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High-voltage innovation
High-voltage innovation
Electrical engineering spans a wide area of research, understanding and study. One of these areas, though not the most popular among researchers,...
Ekurhuleni commits to pro-poor agenda with progressive budget
Ekurhuleni commits to pro-poor agenda with progressive budget
Nkosindiphile Xhakaza, the MMC for finance and economic development in Ekurhuleni, delivered the city’s pro-poor budget speech in Eden Park near...
African start-ups draw interest after slow start
African start-ups draw interest after slow start
African high-tech startups are minuscule compared with their US and European peers but they are finally gaining momentum and attention in some of...
South Africa's municipal electricity tariffs are hurting the economy
South Africa's municipal electricity tariffs are hurting the economy
South Africa’s machinery and equipment industries have recently come under huge pressure. Falling demand after the 2008 financial crisis and...
Eskom forces consumers to shop around for alternatives
Eskom forces consumers to shop around for alternatives
Eskom may be the dominant provider of power, producing 90% of electricity in South Africa, but steep tariff hikes in recent years mean that...
Eskom's Ingula, Africa's largest water-pumped power scheme, reaches completion
Eskom's Ingula, Africa's largest water-pumped power scheme, reaches completion
Nestled in the verdurous Drakensburg mountain range is Africa’s largest water-pumped electricity storage scheme. Ingula is more than just an...
Laptops just ornaments for Eastern Cape teachers who are not trained to use them
Laptops just ornaments for Eastern Cape teachers who are not trained to use them
The Eastern Cape department of education has spent millions on an information and communication technologies programme, which includes providing...
Eskom: Our financial position is just fine, thanks
Eskom: Our financial position is just fine, thanks
Eskom on Wednesday released annual financial numbers it said showed a “strengthened” financial position and insisted the power utility was not...
No power to the pupils – Soweto schools forced to connect illegally
No power to the pupils – Soweto schools forced to connect illegally
A number of schools in the south of Johannesburg have been operating without electricity or running water for years. A ...
Where to begin: Trump, the Paris Agreement and Africa's poverty
Where to begin: Trump, the Paris Agreement and Africa's poverty
Where do you start in understanding both the poverty of Africa, and Donald Trump pulling out of the Paris accord on climate change.
Stuck between solar and theft, municipalities founder on electricity
Stuck between solar and theft, municipalities founder on electricity
This year the City of Cape Town expects to sell less electricity than it has since 2006, even though both its economy and population have grown. In...
​‘Eskom is not the Vatican so pay up or get cut off’
​‘Eskom is not the Vatican so pay up or get cut off’
Eskom has instituted scheduled power cuts in five municipalities that have not settled their electricity debt and declared that it cannot favour...

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