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Thursday, 07 June 2012 13:44

Municipal Prepaid Meters Scam

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In recent years South African electricity consumers have been faced with a number of problems related to the accuracy of their meter readings and subsequent billing on their municipal accounts. These problems, having been widely publicized in the media and lead to equally widely publicized court rulings, have escalated during…
Shamwari Conservation Experience recently donated almost 500 shrubs of Spekboom to a local high school, Theodor Herzl, in Port Elizabeth to help them with their 'Greening Project'. Spekboom is indigenous to the Eastern Cape and is renowned for its absorbing abilities to take in large amounts of carbon dioxide which…
Eskom CEO Brian Dames will welcome more than 5000 power and utility professionals from more than 60 countries to the annual African Utility Week conference and exhibition at Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg on Tuesday 22 May. The event director Claire Volkwyn says Eskom have been a key partner for…
Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technology is set to change the way a multitude of industries operate, including the electricity and water sectors, says Kevin Jacobson of MTN Service Provider who will join South African Energy Minister Elizabeth Dipuo Peters and Eskom CEO Brian Dames in the opening session at next week’s African…
The City of Johannesburg will welcome some 5000 power professionals from more than 60 countries for the annual African Utility Week, the continent's largest utility services conference and exhibition, taking place from 21-24 May at Nasrec Expo Centre. Johannesburg's 2040 vision is to create a world class African city of…
African Utility Week has partnered with FindaLift to help get delegates and visitors to and from the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg with the least impact on the environment and their pocket. The conference and exhibition is the largest utility services event on the continent and takes place from 21-24…
Smart Grids. Smart Metering. If you are the kind of person who is regularly to be found around conferences where utilities and especially power supplies issues are discussed, you will be familiar with these words. In fact, you may even be one of those people who uses these terms quite…
Governments and business across the globe are scrambling to find ways of making renewable energy (RE) – such as solar, geothermal or wind power – a viable form of energy generation. By investing in renewable energy programmes, governments and business are not only trying to stave off the devastating effects…
The demand for energy and power increases exponentially daily thus putting more strain on the environment. This means that more coal and conventional methods of energy needs to be produced to supply the growing demand of energy. Alternative methods of energy are available at a very low cost to most,…
Hydropower Africa has confirmed the attendance of South African Energy Minister Elizabeth Dipuo Peters at the event in Cape Town in September. The Minister will welcome delegates at the official networking reception of Africa's largest hydropower event and exhibition, boasting over 600 visitors from across the globe. It will look…
"When the South African government approved the hotly debated Integrated Resource Plan (IRP 2010) in 2011, it was clear that a substantial part of future power generation will come from nuclear power. According to this plan, 42% of all the new electricity generating capacity in the country will come from…
South Africa has been a model for good investment environment in the region, says the African Development Bank's Neside Tas Anvaripour, Head of Infrastructure Finance in the Private Sector Department. The AfDB executive is a headline speaker at the upcoming African Utility Week where more than 5000 utility professionals and…

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