Posts tagged as funding

South Africa’s space industry needs drastic shake-up

The South African space industry is in need of a drastic shake-up, otherwise the country will miss out on the Fourth Industrial Revolution now driving economies worldwide. Lack of funding and the fact the country’s space industry is not operating in a coordinated manner could be to blame. This was the message that the Department […]

The answers on Eskom debt – but not from Eskom

  About a month ago, the following questions relating to Eskom debt were put to Eskom and its financial director, Anoj Singh, in writing by EE Publishers, through the official channels of communication, namely Eskom Mediadesk and the Eskom spokesman. Despite numerous re-sends and reminders, and even escalation of the questions to the spokesman of […]

Eskom funding may be muffling dissenting voices on nuclear

  The lure of millions in Eskom funding appears to have muzzled two research institutions previously highly critical of the state-owned utility’s plans to procure a fleet of nuclear power stations. In the case of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) amaBhungane understands that the CSIR’s Energy Centre has been effectively gagged since […]

TIA well positioned to take innovation in SA to higher levels

  The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) is well positioned to take innovation in South Africa to a much higher level.  At the organisation’s recent annual report launch in Pretoria, the CEO, Barlow Manilal said that in the global village where  we currently operate, there are no concessions for late starters or special consideration towards legacy […]

Eskom: from a crisis of capacity, to a crisis of rising prices, declining demand and funding

  An energy sector leader recently observed that the electricity crisis in South Africa is maturing (perhaps like cheese), from generation capacity issues, to issues of the electricity price, tariffs, the price elasticity of demand, and the capacity of Eskom to finance its generation, transmission and distribution activities. Amid the onset of regular load shedding in late 2014, a […]