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Insight by Kirsty Kilner, a Senior Associate at Webber Wentzel On Friday last week, the Minister of Environmental Affairs amended the Financial Provisioning Regulations, 2015 to extend the transitional period to comply with these Regulations for holders of offshore oil or gas exploration or production rights to 19 February 2024 (FP Amendment). …
The bursaries which will run for a period of four years, will cover accommodation costs, books and a living stipend JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, April 24, 2018/ -- GE Power grants 60 needs-based bursaries to deserving students from Mpumalanga province Bursary to cover books, tuition, accommodation and stipend for all recipients…
The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) will mark the 20 years of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in South Africa at this conference on 16 May 2018 PRETORIA, South Africa, April 20, 2018/ -- South Africa, an affiliate of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA), will host the 38th session of…
The committee also noted with concern the amount of R13.5bn that municipalities owe the power utility. Eskom appealed to the committee for intervention on this matter, as it is beyond Eskom’s control CAPE TOWN, South Africa, April 20, 2018/ -- The Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises was briefed by Eskom…
Meeting discusses threats brought about by rapid urbanization DURBAN, South Africa, April 19, 2018/ -- More than half of Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) population could be living in urban areas by 2050 posing huge challenges for poor towns and cities, which already face challenges such as poverty and inequalities. These are…
King was kept illegally as an exotic pet in a Paris apartment International wildlife charity, Born Free, has launched an urgent appeal to re-home King – a tiny lion cub with a mighty name - to its big cat sanctuary at Shamwari Private Game Reserve, in the Eastern Cape of…
STSA helps industry prepare for TID rollover at African Utility Week Approximately seven million prepaid electricity meters in South Africa need to be reset before November 2024 as the system that runs the credit tokens will run out of numbers at this time and all existing meters will stop accepting credit…
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, April 10, 2018/ -- Remarks by the Director General of the Department of Energy; Mr. Thabane Zulu at the 6th Annual Africa Power Roundtable:Senior Government Officials;Independent Power Producers; Distinguished Guests;Members of the media;Ladies and Gentlemen;Good morning;Allow me to convey the Minister of Energy, Mr Jeff Radebe’s apology for not…
Property-related and business interruption losses as a result of fire and weather catastrophes have increased dramatically in South Africa, with 2017 having the highest underwriting losses on record.   Insurers incurred material underwriting losses driven by major natural catastrophes including the Knysna bushfires, the Transnet Rossburgh warehouse fire (the single largest…
Kusile is the first power plant in Africa to implement clean fuel technology such as flue-gas desulphurization – a state-of-the-art technology used to remove oxides of Sulphur JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, April 10, 2018/ -- Kusile’s Wet Flue Gas Desulphurization technology is first of its kind in Africa, WFGD guarantees cleanest…
Architects and contractors often have a difficult time convincing clients that vinyl products are eco-friendly, sustainable and non-toxic. Despite industry experts and insiders recognising modern vinyl’s value and significant benefits and the decision taken in 2011 by Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) to withdraw the Mat-7 PVC Minimisation…
African Utility Week industry survey yields interesting results Solar PV is overwhelmingly seen as the most promising generation source for Africa while corruption, skills gaps and access to finance are some of the biggest challenges that power and water professionals face in their industries. This is according to a survey…

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