Hydropower

Be bold, Cyril, even if it’s politically risky

He must end the Mantashe problem and execute his strategy rather than keep the ANC onside

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan must agree on sharing the Nile — before it’s too late

Tensions around the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam must be resolved before the dam comes online

Hydropower is Africa’s big gamble

African states have bet big on huge hydroelectric plants, but climate change is threatening rainfall

The Grand Inga delusion

The huge hydroelectric project is part of South African foreign policy, even though it makes little economic or environmental sense

New reality alters energy plans

Hydro power and gas in nearby countries have brought about a shift in South Africa's schemes.

Water can close South Africa’s electricity gap

Hydropower is a viable alternative to fossil fuels, but South Africa is not realising the benefits of using water to generate energy.

River could light up the continent

New hydropower projects in the DRC will benefit big users, but locals might be left off the grid.

DRC waits on funding for world’s largest hydropower project

The dream of harnessing the DRC's mighty Congo River has moved closer, and South Africa has pledged to buy half of the power it generates.

Black cloud over China’s green growth

China making huge strides in using green energy but coal consumption continues to increase.

SA, DRC in talks on reviving hydropower project

SA is talking to the DRC to revive a stalled hydropower project on the Congo River, Energy Minister Dipuo Peters said on Tuesday.

Latest

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it