Energy

Renewables not a silver bullet for inequality

COMMENT We talk as if building wind, solar and other sources of limitless, clean energy will redistribute wealth...

Financing the green transition

The financial sector will need to play a leading role in scaling up green initiatives, de-risking projects for investors, and optimising funding costs

Necsa chairperson bows out

Rob Adam, the chairperson of the Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa, handed in his resignation last week

Unions calls for the disbanding of PetroSA board

Three different unions have made the demand, citing maladministration and irregular appointments as PetroSA reels from staggering losses

Mass movement: scientists adopt new kilogram definition

Instead of relating to the mass of a singular physical object, the kilogram will now be defined in terms of the Planck constant

Renewables aren’t causing job losses in coal sector — Radebe

​Coal is still very much part of South Africa's energy mix, given the abundance of the mineral, Energy Minister Jeff Radebe has said

How sub-Saharan Africa can harness its big electricity opportunities

The region needs to overcome constraints on financing and infrastructure before it can take advantage of its potential

Why South Africa’s power utility should boost its output of in-house renewables

South Africa's power utility would do well to consider swapping out expensive new coal-powered capability for renewables

Nehawu: Change Cosatu’s constitution before it dies

"​Nehawu has called for an urgent amendment to the Cosatu constitution, to allow the federation to intervene among its affiliates.

South Africa has a new energy plan. But will it break the bank?

The recently updated Integrated Resource Plan calls for significant investment in South Africa's power supply. But can the country afford it?

The geyser that gives you advice based on your water consumption patterns

BridgIOT — Runner-up: Green Technology Innovations

Coal’s days numbered as renewables attract bonds

Investors are increasingly reluctant to lend to coal companies as power plants switch to more environmentally friendly fuel.

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Lockdown heroes feed hungry kids

Feeding schemes inundated with requests to assist during Covid-19 lockdown

‘Frustrated’ police resort to force

Regulation uncertainty leaves slap-happy police and soldiers to decide when people should or shouldn’t be allowed on the streets

Tension over who’s boss of courts

In a letter, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng questions whether Justice Minister Ronald Lamola has acted constitutionally

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories