlei power plant say they will protest against Eskom’s plans to use external contractors
Much has been made about the $8.5 billion pledged to support South Africa’s Just Energy Transition
How do we balance a reliable supply of electricity and ending load-shedding with the critical issue of climate change and moving to cleaner energy?
A business coalition in South Africa’s energy heartland proposes a private takeover of Eskom’s assets to keep the lights on. But not everyone agrees with privatising energy production
Climate commission presents its recommendations to Ramaphosa, highlighting that it is vital to decommission crumbling plants as soon as the power crunch eases
We cannot allow the planned handover of Eskom coal power stations to the private sector to go ahead
These include retraining workers who face retrenchment and developing supply chains that give opportunities to small, micro and medium enterprises
Kgosientsho Ramokgopa has a tough challenge ahead
Production was dragged down mainly by coal and diamonds and the industry also produced less copper, nickel, manganese and chromium ore
Is it too early to pass judgment on South Africa’s newest cabinet member, considering some of his remarks fly in the face of global and local green energy plans?
From irregular expenditure to energy precarity and deals gone wrong, the power utility is the talk of the town
South Africa’s transition to renewable energy is challenged by a shortage of planning, skills development and training, an investigation by Oxpeckers finds
South Africa is on the path to a just transition. But does it make sense?
Production declined for the 12th consecutive month in January, the
largest negative contributors being platinum group metals and diamonds
South Africa’s power capital is being left behind in the race for renewable energy generation.
Greenpeace activists’ protest disrupts the mineral resources and energy minister’s speech