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The IEA shows green power can work, but the state is still using its outdated pro-nuclear plan.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

Earth Day marks a significant climate change milestone

This Earth Day, with the signing of the Paris Agreement, is truly a cause for hope, writes the United States ambassador to South Africa.

Eskom gridlocks renewable energy

The utility is fumbling plans for South Africa to produce more energy, more cheaply, from green sources than from its proposed nuclear build.

A green economy grows jobs

There is no trade-off between a lower carbon economy and unemployment and poverty.

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Scores die in Western Cape’s deadly taxi tit-for-tat

Forty-three people were shot dead in the first six months of this year in the Western Cape’s intractable taxi violence, while close to 100 have been arrested and 40 are on court rolls in connection with the conflict

Ingonyama Trust Board moves to retrench staff

More than 50 workers at the Ingonyama Trust Board have been issued section 189 notices

Solar stuck where sun don’t shine: State spends R289m to store solar water heaters

The national solar water heater programme is set to take off once again this year, but meanwhile the government is spending millions on storing heaters that have yet to be installed

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Debt management amid Covid-19 and beyond

This webinar on Debt Management, sponsored by Debt Rescue, had its experts share a practical approach to debt management amid this crisis and beyond

NSTF-South32 Awards

All of the awards are made for outstanding contributions to science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa

The benefits of being a GEMS member

The scheme offers comprehensive and affordable healthcare options to all public service employees and greater access to better healthcare

The evolution of South Africa’s savings culture

A common misconception is that you need a lot of money to start saving, but this is simply not true – you can start with R50

Tobacco producers welcome new research confirming that cigarette ban has failed

Every day that goes by shows the importance of getting rid of this ban and going back to producing and selling cigarettes as we were before

Cost increases sharing of cigarettes

Many people are questioning whether the ban on tobacco in South Africa is not in fact having the opposite effect of that intended

How to tell if you have a hidden contact centre in your business

The important thing to remember is that a contact centre is defined less by the physical space it occupies and more by the customer experience it delivers

Accessing health and justice in a time of Covid-19

The similarities between the HIV epidemic and the Covid-19 pandemic are hard to ignore – the most obvious is the level of premature deaths caused by both

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