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Tshwane municipality

Tshwane municipality taking flack for electricity tariff hikes

Nersa has given the Tshwane municipality seven days to explain why the metro wants to increase fixed charges to customers.
municipal tariff hikes

South Africa: Recent municipal tariff hikes under scrutiny

The lack of public consultation on the recent electricity, refuse, waste and water tariff increases has caused widespread concern and received criticism.
Climate change bill

South Africa: Climate change bill incorporates Vision 2030

According to the minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Barbara Creecy, the second draft of the climate change bill, is currently being...

Pull up a chair, never-ending quest for the elusive IRP

South Africa's Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe says the IRP for electricity is only likely to serve before Cabinet in September.

Namibia to boost rural electrification through mini-grid project

IBC SOLAR is supporting Bavarian universities to create a pilot project for expanding the energy supply into rural areas of Namibia.

De Beers Marine awards contract for offshore power system upgrade

Babcock International has been awarded a contract by De Beers Marine to undertake design development activity on the offshore diamond vessel mv !Gariep.
storage

Energy storage is key to the future of power

Seydou Kane, Managing Director at Eaton South Africa discusses the importance of energy storage in Africa’s renewable power mix.
recycling

Op-Ed: What should we do when recycling is not recycled?

South Africa's plastic recycling is now at 43% and has overtaken Europe in these statistics but some municipalities remain apathetic to separate waste.

Motor protection with added value

Devan Reddy, product manager at Eaton explains how information about a motor's status can make an important contribution to improving system availability.
water

Is Cape Town’s Day Zero water threat over?

Water resources may be compromised by future anticipated rainfall and if consumers are negligent, warns the Department of Water and Sanitation.

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