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Review: ‘Planet of the Humans’ is a mess. You should watch it

The new documentary on the future of our planet, executive produced by Michael Moore, fails on a number of fronts. But believers in green growth could still learn from it.

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

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

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

Spin-offs from old wind farms are driving a revolution

Amazing new innovations are taking place parallel to the billowing growth in an energy sector that is now providing 20% of all electricity.

Green bonds take root in China

The growth of ethical investors feeds into the vast expansion of the country's renewable energy.

Wind of change on the cards

Denmark's surplus production of wind generated energy shows that a world powered 100% by renewable energy is no fantasy, say energy trade specialists.

Renewable energy investors struggle in former homelands

Difficulties in obtaining leases on communal land in the Eastern Cape are discouraging investors in renewable energy.

German energy giants pull plug on conventional power

German power company RWE is shutting six domestic plants as the sector tots up the cost of the government's energy policy turnaround.

SA set to profit from wind power

Strong government backing for renewable energy has given a much-needed boost to wind farms.

Chill wind blows clean away

Until input costs drop significantly, wind energy is unsustainable.

Building in the wind

Wind energy need not be a pipe dream for South Africa, writes Yolandi Groenewald.

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Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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