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South Africa’s Eskom overtakes US, EU and China as planet’s largest emitter

Eskom is now the world's most polluting company, according to a new study released by the Center for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA).

Enlit Africa confirms head of South Africa’s utility for opening session

The organisers of Enlit Africa have confirmed that Eskom GCE André de Ruyter will once again be part of the opening session of the event on Tuesday morning, 26 October.

Jacobs to support life extension of South Africa’s nuclear plant

Jacobs will carry out essential engineering modifications as part of a $1.2 billion programme to extend the operating life of the Koeberg Nuclear Power Plant in South Africa.

South Africa’s 4,764MW Medupi coal plant completed

South Africa's state-owned utility Eskom has announced that Unit 1, the last of six generation units of the Medupi Power Station Project, has attained commercial operation status.

South Africa denies Karpowership environmental authorisation

South Africa has refused Karpowership SA's application for environmental authorisation to develop gas to power via powerships at three ports in the country.

South African president’s self-generation announcement ‘bold but necessary’

President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement that the cap on self-generation without a licence will be raised to 100MW is a bold, but necessary move.

South Africa’s energy minister confirmed for Enlit Africa

Gwede Mantashe, South Africa's Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, and Professor Malegapuru Makgoba, Chairman of the Board of Eskom, will be speaking at Enlit Africa.

Enlit Africa illuminates the 5Ds of the energy transition

Enlit Africa will provide visionary discussion on the "5Ds of the energy transition", namely: decarbonisation, decentralisation, democratisation, digitalisation and deregulation.
solar energy

South Africa announces 2000MW emergency power plan

Gwede Mantashe, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, has announced the winning emergency power bidders and opened bid window 5 of the REIPPP programme.

South African star gazing powered by the sun

Maintaining the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT), is no easy feat and in 2011 the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) commenced with an investigation into the feasibility of using solar power to offset the...