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DPA trial on Tesla Powerwall a huge success

Distributed Power Africa chooses tesla powerwall for telecommunication towers trial of Tesla Powerwall in Africa a huge success

Can Eskom woo the big spenders?

The utility has an oversupply, which calls into question the need for a big nuclear spend.

The Eskom dinosaur is trying to fight off competition in a fast-changing world

South Africa can have a cheaper, flexible power grid by 2030 but competing self-interests mean it probably won't, and the cost is likely crippling.

Eskom: No blackouts expected over weekend

No rolling blackouts were expected over the weekend, power utility Eskom said on Saturday.

Hello darkness, my old friend

The latest electricity blackouts could spur renewed interest in going off the grid for our power supply and reducing our reliance on Eskom.

Eskom faces its battle of Majuba

The collapse at the Mpumalanga power station shows how difficult it is for Eskom to meet demand.

DA calls on govt to freeze Eskom executive salaries

DA MP Natasha Michael has said Minister Lynne Brown should freeze Eskom executives' "exorbitant" pay until performance at the parastatal improves.

The dark side to resuming mining

Eskom may not have enough power during peak hours for platinum mines in the Rustenburg area to resume operations when the strike is finally resolved.

Busa raises concerns about Eskom

Business Unity South Africa has urged Eskom to let it help find ways to improve the power parastatal's sustainability and avoid a tariff hike.

Eskom spurns air quality controls

Emissions obligations weigh as heavily on the state-owned power firm's bottom line as its customers' health and safety.

Congo freezes mining expansion projects amid electricity shortage

The Democratic Republic of Congo has halted mining expansion projects due to a power shortage that has it considering a "load-shedding" schedule.

Obama’s $7bn power plan for Africa

President Barack Obama is due to announce on Sunday a $7-billion initiative over five years to double access to power in sub-Saharan Africa.

Press Releases

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

MTN unveils TikTok bundles

Customised MTN TikTok data bundles are available to all prepaid customers on *136*2#.

Marketers need to reinvent themselves

Marketing is an exciting discipline, offering the perfect fit for individuals who are equally interested in business, human dynamics and strategic thinking. But the...

Upskill yourself to land your dream job in 2020

If you received admission to an IIE Higher Certificate qualification, once you have graduated, you can articulate to an IIE Diploma and then IIE Bachelor's degree at IIE Rosebank College.

South Africans unsure of what to expect in 2020

Almost half (49%) of South Africans, 15 years and older, agree or strongly agree that they view 2020 with optimism.

KZN teacher educators jet off to Columbia University

A group of academics were selected as participants of the programme focused on PhD completion, mobility, supervision capacity development and the generation of high-impact research.