Is apathy the barrier against the Energy Sector? 

By Daanyaal Matthews  In a monumental agreement, the Republic of South Africa and China have signed an agreement that would see the eastern state provide over R500 million worth of investment towards the betterment of the energy sector. However, while this has been welcomed, it has additionally been questioned by[…]

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SA will need R1.5 trillion for energy transition: Magwenya

LOCAL Presidency Spokesperson Vincent Magwenya says South Africa is determined to make sure that the energy issue is addressed adequately. Addressing the media in Pretoria on Sunday, Mangwenya says as the Just Energy Transition investment plan begins to take off, the country will need R1.5 trillion in the next 5 years.[…]

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Israel and Jordan advance water-for-energy deal

INTERNATIONAL Israel and Jordan on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to move ahead with a water-for-energy deal on the sidelines of Cop27 at the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. The deal, initially agreed upon by the two countries last November, will see Jordan build a solar plant with the capacity to export 600 megawatts[…]

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SA on track to meet energy transition project targets

LOCAL South Africa says it’s on track to meet its targets when it comes to the ambitious just-energy transition project. South Africa and many other countries are seeking to move away from coal and gas to cleaner energy sources like wind and solar. The head of the Presidential Climate Finance[…]

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Public Enterprises minister points to difference between ‘state of disaster’ and ‘power system emergency’

LOCAL There are growing calls to declare an Eskom state of disaster, as commentators fingered rolling blackouts as the greatest threat to South Africa’s economic recovery. Eskom is currently implementing stage two load-shedding until Monday morning. The DA is calling on president Cyril Ramaphosa to “stop denying reality and acknowledge[…]

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SAFCEI calls out gov over pursuit of nuclear energy

Tomorrow will be four years since the Western Cape High Court found the government’s one-trillion rand nuclear deal and associated energy procurement processes to be “illegal and unconstitutional”. The Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute says the deal would have bankrupted the country. Safcei’s Executive Director, Francesca de Gasparis, says[…]

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