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Water crisis: Look to SA’s renewable energy programme for solutions
Water crisis: Look to SA’s renewable energy programme for solutions
In seeking solutions for the current water crisis, Cape Town and other drought-prone areas should learn from the experiences of South Africa’s...
Prime farmland lies fallow amid restitution delays
Prime farmland lies fallow amid restitution delays
It was once one of the largest tea producers in the southern hemisphere. Today, the Magwa Tea Estate is a ghost farm.
Renewable energy investors struggle in former homelands
Renewable energy investors struggle in former homelands
The Eastern Cape is an ideal location for generating wind-driven power, but the former homelands are missing out on the government's renewable...
China and Africa harvest the wind for power
China and Africa harvest the wind for power
Emerging economies installed the most wind-generated power in 2014, giving them the lead in an area in which investment lagged in developed...
Headwind hits renewable energy
Headwind hits renewable energy
Driving north on the N10 past what once was elephant territory of the Eastern Cape, vervet monkeys forage alongside the road, monitor lizards sun...
The Jeffrey’s Bay Wind Project
The Jeffrey’s Bay Wind Project
Situated between Jeffrey’s Bay and Humansdorp in the Eastern Cape lies an immense development of wind turbines that spans 3700 hectares.
Coal reliance: SA Picks clean-energy bidders
Coal reliance: SA Picks clean-energy bidders
South Africa chose 17 preferred bids for almost 1 500 megawatts of green energy projects and is still studying candidates under a programme to...
Eskom wind farm blows up a storm
Eskom wind farm blows up a storm
Construction on Eskom's Sere wind farm in the Western Cape is well under way but its purported ability to produce electricity at a far cheaper...
SA set to profit from wind power
SA set to profit from wind power
South Africa's first wind farm was built outside Darling, up the coast from Cape Town. Its four turbines sit on a hill, looking towards the...
Siemens to supply wind turbines to Sere farm
Siemens to supply wind turbines to Sere farm
Situated about 16km north of Cape Town, Sere is a flagship project for Eskom – which is weaning itself from an...
SA's renewable energy sector a beacon in Africa
SA's renewable energy sector a beacon in Africa
This was the conclusion of a panel discussion on renewable energy at the Africa Energy Indaba on Tuesday.
Projects on the cards
Projects on the cards
Only two major wind farms are near completion, but many are in the pipeline, according to the Southern African Alternative Energy Association.

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