Complaint to ICASA against SA Post Office drags on and on…

  Some eight months after a formal complaint was lodged on 11 December 2014 by a concerned group of specialist magazine publishers with the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) against the South African Post Office (SAPO), the matter is dragging on and on, without an end in sight. The complainants are asking ICASA […]

From fragile to agile – an Africa oil and gas review

  Africa’s share of global oil production has dropped marginally since last year, moving from 10,1% to 9,6% of the world’s total. Untapped proven oil reserves on the continent are estimated to be around 8% of the global total, which is nearly the same as the previous year, and these reserves are projected to increase […]

Brighter Africa: the growth potential of the sub-Saharan electricity sector

  Sub-Saharan Africa is starved for electricity. The region’s power sector is significantly underdeveloped, whether we look at energy access, installed capacity, or overall consumption. The fact that sub-Saharan Africa’s residential and industrial sectors suffer electricity shortages means that countries struggle to sustain GDP growth. The stakes are enormous. Indeed, fulfilling the economic and social […]

Submission to NERSA: Eskom’s application for a “selective reopener” of MYPD 3

  This submission is in response to Eskom’s application on 30 April 2015 to NERSA for a “selective reopener” of NERSA’s third multi-year price determination (MYPD 3), for the period 1 April 2015 to 30 March 2018. Click here for the slides presented at the NERSA public hearings on 23 June 2015 NERSA’s task as Regulator is […]

Wearing technology whilst driving

  Google Glass is a wearable computer with an optical head mounted display, and enables the wearer to communicate with the internet via voice commands. The glasses visually connect the wearer to an Android-run heads up display that offers many of the features of an Android smartphone, and connects the wearer to many of Google’s key cloud […]

Unanswered questions on Eskom’s price application to NERSA

  This article questions Eskom’s recent application to NERSA for an additional price increase this year, and concludes that if the Regulator is to grant any price increase at all, it should be no more than 6,15% rather than the 12,61% claimed by Eskom. On 30 April 2015, South Africa’s national electricity utility, Eskom, submitted […]

World Energy Trilemma: Priority actions on climate change and how to balance the trilemma

  This 2015 World Energy Trilemma report is a key departure for the World Energy Council’s community. In its previous research the Council engaged business leaders, policymakers and investors in analysing what is needed for energy investment to flow in support of achieving the three goals – energy security, energy equity and environmental sustainability – of the energy […]