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Water crisis: Look to SA’s renewable energy programme for solutions

The private sector will offer solutions and money if there is policy certainty and effective guarantees

Prime farmland lies fallow amid restitution delays

Former homeland residents won their restitution claims but delays in property transfers and compensation grants mean the land now lies derelict.

Renewable energy investors struggle in former homelands

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

China and Africa harvest the wind for power

The world's developing economies installed 60% of new wind energy capacity in 2014.

Headwind hits renewable energy

Green power is coming on stream, but it is not without quite a few teething problems.

The Jeffrey’s Bay Wind Project

The Development Bank of Southern Africa invests in the power of air and renewable energy.

Coal reliance: SA Picks clean-energy bidders

The government has chosen 17 preferred clean bids and is studying further candidates to cut its coal reliance.

Eskom wind farm blows up a storm

Critics claim private providers could have put the cheap money lent to the Cape project to much better use.

SA set to profit from wind power

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

Siemens to supply wind turbines to Sere farm

Siemens's SA unit has won the contract to supply 46 wind turbines to power utility Eskom's 100 megawatt Sere wind farm, says the German company.

SA’s renewable energy sector a beacon in Africa

Although renewable energy is being hampered across Africa by an uncertain regulatory regime, the sector has exploded in South Africa in recent years.

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.

Take Five: Of Iranian scientists and Ghanaian email scammers

Iran rises as a science power, Ghana rises as a scamming power and renewables get mixed results.

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