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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…
Load shedding is once again an inconvenient reality across South Africa, and unreliable power supply looks set to be part of our home and work lives at least for the short to medium term. Mandy Barrett, of insurance brokerage and risk advisors, Aon South Africa offers some savvy advice to minimise…
Water a key focus at African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa in Cape Town in May A Cape Town bottling plant has managed to reduce its waste water by over 60%, saving more than 90 million litres of municipal water since January 2017. The Epping-based The Beverage Company produces over…
Participants came from international oil companies, local and internationally operating services companies and the public sector JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, March 13, 2019/ -- The African Energy Chamber (AEC) (https://EnergyChamber.org) hosted senior industry leaders at a breakfast event under the title, “The role of indigenous Oil and Gas resources in Developing…
After their first appearance in 2018, IBC SOLAR will be present again in 2019 with their own stand at the Solar Show Africa from 26 – 27th March in the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. IBC SOLAR opened its doors in Cape Town in 2017 providing the Sub-Saharan side of…
Sustainable energy solutions, technology and management company, NOVO Energy, on Friday [8 March 2019] launched its large-scale Natural Gas Compression (NGC) facility at the Highveld Industrial Park in eMalahleni, Mpumalanga. The R130m facility represents the most advanced compressed natural gas infrastructure in the world and will provide cleaner, more reliable and…

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