Commentary: Is Mantashe up for the job as President rules on...

After grim days of loadshedding, South Africa’s future is brighter with the announcement that red tape is being cut for embedded generation projects of up to 100MW.
Open Africa Power

Enel Foundation launches 2021 edition of Open Africa Power

The Enel Foundation this week kicked off the Digital African module of Open Africa 2021, the fourth edition of their educational programme.
nigeria power

Nigeria: The 100,000MW power sector plan

The special advisor to President Muhammadu Buhari, Ahmad Zakari, unpacked the work underway in Nigeria's generation, transmission, distribution and metering sectors, noting "there is a plan to invest in SCADA".
Water licences

Water licences in 90 days to speed up development

In South Africa, the Department of Water Affairs has implemented its plan for a 90-day turnaround on applications for water use licences. What does this mean for applicants?
Mantashe survey

Op-ed: Spelunking Minister Mantashe’s budget speech survey reference

What did Mantashe mean when he said “our research and our survey” of 10,000 people indicated that the market was not ready for a 50MW threshold above which a generation licence is required, and that a 10MW threshold would do?
energy efficiency

Energy efficiency rated buildings have two years to comply in SA

Building owners in South Africa have two years to comply with new building energy regulations, which require formal assessment of their building's energy consumption.
EPRA Director General

EPRA seeks suitable candidate for Director General position

The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) is seeking to recruit a Kenyan citizen to fill the vacancy of Director General.
professional engineer

ECSA says all engineers in SA must have professional registration

The Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) elaborates on the importance of professional registration even for international counterparts working, or intending to work, in South Africa.
lighting regulations

New lighting regulations in South Africa, have your say

South Africans have until 30 April 2021 to comment on the gazetted specifications for new lighting regulations and general service lamps.
NERSA consultation

NERSA short-changing S.Africans on its electricity division’s activities

“We call on NERSA to reassess the public comment periods on these matters of strong public interest, to provide more realistic consultation,” says Liz McDaid, OUTA’s Parliamentary and Energy Advisor.

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