Power Generation

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


eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Tshwane water woes in court again

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

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