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What does SA plan to do with its toxic nuclear waste?

Take a look at Germany, which is dismantling its reactors, to see the true cost of an atomic future.

Load-shedding: The economy is running on fumes

The high cost of Eskom using diesel turbines to provide electricity has to be weighed against the cost of load-shedding to the economy.

Metros wake up to energy shifts

But efficiency and sustainability are still at odds with the way in which our cities work when it comes to power.

Obama’s lightbulb moment on sub-Saharan Africa

The US will invest about $7-billion of state funds to double access to electricity for people in sub-Saharan Africa, says US President Barack Obama.

The future is beneficiation

But the strategy to boost industry has a major stumbling block: readily available power.

Eskom’s plight dims GDP outlook

Supply constraints, double-digit price hikes and power outages are taking their toll on the economy, experts say. And brace for more load-shedding.

Power plant blast threatens supply

The lights may go off again, despite plans for beefing up capacity.

Eskom build programme on track, says minister

Eskom has spent more than R75,5-billion on the capital investment programme since 2005, Transport Minister Sbu Ndebele said on Tuesday.

Govt will ensure enough coal for Eskom

Mining Minister Susan Shabangu said on Wednesday the government would act if necessary to ensure sufficient coal supplies for power generation.

World Bank approves Eskom loan

The World Bank has approved the granting of a $3,75-billion loan to electricity parastatal Eskom

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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