Solar Power

Eskom: South Africa can learn from Australia’s mistakes before it too burns

The current restructuring plan for the state-owned entity won’t solve its problems, but there is a way to make the power utility work successfully

SA energy will still be two-thirds coal in 2030 – Radebe

Radebe and his department were briefing the portfolio committee on energy on the latest IRP, released at the end of August

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

Stuck between solar and theft, municipalities founder on electricity

Local governments are losing income to theft of electricity, unpaid bills and renewable energy.

​Energy fix stares SA in the face

The IEA shows green power can work, but the state is still using its outdated pro-nuclear plan.

4 negative myths about renewable energy debunked

You can’t manage the weatherObservations support this; the sun can hide behind clouds and wind tends to veer between blustery and still in seconds....

Chernobyl – from nuclear ground zero to solar park

Chinese developers are planning to build 1 000-megawatts of solar capacity to the south of Chernobyl, thanks to the exclusion zone around the reactor.

​Save money, save the world with our DIY holiday tips

Looking to get away from the in-laws this holiday? How about a DIY Christmas for a cause?

A sunny outlook: PV panels create huge power savings at Makro’s Carnival store

Makro Carnival — Runner-up: Energy Efficiency And Carbon Management Award

Custom clean-energy containers that can be classrooms, clinics or bathrooms

Grey Green EcoContainer — Winner: Community Renewable Energy Innovations

We’ve captured the power of the sun and the wind, but where on earth will we keep it?

Smart storage means the future is here. Gone are the bulky batteries of old. In are clever grids that allow homes to create and store their own power

Howzit sunshine, smaak the new look

Improvements in solar panel technology mean new plants are changing the renewables landscape.

Latest

Can you pause a pandemic? Inside the race to stop spread of Covid-19

Tracing the close contacts of people who test positive for coronavirus disease is a delicate dance. Here’s why these health workers wait for the cover of darkness to take action

Ministers go into self-isolation

Two ministers have taken precautions after a Dirco employee tested positive for the virus

The solitary choreography of solo prayer

Covid-19 transmissions in mosques and churches have complicated our relationships with them

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories