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Manufacturing facing headwinds

Manufacturing in South Africa is increasingly facing headwinds from high energy and labour costs and sluggish GDP growth rates. However, as a consequence of generations of autarky, complexity in manufacturing has...

SA needs a smarter electricity grid

“Smart grid” generally refers to a class of technology people are using to bring utility electricity delivery systems into the 21st century, using computer-based remote control and automation. These systems are made...

Nuclear power “only option for SA”

Global energy experts and environmental scientists recently said that in order to mitigate against climate change and make environmental preservation a priority globally, there must be a move to eliminate the...

Massive growth in renewable energy sector

In April 2015 the South African government announced the fourth round of successful bidders of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPP,) and have projected that approximately 1000 megawatts (MW)...

Africa’s biggest power event set to fast-track deals

Africa’s power sector is undergoing radical transformation, and innovation will be key to survival and meeting future demands, delegates heard at the opening of POWER-GEN Africa and DistribuTECH Africa in Cape...

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