Solar park concept resurfaces in ministerial determination

  The concept of a large solar park, accommodating a substantial solar energy generating capacity was first mooted in 2009, when a proposal to construct a 5 GW solar park in the Upington area was made by the minister of energy. The project has been overshadowed by the success of the REIPPPP, which ran independently […]

An open letter to solar companies: beware alliance with the gas industry

  Oil and gas companies are professing that the natural gas and solar industries should be partners, working together supposedly to mutual benefit. It is a strategy that should be avoided by all solar companies able to do so, in other words, those which are not owned by oil and gas companies, as long as […]

Special report: Murder on SA’s Wild Coast escalates conflict over water, land, mining

Opposition leader assassinated in one of world’s dangerous clashes over industrial development. Credit: This article is published with permission from Circle of Blue, the news and science centre that reports on the competition between water, food, and energy globally.  On 22 March 2016, assassins murdered Sikhosiphi Rhadebe, the chairman of the Amadiba Crisis Committee. For ten years […]