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Minister Mantashe recognises women leadership in the energy sector

SA's minister of mineral resources and energy, Gwede Mantashe, applauds women that have been appointed to senior executive positions in the energy sector.
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Analysis: Red tape blocks S.Arica’s renewable energy potential

Investment proposals are on hold as red tape delays procurement. Sibanye wants to add up to 150MW of solar capacity, while Gold Fields is aiming for 40MW.
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Mozambique: EDM cuts electricity tariffs as part of COVID-19 relief

Government of Mozambique has directed the power utility EDM to cut electricity tariffs for this year as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

One Discovery Place achieves six Green Star as-built rating

One Discovery Place is among one of the few projects to have achieved a six Green Star as-built rating from the Green Building Council of South Africa.
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Health and safety prioritised in wind power construction

As South Africa enters Level 3 lockdown, sectors including wind power construction teams, are facing more stringent health and safety regulations.
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S.Africa: Repurposing waste as an alternative energy source

South Africans are exploring alternative energy sources, while reducing landfill mass, by turning to the repurposing of waste material.

SA considers water regulator to oversee tariff increases

The South African Local Government Association has declined proposed water tariff increases by water boards for 2020/21, except for Rand Water’s case.

Zimbabwe: Electric taxi service and charging network launched

VAYA Africa, a Mauritius-registered Transportation as a Service company, has launched an electric vehicle service in Zimbabwe, which uses a hail riding app.
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Eskom CEO responds to MP’s question about R5 billion payment

Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter has responded to questions arising from a virtual meeting held by South Africa's Parliament Standing Committee on Appropriations.
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Op-Ed: The manufacturing industry cannot ignore looming carbon tax

Implementation of South Africa's Carbon Tax Act is going to put a strain on pollution-heavy industries' bottom line, such as the manufacturing industry.

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