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Conlog: Grand opening of high-tech facilities

The day has finally arrived as global leaders in metering solutions Conlog opens its first high-tech facility Dube TradePort in Durban, South Africa.
Risk management.

If no one dies, the risk is acceptable

ESI Africa published a quick risk management poll on Twitter that addressed the catchphrase "if no one dies, the risk is acceptable". 71% disagreed.
Medupi coal

No to privatisation as Medupi Unit 2 attains commercial operation

At the official commercialisation of the fifth of six units at the Medupi coal-fired power plant, President Cyril Ramaphosa said Eskom would not be sold.
Smart cities

Fortifying the municipal power utility business

As digitalisation and the 4IR is impacting the entire energy system the 2019 AMEU convention addressed building the municipal power utility of the future.
nuclear energy

Eskom waits for the nuclear regulator to approve waste storage casks

Eskom has revealed that “The Koeberg spent fuel pool storage capacity is currently over 90% full. [These] pools will reach [their] capacity by April 2020.”
solar pv

Local SA solar company gets nod from Cyril Ramaphosa

Lamo Solar, a young black-owned small solar energy company, is working towards making renewable energy accessible to all South Africans and into Africa.
job market

SA job market hinges on a consistent pipeline of RE projects

The South African RE job market will create opportunities in construction, manufacturing, transportation, warehousing, finance and professional services.
digital skills

Fear, resistance and skills shortages threaten 4IR progress in SA

The 4IR could create new jobs and businesses but seizing opportunities require new approaches to education and the workplace digital skills development.
grid electricity

Op-Ed: Avoiding another energy disaster

Op-Ed: Two energy disasters menace SA, the functional troubles at Eskom and the possible large-scale adoption of solar and wind for grid electricity.

Does the IRP 2019 or Eskom plan reduce SA power risks?

Do either the South African Integrated Resource Plan 2019 or the Eskom turnaround plan reduce the risk to the country’s power supply?

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