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The Chamber believes South Sudan’s leadership also has an obligation to creating an enabling environment of investors to put more money into the country JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, April 21, 2019/ -- South African and African private sector participants have an amazing opportunity to invest in South Sudans’ peace and make…
By Paula-Ann Novotny, an Associate at Webber Wentzel On 5 April 2019, the Minister of Environmental Affairs gave notice of her intention to require any person who lawfully conducted a hazardous waste management activity on 1 July 2009, when the National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 2008 (Waste Act) came into force, to apply for…
By Alessandra Pardini, a Partner at Webber Wentzel Power shortages and a transition to a lower-carbon future, in line with SA’s Paris Agreement commitments, will require the country to harness new technologies. Energy storage, which will be a critical element of a modern power system, offers potential for local industrialisation and job…
The organisers of African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa, have announced that they have entered into a media partnership with the weekly news publication and online portal, The Mail & Guardian, in the run-up to the event that is taking place from 14-16 May in Cape Town. The South African…
Alexandra Felekis, Partner, Webber Wentzel Government is looking at ways to accelerate new power projects while the private sector is examining new technologies and financing options to ease SA through its current power shortfall, it emerged at the DLO Africa Power Roundtable The most important development highlighted in discussions at…
Monday, 01 April 2019 09:08

Time to take back our power!

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We all celebrated this past Sunday when we were informed that we would have a reprieve from rolling blackouts. That for now, our lights would stay on. But for how long? The current energy crisis, according to Minister Gordhan, will take up to two years to ‘fix’, despite government not…
By Michael Evans & Megan Adderley, Partners at Webber Wentzel Webber Wentzel helped achieve a significant victory for the Independent Power Producers (IPPs) when Judge Meyer of the Pretoria High Court on 26 March2019, dismissed a declarator and interdict application brought by the Coal Transporters Forum (CTF).  The CTF sought to set aside the…
ESI Africa premium media partner at African Utility Week & POWERGEN Africa "Whether you want to call it load-shedding, a blackout, load-shifting or load sharing, remember that this affects everyone. We are in this together so join your neighbourhood Whatsapp or Facebook group to stay informed.” So says Nicolette Pombo-van…
Africa Oil & Power, Africa’s Energy Conference, is this year designated the official energy event of the South African Department of Energy CAPE TOWN, South Africa, March 21, 2019/ -- AOP 2019, Africa’s Energy Conference, will be held in Cape Town on October 9-11, 2019; In partnership with South Africa’s Department…
Friday, 22 March 2019 11:44

MAKE EVERY DROP COUNT WITH FINISH

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In support of the World Water Day today, 22 March 2019, a number of initiatives around the country are aimed at reminding South Africans just how precious this resource is - something that recently hit home when a number of provinces around the country suffered severe drought. The memory of…
There are still 3 million South Africans without access to treated drinking water within 200m of their house, and 14 million without decent sanitation CAPE TOWN, South Africa, March 20, 2019/ -- Government alone cannot address the challenges of South Africa’s current water crisis. This is the message from WWF…
The Brulpadda well off the shore of Mossel Bay is one of a number of highly anticipated exploration prospects in South Africa JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, March 15, 2019/ -- Opinion by Zwelakhe Gila, Head of Commodities, African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org)Coming at a time when South Africa’s policy makers are struggling…

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