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Cape Town plans mammoth R4bn in electricity grid upgrades

The City of Cape Town plans to invest more than R4bn in electricity grid upgrades and maintenance over three years as part of  the City’s proposed Building for Jobs Budget for...

Western Cape municipalities need to create wheeling rates 

By Larry Claasen The province has created a ‘wheeling toolkit’ to help municipalities connect IPPs to their clients THE Western Cape launching of its wheeling toolkit, which provides a framework to municipalities to...

Western Cape Disaster Management Centre plans for loadshedding situation

Anton Bredell, Western Cape Mister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning hosted a meeting with stakeholders at the Provincial Disaster Management Centre (PDMC) to discuss the current load shedding...

Ready to go off-grid? Here are 6 solar questions answered

South Africa's first round of load shedding for 2022 is here and with Eskom's continuous woes, the national power grid is likely to be under strain for years to come. A...

Eskom warns of electricity supply problems if wage negotiations go south

Embattled power utility Eskom says it will commence its regular wage talks with the company’s recognised labour representative unions starting on 4 May 2021. In a statement on Friday, Eskom said that...

Can business energy efficiency lighten the load on South Africa’s power grid

South Africa’s electricity supply issues are well documented. Sometimes there simply isn’t enough electricity to go around, leading to regular scheduled power cuts (known as “load-shedding”). An ageing and unreliable electricity...


We must protect SA’s groundwater

By Chetan Mistry, Strategy and Marketing Manager at Xylem Africa. THE borehole is a South African staple, accessing water from underground aquifers.  This is called groundwater,...


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