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Ministerial determinations propose 13813 MW of new-build by IPPs, none by Eskom

. On Friday 20 March 2019, South Africa’s national energy regulator, Nersa, published two draft determinations by Minerals and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe in terms of Section 34 (1) of the Electricity Regulation Act (ERA). These so-called draft “S34 determinations” are the first step in the process of procurement of new electricity generation capacity in […]

Crunch time for South Africa’s national nuclear company, Necsa

. It is crunch time for South Africa’s state-owned national nuclear company, the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa), which ran out of operating capital several months before its financial year-end. The company is desperately awaiting an annual grant allocation of some R500-million from government for its new financial year, which commences on 1 April […]

Dealing with the elephant in the room that is Eskom…

An interview with Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan by Chris Yelland, managing director, EE Business Intelligence Following a comprehensive interview with Minerals & Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe on energy and electricity policy in South Africa two weeks ago, energy analyst Chris Yelland tackles the Minister of Public Enterprises, Pravin Gordhan, on the big elephant in […]

Interview with Minerals & Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe

. Anyone who wants to understand the mind and thinking of South Africa’s veteran coal miner, trade unionist, politician, ANC chairperson and Minister of Minerals and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, on energy and electricity matters, should read on… In this interview, Chris Yelland of EE Business Intelligence explores wide-ranging energy and electricity issues with Minister Mantashe, […]

Now Media acquires EngineerIT and Energize from EE Publishers

. Now Media (Pty) Ltd, a well-established print and electronic media-house based in Illovo, Johannesburg, has acquired two flagship publications, EngineerIT and Energize, from EE Publishers (Pty) Ltd. EngineerIT magazine covers measurement and instrumentation; electronics design, manufacture testing and components; telecommunications, networking and broadcasting; automation and control; and computer and software engineering. Energize magazine covers […]

New report assesses SA companies and banks’ response to climate risks

. The Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) launched the fifth assessment in its Full Disclosure Series today, 25 November 2019. The new report, entitled “Full Disclosure 5: The Truth About South African Banks’ and Companies’ Ability to Identify and Address Climate Risks”, considers South African banks’ and companies’ disclosure of and engagement with climate risks. […]

Roosevelt Park substation’s upgrades are complete

The Roosevelt Park substation in Randburg, which had been responsible for the many power outages over the years, has been refurbished by City Power at a cost of R133-million. This substation, like many others across the city, is 65 years old. Refurbishments had not been undertaken in over 25 years. Over the past three years […]

Finally! New Eskom CEO appointed

The Department of Public Enterprises has announced that Andre de Ruyter, the CEO of Nampak has been appointed CEO of Eskom. The Department says he will take up his new position on 15 January 2020. Apparently, de Ruyter has a lot of experience in energy-related business having worked at Sasol for over 20 years. Click […]

Government’s roadmap to “reform” SA’s electricity industry

On Tuesday 29 October 2019, South Africa’s Department of Public Enterprises published its “Roadmap for Eskom in a reformed electricity supply industry“. The report states that Eskom will be divided into three operational entities; that power stations will compete with one another to reduce the cost of electricity to users for the good of the […]