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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.
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.
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.

juwi awarded Touwsrivier CPV Solar Project O&M contract

juwi Renewable Energies’ subsidiary, juwi Solar ZA O&M 1 has been awarded the contract for the O&M of the Touwsrivier CPV Solar Project in South Africa.
smart

Project Unlockdown: SA tech community helps govt fight COVID-19 threat

In South Africa, the tech industry launched Project Unlockdown before the official lockdown for volunteers to coordinate and help solve problems.
wind power capacity

IPPs to challenge Eskom’s force majeure on wind farms

Eskom is proposing to curtail operational wind farms citing reduced demand in relation to COVID-19, claiming force majeure.
Koeberg Unit 2

Eskom to take Koeberg nuclear power plant Unit 2 off the...

In South Africa, Eskom plans on doubling its maintenance efforts including taking Unit 2 of its nuclear power plant off the grid for a month.
Bokamoso Solar Park

Bokamoso Solar Park achieves over 1 million incident-free hours

A testament to local construction workers at the Bokamoso Solar Park as 1,006,793 Lost Time Incident free hours to end of February 2020 is achieved.

Lockdown is a force majeure for wind farm projects in construction

SAWEA has confirmed that a Government Notice has classified electricity production, supply and maintenance as essential services during lockdown.

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