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Lesotho and South Africa have in principle agreed upon the R12 billion second phase of the Lesotho Highlands water project. It will boost water supplies to South Africa and generate hydroelectric electricity.
Zimbabwe’s state procurement board has awarded the tender to expand Hwange power station to China Machinery Engineering Company (CMEC). The expansion of Hwange will see the addition of two units with a combined capacity of 600 MW.
Ian Hall, chairman of the SA coal roadmap steering committee
By Antonio Ruffini, Editor, ESI Africa magazine
The South African coal roadmap project, a fact-based policy-neutral analysis of the country’s coal sector, is largely complete.
A broad base of stakeholders including business and government participated in the development of the South African coal roadmap, a project begun in early 2010. Its work includes the development of four possible scenarios and the identification of key actions that have to be taken to maximise the value of South Africa’s coal endowment for the benefit of the whole country, and critically, its coal dependent energy sector. more
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South Africa’s electricity sector is in trouble, and has been for some time. There are days when the
supply available to meet peak demand is less than the capacity of a single large generation unit
available to Eskom, which means margins for error let alone reserve margins are non-existent.