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South Africa has huge ‘green fuels’ potential. But it needs to act now

South Africa needs to seriously start thinking about shifting its energy focus. This is for two reasons. The first is that the country’s important...

South32 in firing line over rights

Five companies, led by Zurivision, have taken the department of mineral resources to court over its awarding of a licence to the Aussie mining giant

GDP declines more than expected, at 0.6%

Most sectors of the economy reported negative growth, with mining, manufacturing and transport suffering the biggest falls

A monumental challenge

South Africa can transition from coal to renewable energy – if it lays careful plans

Planned fossil fuel output swamps Paris climate goals

The 2015 Paris Agreement calls for blocking global warming at well below 2C, and 1.5C if possible

Bankrupt Eskom to fund new coal

But analysts say that cost-plus mines would mean ‘a subsidy for private investors’

Power stations truck up Eskom’s image

Despite the exorbitant costs of new facilities, they are not delivering on expectations

The high price of coal connections

Eskom is spending R4.5m more on coal each day because of contracts that are lucrative for certain producers

Breath of fresh air for dying sector

Solar and wind farms on shuttered coal mines in Mpumalanga would liberate us from Eskom

Elemental power is fuelling a new world order

Germany and China lead the way, and now South Africa is starting to see that renewable energy could be its ‘saviour’

Eskom ‘misled’ treasury over multi-billion rand Gupta contract

According to testimony before the Zondo commission, Eskom appears to have misled treasury about the quality of coal from a Gupta-owned coal mine

Zondo commission: Eskom ‘fooled the system’ to pay the Guptas

Eskom was effectively 'fooling the system' when it made a multimillion-rand prepayment to the Guptas for coal from the ailing Optimum coal mine

Press Releases

New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers

Associate Professor James O Chibueze and Dr SP van den Heever are part of an international team of astronomers studying the G358-MM1 high-mass protostar.

2020 risk outlook: Use GRC to build resilience

GRC activities can be used profitably to develop an integrated risk picture and response, says ContinuitySA.

MTN voted best mobile network

An independent report found MTN to be the best mobile network in SA in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Is your tertiary institution is accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Is your tertiary institution accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

VUT chancellor, Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi, dies

The university conferred the degree of Doctor of Science Honoris Causa on Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi for his outstanding leadership contributions to maths and science education development.

Innovate4AMR now in second year

SA's Team pill-Alert aims to tackle antimicrobial resistance by implementing their strategic intervention that ensures patients comply with treatment.

Medical students present solution in Geneva

Kapil Narain and Mohamed Hoosen Suleman were selected to present their strategic intervention to tackle antimicrobial resistance to an international panel of experts.