The government says it is committed to the 2050 net zero target but announced last summer it will issue ‘hundreds’ of new oil and gas licences in the North Sea
It is evident that the country needs a reworked mining and environmental management regulation framework
As the move to renewables accelerates, the continent is in a strong position to develop its gas reserves to benefit its people and deliver a sustainable transition
Gas has the potential to be a transition fuel as the country moves to cleaner energy sources, says the mineral resources and energy department
The city has identified three possible causes, but one of them is the most likely source of the blast
Minister Gwede Mantashe says the revised IRP draft will be submitted to the cabinet between July and September
The weakening rand, borrowing and expenditure on diesel has resulted in the power utility posting a R21.2 billion loss
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?
Civil society organisations say the decision comes as a disappointment
The national energy regulator believes gas projects will help reduce load-shedding
Conference sees delegates setting the continent’s agenda for COP28
The mineral resources and energy minister has argued that renewable energy costs Eskom more than the government lets on
Greenpeace activists’ protest disrupts the mineral resources and energy minister’s speech
Government- and corporate-driven summits to address the actions of climate-destroying extractive industries promote inequality
Some African leaders argued the potential benefits for people on the world’s poorest continent outweighed the harm from the production and export of fossil fuels
Will African countries get the climate pledges owed to them by wealthier nations or will it be more empty promises
But some African countries plan to push for investment in oil and gas exploration at COP27 in Egypt this month
Capital markets are no longer falling over themselves to fund our electricity generation, but South Africa’s leaders should have acted with urgency years ago
Why load-shedding is not only a South African problem
MP says Truss could be a ‘puppet’ for ‘dark money’ groups that have already generated a dozen of her policies
Gas is viewed as being able to help African countries in the transition from coal and for cheaper energy access. But at what climate cost?
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has prompted some to make an about-turn on coal but their scramble has not sealed the fate of renewables
Exploration has brought income inequality and poverty to people in Mauritius, Mozambique and Nigeria.
Liquified natural gas needs to be part if SA’s energy mix particularly with the electricity grid being under so much pressure
Coal commits climate sins so wind and solar energy are good alternatives but suffer intermittency — and now the European Union is reclassifying nuclear as green energy
Wind and solar farms in South Africa are 57% cheaper than gas plants for bulk electricity supply according to research.
The oil and gas lies under wild and beautiful land that is critical for providing millions of people with drinking water and livelihoods, and is home to endangered wildlife
Minister tells African Energy Indaba country ‘wants to be island of angels in sea of poverty’
Between Africa and Europe, is it possible to talk of a win-win partnership, of complementarity and common interests?
Pravin Gordhan says bureaucratic blocks must be removed and frankness is required about the trade-offs for the country to lead in new green industries
But Greenpeace Africa says the president must let go of ‘gas fantasies’
The president promised that the state will act on the findings of the Zondo commission and vowed to cut red tape to facilitate job creation