water access

Municipalities urged to switch on the water supply immediately

The South African minister of human settlements, water and sanitation, has appealed to municipalities to refrain from cutting water supply to residents.

IAEA reviews Japan’s water storage proposal for nuclear plant

IAEA welcomes Japan's plan on how to dispose of large amounts of treated water stored at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.
regional projects

AfDB approves Gender Equality Trust Fund and Risk-Sharing Mechanism

The African Development Bank has approved a Gender Equality Trust Fund aimed at pushing forward gender equality and women’s empowerment in Africa.
Green Outcomes Fund

Green Outcomes Fund launches to grow green SMMEs in SA

The Green Outcomes Fund, a first of its kind structure, incentivises local South African fund managers to increase investment in green SMME businesses.
electric vehicles

State of electric vehicles in South Africa: 4 areas to address

Air quality, manufacturing, imports, charging infrastructure and government policy, are the main focal areas for electric vehicles in South Africa.

Work underway to redesign and manufacture COVID-19 reusable masks

ExxonMobil has partnered with the Global Center for Medical Innovation to redesign and manufacture COVID-19 reusable face masks.

Survey reveals cheapest average corporate PPA prices in Europe

Sweden and Spain respectively have the cheapest average corporate PPA prices in Europe for wind and solar electricity, according to BNEF's survey results.

World-first for Seychelles: IPP to develop largest floating solar plant

A French developer is set out to construct a floating solar array on a saltwater lagoon in Seychelles under a 25-year PPA with Public Utilities Corporation.
lockdown interventions

Mantashe finds lockdown interventions lagging in SA’s energy and mining

In SA, mines supplying Eskom are essential services; however, the DMRE minister found some operations lagging behind in COVID-19 lockdown interventions.
Ikeja Electric

Ikeja Electric suspends disconnection activities during lockdown

Ikeja Electric will not be disconnecting its customers during the lockdown period enforced by the government to curb the spread of COVID-19.

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