Fuel price increase limited to salary adjustment

The minister of energy, Jeff Radebe, has announced that the fuel prices will remain unchanged for this month except for the 4,9 c/l increase in the retail margin of petrol to cater for the annual salary increase for forecourt attendants, cashiers and other administration staff. South Africa has witnessed sustained increases in fuel prices for […]

Obituary: Prof. Philip Lloyd

Prof. Philip Lloyd of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) has passed away in Cape Town at the age of 81. At the time of his death, Prof. Lloyd was a professor of energy at the university and a member of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which shared the Nobel […]

Showcase of live demonstrations and more at Electra Mining Africa

. Electra Mining Africa and co-located shows Elenex Africa, Powerex and the Transport Expo will  take place from 10-14 September 2018 at the Expo Centre in Johannesburg. This promises to be an informative 4-in-1 show experience, with a vast array of products, services and technologies on view from over 850 local and international exhibitors. In […]

Draft IRP 2018 released for public comment

The minister of energy, Jeff Radebe, has published the long-awaited draft of the integrated resource plan (IRP) for electricity (2018) at a media briefing in Pretoria. The public have 60 days to comment on this new plan. The details are outlined below. The IRP follows a process which was initially promulgated in 2011. It was, […]

“Atoms Empowering Africa”: Youth video competition deadline extended

Rosatom has officially extended the deadline for submission of the Youth Video Competition, devoted to the potential of nuclear power to help bolster Africa’s economic and social development, until 10 September 2018. Young people between the ages of 18 to 30, alone or in a group of up to three, are encouraged to film a 60- […]

Power system remains unstable as Eskom declares dispute with unions

Eskom says it has declared a dispute with trade unions National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), The National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (NUMSA) and Solidarity over the precondition that NUM and NUMSA introduced as part of the wage negotiations. Last week at a meeting convened through the auspices of the Commission for Conciliation, […]

Taking issue with the issues

Addressing the South African National Energy Association’s (SANEA’s) recent Energy Rendezvous event, Nedbank’s Mike Peo said that while everyone speaks of the grand energy transition, change must be for the benefit of everyone or it will be meaningless. Using the theme of “Taking issue with the issues”, SANEA’s event consisted of a panel discussion to […]

The evolution of the electricity sector and the role of innovation

The energy industry, particularly the electricity sector, has undergone exciting developments over the past two centuries. From fulfilling the basic functions of lighting and cooking at the turn of the 19th century, electricity is now the backbone of the world’s economy and a basic societal need. In his keynote address at the 2018 Africa Energy […]