Financial institutions are restricting thermal coal funding

To date, over 100 globally significant financial institutions have announced their divestment from coal mining and/or coal-fired power plants. When significant investors act, global momentum increases. New announcements are occurring on average every week. One of the most recent to publish its policy on thermal coal financing is First Rand. The organisation says it recognises […]

ICT Infrastructure 2019 presentations

ICT Infrastructure 2019 took place on 28 and 29 August at Emperors Palace Convention Centre in Johannesburg. Experienced professionals from across the IT and electrical engineering industry provided rich insights throughout the two-day event, educating delegates and inspiring rich debates during networking occasions. The presentations from the conference can be downloaded by clicking on the […]

Unleashing renewable power for African economic development

South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers’ Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), demonstrates the country’s commitment to a more sustainable future growth path. The State’s support of renewable energy and energy efficiency measures simultaneously aims to encourage skills development and stimulate job creation. The Windaba conference and exhibition (8 – 9 October 2019, CTICC, Cape Town) under […]

Invitation to attend SANEA’s Carbon Tax Colloquium

The South African National Energy Association (SANEA) extends an invitation to attend its Carbon Tax Colloquium which is to be held at Johannesburg’s Glenhove events hub from 07h00 to 15h30 on Thursday 19 September 2019. On the 1 June 2019 the Carbon Tax Act came into law. This was a huge step as it represents […]

Urgent appeal: help save the SA panel-building industry

Earlier this year, I wrote a paper based on local research regarding the challenges facing our local manufacturing industry, which is under severe pressure to survive and to remain viable. This paper was published in the media under the title, “Challenges facing the electrical panel-building industry in South Africa”. The paper was also directed to […]

Nedbank and EE Publishers seminar: Enabling a viable gas energy sector in SA

. Nedbank and EE Publishers are hosting a morning seminar on: “Enabling a viable gas energy sector in SA” This is the 3rd in a series of important infrastructure seminars from Nedbank & EE Publishers DATE: Wednesday 18 September 2019 TIME: 09h00 to 14h30 (see detailed programme below) VENUE: Nedbank Main Auditorium, 135 Rivonia Road, Sandton, […]

Global shift to renewable power growing steadily, report shows

Progress in renewables remains concentrated in the power sector, while far less growth has occurred in heating, cooling and transport. The year 2018 saw a relatively stable market for renewable energy technologies. A total of 181 GW of renewable power was added, a consistent pace compared to 2017, and the number of countries integrating high […]

SA GeoTech 2019 presentations

Presentations Day 1 Spatial data science as the key to the geospatial professional’s relevance in the big data age by Dr Arulsivanathan Naidoo, Institute for Spatial Data Science GeoTech and 4IR: Disciplines uniting for 21st Century Mining by Prof. Fred Cawood, Wits Mining Institute Reimagining marginalised spaces: A case study of the Alexandra Township by […]