Solar Energy

A monumental challenge

South Africa can transition from coal to renewable energy – if it lays careful plans

Gas prospectors to explore three provinces

In the new Integrated Resource Plan, wind and solar will provide 25 000MW of capacity by 2030

Race towards a brave new world

As the Sasol Solar Challenge races across the nation, questions arise about whether SA is any closer to a solar-powered future

Innovation in construction

Winner: Rammed Earth House

Regulations may dim a solar dawn

Government believes independent power producers need to be limited and controlled

Lighting up Africa

Engineering Research Capacity Development Award by an individual

South Africa, where education creates shared value

Enel Green Power believes that education is one of the fundamental elements for the socioeconomic development of any community

How sub-Saharan Africa can harness its big electricity opportunities

The region needs to overcome constraints on financing and infrastructure before it can take advantage of its potential

Why South Africa’s power utility should boost its output of in-house renewables

South Africa's power utility would do well to consider swapping out expensive new coal-powered capability for renewables

Water-dwelling organisms show new ways to harvest light for solar tech

Diatoms' tricks may offer new insights that keep solar cell energy running efficiently and robustly throughout their processes

Big boost in jobs in renewable energy sector worldwide with 10-million now employed

But in SA, despite an initial good start, the government has eroded the sector that could provide cheap electricity and thousands of jobs

At the heart of Eskom’s vast network is a strategic hub that keeps things running

A small group of experts constantly monitors the workings of the system and stays abreast of new developments.

Latest

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

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

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

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