Posts tagged as energy

Domestic use of energy in the spotlight

  This year’s Domestic Use of Energy (DUE) conference brought together behavioural experts, engineers and other energy specialists to address and promote energy efficiency. The conference, which took place from 30 March to 1 April 2015 at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, was themed “Towards sustainable energy solutions for the developing world”. Benoit Lebot, […]

Primary school girls win inaugural innovation prize

  Five girls from a primary school in Malelane, Mpumalanga, won US$30 000 at the eighth Africa Energy Awards for their innovative Syngas Stove Project. The project involved the development, design and manufacture of an efficient cooking stove for use in rural schools. The girls developed and tested a stove which they called the Syngas […]

The first rule of waste to energy: Is it feasible?

  South Africa’s power supply is taking strain and with the country’s grid nearing peak demand, an intervention is needed. To this end, several alternatives are being explored but there is a growing need for more sustainable methods of power generation and demand side management.  According to the National Waste Information Baseline Report, of the […]

South Africa celebrates 50 years of nuclear research

  South Africa’s nuclear programme is a vital part of the country’s contribution to scientific research and development, particularly in the field of medical isotopes. Speaking at the Nuclear Africa 2015 conference and exhibition, which was held at NECSA’s facility in Pelindaba recently, Phumzile Tshelane, the CEO of the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (NECSA), […]

Minister of energy to open power conference

  The minister of energy, Tina Joemat-Pettersson, is scheduled to address the opening session of the African Utility Week conference and exhibition which is to be held at the Cape Town International Conference Centre from 12 to 14 May 2015. Evan Schiff, the event’s director, says that the Department of Energy has committed itself to […]

Changes to Section 12L of the Income Tax Act

  Nhlanhla Nene, the minister of finance, has announced amendments to regulations 6 and 7 of the energy efficiency tax incentive regulations which were published by Government Notice number R.971 of 9 December 2013. These regulations form part of section 12L of the Income Tax Act of 1962. The amendment to regulation 6 deletes the […]